CRA Planning and Design Manager

  • 301126

SUMMARY: Under general direction, supervises technical and/or clerical staff personnel in assigned to the Community Redevelopment Agency. The incumbent will have extensive contact with government officials, public and private agencies, the development and business community, citizens groups, advisory boards and other departments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Works with private development community, business owners and residents on site planning, zoning, platting, variances or other regulatory issues associated with the development of parcels within the redevelopment districts.
  2. Implements and/or hires and manages consultants related to design, development, planning, right of way plans, master plans, land use and other planning initiatives.
  3. Liaison with local, state and federal agencies to facilitate projects and programs including identifying and securing funding from various agencies.
  4. Conducts analysis related to land uses and disposition of property including issuance of RFP’s and coordination of the selection process.
  • Knowledge of site planning, zoning interpretation, and comprehensive and neighborhood planning.
  • Knowledge of planning law and theory, growth management law and theory, and current planning trends.
  • Knowledge of intergovernmental operations.
  • Skills in project and development application management.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in effectively supervising others, communicating effectively with developers, members of the general public, elected officials and other employees.
  • Skill in conflict resolution management.
  • Skill in budgetary and organizational management.
  • Ability to work in team environment with multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to organize and analyze information and formulate recommendations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves detailed concentration for long periods of time in a modified office environment. There may be occasional need for light lifting. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing. This position may also require the use of City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in urban planning, business or public administration or related field and four years related experience, including one year lead/supervisory experience. Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is required. Master’s degree preferred. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
Last Revision: October 2004
Overtime: No
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