City of Laurel, Montana
Salary: $45,000 - $55,000
Located near the banks of the majestic Yellowstone River in southern Montana, the City of Laurel is perfectly situated in the center of a wide range of places to visit, sites to see, and activities to enjoy. Just 13 miles south of Montana’s largest city, Billings, Laurel is home to approximately 7,222 residents and maintains a quaint, small-town atmosphere for both residents and visitors to enjoy. The city has an abundance of local parks which provide opportunities for camping, fishing, skateboarding, swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball and baseball. Other outdoor recreation areas include the Buffalo Mirage Fishing Access, Laurel’s 18-hole Golf Club, and the Cooney Dam.
The City of Laurel’s Planning Department is responsible for guiding and directing the future growth of the City. Laurel is in a period of unprecedented building and development, and department staff strive to plan for growth and development while maintaining the hometown atmosphere that citizens enjoy. Reporting to the Planning Director, the City Planner is responsible for current, short-, medium- and long-term planning, zoning compliance, subdivision review, and economic development activities. The Planning Department seeks to both build on current assets within the City through development, and to grow the City through thoughtful planning projects and expansions. The main goals of the City Planner are to provide consistent direction for projects within the City; manage major planning activities and code; guide subdivision developments through the public process; ensure growth activities maintain a high quality of life for residents; and create an attractive community for prospective residents, businesses, and institutions.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in land-use planning, urban planning, or a closely related field, and a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a land use planner for a public agency or consulting firm.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Laurel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 30, 2022 (open until filled).
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