Job Posting

Planning Intern

Company / Agency

City of Fort Collins
Fort Collins,

Contact person

Cameron Gloss

Website url

Position Closes

Thu, July 12th 2018

Experience Level

Entry (0-1 Years)


Not Required

Salary Range


Job Description


REQUISITION #:  req1600
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Variable Hourly View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Part-Time Hourly
HOURLY RATE:   $15.00 - 15.00 per hour (based on relevant experience)
SELECTION PROCESS:  Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 7/12/2018.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check and drug test required.

SUMMARY: Provides technical support to the Planning Division by assisting with long-range planning and development review projects.   

POTENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Conducts field work, including: windshield surveys, and photographic documentation, and inspection.
  • Prepares communication work products such as: presentations, displays, newsletters, newspaper inserts/ads, flyers, and social media posts.
  • Conducts data collection and analysis.  
  • Assists in coordination of meetings with the public, Boards and Commissions, Council, and task forces.  
  • May provide copy writing, editing, layout, mapping, and design services.
  • Researches, evaluates, verifies and presents background information and data pertaining to projects. 
  • Assists with special projects as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.  


  • Knowledge of City codes, systems and plans related to urban planning.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, City Council, City Boards and Commissions, and the public.
  • Ability to attend meetings and perform other duties on evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Photography skills.
  • Ability to take a project/duty from concept to a finished product.
  • May require knowledge of Geographical Information Systems and graphic design software programs.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or closely related field.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret development plans, maps, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities.  Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of marijuana,

whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical

use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body.  The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.


Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act. 


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