OPEN TO STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS ONLY
The Planning Manager position provides critical planning knowledge, expertise and support to the agency, staff and the Commission, on statewide and property-level planning. The Planning Manager takes a lead or facilitative role with state park management plans and master planning. The position is responsible for leading development of the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). In addition, helps manage the daily operations of CPW's Strategic and Operational plans, including updating directives and policies. In coordination with other CPW staff, develops and employs effective public involvement strategies and advises on the integration of those outcomes into agency decision-making or planning efforts. The position tailors planning templates, best practices and principles to fit the specific circumstances of the statewide issue or property that is the focus of a planning effort. Performs a variety of research and analyses to help quantify and address important property-level and division planning needs. Trains and/or advises CPW employees concerning planning theories, concepts and technical applications. Having this expertise in-house helps to ensure that major division-wide and property-level planning efforts employ reliable methodologies, transparent decision-making, effective public involvement strategies, and consistent adherence to professional planning principles. This position requires travel throughout the state of Colorado, typically 1-2 overnight trips per month but can be more depending on project demands.
Required Documents: The on-line application, resume, cover letter and college transcript (if applicable). It is the candidate's responsibility to provide all required documents, or your application will automatically be rejected.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field related to the work assignment which should include major study in park planning, park administration, outdoor recreation, recreation planning, wildlife planning, landscape architecture or other related major, AND three years of professional experience taking a leadership role in developing and managing park, open space, outdoor recreation, wildlife or natural resource planning projects and/or processes. Must have demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse partners to implement successful and inclusive planning processes, including proficiency with various methods of public engagement. Need to be able to handle planning projects which involve complex, politically sensitive or controversial issues. Position requires public speaking and presentation skills. Experience including responsibility for the development of strategic plans for an organization or agency is preferred. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Substitutions - A combination of work experience in the occupational field or specialized subject area of the work assigned to the job, which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education (see above), may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree. A master's degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study related to the work assignment may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and one year of the general experience requirement, and a related doctorate degree for two years of the general experience.
Preferred candidate will have a Master's degree in a field of study related to the work assignment (see above) and an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification.