Job Advertisement


The Buffalo Trace Area Development District is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Community Development Specialist. The Community Development Specialist works with local officials for undertaking projects and programs in the Planning and Development Department, providing technical and management assistance to local governments and agencies under the direction of the Community Development Director. Daily work activities may include, but are not limited to, general project management, community planning, grant writing, reporting, financial oversight, project coordination, and project administration.

The Planning and Development Department works with various types of projects including Water, Sewer, Housing, Community Facilities, Community Development, Recreation, Emergency Services, Agricultural grants, and many others. The Community Development Specialist works with federal, state, and local agencies, in administering funds distributed by USDA Rural Development, Appalachian Regional Commission, Economic Development Administration, Kentucky Department for Local Government, Homeland Security and many others.

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge in project administration, as they will be responsible for project oversight, collaboration and coordination of project stakeholders, budgeting and financial accountability of projects, progress reporting, records and file retention, and other such duties necessary to administer projects. Candidates should be able to work independently, have good verbal and communication skills, maintain good working relationships with funding agencies and project partners, possess good writing skills, be detail oriented and organized, be personable, and willing to learn new duties as needed. Candidates should be able to multi-task and handle various projects simultaneously.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, or similar field. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Please Send cover letter and resume to:

Maysville Career Center

BTADD Community Development Specialist Position

P.O. Box 436

Maysville, Kentucky 41056

Buffalo Trace Area Development District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Auxiliary Aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.