Senior Planner - Housing Affordability and Redevelopment

$62,855 - $94,282 yearly
  • City of Rocky Mount - Housing and Community Development
  • 331 S. Franklin St. Rocky Mount, NC 27804
  • May 30, 2024
Full time Planning

Job Description

SALARY: $62,854.97 - $94,282.46


Are you passionate about affordable housing and making a tangible impact? Rocky Mount is hiring for a Senior Planner that will help establish our newly established Housing Affordability and Redevelopment Division within the Housing and Community Development Department. This role will have a chance to help our Housing Manager build a division dedicated to ensuring all residents have access to quality, affordable housing and ensuring that growth in our region benefits the most distressed areas in our community.

What You Get to Do:
🔹 Lead and manage planning initiatives focused on housing affordability and the redevelopment of disinvested areas, reporting to Housing Manager directly.
🔹 Provides insightful recommendations for development opportunities within the community, fostering sustainable growth and progress.
🔹 Develop policy research on possible housing affordability programs and policy interventions.
🔹 Collaborate with local government officials, community organizations, developers, and stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Planning, Geography, Public Administration or related field.

Knowledge and Skills Desired:

  • Skill in interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations, and standards.
  • Skill with GIS systems (e.g. ESRI GIS, ArcMap).  
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of urban housing and community planning.
  • Skill in policy analysis and research methodology.
  • Knowledge of HUD and State of North Carolina housing-related funding and programs.
  • Knowledge of philosophies, principles, laws, regulations and procedures, and goals and priorities of community development programs.
  • Skill in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships with colleagues and community members.
  • Skill in working with diverse stakeholders and community interests, ensuring equitable involvement of community members in the decisionmaking process.
  • Knowledge of principles/practices of commercial and residential rehabilitation.