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The Cape Cod Commission is the regional planning and land use regulatory agency serving the people who live and work in the 15 towns in Barnstable County. Our mission is to protect the unique values and quality of life on Cape Cod by coordinating a balanced relationship between environmental protection and economic progress.  

We welcome to our team intelligent professionals who can bring energy, expertise, and a strong work ethic to help us accomplish our mission to keep this special place special.

As an agency of Barnstable County government, in addition to competitive compensation, the Cape Cod Commission offers a great work environment and an excellent benefits package.

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Flexible hybrid in-person/remote work schedule
  • 75% Commission paid health and dental insurance premiums with incentive-based wellness programs. Options include:
    • BC/BS Network Blue HMO 
    • BC/BS Care Elect PPO 
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO 
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO 
    • Delta Dental Premier 
  • Vision Plan 
  • Flexible Spending Account and dependent care assistance programs 
  • Low-cost basic group life insurance and voluntary life insurance 
  • AFLAC benefits 
  • Short- and long-term disability participation options
  • Barnstable County defined benefit pension plan and optional voluntary deferred compensation 457(b) plans 
  • Competitive paid time off including 14 paid holidays per year
  • Professional development and continuing education opportunities 
  • Employee assistance program

Current Career Opportunities


Regional Housing Specialist - Starting $81,078 - $88,596/yr. See job description.

Supports regional housing needs through technical assistance, research, analysis and community outreach.  Provides targeted assistance on affordable and other housing issues. Promotes a mix of housing types for a broad cross-section of Cape residents and incorporates mixed use and smart growth development principles with access to jobs and services. Encourages and supports efforts to plan for healthy, vibrant communities, housing and community development, while balancing the natural and human built environments.

Collects and analyzes data related to the existing housing stock, housing market, current and future housing demand, and other data; researches and provides updates on the progress of the region in reaching its housing goals.

Participates in public forums, workshops and conferences; makes presentations; facilitates discussions regarding housing and community development issues affecting the region. Monitors state and federal policies and programs. Develops grant and other funding proposals.

Requires an ability to manage and coordinate projects and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of public and private groups. Requires independent judgment, and initiative and superior communication and organization skills. Bachelor’s degree in public administration, community development, urban or regional planning/design or related plus five years of experience in community development, land use planning controls, housing or economic development planning, housing advocacy and financial analysis/underwriting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Please apply online at

 Position open until filled


For information about employment with other agencies in Barnstable County Regional Government, please visit:
or direct your inquiries to:

Human Resources
P.O. Box 427
Barnstable, MA 02630
Phone: (508) 375-6648


Items Last Updated June 7, 2023

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