Senior Housing Research Planner, Montgomery County Planning Department

Job Title: Senior Housing Research Planner

Company/Organization: The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Salary: $49,941.00 – $85, 458.00

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Position Description: The Montgomery County Department of Planning’s Research & Special Projects Division seeks a Housing Planner for a key research and planning position. The position’s duties include supporting long-range sector plan activities as the main contact person and expert on housing questions; producing reports and briefs that shed light on housing needs and trends in the County; assessing housing affordability impacts resulting from proposed development and planning policy; maintaining and analyzing housing statistics, including housing stock characteristics, housing sales, rental cost, vacancy, and turnover; monitor consultant work and contracts; performing market feasibility analysis; and representing the department at local, state, and national meetings on housing policy.

The ideal candidate for the Housing Planner position is acquainted with federal, state or local housing policy and programs and can explain these, as well as supporting facts and figures, to a general audience.  This position requires experience tabulating housing data, including US Census information, using Excel; some familiarity with the principles of database management; and some experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to display community information. Finally, a prospective Housing Planner should have experience independently and successfully bringing projects to conclusion and managing the competing demands of analyzing data, producing reports, fulfilling ad hoc requests and performing community outreach.