Community Development Director

Teller County, CO

About 84% of Colorado’s population lives in one of the cities along what is known as the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.  But just 20 miles up Ute Pass and to the west of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area sits historic Teller County (pop. 25,938, elev. 9,334 ft, area 529 sq mi), peaceful, quiet, and unspoiled. Founded in 1899 and named for U.S. Senator Henry Teller, this is Pikes Peak Country, almost exactly in the center of the state.  The FY 2023 Budget is $44.6 million (GF $23 million), which supports 265.27 employees.


Teller County’s Community Development Services Division is located in Woodland Park. Reporting directly to the county administrator, the community development director oversees 7.5 FTE in three departments: planning, building, and environmental health. The 2023 departmental budget is $940,000, supporting 10 FTE.


A bachelor’s degree (urban planning, business or public administration, or related field) and five or more years of progressively responsible experience managing community development, planning and zoning, including supervisory experience, are required. A master’s degree, AICP certification, and 8-10 years of prior experience with issues specific to the county are desirable. Any equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered at the county’s sole discretion.


The hiring range for this position is $110,000 to $132,500 DOQE. Comprehensive benefits: medical, dental, vision, term life, supplemental life, AD&D, and voluntary long-term disability insurances, as well as AFLAC, and LifeLock and EAP programs. Two medical plans are offered: a high deductible health plan (HDHP) with a health savings account (HSA), and a traditional PPO.  For employees choosing the HDHP plan, Teller County contributes to the HSA.  Employee medical premiums are based on the plan chosen and the number of dependents covered. Dental premiums are based on the number of dependents covered.  Retirement: 401(a) plan (mandatory) and a 457(b) plan (optional). This position enjoys paid time off, sick leave, and paid holidays. Relocation assistance and possible additional incentives subject to negotiation.


Filing Deadline: February 21, 2023

Contact: Andrew (Drew) Gorgey at (970) 987-1238 (direct)

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Cover letter and resume only to:

Elizabeth Eubank

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