The City of Palo Alto seeks a Senior Planner to manage its affordable housing program and implement the City’s Housing Element and recently adopted Housing Work Plan. The successful candidate will have a prominent role in supporting and shaping housing policies including an ongoing effort to produce 300+ housing units per year to meet the city’s goal of adding up to 4,420 units by 2030. Work in the department is challenging, complex and requires a candidate that can prioritize assignments, meet deadlines and communicate clearly and effectively.
Palo Alto is a community that is committed to engaging its citizenry and expects thoughtful analysis supported by facts and reasoned judgment. Candidates must have knowledge of housing planning and policy development, experience with affordable housing financing and administering affordable housing programs in compliance with local, state, and federal requirements. Experience preparing and negotiating loan agreements, contracts, and regulatory agreements necessary to provide for the construction and preservation of affordable housing is required. The candidate will also have primary oversight of the city’s community development block grant program, but will have support from a consultant that provides day to day administration. Candidates with the above skills and experiences that are intrinsically motivated, self-confident, optimistic and thrive in a team environment will enjoy rewarding work and have a key role advancing city housing policy in Palo Alto.
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