Community Development Director

City of Gunnison, Colorado
Gunnison, CO
United States
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
$97,400 - $117,350

For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at and click on "Open Recruitments."

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in central western Colorado, the City of Gunnison, (pop. 6,300), is known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes and amazing outdoor recreational opportunities. Gunnison boasts that the sun shines almost every day and that the Taylor and Gunnison Rivers have some of the best trout fishing waters in the Rockies. Located within Gunnison County, the “unspoiled heart of Colorado", the City of Gunnison is surrounded by the 1.6 million acre Gunnison National Forest. Crested Butte Ski Area is a destination for snowboarders and downhill skiers looking for a world-class ski experience and challenging slopes. Gunnison is also home to Western State Colorado University, one of the state’s top four-year fully-accredited undergraduate institutions.

The City of Gunnison's Community Development Department is made up of three divisions: planning, building and fire. The department operates on a 2018 total budget of $861,017 and is comprised of 5 FTE's, including the Director, a Planner, a Planning Technician, a Building Official, and a Fire Marshal.  An Assistant Fire Marshal works in the office and is part of the fire district.

Working under the general direction of the City Manager, the Community Development Director performs supervisory and professional level administration for current and long-range planning activities for the City and oversees the declaration of building and fire codes adopted by the City. 

A bachelor’s degree in community development, urban planning, or a closely related field, and 3-5 years of experience in planning, community development, or a closely related field in a public sector environment is required. Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planning (AICP), and a master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

The City of Gunnison is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review:  September 9, 2018 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.

Published on:
August 6, 2018 - 9:22am
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