City of Highland Park

Description of Primary Purpose: Performs program administration of the City’s affordable housing programs. This position is approximately 20 hours per week.

Qualification Requirements: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, urban planning, urban affairs, urban geography or related field. A Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred.

Experience: Program Analyst II: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, urban planning, urban affairs, urban geography or related field and at least 5 years of professional planning and program administration experience, preferably implementation of programs that address affordable housing needs; or a Master’s Degree in relevant field and at least 3 years of professional program administration experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

Program Analyst I: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the field of public or business administration, urban planning, urban affairs, urban geography, or other discipline applicable to planning and program administration, especially in programs that address affordable housing needs, and two (2) years of professional experience in related field; or a Master’s degree in relevant field.

Certification or License: A valid driver’s license is required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Proficiencies: Creative problem solving skills and ability to gather relevant information to help solve less well defined practical problems. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Knowledge of housing issues, including affordability, inclusionary and fair housing. Ability to prepare business letters, memoranda, abstracts, and other documents. Familiarity with basic financial audits, banking transactions, and account management. Knowledge of planning and program administration, monitoring and evaluation.

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