Community Development Specialist II

Recruitment #23-1075-001



The Community Development Specialist II will evaluate methods and monitor best practices in order to effectively perform outreach with community institutions to be engaged in collaboration for projects or programs. Facilitates collaboration and communication between residents, neighborhood associations, community institutions, and the City organization to ensure implementation of community initiatives. Develops programs and projects including grants management, real estate development, capital budgeting, economics, urban planning and design, architecture, engineering and human relations. Organizes and manages capital improvement projects, housing rehabilitation and development projects, programs and services that will revitalize existing housing stock, create new housing, and/or enhance the physical environment within the neighborhoods. Such programs and projects typically involve the use of and compliance with CDBG, HOME, ESG and Low Income Housing Tax Credits funds.

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 AND 3 years of professional experience with a planning, housing or community development agency or non-profit.

Master’s degree in Business Administration or Public Administration may be substituted for one year of the above required experience.

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