Name of Employer: Teton County
Employer Website: tetoncountywy.gov
Job title: Principal Long Range Planner
Job Details / Description:
Jackson Hole Community
Teton County is a year-round resort community, located in the northwestern corner of Wyoming. It serves as the southern gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and home to three world class ski resorts. Approximately 97% of the land within the county’s borders is held in public ownership – National Park, National Elk Refuge, and National Forest.
Teton County is a unique place to live, offering many outdoor recreational activities, abundant wildlife and open spaces, fine dining, and premier cultural arts offerings. Approximately 21,500 people live in Teton County, but as a resident, you quickly learn that you share your home with over 5,000,000 visitors from all over the world in the summers. Despite this influx, Jackson Hole maintains its western heritage and hospitality.
As a resort community, the comparative cost of living in Teton County is about 58% higher than the statewide average. Our real estate market outprices our community workforce, resulting in many employees having to find housing in neighboring communities.
Planning & Building Services Department
The Teton County Planning & Building Department exists to uphold the community’s vision; serving the residents, workforce, visitors and natural resources by studying and informing policy decision, applying codes and regulations, and educating on codes regulations, and policy. The Department seeks to adaptively implement the Jackson/Teton County Comprehensive Plan and its guiding values of Ecosystem Stewardship, Growth Management, and Quality of Life through such tools as the Growth Management Program, annual Indicator Report, and Work Plan. The Department provides public services related to land use and development permits, long-range community planning, building permits and inspections, zoning and enforcement, and other related services. The Department is also responsible for supporting the implementation of the Integrated Transportation Plan and Housing Action Plan priorities of the County.
The Department employs 16 full-time staff members, with a total FY 2019/20 operating budget of $1,979,247. The Department includes two divisions which are led by a Planning Manager and Building Official:
Planning – is responsible for current planning and long-range land use and transportation planning activities. The Planning Division administers the Comprehensive Plan and ensures that development complies with the Land Development Regulations. Long-range planning is a sub-division of Planning and is jointly funded by the Town of Jackson and Teton County.
Building – ensures compliance with all building, plumbing, energy, and mechanical codes and is responsible for the collection of fees associated with building permits.
In 2019, the Department reviewed 362 building permits, completed 4,280 building inspections, and provided reviews on 428 planning applications.
Long-range Planner, Principal
This position exercises considerable independent judgement and initiative in performing complex long-range planning and supervisory tasks. Qualified candidates will manage the development, maintenance, and implementation of the comprehensive plan and long-range planning program. Responsibilities include reviewing, delegation, and coordination of all policy planning efforts; supervising assigned staff; and developing and implements strategies needed for the sustainability and advancement of Teton County and Town of Jackson’s long-range planning efforts. Considerable knowledge in principles and practices of planning policies and comprehensive planning required.
This position represents the county on long-range planning matters, working closely with elected officials, internal and external stakeholders, governmental agencies and the general public for the optimization of the County’s Comprehensive Plan.
• 100 mployer Paid Medical, Dental, and vision insurance Premiums.
• Defined Wyoming Pension Benefit Plan
• Long-term Disability 50% paid by County
• Basic Life Insurance paid by County
• Matched Contributions for 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
• Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
• Ten Paid Holidays
• Flexible Spending Plan for Dependent Child Care
• Two Personal Days per Calendar Year
• Paid Family Leave
Job Candidate Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s in Planning, Public Administration or related field, AND
• Five years of experience with community development and planning programs.
• Masters’ degree is highly desirable.
• Certification by the AICP is preferred.
How to Apply:
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact:
Human Resources Department
200 S. Willow Street
Jackson, WY 83001