Lead Community Development Analyst

Buncombe County

Asheville, NC United States

Purpose of the position:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide oversight, direction and advanced technical work for evaluation, administration, and implementation of specific programs and development related regulations related to planning and development within the County’s Planning Department.


Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field and four(4) years of experience in rural and or urban planning at the local governmental level, including experience administering land development ordinances;or a Master’s degree in planning or related field with two(2)years of experience as noted above; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Additional/Preferred Education, Training and/or Experience:

Major course work in planning, business administration, finance, or a related field with an emphasis on housing finance and community development at the local level is preferred


Essential Functions:

  • Administer and implement division managed budgets by ensuring the maintenance, collection, and consolidation of budget data.

  • Evaluate the community development’s internal control framework and perform routine monitoring activities to ensure division operations are conducted effectively and securely.

  • Oversee execution and monitoring of contracts and loan and grant elements for audit, fiscal and performance compliance.

  • Oversee policy, procedure, and terms for community development loans and grants.

  • Initiate and execute the planning and coordination of community development activities and monitor to ensure projects remain on schedule

  • Conduct planning studies in affordable housing and community development specialties

  • Oversee preparation of grant and loan agreements including detailed budgets and scopes of work.

  • Manage loan portfolios, addressing payoff requests, loan subordinations, modifications, collections, and foreclosure filings.

  • Oversee contracts to ensure compliance with community development requirements.

  • Manage evaluation of external applications for community development funding.

  • Present external applications for community development funding to the Affordable Housing Committee and Board of Commissioners.

  • Respond to audit requests.

  • Develop community development application forms and instructions.

  • Monitor community development funding recipients' expenditures.

  • Monitor community development funded projects through the period of affordability.

  • Serve as lead staff liaison to the Affordable Housing Committee

  • Serve as staff liaison to the Asheville Regional Housing Consortium

  • Supervise staff in the Community Development Division


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of housing planning and community development specializations. Knowledge of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) grants, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and other state and federal housing and community development programs.

  • Knowledge of local bond initiatives for community development and affordable housing purposes

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices involved in housing finance.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of residential development underwriting (single family and multifamily rental and ownership), risk analysis, and management.

  • Knowledge of legal documents associated with lending.

  • Ability to assist in the preparation and review of legal documents (Promissory Notes, Deeds of Trust, Warranty Deeds, Deed Restrictions, Modification Agreements, Deeds of Release, Satisfaction of Liens, Court Orders, Notice of Foreclosure, Bankruptcy filings, etc.)

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Community or Neighborhood Development
Salary Range
$66,531.18 - $88,153.81