Housing Coordinator

Classification: Non-Exempt

Type of Position: Full-Time

Closing Date: Continuous

Department: Planning and Zoning

Position Reporting: Assistant Planning Officer


Reporting to the Assistant Planning Officer, the Housing Coordinator is responsible for creating a critical workforce housing program for both individuals seeking safe and affordable housing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Talbot County residents to secure safe and affordable housing.
  • Assists clients in identifying, developing, and using their potential capabilities and community resources to resolve housing needs. 
  • Develops, implements, and oversees a community wide plan for workforce housing development.
  • Refers clients to appropriate community resources and assists them in securing housing, and in some cases other benefits as necessary.  
  • Meets with individuals making referrals or requesting assistance for the client and providing direct services in order to help fill housing needs. 
  • Educates and refers clients to the availability of applicable community resources and program benefits and methods by which resources and/or benefits may be attained. 
  • Prepares various, detailed, and complex monthly and annual budget reports and spreadsheets including grants, client notes, data entry and correspondence. 
  • Provides cordial, responsive, and accurate customer service. 
  • Oversees assigned housing studies and projects.
  • Prepares Scopes of Work.
  • Develops project budgets.
  • Administers the bidding process under the Talbot County procurement policy.
  • Reviews consultant proposals and monitors contract expenditures and compliance.  
  • Identifies funding opportunities for housing and family programming and writing grant application to support strategy development.
  • Maintains a current awareness of community resources and local, state, and federal program benefits. 
  • Collaborates both inter-and intra-agency to make needed referrals for assistance. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in behavioral science, social work, education, or a related field; an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in housing, social work or a related field is preferred.  
  • Experience in case management, first time home buying and financial counseling is a plus.
  • Experience developing private-public partnerships and cultivating relationships.
  • Ability to prioritize goals and objectives and oversee projects that run concurrently.
  • Experience navigating various government programs and services.
  • Certification in homeownership and credit counseling is preferred.                                                  
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethics of the human services professions.
  • Knowledge of the emotional, social, economic, and physical needs of children and adults. 
  • Knowledge of trends in affordable housing. 
  • Skill in various computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and data entry.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication. 

Physical Demands:

Sedentary work, ability to move through office building, and occasionally lift 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus, and work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail. Must be able to conduct inventory of available rental units and vacant housing.

Reasonable accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation. 

Work Environment:

The work environment is typical of an office setting.



Talbot County is an equal opportunity employer. The county does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

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