City of Twin Falls Community Development

DATE: January 29, 2018

DEPARTMENT: Community Development


EFFECTIVE: Immediately Upon Selection


BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES: Medical & Dental Insurance, Vacation & Sick Leave, Paid Holidays (10), Paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Wellness Program and Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho-P.E.R.S.I.

JOB DUTIES: This entry level planning position involves a combination of field and office related activities relating to both routine and complex planning & zoning tasks and duties. Job duties include reviewing building, development and subdivision plans to ensure compliance with local code requirements; researching, reviewing and preparing zoning and special use permit requests; preparing staff reports, findings of fact and code compliance letters; assisting with routine updates to the Zoning Code, Comprehensive Plan and other special land use plans and studies (neighborhood plans, downtown plans, economic studies, design guidelines, transportation studies, etc.); field inspections to ensure zoning and landscape compliance; review of and issuing sign permits.

The position is expected to provide outstanding customer service by respectfully communicating, being open-minded, having a spirit of collaboration, and calmly resolving conflict with individuals that may be upset or angry. The job is performed under the direct supervision of the Senior Planner.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related field; or any equivalent combination of experience, education and training that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job.

Some experience in comprehensive planning, community development, and/or zoning compliance is preferred. Must be available to work some evening and weekend hours as necessary, including attending some evening Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council meetings. Must have the ability to communicate logically and clearly, both orally and in writing.

Must have a strong attention to detail; ability to demonstrate politeness, empathy, and respect in dealing with citizens and/or City staff. Must be able to read and understand laws and regulations (City Code). Must have the ability to prioritize, organize, and perform work with minimal direction, and be able to work with frequent interruptions.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a completed application to the Human Resources Office. Application packets may be obtained from the City website,, or at City Hall, 203 Main Ave East. Apply immediately. For additional information, contact 208-735-7251. First review date is March 5, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.

An Equal Opportunity Employer – Drug Free Work Place Qualified veterans who provide required documentation will be given preference in accordance with Idaho state law

More Information: PDF icon Planner Jan 2018 Packet.pdf