City Planner

  • City of Sandpoint, Idaho
  • 1123 Lake St., Sandpoint, Idaho
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Planning and Development
  • Salary: $78,332 USD
  • Salary Top: $108,243
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Sep 19, 2021

Job Description

City Planner

City of Sandpoint, Idaho

Salary:  $78,332 - $108,243


Nestled in the northern panhandle of Idaho, Sandpoint is known for its magnificent lakes, stunning mountains, vast forests, and vibrant community. Sandpoint is just 63 minutes south of the Canadian border, 46 miles from Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, and 72 miles from Spokane, Washington. The City of Sandpoint has a population of just under 9,000 and is the county seat and largest city in Bonner County. The city is snuggled at the base of three mountain ranges which offers year-round outdoor recreation, from hiking and biking to skiing and snowboarding. This charming city is located right on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille, the largest lake in Idaho, and Sandpoint attracts a large number of tourists and seasonal residents.


The City of Sandpoint’s Infrastructure and Development Services (IDS) Division oversees and supports the Engineering, Maintenance, Planning and Building, and Streets service groups. The Planning and Building Services group has 5.65 FTEs and a FY 2022 Budget of $689,678. This service group assists property owners, developers, and the public in matters related to the use and development of private property. This includes providing information on the regulations and guidelines that apply to property and projects; reviewing and processing of zoning applications; processing land use entitlements for private and public development proposals; performing environmental review associated with development proposals; reviewing plans for compliance with building and fire codes and performing building inspections/acceptance; and business occupancy use inspections. The Planning and Building Service group is responsible for short term rentals, signage, flood control management, and ADA compliance efforts.


Under the direction of the IDS Director, the City Planner is responsible for the direction and administration of planning programs and related policy development for the City and works in close coordination with other City officials and the broader IDS team to accomplish the City Council’s strategic plan and priorities. The City Planner is the primary staff liaison to the Planning & Zoning Commission and educates members of the public and elected officials, complies data, maintains records, and completes analyses and studies as the basis for policy recommendations.


A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Urban Planning or City/Regional Planning is required. A master’s degree related to planning is preferred. Candidates must have at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible management and administrative experience in local government planning and development, with at least three (3) years of which were at a managerial level. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered. Candidates must possess the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification or the ability to obtain within one year of appointment.


For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Sandpoint is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 19, 2021 (open until filled).

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1123 Lake St., Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 United States View Map