Town Planner – Town of Jericho, VT

The Town of Jericho (VT) is looking for its next Town Planner! Jericho (pop. ~5,080) is a small rural community in the center of Chittenden County about 30 minutes from Burlington to the west and Mt. Mansfield to the east. The community has 3 small historic village centers surrounded by a quintessential rural landscape and abundant recreational opportunities.

Do you:

ô Want to work in a growing community that cares deeply about planning?

ô Seek a new challenge and opportunity to take your career to another level?

ô Want to play a leadership role in guiding the future of a dynamic rural small town?

ô Have a weakness for craft beer, maple creemees, and handmade chocolate all within walking distance of your office?

If so, this job is exactly what you should be looking for!

The primary responsibility of the Town Planner is to assist the Planning Commission in carrying out their statutory functions and supporting the Town Administrator in managing the implementation of grant funded projects. The work of the Town Planner involves researching, analyzing, developing, and proposing land use planning and development policies, plans and ordinances for consideration by the Planning Commission and Selectboard. This work requires a high degree of independence, initiative, sound judgment and professionalism.

Jericho has number of exciting planning initiatives currently underway that make this role particularly enticing including an update of the 2020 Town Plan, a wastewater feasibility study for the 3 state-designated Village Centers, prioritization of ARPA funding, and a multi-modal path scoping study. The Town also has several very active citizen committees working on affordable housing, trails, land conservation, energy, equity, and social justice.

Our ideal candidate will be highly independent, curious, collaborative and a great communicator, and have a Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years of experience in the field. The Town can offer a very competitive salary DOQ, a comprehensive benefits package, a flexible work environment, and a team-oriented work setting.

For a complete job description click HERE . To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to John Abbott, Town Administrator via email at or via mail at P.O. Box 39, Jericho, VT 05465.

The Town of Jericho is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The deadline for responses is 9/23.