Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The City of Littleton is looking to fill a position as a Planner I or Planner II depending on the pool of qualified candidates.
The Planner I / Planner II positions are responsible for coordinating and managing basic planning projects for the City of Littleton. Planner I / Planner II positions assist Senior Planners and the Planning Manager or Deputy Director of Community Development in all aspects of current planning review and long-range planning.  The primary distinctions between the two positions are years and level of experience.

The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see our  2022 Benefit Guide.

The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position with the City of Littleton.

This full-time position is exempt per FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications, the city will hire either a Planner I or Planner II.

Starting salary for Planner I at or near $60,045
Range: $47,659-$72,431

Starting salary for Planner II at or near $71,652
Range: $53,739-$89,565

Work Schedule: We are a small planning team but work together to allow a hybrid work schedule.  This position would be eligible for a hybrid schedule but would be expected to be in the office at least three days each week.  This position may also be eligible for a flex-work schedule. City planners are expected to work evenings on occasion to support the Littleton City Council and its boards and commissions.

The city will start interviewing candidates as soon as it has established a qualified pool. It is essential that you apply as early as possible to be considered. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responds to inquiries by the public regarding zoning and subdivision requirements, potential uses of buildings and land, addressing, and signage;
  • Prepares staff reports and makes clear and organized presentations before city council, planning commission, historical preservation board, and the board of adjustment in a complete and timely manner;  
  • Drafts policy for inclusion in long range plans;
  • May assist the GIS division with the creation or update of city maps;
  • Analyzes land use applications for compliance with adopted policy and the city code;
  • May provide staff support for the planning commission, board of adjustment, and historical preservation board including scheduling meetings; preparing agendas;
  • Research planning topics and writes technical reports as assigned;
  • Leads pre-application meetings; reviews and makes final decisions on applications for sign permits, and other administratively reviewed development applications;  
  • Conducts field inspections for compliance with approved plans and coordinates with the building and code enforcement division on the enforcement of the sign code and fence permits; 
  • Participates in development review team meetings;
  • May collaborate with educators of primary or secondary school urban planning projects and studios;
  • Uses a city issued computer and various software programs to produce written communications and accomplish other work products;
  • Delivers work products and services to customers within assigned full-time work schedule;
  • Observes and follows established City and departmental policies and procedures;
  • May appear as a witness for the City in municipal or district court regarding zoning matters;
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker;
  • Performs other similar assignments and projects as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Planner I:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or a closely related field; and 
  • A minimum of six (6) months in the planning field; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training or work experience, which produces the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

Planner II:
  • A Master’s Degree in urban planning or a closely related field; and
  • Two (2) years of professional experience in the field of planning and community development; or 
  • An equivalent combination of education, training or work experience, which produced the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • AICP certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to acquire knowledge of City codes and ordinances; Colorado Revised Statues as they relate to planning; and locations of City neighborhoods and the general layout of the City;
  • Ability to understanding current events in the City and how they relate to proposed private developments and ongoing and proposed public projects in the city;
  • Ability to identify and understand neighborhood issues and concerns;
  • Knowledge of zoning and subdivision regulations;
  • Knowledge of the comprehensive plans;
  • Understanding of general urban planning principles;
  • Ability to read and interpret codes, regulations, meeting minutes, technical manuals, and statutes.

Application Instructions

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