The Placer County multidisciplinary housing team seeks a full-time Housing Specialist in its Economic Development and Housing Division. The housing team spans several departments and performs a variety of housing functions. Over the past 20 years, the County and the former Redevelopment Agency have sponsored housing efforts to provide assistance to over 600 affordable housing units, involving both new construction and renovation projects. Current housing activities include managing a housing loan and investment portfolio of more than $33 million dollars. The position's responsibilities include managing a growing pool of deed-restricted workforce housing units, partnering with for-profit and non-profit housing developers to build new affordable units, coordinating with regional housing partners and stakeholders, supporting innovative housing programs to advance the development of ADUs and missing middle housing, and launching new programs to provide rental and down payment assistance to create opportunities for rent and home ownership attainability. This position provides critical advocacy to create affordable housing opportunities throughout Placer County. Efforts for this recruitment will be focused in the eastern (North Lake Tahoe) region of the county; however, this team member will collaborate with the housing team and provide cross-cutting services with countywide departments. Applicants must possess strong organizational, writing, communication, analytical, and project management skills.
*Salary plus up to an additional $1,000 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium for employees who are permanently assigned to a position located in the North Lake Tahoe Area.
*This classification is scheduled to receive general wage increases of 4% in July 2023 and 4% in July 2024
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Four (4) years of professional experience in Community Development, Economic Development, Planning, or a Housing Agency involving planning, development, financing, negotiation, and implementation and monitoring of development agreements and contracts with developers.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in finance, economics, planning, public administration, or closely related field.
Required License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
All applications must be received by the filing deadline. To learn more about this excellent career opportunity and to submit an application, please visit www.JobsAtPlacerCounty.com.