Planner I-II DOE (Anchorage) Job#22-7725


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United States of America



Corporate Values:  Integrity, Respectful, Leadership, Sustainable


Position Summary:  This position serves as an agency planning specialist and will assist the corporation’s housing mission through research, program design, implementation and project management. Manages people resources. 






The Planner I may also develop, coordinate, administer housing grant programs and manage people resources.  Programs managed by the Planning and Program Development department primarily focus on expanding housing opportunities for low-to-moderate income Alaskans, seniors, the homeless, victims of domestic violence, and persons affected by disabilities.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:  Exempt, supervisory position.


Examples of Duties

The position may coordinate housing program and / or research efforts with funding partners, and establish relationships with all appropriate groups which interface with the program.


This position may coordinate housing planning efforts, research and program delivery with state, federal and local programs and the activities of consultants; particularly in the area of housing for the homeless, homeless services and housing for persons affected by disabilities.


This position may provide data, materials and statistical analysis necessary for planning decisions and program development; conduct research and prepare technical reports.


This position may make presentations to the public and explain the planning process through public meetings and addresses day-to-day questions. Presentations may be made to different cultural and economic groups and individuals with special needs in both rural and urban settings. The position may chair advisory groups established for planning or program development purposes.


The position may be required to locate funding sources for the development of corporation programs, and develop grant applications, including significant input into the HUD Housing and Community Development Plan process.


This position may Supervise, and assist support staff. Monitor overall workflow, make changes or staffing adjustments. Approve personal leave, and complete timely performance evaluations in accordance with department goals and AHFC personnel rules and procedures. Develop and/or supervise the development and maintenance of internal procedures for administrative services functions.


The position may act as representative for AHFC in meetings with state officials, other governmental agencies and the public to discuss and design program activities.


The position may provide professional or technical assistance internally and to the public in planning and programmatic areas addressed by the department.


The position may write grant agreements, based upon the departmental template, conduct environmental reviews and provide technical assistance to grantees.


This position may enter grantee data into a grants data base, track program budgets and develop program reports.


The position may interpret program rules within the framework of AHFC and state regulations; and federal regulations, such as OMB guidelines and environmental regulations.


The position may establish administrative procedures for implementing the program, monitor the progress of grantees to insure compliance with the grant, and review grantee progress reports and authorize payments.


The position may develop grant applications for competitive programs including online electronic applications, conduct outreach to ensure that potential applicants are aware of the programs, provide technical assistance to potential applicants, and process completed applications.  The position may work with applicants and grantees from different cultural, economic backgrounds and/or with special needs from urban and rural settings.


The position may conduct financial underwriting analysis of housing development grant applications, reviewing revenue and expense projections, development costs, and debt capacity.


The position may be assigned to other duties, as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of the principles and techniques of professional planning, policy and research processes; housing development; social services that address homelessness, persons affected by disabilities and low-to-moderate income households; non-profit organizational development; statistical principles and methods, data gathering techniques and procedures, and data base management, research objectives and impacts; administrative structures at State, regional, and local levels; project management, contract administration, and federal and state grant administration; grant writing and technical report writing; and social and economic issues affecting development and implementation of housing policy in state, regional, and local settings.



Skills and Abilities:  personal computer operation and the use of word processing, data base management, spreadsheets and graphics software. Examples of programs used are Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, HDS (Housing Development Software), IDIS (federal database), DRGR (federal database), ESNAPS (federal database), Ariba (online grant application software), HDX (Homeless Data Exchange); HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) and others.  Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent professional interpersonal skills and excellent relationship building skills must be demonstrated.


Abilities to: work in a quantitative environment that relies on  use of computer databases and spreadsheets; gathering and analyze data (financial and other), reason logically, evaluate trends, identify key issues and relationships, draw conclusions and make appropriate decisions based on the facts; communicate effectively in a culturally sensitive manner, both in writing and orally; interpret and apply state and federal statutes and regulations, and agency policy and procedures; carry out assigned projects independently; organize and conduct public hearings and coordinate with all affected or interested parties; provide programmatic technical assistance in a manner that is accessible to a variety of groups and learning styles; implement research studies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental officials at all levels, employees, grantees, private groups, the press and the general public.

Minimum Requirements


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college; non-exhaustive examples of pertinent degree fields include mathematics, statistics, finance, business administration, economics, social work, public administration or other related fields to the job function; AND four years of professional work experience in planning, policy, research or real estate development related fields. 


Substitution: graduate study in any of the degree fields noted previously, planning, applied research fields or a related policy field may be substituted for planning experience work on a year-for-year basis for up to three years.


This is a level 20/21 position. Starting annual salary is $69,091.62 - $73,917.85 (DOE).  Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and leave package.


All external applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis and breath alcohol testing to screen for illegal drug/alcohol use.

A complete job description and online application may be obtained from the website at new AHFC application must be submitted for each position (a resume may be attached). 





AHFC May Offer Hybrid Teleworking Opportunities for Some Positions


AHFC provides employment opportunities to low and very-low income persons, in compliance with Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968. Public Housing Residents are encouraged to apply.