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Posted: 12/30/2016

City and County of Denver
Community and Planning Development

The secret is out: Denver is the nation’s top place to live, work, and play. U.S. News and World Report ranked Denver as the best place to live in the United States in its 2016 Best Places to Live study. Denver boasts 300 days of sunshine annually, the largest city park system in the nation with 2,500 acres of natural areas, the second largest performing arts center in the country, and so much more! Being the best place to live isn’t easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of the city and have a hand in creating its future. Be a part of the city that you love. Where Denver Works.

Senior City Planner
Professional Opportunity
Denver, CO
$67,252.00- $107,603.00
Open Until

Job Description


The City and County of Denver is seeking highly motivated, creative and accomplished individuals with city planning, zoning, and project management experience to join our Planning Services team. 

This position offers the opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting and complex projects. As a key member of the planning team, the Senior City Planner will apply education and experience in zoning and other land use regulations to implement Denver's adopted plans and policies. They will participate in interdisciplinary planning and plan-implementation projects that include land use, zoning, urban design, housing, transportation, and infrastructure initiatives. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in planning and regulatory tools such as zoning (including writing zoning code and working on rezoning applications) and urban design guidelines.
About Denver Community Planning and Development (CPD)
At Community Planning and Development we envision, enable and ensure a better Denver. Denver's Community Planning and Development Department is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring safe, responsible, sustainable building. Community Planning and Development plays a role in growing our world-class city, while keeping its beloved features intact. From the skyscrapers of the central business district; to the walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods of Stapleton; to the charming Victorian effects of the Baker district, the staff at Community Planning and Development works to make Denver a great place to live, work and play. The Department's three primary functions are planning, permitting and inspections.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Requirement:

Master's Degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a directly related degree.

Experience Requirement: 

  • Minimum three years of professional experience in city or regional planning.
  • A focus on plan implementation and regulation; should have demonstrated experience in drafting and implementing zoning and other land use regulations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in both planning and plan implementation.
  • Experience working effectively with and managing multidisciplinary teams is essential.
  • Excellent writing and broad communication skills are required.
  • Strong research and analytic skills are required.
  • Graphic illustration, GIS, and data analysis (demographics, market/economic trends) skills are desired.
  • AICP desired but not required.
  • Fluency in Spanish (speaking, reading and writing).

Education and Experience Equivalency:

  • A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

Licensure and/or Certification:

  • Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of application.

How to apply
Apply on the company job site
Kourtney Green
Phone: 7209135670
201 W. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80202

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