Planner I

Salary: $59,159 - $65,075 DOQ
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Summit, CO
Publish Date: Posted March 2, 2023
Applications have closed

REPORTS TO: Senior Planner

Job Overview: The Planner I works closely with the public providing technical customer service on planning issues while supporting the Planning Department with administrative tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Performs routine office tasks in designated program areas, including data entry, file management, copying, answering telephone and responding to e-mails.

·         Acts as point of contact to receive, review, and issue permits.  Reviews building plans and zoning permit applications to assure compliance with requirements such as zoning, use, height, placement, parking ratios, landscaping, and sign regulations.

·         Develops and maintains automated tracking systems, hard copy files and records.

·         Prepares public notices or property owner verifications. Post sites for public hearings.

·         Assists with the preparation of Planning and Zoning meeting packet materials.

·         Attends public meetings, assisting other planning staff as appropriate.

·         Investigates violations of planning and zoning regulations and ordinances, including site visits.  Researches, reviews, and responds to code enforcement complaints and issues nuisance notices.

·         Fields and responds to basic planning and zoning related questions.

·         Coordinates the County-wide climate action and sustainability efforts within the Town.

·         Tracks building energy usage.

·         Prepares and revises GIS maps and data.  Data collection and dataset management.

·         Researches legislation and laws relevant to planning.

·         Provides assistance to the Town Engineer on Capital projects as necessary.

·         Performs other work-related tasks as assigned.

Work Environment/Physical Activities:

·         The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee mostly works indoors but may also work in outside weather conditions with varying temperatures and weather patterns.

·         The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand, talk, and hear. The employee is required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

·         The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Equipment Used: Telephone, personal computer, software, printer, large format plotter, fax machine, copy machine, audio recorder, and motor vehicle.

Supervision Exercised: None.


·         An associate or bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture, construction management, plans review, zoning administration or related field; or combination of work experience and education in these fields.

·         Familiarity with and knowledge of building codes across all trades – electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and basic maintenance, construction, and repair activities.

·         Ability to understand blueprints, specifications, working documents and written directions in manuals and on manufacturer websites.

·         Knowledge of planning principles and practices, including zoning and other pertinent specialties.

·         Problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve practical problems and address citizen inquiries and concerns.

·         Knowledge of effective writing techniques.

·         Knowledge of computer programs and applications, database management, internet applications, Microsoft Office products, esri ArcGIS Pro, and AutoCAD preferred.

·         Oral communication and interpersonal skills to explain regulations and procedures clearly to the public.

·         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.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, and the public.

·         Requires a valid Colorado driver’s license.

Selection Guidelines: Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests might be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Health Insurance
  • Housing
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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