Planner/ Project Manager

Town of Elizabeth

Elizabeth, CO United States

The Planner/ Project Manager performs professional and technical work in planning and development and provides project management assistance for planning projects within the Community Development Department. The position is a full-time position reporting directly to the Community Development Director. Funding for the position has been identified for FY 2019. Future funding for the position beyond 2019 will be evaluated.


  • Coordinates the development review process for assigned projects, including annexation, zoning, site plans, variances, and subdivision
  • Manages planning projects from concept through implementation
  • Monitors and contributes to writing planning and zoning regulations, subdivision regulations, ordinances, and/or other Town codes
  • Conducts research and analysis for special projects as assigned
  • Works with the Community Development Director and negotiations team to prepare annexation agreements, subdivision agreements, and site development agreements
  • Prepares staff reports for Planning Commission and Board of Trustees on land use projects
  • Manages third party consultant contracts on various projects
  • Assists with management of Town's GIS
  • Revises and updates official zoning maps, maintaining permanent mapping records
  • Prepares and assists in the preparation of long-range planning documents for the Town
  • Reviews permit applications for building, business licenses, and temporary uses
  • Conducts and participates in pre-application meetings
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, businesses, and other agencies on land use and development
  • Performs other special assignments and duties as required

Skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work both with a team and independently
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and duties and meet deadlines

Minimum qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of previous work experience in an office environment
  • Bachelor Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or similar field
  • Reliable transportation to and from work
  • Experience in state or local government preferred
  • PMP or AICP certifications are beneficial but not required

Working environment:

  • Indoor, office environment
  • Flexible working schedule, to be discussed upon hire
  • Ability to work remotely occasionally, to be discussed upon hire

Compensation/ Benefits:

  • $21.00/ hour
  • 401(A) Retirement Plan
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance, 100% employee coverage
  • Paid holidays, 10 per year
  • Vacation and sick PTO

Application instructions:

Please email completed Town of Elizabeth employment application along with resume and cover letter to or mail to Town Hall, P.O. Box 159, Elizabeth CO 80107. Applications can also be delivered to Town Hall at 151 South Banner Street. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, January 7th at 8:00 AM.

Employment applications can be downloaded at

The Town of Elizabeth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Town of Elizabeth:

The Town of Elizabeth has been in existence as a small, stable community since the late 1880s. Located in the western portion of Elbert County, Elizabeth is approximately 45 miles southeast of Denver, CO. The town sits at an elevation of 6,530 feet and is set in a unique pine forested area. The primary transportation artery is State Highway 86 which runs in an east-west direction through Elizabeth.

The Town of Elizabeth is primarily influenced by its proximity to communities in Douglas County, including Parker, Castle Rock, and the Denver Metropolitan area. The Town of Elizabeth is experiencing significant growth pressure due to its proximity to the Denver metro area, Colorado Springs, and the I-25 corridor. Elbert County's population is expected to increase by 22% from 2015 to 2020, a portion of which would be attributable to Town of Elizabeth growth. New developments are currently under construction, and there is great potential for future annexations expanding into the Town's boundaries.

Roughly 80% of the population of Elbert County lives in western portions of the county and around the Town of Elizabeth. Many residents commute to Denver and its southern suburbs to work and shop. The Town's future is, therefore, closely tied to the growth of Colorado's Front Range communities.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Land Use Planning
Salary Range
$21.00/ hours; $43,680 annual