City Planner

City of Cortez   Cortez, CO   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on May 15, 2024

The City of Cortez, Colorado is seeking a City Planner. This position presents an exciting opportunity for a mid- or senior-level planning and land use professional to join a small, dynamic Community and Economic Development team in the growing community of Cortez, Colorado. The team is addressing growth, complex land uses, and long-range planning issues. Cortez is a vibrant community of 8,999 people located in the southwest corner of the state. With nearby mountain ranges and deserts, Cortez has optimal access to myriad outdoor recreational opportunities. Position/Benefit Information: The City Planner is a full time position working generally Monday-Friday during core business hours. Some evening meetings are required. This is a fully benefited opportunity including health insurance, dental, vision, vacation, retirement and numerous other benefits. Pay range is $29.71-$48.34. Qualifications: Preparation through both education and experience will determine the best qualified applicant. Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or a closely related field, and 6 years of responsible experience performing the qualifications listed or related duties required. Master’s degree preferred. Must have AICP certification or ability to earn certification within one year of hire.

For a complete job description, visit: To Apply: Applications may be obtained from the City’s website at, or from the Southwest Colorado Workforce Center. Applications may be dropped off at City Hall located at 123 Roger Smith Avenue, 970-565-3402, or at the Southwest Colorado Workforce Center, 22 W. North Street, Cortez, CO 81321, phone 970-565-3759. Applications may also be emailed to, or to