Senior Planning Specialist Affordable Housing Section Montgomery County Job opening - MACo state Maryland ( Job openings )
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2022-01-28T00:00 - 2022-02-27T00:00 | 35 | 2
Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Montgomery County, Maryland
Senior Planning Specialist- Affordable Housing Section
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The Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) increases the supply of affordable housing; maintains existing housing in a safe and sanitary condition; plans and implements activities which prevent and correct problems that contribute to the physical decline of residential and commercial areas; and ensures fair and equitable relations between landlords and tenants.
The Affordable Housing Programs Section in the Division of Housing of DHCA is responsible for administering the Moderately Price Dwelling Unit (MPDU) Program, the Workforce Housing (WFH) Program, the Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program and the Energy Efficiency Program. The section also works with down-payment assistance programs with the State of Maryland.
The Affordable Housing Programs Section of DHCA seeks an individual who is highly knowledgeable about land use planning and zoning practices as well as affordable single-family and multifamily housing programs to join their team. Candidates who are knowledgeable about inclusionary zoning programs such as the County’s Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) Program are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Senior Planning Specialist will work with builders and developers throughout the planning process to ensure compliance with the programs of the Affordable Housing Programs Section. This position will be responsible for the development, analysis, and implementation of legislation and plans that have an impact on affordable housing.
The employee must have a strong work ethic, be able to work independently and as part of a team, work under time-sensitive conditions, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, and work effectively and equitably with a variety of stakeholders.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
Serve as the primary DHCA staff liaison to the Montgomery County Planning Department on development requirements/review processes; and attend Development Review Committee (DRC) meetings.
Provide information, technical advice, and assistance to for-profit and nonprofit developers of MPDUs on program requirements/regulations.
Negotiate, execute, and monitor agreements with developers/builders to generate affordable housing units.
Assist in developing, refining, and analyzing program policies, regulations, legislations, etc. to stimulate the production of affordable single-family housing.
Analyze data/trends in affordable housing and assess needs; oversee consultant studies; present testimony at County Council meetings/ public hearings; make presentations to policy makers, the private sector, and the public.
Perform related duties as required.
Five (5) years of experience in a planning specialization related to housing or community development
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in housing development, urban planning, community development, public administration, real estate or related field
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education or experience may be substituted.
The individual appointed to the position will be required to serve a probationary period of six (6) months during which time performance will be carefully evaluated. Continuation in the position in will be contingent upon successful completion of the probationary period.
Experience in analyzing/processing development review plans, specifically in subdivision and site plan review.
Knowledge of housing development/construction and real estate principles/practices including Federal, State, and local housing programs.
Demonstrated experience in negotiating agreements with builders and/or developers relating to land use and affordable housing.
Experience in evaluating master plans, land use studies, and zoning ordinances, and in researching, analyzing, and developing affordable housing policy, land use, and legislative recommendations, initiatives, position papers, etc.
Experience in presenting testimony, presentations and positions before government agencies, legislative bodies, citizen advisory groups, etc.
Minimum Salary: $66,164
Maximum Salary: $109,761
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