Assistant Planning Director

Job Information

Company Name

City of Park City

Position Level


Job Description

Assistant Planning Director

Planning Department

City of Park City, Utah

Annual Salary: $103,200 – $129,000 DOE/DOQ

The City of Park City, Utah, is seeking an Assistant Planning Director! This position will report to the Planning Director and will be immersed in exciting high-level current and long-range planning projects, including the preservation of over 400 historic sites; the reimagining of City land into a vibrant mixed-use site; the establishment of beautiful new recreation areas; and the development of affordable housing. While working in the gorgeous mountain resort town of Park City, this hardworking professional will have the opportunity to ski, golf, and bike in a scenic environment while championing projects that have a serious impact on the quality of life for residents. The ideal candidate for this role will be a flexible and unbiased leader who thrives in a team environment. They will also be an organized problem solver with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects at once. The Assistant Planning Director will oversee and mentor senior-level planners.  As a technical expert, they will bring a depth of experience in permitting, land use planning, public planning, and related policies and procedures, including best practices and state-specific codes. If you are a passionate planner with an eye toward the future – apply today

View the full recruitment brochure here:


The Assistant Planning Director will manage current and long-range planning projects. They are responsible for the presentation of plans and policies to the Planning Director, the Historic Preservation Board, Planning Commission, the Mayor and City Council, and other community members. They will actively manage the citizen participation process for long-range plans and complex development projects, and facilitate solutions with councils, developers, other departments, municipalities, and other local and state jurisdictions. This professional will remain current on new codes and regulations.

This position will serve as an executive leader and close collaborator to the Planning Director, providing expert guidance and mentorship to the planning team. They will also function as acting Director when necessary. The Assistant Planning Director is responsible for the reviewing and processing of all development projects as well as all other applications requiring planning and building permits. This includes identifying opportunities and implementing comprehensive improvements to update, streamline, and ensure accurate, consistent, and timely project reviews. They play a critical support role for the Director, helping to answer staff questions and provide direction to keep projects moving toward completion. They will help oversee the RFP and contract preparation process, and coordinate with consultants.

The ideal candidate for this position is an objective planning professional with a passion for meeting the needs of a community. They will be enthusiastic about learning and becoming a valued mentor to the team and will seek opportunities to leverage the strengths of their team members. The successful candidate will be an organized and communicative professional who is able to manage both current and long-range projects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical. They will need to frequently explain complex concepts in a simplified way to help others navigate challenging situations with ease. The ideal candidate has highly developed interpersonal skills and an unbiased approach to planning; they should be able to treat all clients with equal respect and address their planning needs with outstanding customer service. They will be an excellent project manager and demonstrate eagerness to improve systems and processes.


Assistant Planning Director Annual Salary: $103,000 – $129,000 DOE/DOQ, PLUS a generous benefits package.


For first consideration, apply by February 29th at

Save the Dates:

  • Round one interviews will be virtual and take place on March 28th.

Finalists will move forward to round two interviews that will be in person and take place on April 12th.

Selected candidates must be available for both rounds of interview dates

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:

Required Skills / Experience / Education


Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as planning, architecture, and/or landscape architecture.
Experience: Five years of increasing responsibility and planning experience in complex projects and long-range planning.

Highly Desired:

Education: Master’s degree in urban planning or a closely related field.
Experience: Experience in resort-related planning, sustainable/environmental planning, and/or long-range planning.
Technology: Computer literacy in AutoCad, GIS, Adobe Creative Suite 3, Sketch-Up, or similar.
Certifications: American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification, and American Planning Association (APA) member or affiliation

US Citizenship Required?


Will security clearance be required?


Salary Range

$103,200 – $129,000 DOE/DOQ

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



Primary Language Required




Job Location

Location Address

Park City, Utah

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Wendi Brown


[email protected]

Phone Number

(541) 664-0376