Town Planner

Town of Keystone   Keystone, CO   Full-time     Government
Posted on July 1, 2024
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Under the direction of the Community Development Director, the Town Planner will review, manage, and implement policies and regulations relating to the physical development of the Town of Keystone. Using a strong combination of education and experience, it will be the Town Planner’s responsibility to create and maintain a thriving, liveable community that will promote long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under broad policy guidance, responsible for development review, current, and long-range planning activities. 
  • Drafts and provides advice to the Community Development Director in the consideration of ordinances and other documents related to zoning and land use. 
  • Administers and enforces the Town’s Land Use and Development Code, subdivision/PUD regulations and sign codes.
  • Responsible for overseeing the development of the Town Comprehensive Master Plan. 
  • Oversees and administers activities related to the Building Permit process. 
  • Assists in the administration, monitoring, and enforcement of the Short-Term Rental (STR) program. 
  • Acts as staff advisor to Planning and Zoning Commission: prepares and distributes agendas, attends all meetings, prepares written and oral reports, and advises the Town Manager and Town Council on planning, zoning and building issues. 
  • Coordinates and updates mapping projects and database information for planning purposes. 
  • Works with consultants and contractors assigned to support Community Development projects and responsibilities. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 

Demonstrated Skills:

  • Knowledge of zoning practices and comprehensive land use planning, including technical development, implementation and enforcement of related codes and ordinances. 
  • Knowledge of municipal planning programs and processes, including current and long-range planning, development review and permitting. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with architects, contractors, developers, property owners, employees, and the public. 
  • Problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve practical problems and address citizen inquiries and concerns. 
  • Knowledge of computer programs and applications, database management, internet applications, and GIS systems. 
  • Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions. 
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously. 
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed. 
  • Ability to speak, write and understand the English language proficiently. 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, public administration, business administration or related field required. 
  • Master’s degree in planning or related field preferred. 
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification preferred. 
  • At least five (5) years progressively responsible experience in urban and long-range planning, preferably in resort communities. 
  • Experience with municipal destination resort community desired. 
Salary Description
$77,000 - $115,000