Senior Housing Planner - Town of Vail

November 29, 2016
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Town of Vail

Vail, Colorado 81657

Salary: $65,000 - $80,000 + Excellent Benefits

The Town of Vail is seeking a Senior Housing Planner to perform broad-based professional housing related duties to further our goals of providing housing affordability and diversity in the community. In this position the focus will be on expanding and improving affordable housing through preparing strategic plans, completing research, presenting reports, implementing housing initiatives, special projects, facilitating housing enforcement programs and assisting the general public with housing questions and compliance. The position will require management of complex projects as well as independent judgment to implement and coordinate the Town of Vail’s housing programs. The Senior Housing Planner will demonstrate the experience and passion necessary to make an impact and contribute to the future of Vail as we create housing solutions that are so vital to the success of our community.

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Skills / Requirements

The ideal candidate will poses a BS/BA in urban planning, city planning, urban design, or a closely related field AND a minimum of five years of progressive experience in planning, housing and urban development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. A Master’s Degree in urban planning, city planning, urban design or a closely related field is preferred for the position.

Additional requirements:

  • Knowledge of affordable housing policies, practices, strategies and regulations.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and policies, and best practices and principles, related to housing, planning, and zoning.
  • Land use concepts, population density, and annexation procedures.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of design principles, construction principles, and municipal codes.
  • Experience with different funding sources typically used to finance housing projects and activities.

The right person for the position will be proactive, results-oriented and have a proven track record of completing from inception to implementation. Additional work skills required:

  • Have the ability to make progress on multiple tasks at one time.
  • Have the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Exercise good judgment and decision making.
  • Identify and implement resort community appropriate solutions to housing issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement creative solutions and ideas to address housing issues.
Culture / Lifestyle / Benefits

The Town of Vail is far from being just another municipality.  Vail, which is centrally located in the Rocky Mountains, offers easy access to Denver (100 miles to the east) and is surrounded by the White River National Forest, offering world class outdoor activities in summer and winter (skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, white water).  Vail has become not only a great place to visit, but an even better place to live. 

 When asked, most of our employees say that working for the Town of Vail feels like family.  Our values-based culture is nurtured by the employees’ strong desire to foster teamwork, take ownership in Vail’s future and an overall pride for serving their community.  Let’s not forget that our efforts not only benefit the community but also allow us to enjoy the spectacular amenities and culture in the Vail Valley which we call home! To find out more about our community, please visit our website and click on Vail Information.

 Year-Round Benefits (additional info here)

 The Town of Vail offers an excellent benefits and compensation package to our Full-time employees. This includes health and dental coverage, town-funded retirement, 457 pre-tax savings plan, life/survivor insurance, tennis pass, golf pass and other ski pass/wellness benefits.

What’s more, the town offers many other benefits to help employees make Vail their “home” including employee housing options, home buyer/renter assistance programs, day care assistance, education reimbursements, professional development opportunities and much, much more.


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