Lincoln County is seeking applicants for a County Planner position (county-wide). For more information or an application, please visit our "current job openings" page.


Lincoln County, Wyoming is located along the western border of the state. It covers an area of just over 4,000 square miles. Three fourths of this is public land managed by the USFS and by the BLM. The county population is approaching 20,000. About half of the residents live in the nine municipalities. Kemmerer is the county seat and is dealing with the issues that come with being a coal-reliant community for over 100 years. The northern part of the county, known as Star Valley, is experiencing consistent rural residential growth. Some of this is related to second homes and retirement homes while most is driven by employee housing needs for Jackson, Wyoming where affordable housing is nonexistent. The area is rich in outdoor opportunities for camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, atv-ing, and snowmobiling.

The county has an immediate opening for a full-time planner in the Office of Planning and Engineering to advise the county planning and zoning commission and the county commissioners on matters related to development. The salary range for this position is $55k to $65k DOE. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lincoln County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Return completed application (see attached) with resume to Planning Office to email below or mailed to 421 Jefferson St. Suite 701, Afton, WY 83110. Questions contact Lincoln County Commissioners at commission@lcwy.org.

BENEFITS:

State of Wyoming Retirement System, medical and dental insurance, Vacation leave of eight hours per month begins to accrue after six months, and Sick Leave of eight hours per month begins to accrue with employment.

LICENSES:

A valid Wyoming Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one and the ability to maintain insurability under the County’s Vehicle Insurance Policy.

SUMMARY:

This position performs responsible office and field work involving planning, zoning, Code Enforcement and land use; supervises and assigns the work of planning and Code Enforcement staff ; provides staff support to Planning & Zoning Committees, the Planning & Zoning Commission, Board of County Commissioners and other boards, commissions, and committees; interprets Department plans, codes; reviews, assesses, and prepares reports for current application proposals and recommends necessary modification for compliance; performs complex planning and project management for the County.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 Supervise planning functions of the Planning and Zoning Department, train, and supervise the work of others as assigned
 Reviews and approves work of other planners and Code Enforcement
 Reports and documents concerning assigned projects; conducts meetings with departmental clients regarding recommended conditions and application processing; prepares and reviews staff reports.

 Reviews development proposals to ensure compliance and consistency with all applicable County and State rules and regulations
 Acts as County representative to state and federal agencies involved in land use review
 Ensures requested information is provide to all state and federal agencies

 Reviews daily development permits to determine jurisdictional requirements and to ensure compliance and consistency with all applicable rules and regulations
 Reviews plats and boundary line adjustments and other land divisions for compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations
 Reviews relatively complex problems, issues and land use development situations and provides oral and written recommendations on such to various advisory and elected boards.
 Prepares written and oral reports for presentation to the Hearings Officer, Administrator, Planning & Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment and/or Board of County Commissioners.
 Advises the public about laws and regulations impacting development and about the federal, state and local permit processes.
 Enforces current zoning, critical areas and resource lands, growth management, road and utility access, storm water, shorelines and other related rules and development regulations.
 Conducts field investigations and inspects sites for compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
 Operates and maintains electronic tracking of current permits, planning and code compliance cases.
 Analyze and interpret related planning legal documents; locate and read property descriptions
 Use appropriate computer software in the preparation of presentations, reports, graphics, displays, and maps
 Basic principles of compiling data using geographic information systems (GIS)
 Serves as County Floodplain Administrator and ensures all development is compliant with flood hazard protection ordinance.
 Performs other duties as assigned or required

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 Promote effective communication
 Serve on various boards and committees as appointed or assigned
 Maintain workspace, vehicle, and materials in a professional manner.

REQUIREMENTS:

● Master’s degree in Planning and 4+ years of planning experience, or a Bachelor’s in planning and 6+ years of experience.
● At least two years of experience as a supervisor and program manager
● AICP Certified (preferred) Preferred candidates will:

● have experience working as a planner in Wyoming or on Wyoming-based projects. ● have experience working in western states

COMPETENCIES:

Experience with land planning principles and elements of neighborhood, street, and landscape design. Experience with administration and functioning of Land Development Regulations and Codes. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal ability to communicate complex information. Experience with MS Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Sketchup, Revit or other graphics environments for preparing and presenting graphic information. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.