Community Development Specialist
City of Willits, CA
Position Summary: The Community Development Specialist is responsible for a wide variety of duties in support of grant administration, economic development and city planning. Under supervision, this position will implement and evaluate grant program activities; conduct compliance monitoring and reporting; work closely with staff and members of outside agencies to manage grant funded programs and projects including the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG); provide support to implement economic development strategies and activities; review development applications for conformance with applicable polices and regulations, serve as a liaison between the City and local businesses, and do related work as assigned.
The highly qualified candidate is a critical thinker who possesses excellent writing and presentation skills and a strong foundation in the principles of general plan and zoning in California. The successful candidate has a strong background in public outreach and desires to be part of a dynamic team working to effect economic, housing and planning policy in our community.
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Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, training and experience which would provide the knowledge and skills listed. A skilled writer and communicator who prioritizes organization and meeting deadlines. The preferred applicant has a college degree in planning, geography, public administration, economics, business, community development or a related field and/or two (2) years of full-time professional government or other experience in planning, grants management, community/economic development, or other closely related profession.
Physical Requirements: Constant sitting in office chair; use of hands for operation of office equipment; frequent moving from sitting to standing position; occasional lifting of office equipment, storage boxes and supplies of less than 30 pounds.
Apply by Friday October 21, 2022
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