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Senior Planner- Tenton County

Jackson Hole Community

Teton County is a year-round resort community, located in the northwestern corner of Wyoming.  In the summer, tourists experience our County as the southern gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks; while winter visitors enjoy three world class ski resorts.  Approximately 97% of the land within the county 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 3,000,000 visitors from all over the world.  Despite this influx, Teton County maintains its western heritage and hospitality.

Planning & Building Services Department

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.  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.  

Our ideal candidate is a team-player and detail oriented individual who possesses the ability to prioritize and multitask, and is able to communicate technical material in both written and verbal form to a variety of individuals.  The Planning and Building Services Department is structured to provide opportunities for advancement.


Primary Responsibilities:

    • Performs technical and professional planning activities; uses knowledge of planning and growth management theory, public policy, and land use law to complete and manage planning project and development issues.
    • Takes planning and development applications from pre-application conference to final action; assures projects recommended for approval comply with all Land Development Regulations (LDRs), goals, and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan, and other policies of the County.


  • Prepares staff reports for presentation to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners; provides technical and professional recommendations.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, or related field; AND three years of experience with community development and planning programs; OR Master’s Degree in related field and two years’ experience in community development and planning programs; OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Master’s Degree is desirable.  


Teton County offers an excellent comprehensive benefit package 100% employer paid which includes health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement benefits; and paid vacation, sick and holiday leave.  

Hiring Range: $69,132 – $72,632

Position is Open Until Filled, First Reviews to Begin on July 16, 2019

For a full job description and to apply, visit:

Teton County is an equal opportunity employer

Criminal background check required