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Planner III - Housing Specialist

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Rohnert Park City Rohnert Park , CA 94927

Posted 2 months ago

The Position

Are you looking for an opportunity to share your passion for planning to help the City achieve its community vision? Do you enjoy being part of a team and playing a pivotal role in shaping a community? Do you have an expertise in housing, planning, and policy and are ready for a new challenge? Consider Rohnert Park!


The City of Rohnert Park is located in the North Bay Area, 45 miles from San Francisco, in the heart of Sonoma County's wine country and home to Sonoma State University. We are actively implementing a General Plan with a strong focus on sustainable growth, working to develop a downtown for the City, actively working with the development community to construct new projects, and seeking to develop and implement a housing program to meet key community objectives.


The successful candidate is expected to possess considerable planning and housing program knowledge, exercise initiative and independent judgment in the accomplishment of work, and excel at working with others to achieve program objectives and build consensus to common goals.

Ideal Candidate

The duties described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Serves as staff to the City's Mobile Home Park Rent Appeals Board (RAB).

  • Maintains the inventory of inclusionary and affordable housing stock within the City and tracks and maintains ongoing affordability restrictions and reports.

  • Coordinates and completes various tasks such as preparing staff reports, correspondence, notices, resolutions, ordinances and similar written materials.

  • Assists with the development and implementation of immediate and long-term housing strategies, plans, and programs for the City's housing programs including the General Plan Housing Element and Housing Action Plan.

  • Works with community organizations, public officials, consultants, non-profit groups, developers, real estate agents, and others to develop and implement housing and economic development projects and programs.

  • Negotiates, prepares, and administers agreements and contracts associated with housing projects including development agreements and affordable housing agreements and monitors for compliance with adopted programs.

  • Oversees a program for homeless prevention and rapid rehousing in conjunction with community agencies.

  • Analyzes, interprets and implements ordinances, laws, rules, regulations and legislation related to housing.

  • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the City's various housing fund budgets, grants and loan applications.

  • Compiles information, writes and presents technical and other reports and advises staff and decision-makers.

  • Coordinates and reviews the work of consultants and clerical staff engaged in project activities.

  • Serves as a liaison to various local organizations representing the City on affordable housing and related residential development matters

  • Collaborates with other City officials and staff; participates in coordinating affordable housing activities with other City functions including finance, engineering, building inspection, planning, and utilities.

  • Attends and/or participates in public meetings, committees, and workshops including interdepartmental working groups.

  • Creates and maintains minutes, agendas and supporting materials for public meetings, committees, or working groups and develops public information and responses to public issues.

  • Evaluates work processes and make recommendations for streamlining program operations.

In performing the duties described above, the incumbent is expected to:

  • Provide outstanding and friendly customer service

  • Create and maintain a respectful and collaborative working environment

  • Communicate honestly and behave in a manner that is ethical, legal and fiscally responsible

  • Demonstrate care for the organization, customers and coworkers

  • Practice and encourage initiative and innovation to improve the workplace

Qualifications and Requirements

Sufficient experience and education in planning that provides the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:

  • Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution with a major in urban or regional planning or other closely-related field

  • A Master's Degree is desirable

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is desirable

  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional work experience in the fields of government planning, housing, economic development, law and/or similar fields.

  • Possession of a Class C California driver's license by date of appointment

For the complete job description, including the required knowledge, skills and abilities and working conditions, please click here.


To be considered for this opportunity, please visit "Job Opportunities" at for an online application and the required supplemental questionnaire. Work history must include all employment for the last ten years. All applications will be screened for completeness and possession of minimum qualifications. Applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview.


You may submit a resume or other relevant documents to further describe your qualifications; however, "See Resume" will not meet the requirements to submit a complete application, including employment history, or be accepted in lieu of responses to supplemental questions.

If you need assistance applying online, please click on the Application Help/FAQ's link:

If you are a CalPERS retiree, you may not work for the City of Rohnert Park more than 960 hours per fiscal year, July 1st through June 30th, nor in a regular, i.e. permanent, position. Work assignments must be temporary, i.e. typically limited to 12 months.

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Planner III - Housing Specialist

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Rohnert Park City