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🔗Historic Preservation & Planning Director

  • Full Time
  • Telluride, CO
  • $97,398 - $141,227 USD / Year
  • Job Summary: The Historic Preservation & Planning Director is responsible for overseeing and managing community planning and development activities within the Town of Telluride with a focus on preservation of historical sites, buildings and structures.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications
    Master’s degree in Planning or directly related field required and bachelor’s degree in architecture, historic preservation or related field required or equivalent experience; seven (7) years of experience in community planning and/or preservation planning and four (4) years experience in supervising others; Two (2) years of supervising building activities strongly preferred.

    Knowledge of: 
    Community, regional, and urban planning; local government operations; historic preservation processes, programs, and best practices; legal knowledge related to subdivisions and zoning administration; Town’s Land Use Code, Master Plan, and Design Guidelines, and Affordable Housing Guidelines; International Code Council Building Codes; budgeting and financial process; local infrastructure and transportation; reading and interpreting architectural plans; data analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

  • How to Apply:

    Email the Employment Application(PDF), cover letter, and resume to Julia Prejs, HR Director.

  • Contact Name: Julia Prejs
  • Application Email:

Town of Telluride

Full Job Description

Department Management

  • Coordinate and oversee all planning activities and historic preservation program in National Historic Landmark District
  • Administer, recommend amendments to, and implement the Town’s Master Plan, Land Use Code, Design Guidelines and Building Regulations
  • Interpret and provide information and guidance on development and land use proposals, adopted plans, planning programs and services, and local, state and federal regulations
  • Ensure projects comply with HARC approved plans
  • Evaluate proposals and applications for compliance with the Land Use Code, Design Guidelines, and Master Plan
  • Administer Telluride affordable housing mitigation program with all new construction
  • Implement and manage wetland mitigation program
  • Hire, train, manage, and evaluate department staff

Boards & Commissions

  • Manage and prepare Planning & Zoning (P&Z) and Historic & Architectural Review Commission (HARC) agendas
  • Prepare reports and recommendations; make presentations to P&Z Commission, HARC and Town Council
  • Provide information, technical support and training to HARC and P&Z members


  • Prepare department budget recommendations; oversee budget administration
  • Apply for and administer preservation and planning grants; oversee grant application and administration activities
  • Contract and manage consultant services