Town of Vail

  • Urban Planner I

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Community Development
    Pay Range
    $56,296 - $66,975(DOQ)
  • Position Overview


    First review of applications June 24th.

    The Town of Vail is now recruiting a Planner to join our Community Development Department. Since its incorporation in 1966, Vail has earned the distinction as North America’s Premier International Mountain Resort Community. With more open space than any other community of its kind, free transit and other environmentally-sensitive services, plus an abundance of recreational, cultural and educational opportunities, Vail has become not only a great place to visit, but an even better place to live and work. With a large number of development review applications and new development activity this is undoubtedly an exciting time to be part of the Town of Vail planning team.

    We are looking for a self-motivated, dedicated individual with an exceptional work ethic who has demonstrated abilities in handling multiple projects and a heavy workload to join our high-performing team. The selected candidate shall be customer-service oriented with a positive attitude, and will primarily perform current planning duties in development review.

    Specific responsibilities include: Responding to zoning and development questions; reviewing and analyzing development and architectural plans for compliance with all Town of Vail development standards and guidelines; providing professional counsel and expertise to applicants, the public, and decision-making boards; offering solutions to planning issues; writing technical reports, performing complex research, and making presentations to decision-making boards. The Town is seeking a Planner I, Planner II or Senior Planner (depending on qualifications) for this position.

    In Town


    For recent information about our community please visit our website  and read our Year In Review (2017).


    Skills / Requirements

    The ideal candidate for this position must have excellent communications skills (both oral and written), an ability to accurately read and interpret architectural plans, a working knowledge of urban planning/design principles and the demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge within the development review process, development review project management, code enforcement/compliance, excellent facilitation and problem-solving skills, a commitment to providing extraordinary service to our customers, and be able to perform at a high level in a value-based and team-oriented environment.


    B.S./B.A. in urban planning, city planning, architecture, urban design, or a closely related field a minimum of 1 years of full-time planning experience (preferably municipal planning experience); or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  A Master’s Degree in urban planning, city planning, urban design, architecture or a closely related field is preferred for this position.

    Culture / Lifestyle / Benefits

    Vail, which is centrally located in the Rocky Mountains, offers easy access to Denver (100 miles to the east) and is surrounded by the White River National Forest, offering world class outdoor activities in summer and winter (skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, white water, golf, etc.).  Vail has become not only a great place to visit, but an even better place to live. 


    When asked, most of our employees say that working for the Town of Vail feels like family.  Our values-based culture is nurtured by the employees’ strong desire to foster teamwork, take ownership in Vail’s future and an overall pride for serving their community.  Let’s not forget that our efforts not only benefit the community but also allow us to enjoy the spectacular amenities and culture in the Vail Valley which we call home! To find out more about our community, please visit our website and click on Vail Information.


    Year-Round Benefits


    The Town of Vail offers an excellent benefits and compensation package to our Full-time employees. This includes health and dental coverage, town-funded retirement, 457 pre-tax savings plan, life/survivor insurance, tennis pass, golf pass and other ski pass/wellness benefits.


    What’s more, the town offers many other benefits to help employees make Vail their “home” including employee housing options, home buyer/renter assistance programs, day care assistance, education reimbursements, professional development opportunities and much, much more.


    The Town of Vail is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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