Community Development Director
Company: Eagle County Government
Posted on: November 22, 2021
EAGLE COUNTY, COLORADO (population: 55,731) Eagle County was
created by the Colorado legislature on February 11, 1883 from
portions of Summit County. It was named after the Eagle River,
which runs through the county. The county seat was originally set
in Red Cliff but was moved to the town of Eagle in 1921.
Eagle County is located on the western slope of the state,
approximately 90 miles west of Denver and 100 miles east of Grand
Junction via Interstate 70 and is ranked as one of the best places
to live. Set in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the majority of Eagle
County's residents live along the I-70 corridor in the Eagle River
Valley, with an additional population center located in the Roaring
Fork Valley in the southwest corner of the county where it
converges with two other counties. While Eagle County is considered
rural based upon population size, it is the 14th most populous of
Colorado's 64 counties.
The economy in Eagle County continues to be dominated by the ski
industry, real estate, and other tourism-related businesses. Vail
and Beaver Creek ski areas, operated by Vail Resorts, are two of
the most popular winter destination ski resorts in the U.S. In
addition to world-class skiing and snowboarding at Vail and Beaver
Creek, tourists visiting the county's scenic, historical and summer
recreational areas make a significant contribution to the county's
economy. Summer recreational activities in the county include
rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, horseback riding, camping,
ghost town exploration, backpacking, mountain climbing, mountain
biking, and tennis. In addition, fishing and big game hunting.
The Community Development Department consists of 3 divisions:
Building Inspection, Planning and Code Enforcement, with a total of
16 full-time employees including a Planning Manager and Chief
Building Official which report directly to the Director. While the
department's main focus is on the fundamentals of the 3 divisions,
they also spend time working on the County's Comprehensive Plan,
Land Use Regulations Updates/Rewrites and Vista.
Eagle County is seeking candidates who are strong leaders in land
use planning, development or planning and a proven record of
providing effective leadership in a complex organization,
preferably in a county, municipal organization or another level of
government of comparable size as Eagle County.
- Ideal candidates will be able to drive innovation and move
agendas forward in a multi-stakeholder environment.
- A bachelor's degree in a field of study conducive to success in
this position (i.e., urban planning, land use, architecture, public
administration, or a related field) from an accredited college or
university and 10 years of progressively responsible senior level
management experience. A master's degree is highly desirable, as is
a certification or eligibility for certification from the American
Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
- Possess a thorough knowledge of and experiences with the
principles and practices of management and leadership with at least
5 years as a manager. Experience in, or ability to quickly adapt
experiences and knowledge to urban planning, land use, building
construction, zoning, subdivision regulations, historic
preservation, economic development, and site development rules,
regulations and ordinances in a growing, comparably sized
The hiring range for this opportunity is $101,399 to $131,821. The
maximum salary for this position is $162,244. An offer above the
hiring range may be made depending upon the qualifications of the
selected candidate. Eagle County also provides a generous benefits
package, including comprehensive and low-cost medical, dental and
vision insurance, wellness incentives and 401(a) with 6% employer
contribution. Relocation and transitional housing assistance may be
available. Benefits Guide
The recruitment for this position is being managed by GovHR USA.
Candidates should apply by December 3, 2021, with resume, cover
letter and contact information for five (5) work-related references
on their website: to the attention of: Sarah McKee, Senior Vice
President, GovHR USA 630 Dundee Road, Suite #225, Northbrook, IL
60062. Tel: . Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Eagle County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to
compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Diversity and
inclusion are critical to their success. They seek to recruit the
most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and strongly
encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with
disabilities and veterans to apply.
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