Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

The Business Development Specialist for housing serves under the direction and general leadership of the Community & Economic Development Deputy Director / Economic Development Director. The Business Development Specialist performs complex professional policy analysis and preparation of recommendations related to the development of housing projects including affordable and workforce housing, tiny home program, preserving affordable housing and general housing efforts.  In addition to the Economic Development team, this position will work closely with the Community & Economic Development divisions of Community Development that disburses federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds and Development Services which includes Long Range Planning, as well as the Homelessness and Poverty Reduction team within the Community Safety & Well-Being Department. 
You will function as both a technical expert on site-specific real estate opportunities and a big picture strategist on housing policy.  This is accomplished through state and federal programs, working with local partner organizations, and identifying final resources and funding opportunities, as well as the development and implementation of housing strategies at the local and regional levels.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Providing high level analysis of federal, state and local housing policy.
  • Creation of planning documents as well as regulatory tools, in partnership with the Long-Range Planning staff of Community & Economic Development, to refine and advance the housing goals of Adams County.
  • Performing research to evaluate best practices and new strategies; specific areas of inquiry which may include data analysis, financial modeling, and policy analysis to inform policy development.
  • Designs and implements project and work plans.
  • Develops and maintains advanced level housing policy subject matter knowledge.
  • Advances sites for affordable housing development by preparing site analysis and analyzing development feasibility and costs. 
  • Acts as a liaison to and point of contact for the housing community including public, private and non-profit groups and associations concerning economic development within Unincorporated Adams County.
  • Recommends policies and procedures regarding housing development matters.
  • Keeps appraised of housing projects occurring within the county and disseminates information regarding the projects, including updating internal and external customers on the status of projects.
  • Pursues federal, state and other outside funding as appropriate.
  • Makes presentations to various groups.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications for Success


  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in federal, state or local government or non-profit policymaking processes in a field related to housing. 
Education and Training:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Planning, Community Development, Public Administration, Marketing, and Urban and/or Regional Planning; a graduate degree is preferred.
  • A combination of technical and professional experience or training may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree, but not for the required experience as detailed above.
License and Certificate:
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid driver's license.
Background Check:
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

More Qualifications for Success


  • Ability to work in a standard office environment.
  • Some travel to different sites may occur.

Application Instructions

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