Housing Senior Planner

Town of Silverthorne

Silverthorne, CO United States

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Silverthorne, established in 1967, is a modern mountain town in the heart of Summit County with a community bonded by the region's natural beauty, outdoor recreation, arts and the opportunity to build a future. Working for the Town of Silverthorne provides the unique opportunity to be part of a small, tightly knit, progressive organization that values balancing the needs of people and the environment, having fun with a positive attitude, embracing change through a pioneering spirit, collaborative teamwork, sincere integrity and enthusiastic zeal. Thanks to visionary leadership, public-private partnerships and community engagement, our town has an unmistakable energy that makes it a desirable place to live, work and play.  

CATEGORY: Community Development  

LOCATION: Silverthorne Town Hall  

PAY RATE: Hiring Range: $82,735 - $93,766Full Pay Range: $82,735 - $110,313  




The Housing Senior Planner oversees the workforce housing programs for the Town of Silverthorne. This position is responsible for developing and implementing workforce housing programs, participating in local and regional workforce housing efforts, and sourcing funding opportunities available for workforce housing. This position is also responsible for regular municipal land use planning duties.

Hiring Range: $82,735 - $93,766

Full Pay Range: $82,735 - $110,313

Benefits Include:

  • A $2,000 hiring bonus, with $1,000 payable after 30 days of employment, and $1,000 payable after 1 year of employment.
  • Employee housing, depending on availability.
  • A robust flexible benefits plan including: Medical, Dental & Vision insurance; Group Life Insurance; Voluntary Life Insurance; Silverthorne’s Paid Family & Medical Leave Coverage, Long-Term Disability coverage; Hospital Indemnity Coverage, Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts; Accident & Critical Illness coverage;
  • Social Security Replacement 401(a) Retirement plan – vested day one
  • Roth IRA & 457 Deferred Compensation Retirement Accounts
  • 22 days of PTO accrued per year
  • 12 Paid Holidays per year
  • Free Employee Recreation Center Pass & Discounted Family Pass
  • Free Employee Art Spot Pass and Discounted Family Pass
  • Use of the Town Wash Bay to wash personal vehicles
  • Housing Purchase or Rental Assistance Programs
  • Town Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Public Policy, or related area of study.
  • 4 years of professional experience working as a planning or housing professional.
  • OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with the principles and practices of land use planning and real estate finance.
  • Experience with preparing RFPs, writing reports, and giving public speaking presentations.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Colorado Driver's License.


  • Master's degree in Planning, Public Policy, or related area of study.
  • Certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
  • 5 years' experience working as a planning or housing professional.
  • Work experience in municipal planning for a mountain community in Colorado.
  • Knowledge of housing finance mechanisms and grants including CBDG, DOLA, other state grants, as well as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) program.
Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Housing Policy, Design, or Implementation
Salary Range
$82,735 - $110,313

Contact Information

Danelle Cook
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