Job Posting: Associate Planner – Community Development

Job Posting: Associate Planner – Community Development

City of Iowa City, Iowa

Associate Planner – Community Development, Neighborhood & Development Services

Salary Range: $59,217.60 – $74,526.40


Under direction, develops applications for and administers various federal, state, and local community development programs including Community Development Block Grant, HOME and other federal, state and local programs. Participates in design of local affordable housing programs. Performs research and planning studies related to community development.

Coordinates administration of federal Community Development Block Grant program and Home Investment Partnerships Program; monitors allocation of funds; ensures compliance with federal regulations and project accounting requirements for projects and sub-recipients. Performs as lead staff for Housing and Community Development Commission; conducts review of Community Development Block Grant program business applications as well as City micro-loan applications and presents analysis to Economic Development Committee.

Prepares necessary documentation for federally required CITY STEPS consolidated plan and prepares performance reports. Researches, analyzes and recommends strategies and guidelines for development of City Council policies and procedures related to affordable housing and other community development issues. Communicates with local for profit and nonprofit organizations, local financial institutions, small businesses and housing developers; facilitates development of affordable housing, community and economic development opportunities in City.

Writes grants for federal and state funds. Advises appropriate boards and commissions, City Council and the general public regarding housing and community development issues. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned.


Minimum education, experience and certification

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning or a related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required. One year of experience in housing and community development required.

Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body may substitute for experience requirement.

Master’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Three years of experience preferred. Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check.


Application deadline is Friday, November 3, 2017. To apply, please use the link to the City’s Self Services website and complete the City of Iowa City online employment application.

To comply with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired will be required to provide verification of identity and employment eligibility per provisions of the Act. City employees must log into their MSS account as an employee with their employee number and password in order to apply

The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Iowa City is a supporter of the National Career Readiness Certificate.