Planner I-III

Town of Wellington

Wellington, CO United States


Responsible for performing a variety of general and specialized professional planning functions, including current and long range planning; conduct planning studies; analyze data and prepate reports on current and long-range projects; coordinate and manage all activiteis related to assigned projects with applicants, staff, other departments, and agencies; and provide information and assistance to developers, the business community, and the public on planning and development related matters. Most decisions may be made independently based on Town or department policy. 

The Planner role is a 3 level series. Incumbents in these classes are responsible for develping planning projects, goals and guidelines, data analysis and reporting with increasing responsibility and decision making at each level within the series. The essential job functions, knowledge, skills and abilities will remain similar across aclssifications but will increase in expertise and responsibility/ownershiip in each classification.


  • Evaluate land use and development proposals or other applications for conformity to established plans and requirements;
  • Assist with implementation and enforcement of the comprehensive plan, zoning and land use code;
  • Assist with development of short and long-range plance, including the Town's Comprehensive Plan, area plans, annexation plans, and other specialized plans;
  • Interacts with business owners, developers, contractors, and members of the public and responds to permit and plan review inquiries received in person, electronically, and by telephone;
  • Review cases, develop staff reports and make presentations to the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments, Town Board, and other public boards as directed;
  • Attends evening meetings of the Planning Commission one night per month and Town Board and Board of Adjustments meetings on an as needed basis;
  • Revview development proposals and permit applications and recommend or isse persmits as appropriate;
  • Manage the plan intake process for land development including accepting plans, checking plans for completeness and distributing plans and schedule to other Town departments and reviewing agencies. 
  • Additional essential job functions exist for this position as well as a more detailed breakdown of Planner I, II, & III responsibilities and can be found on our website To apply: submit cover letter and resume to


Planner I: Performs entry-level professional planning work including participating and assisting in developing planning projects, goals, and guidelines and conducts plannign studies and research in a variety of social, economic, and physical areas. The role will primarily assist and train in planning areas, participate in development plan review, and will research and compile technical and statistical information for the Planning Department.

Planner II: Performs intermediate-level professional planning work including participating in developing planning projects, goals, and guidelines and conducts planning studies and research ina variety of social, economic, and physical areas.The role will assist in both long-range and shoert-term planning projects and efforts by recommending changes and modifying plans, policies, goals, and guidelines and ensures programs are consistent with comprehensive plan and land use codes. The role will advise comissions, officials, and stakeholders on planning and zoning issues, procedures, and ordinance changes.

Planner III: Performs full performance level, professional planning work serving as a technical expert, project coordinator, and offers advice and direction to staff, Town officials, and the public. Coordinates complex planning projects and efforts, leads development plan review, develops long-range and short-term plans, programs, goals and policies and translates planning policies into regulatory systems and capital improvement systems. Participates in development and maintenance of comprehensive plan. Develops scope of work for projects. Facilitates meetings and presentations to commissions, officials, and stakeholders related to all aspects of planning.


Planner I:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Urban Design, or a closely related field
  • Valid Driver's License

Planner II:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Urban Design or a closely related field
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in land use, urban planning, and comprehensive planning
  • Valid Driver's License

Planner III:

  • Bacherlor's Degree in Planning, Urban Design, or a closely related field
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in land use, urban planning, and comprehensive planning
  • Valid Driver's License


  • Must successfully pass a criminal history check
  • Must participate in the Town's direct deposit program 

The statements contained in this job description reflect general details necessary to describe the principal fuctions of this job. Individuals may perform other job duties as assigned.

The Town of Wellington is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the equal opportunity employment policy of the Town to make all recruitment, hiring, and placement decisions as well as other employment decisions on the basis of qualifications if the individuals considered for the position t be filled without regsrd to race, religion, color, age, sex, or national origin.

Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Community or Neighborhood Development
Salary Range
$59,200 - $114,500

Contact Information

Darla Roselle
8225 Third Street
Wellington, CO
United States
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