Senior Planner

Job Information

Company Name

City of Park City

Position Level


Job Description

Senior Planner

Planning Department

City of Park City, Utah

Annual Salary: $101,385 – $152,077 DOE/DOQ

  The City of Park City, Utah, is seeking a Senior Planner! 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 Senior Planner will oversee and mentor junior planners and planning technicians. 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 JOB The Senior Planner 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.   They will serve as the lead technical planner, providing mentorship for the planning team and assisting them with complex planning issues, staff reports, code interpretation, and meeting customer needs. They will also guide team members with navigating technical and political challenges, assist with Board presentation preparation, and continue to develop the team as planning professionals. They will work closely with boards and commissions, oversee the more complex long-range and current planning projects, assist with historic preservation projects, conduct surveys, assist with the RFP and contract preparation process, and coordinate with consultants.   THE IDEAL CANDIDATE 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.   EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS   Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field such as planning, architecture, and/or landscape architecture.
  • Experience: Three years of increasing responsibility and planning experience with both complex projects and long-range planning.
Highly Desired:
  • Education: Master’s degree in a related field, such as planning, architecture, and landscape architecture.
  • 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.
    SALARY AND BENEFITS Senior Planner Annual Salary: $101,385 – $152,077 DOE/DOQ. The position will receive a generous benefits package.   BONUS BENEFITS Park City offers a casual and dog-friendly working environment.     HOW TO APPLY For first consideration, apply by May 31st at   Save the Dates: Round one interviews will be virtual and take place on June 21st. Finalists will move forward to round two interviews that will be in person and take place on June 28th.   Selected candidates must be available for both rounds of interview dates.   Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:
  • 541-664-0376
  • 866-929-WBCP (9227) – toll-free

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Salary Range

$101,385 – $152,077 DOE/DOQ

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



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Job Location

Location Address

445 Marsac Ave
Park City, Utah

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Wendi Brown


[email protected]

Phone Number

(541) 664-0376