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Company: Jefferson County Government
Location: Golden
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

About Jefferson County Planning & Zoning Division: - -

The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Division provides the general public with a variety of planning services and information based on land development regulation and zoning resolution for the unincorporated portion of Jefferson County. These services include but are not limited to: interpretation of current and future land use, development and subdivision regulations, and issuance of -sign, driveway, building, and other permits. Specifically, the county is required to interpret existing zoning and the allowed uses. -


The Planner is responsible for performing project management, technical, administrative and professional work. Review development and zoning cases. Make presentations at public hearings related to proposed development applications. Provide land use and zoning information to the public. Manage projects, providing demographic and statistical data. Represent the county at external meetings. Manage the development and revision of community plans, regulations and customer service guides. Provide customer service to public and private sector officials, applicants, consulting professionals, and county residents. -


The ideal candidate has permit, planning, or development experience and is an active learner, always eager to build their knowledge base with the support of a great team. The position requires a self-motivated and driven professional who elevates their internal and external interactions by modeling humility while holding firm to established policy and procedures. This individual will excel at developing relationships and trust with clients and is able to constructively engage with partners across the County and present their findings in a public forum. -


This position typically operates on our four-day work week (Monday-Thursday) with remote and in-office work as needed. - - -


Full Pay Range for job profile: $ 59,113.49 - 75,369.70 - 91,625.91 USD annually -

Compensation will be determined based on education, experience and skills. -


Benefits include dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, remote work options and more. Click Here for our Total Rewards summary.?? -

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Jeffco offers a work community that strives to promote the development, strategic vision and scope for work and inclusion practices to strengthen and advance shared departmental goals and alignment with the county strategic plan.?? -


Essential Duties: -

The Planner will be able to: -

  • Evaluate land use and development proposals. Understand the characteristics of the development proposal and decide what regulations and policies are appropriate to apply to a case or property. - -
  • Prepare staff reports and present staff recommendations to appropriate boards and commissions based on background research compiled and analyzed. Decide what information to present to referral agencies, boards and commissions. - -
  • Receive and respond to inquiries from the public, other agencies, and county personnel. Provide information concerning land use proposals, historical preservation, demographics, zoning and subdivisions based on considerable knowledge and interpretation of county plans and state regulations. Provide technical planning and zoning expertise and assistance to county residents, businesses, divisions and other jurisdictions. - -
  • Establish relationships and confer with various parties in public and private meetings on various land use, demographic and development matters pertaining to proposals. Attend, coordinate and conduct public meetings pertaining to planning cases or issues. Negotiate and mediate between differing objectives and opinions of affected parties. Decide when to consult experts in areas such as land use, historic preservation and demographics. - -
  • Manage planning projects with supervision, including regulation revisions and updates to land use plans. Establish priorities. Define necessary resources. Design work processes. Serve as liaison to affected residents, businesses and government agencies. Determine which projects need immediate attention and which can wait. Decide what information to share that will help answer inquiries and address concerns. Set priorities and identify quality sources of research. - -
  • Utilize various mapping, word processing, spreadsheet and database programs to enter, store and retrieve information. Develop case files. Decide which database programs would yield the best results during research. Efficiently organize case materials. - -
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. -



    Qualifications: -

    Research shows that women and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups tend to apply only when they check every box in the posting. If you are reading this and hesitating to click "apply" for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! A true passion and excitement for making an impact is just as important as work experience. -

    Minimum Qualifications: -

    • Bachelor's degree in Land Use, Planning, Urban & Regional Planning, Geography or similar work and education experience; - -
    • One or more years of experience in planning, zoning, or a similar field; -


      Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -

      • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification or equivalent. -
      • Permit, planning, and or development experience. -
      • American Planning Association (APA) membership. -


        Additional Job Information: -


        • Position requires travel. -
        • Offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of criminal history, motor vehicle report, education verification, and/or references.?? -
        • Please note that supplemental questions requiring a written response will serve as a writing sample.?? -


          Recruitment Process:?You are able to see your status and any communication when you log into your candidate portal. Listed below are the steps in our recruiting process: -

          Once the job bulletin has closed, the Talent Acquisition Team evaluates all applications based on the minimum requirements listed in the qualifications section of the job bulletin. -

          Next, the Talent Acquisition Team reviews applications for the preferred skills. While these skills are not a requirement for the position, they will contribute to the success of the new hire in this role. These skills are scored and the highest scoring applicants will be forwarded to the next step. -

          The next step includes the hiring team reviewing applications and deciding who to contact for a phone screen/interview. The number of applications forwarded for Manager Review depends on the hiring teams request and can range from 10 applications to everyone who meets minimum requirements; not everyone who makes it to Manager Review is guaranteed an interview. -

          If the hiring team wishes to speak with you further, they will reach out to you via phone call or email using the contact information listed on your application. You may receive emails asking you to complete a task within your candidate portal and it is important that you are receiving our emails as we do not want you to miss out on an opportunity. -


          The time frame for contacting applicants depends on the hiring team's schedule/workload and how many applications were referred for manager review. Please note that Jefferson County receives on average over 100 applications per job bulletin. -
          Thank you for your patience and for your interest in Jefferson County Government! We wish you success through this process. Do not forget to sign up for Job Interest Alerts through your candidate portal to receive email alerts for future positions you are interested in. -



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