Community Development Specialist I

Recruitment #23-1069-001


Evaluates proposed community development projects. Develops and implements neighborhood plans that accomplish redevelopment goals. Process applications and grant awards for assigned projects and programs. Prepares and monitors contracts and provides technical assistance and guidance to agencies and organizations implementing community development programs regarding project development, legal notification, and the execution of contracts and compliance issues. Writes and reviews rehabilitation specifications and prepares bid packages; monitors construction activities, approves construction work, authorizes payments and oversees projects. Conducts research, including financial analysis; assists in writing and preparing grant applications, budgets, and project completion reports. Manages budgets and financial systems including purchase orders, contracts, and personnel information. Prepares periodic and annual progress reports on all assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Urban Studies, Urban Affairs, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Community Development, Political Science, Demographics, Geography (GIS), Social Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Social Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Business, Business Administration, Management Science, Finance, Mathematics, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Econometrics, Public Administration, or a closely related field.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Background Check 
A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer