Housing Rehabilitation Specialist II

Community Planner


Employment Opportunities

for the
Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities: The Rehabilitation Specialist is responsible for technical support in the rehabilitation of homes participating in the County’s housing programs, preparing work write-ups, preliminary cost estimates, specifications, and bid documents, inspecting overall work progress and final and follow-up inspections; receiving bids and negotiating contracts; preparing change orders and amendments between homeowners and bidders; completing relevant work to resolve complaints; preparing progress reports and requests for payment on cases; certifying compliance to contracts, local state, and federal codes; ensuring required warranties and permits are provided by contractor; and performance of other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the management and oversight of projects enrolled in the County’s Whole Home Repair and Home Improvement Programs. This position is also responsible for completing building and unit inspections of properties currently funded under the County’s HOME Investment Partnership Program to ensure compliance with contract agreements.  The rehabilitation specialist may also provide project management for new construction and rehabilitation projects funded under the County’s HOME Investment Partnership Program.

The Rehabilitation Specialist reports to the Chief of the Housing Division.

Qualifications: Minimum of three years’ experience in residential housing construction or rehabilitation, including experience in cost estimating, specification writing and related technical background, and familiarity with housing maintenance and building codes. Must be able to communicate and establish effective work relationships with property owners, contractors, cooperating authorities, and co-workers. Experience in government funded housing services is desirable.  Must have a valid PA vehicle operator’s license and good driving record. 

Interested candidates should present a letter of interest and resume by 4:00PM on June 2, 2023 to:

Natalie Suit
Assistant Fiscal Officer
York County Planning Commission
28 East Market Street, 3rd Floor
York, PA 17401

for the
Equal Opportunity Employer

The York County Planning Commission is seeking a Community Planner to join the Long Range Planning Division and be part of the planning team. The Community Planner will assist with review, development, and implementation of the County Comprehensive Plan, as well as related policies and programs. In particular, a role of the Community Planner is to increase awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles during the planning process and develop strategies to incorporate these principles. Additionally, this individual will work with municipalities and other stakeholders to develop and facilitate strategies and actions to create a community where its citizens and members feel safe, respected, and comfortable in being themselves and expressing all aspects of their identities.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. Candidates will be considered with a major in community planning, public administration, social justice, or other related area. Experience in community planning, environmental justice, community engagement, and/or diversity and inclusion policy development and implementation is preferred but not required. An equivalent combination of formal education, training, and experience may be considered. Conversational Spanish and experience in a public agency are a plus. 


  • Compile information on race, ethnicity, and poverty on a countywide basis, as well as housing, educational attainment, income, employment and other data. Present the information through a variety of media including thematic mapping, photos, and personal stories, as well as traditional graphs and charts, to provide context to the data and statistics.
  • Review current County Comprehensive Plan components and related policies and programs, as well as municipal land use ordinances. Present suggested amendments to senior staff and Division Chief that could lead to meaningful, systemic change toward more equitable environments.
  • Prepare or assist with updates to County Comprehensive Plan components and related reports; provide guidance to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive planning process.
  • Assist with community engagement and suggest creative ways to increase participation by all segments of the population.
  • Develop, strengthen, and maintain partnerships with municipal officials and constituents in the community to help implement the County Comprehensive Plan and promote York County as a welcoming community for all.
  • Develop metrics and conduct periodic reviews to measure success of diversity, equity and inclusion principles implemented through Planning Commission programs and activities; prepare and present reports.
  • Assist with and/or facilitate meetings, training courses, and other duties as assigned. 

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office products including desktop publishing 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective public speaking and presentation skills
  • Meeting facilitation skills
  • Ability to gather, consolidate, and analyze information and conduct basic statistical analyses
  • Ability to understand, be sensitive to, and respect diverse socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, as well as disabilities and sexual orientation
  • Ability to maintain tact and discretion in challenging situations and interactions with the public

The Community Planner reports to the Chief of the Long Range Planning Division. 

Position open until filled. Interested candidates should present a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to:

Pam Shellenberger, Chief, Long Range Planning Division
York County Planning Commission
28 East Market Street, 3rd Floor
York, PA 17401

Internship Opportunities

The York County Planning Commission (YCPC) offers internship opportunities throughout the year. If interested in an internship program with the YCPC or if you have questions, please send an email to the Assistant Director or call 717-771-9870.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The York County Planning Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.