Barnstable County
Posted 2 weeks ago

Cape Cod Commission is accepting applications for the position of a full time Community Development Planners ( 2 positions).

Provides planning and technical assistance to regional and local officials and stakeholders on a wide range of community development projects. One position will focus on implementation of economic development strategies for the region, one will focus on promoting smart growth development principles to address the region’s need for housing diversity and affordability.  Both positions will participate and lead multi-disciplinary project teams providing support and recommendations to public officials to advance regional objectives.

Economy: Assists in the development and implementation of economic recovery and resilience strategies and plans. Works closely with municipalities and the business community to understand and address needed assistance, including data collection and analysis. Comments on economic impacts for comprehensive permit and development of regional impact applications. Conducts outreach to business owners, collaborates with stakeholders on economic development projects, and provides technical assistance to local and regional entities seeking economic development funds and resources.

Housing: Assists with the development of the housing component of local and regional plans, evaluates fairness of same. Comments on affordable and other housing issues for comprehensive permit and development of regional impact applications. Works to address and increase housing production to meet the needs of Cape residents.

Requires an ability to manage and coordinate projects and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of public and private groups. Requires superior communication, organization, independent judgment, and initiative. Bachelor’s degree in economic or community development, urban or regional planning/design or public administration plus five years of experience in economic or community development, housing or land use planning; master’s degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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