Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners

Department: Housing and Economic Sustainability (HES)

Location: 100 Australian Avenue, WPB

Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday – Friday


Performs advanced professional, administrative and supervisory planning work. Responsible for the development of the Comprehensive Plan elements as they relate to economics, land use, housing, intergovernmental coordination, community development, brownfields, and historic preservation. Researches, organizes and analyzes information to formulate recommendations for economic and community development projects in the interest of maintaining quality, livable communities. Coordinates intergovernmental special projects activities with municipalities and public officials, including other County departments. Evaluates the benefits of competitive grant opportunities related to economic development/community redevelopment including grant writing, administration and implementation. Interprets federal, state and local regulations and guidelines. Conducts economic and fiscal impact analyses, market/risk analysis, return on investment calculations, business development (e.g., related to brownfield site clean-up loans, facilitating economic development) and feasibility studies. Assigns and supervises the work of subordinate professional and technical personnel. Performs tasks with considerable independence within the scope of professional methods and procedures to accomplish assigned projects; reports directly to the Special Projects Manager and work is reviewed through conferences outlining desired objectives, observations of effectiveness of work programs and periodic reports and statements.

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation and sick leave, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.


Bachelor’s Degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Economics, Geography, Public Administration or closely related field; minimum of three (3) years of professional planning work for a large planning agency that includes two (2) years of related supervisory experience.

PREFERENCE FOR EXPERIENCE WITH: Grant writing; implementation of planning and economic development activities; preparation and interpretation of analytical studies and reports (must specify on application). Also desirable: Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations (must specify on application).

NOTE: It is not necessary to submit another application for this position if you applied 12/7-29/20.

Visit for job description and to apply online. May upload any Veteran’s Preference documentation to online application (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted). Online Applications are accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 22, 2021. EO/AA M/F/D/V, Drug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.

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