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Adams County Government Senior Implementation Planner in Brighton, Colorado

Senior Implementation Planner

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Senior Implementation Planner


$70,829.06 - $81,453.42 Annually


Brighton, CO

Job Type

Regular Full-Time


Community and Economic Development

Job Number



CED Services

Our Mission

To responsibly serve the Adams County community with integrity and innovation

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  • Benefits

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What Success Looks Like In This Job

Lead initiatives and projects to implement new policies and regulations within the Community and Economic Development Department as a result of adopted subarea, station, neighborhood and/or comprehensive plans; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies, and the general public; provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Development Services Manager, Community and Economic Development Director, Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, and the Board of Adjustment. This position will be a key player on the long-range planning team within the Development Services division of the Community and Economic Development Department.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Leads initiatives and projects to implement new policies and regulations.

  • Collaborates with other departments, including Community Safety & Wellbeing, Parks & Open Space, County Attorney and Fleet & Facilities.

  • Tracks countywide metrics from the Comprehensive Plan and subarea plans to measure the success of implementation efforts.

  • Provides staff assistance to the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Development Services Manager, and Community and Economic Development Director.

  • Researches, prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; participates in meetings and hearings as a representative from the Community and Economic Development Department.

  • Assists with managing complex projects as assigned; negotiates with public or private entities; monitors and makes policy recommendations related to major regional projects.

  • Assists with difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints with respect to implementing the County‚Äôs Comprehensive Plan and subarea plans.

  • Prepares grant applications for funding special projects.

  • Assists with managing consultant projects; prepares requests for proposals and requests for qualifications, coordinates selection, and assists with project management.

  • Coordinates public participation on major projects; conducts outreach to encourage public participation. Prepares news releases and public information and facilitates public meetings.

  • Assists with preparation and maintenance of the county Comprehensive Plan and other subarea, station and/or neighborhood plans, including land use and development policies and land use designations.

  • Prepares studies of economic development opportunities, environmental conditions, demographic trends and projections, transportation issues, etc. for comprehensive planning and policy decisions.

  • Assists with attending applicable neighborhood group meetings regarding associated neighborhood plans.

  • Leads and/or assists with the preparation and maintenance of the County's Development Standards and Regulations.

  • Participates and/or coordinates with other jurisdictions and other entities on regional and/or joint planning and implementation projects.

  • Participates and coordinates with DRCOG and other regional agencies regarding future visioning.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

  • Demonstrate and apply the operational characteristics, services, and activities of an urban and rural planning and development program.

  • Use basic organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation programs, policies, and operational needs.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of planning theory, principles, and practices and apply them to a wide variety of projects.

  • Learn and maintain knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

  • Use methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation.

  • Apply quantitative and statistical analysis.

  • Ability to multitask and remain highly organized.

  • Keep abreast of recent developments, current literature, and sources of information as they relate to rural, urban, and regional planning and administration.

  • Assist in the coordination of the work of professional and technical personnel.

  • Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient planning services.

  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.

  • Identify, coordinate, and resolve a wide variety of interests in the development of land use policy.

  • Analyze and develop policies related to land and community development.

  • Interpret, apply, and ensure project compliance with Federal, State, and local rules, laws, and regulations.

  • Prepare and analyze technical and administrative reports, statements, and correspondence.

  • Coordinate inter-governmental planning activities and effectively represent the interests of the County.

  • Assist in the negotiation of agreements.

  • Prepare and present information at public hearings and meetings.

  • Accurately interpret "The Comprehensive Plan" and other adopted plans to the general public and developers.

  • Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment. GIS experience is preferred.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Self-motivated and motivated to help others

  • Ability to work as part of a team to support both internal and external customers

More Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: Five (5) years of practical planning experience.

  • Education and Training:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning or a related field is required.

  • A Master's Degree with is preferred and may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.

  • An AICP designation is preferred.

  • With demonstration of exceptional abilities, candidates without an AICP designation may qualify for this position.

  • License or Certificate:Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver's license.

  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

  • Other: Night time meetings may be required.

Minimum Qualification Scoring:

  • Five years of practical planning experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning or a related field


  • Three years of practical planning experience and a Master's Degree

Special Requirements include the following essential duties, which require these physical abilities and work environment:

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, and stoop.

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 45 pounds.

  • Exposure to outdoor weather conditions occurs on the job.

    Weekly Hours - At least 40 hours

    Employees qualify for Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, Life/ADD, disability), the mandatory 9% Pension enrollment and the optional 457b deferred compensation package. They start accruals for Vacation and Sick.


    Please be aware that your cover letter and resume will not be accessed in the initial screening process, so you must complete your application and supplemental questions with as much detail as possible. Any personally identifiable information (PII) such as name and address will be redacted from applications that meet the minimum screening requirements and are forwarded to the hiring manager. If the hiring manager selects you to advance in the hiring process, your cover letter and resume will then be accessible to the hiring team. Information provided on the application is used to determine if a candidate meets minimum qualifications. Only information provided at the time of the application being completed will be considered and additional information that is not listed on the application will not be considered when deciding if a candidate meets or does not meet the qualifications. Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to include all information and details on their application. I understand and agree that only information provided at the time of my application will be used to determine if I meet the minimum requirements for this position.

  • Yes, I understand and agree.

  • Yes, I understand but disagree.


    Please select how you meet the minimum qualifications.

  • Five years of practical planning experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning or a related field

  • Three years of practical planning experience and a Master's Degree

  • None of the above


    Please describe your experience writing or implementing long range plans.


    Please describe your experience writing regulations.


    Please describe your experience working with multiple jurisdictions and/or elected officials.

    Required Question


Adams County


4430 S. Adams County Parkway, Suite C4000BBrighton, Colorado, 80601-8213




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