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Planning and Zoning Director

BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES: Medical & Dental Insurance, Vacation & Sick Leave (accrued bi-weekly), 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: Under the direction of the Deputy City Manager, the Planning & Zoning Director performs complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in daily activities that reflect and support the City of Twin Falls Comprehensive Development Plan. This position is also responsible for the development of the Community and the City’s Area of Impact through implementation of comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances and regulatory enforcement.  Extensive interaction is required with the City Management Team, City Council, the City Planning & Zoning Commission, and the Public regarding the issues relating to land use and planning and zoning regulations.  The individual must work closely with other City departments, agencies, and committees to develop partnerships and to explore additional funding sources.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A high school diploma and a Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related degree, an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification, and five years’ experience in local government or related planning position and a valid driver’s license are required. Applicants with any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work will be considered.  

Knowledge of the following areas is required: principles and practices of planning and zoning regulations; Idaho Local Planning Act; local, city and state codes; budget preparation.  Candidates must be able to perform the following skills: train, assign, motivate, supervise and evaluate the work of others; make presentations before various departments, councils, and commissions and other groups; respond to citizen requests in a courteous manner; prepare and maintain complete and accurate inspection records; make sound and reasonable decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and established procedures. 

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 or direct e-mail to