CRA Project Manager

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SUMMARY: Under general direction, manages the acquisition of properties within the CRA district. Prepares agenda items for presentation during Commission meetings. Oversees the coordination and communication for activities with the public; and performs related duties as assigned.

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. Arrange for demolition, repair, and maintenance, rehabilitation of property and potential oversight of environmental clean up or related property issues with in the CRA.
  2. Reviews and manages all contracts pertaining to acquisition and disposition of property site, closing of properties, and clearing liens and title issues.
  3. Oversees compliance with comprehensive plans, consultant liaisons.
  4. Mange real estate projects including coordination with private sector partners, contract negotiation and other related development tasks.
  5. Identify redevelopment opportunities via property acquisition.
  6. Created requests for proposals (RFP’s) property analysis, compilation of data bases and relevant economic information regarding real estate and pro forma analysis.
  7. Coordinates meetings with the CRA Advisory Board and other groups.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of urban planning and economic issues affecting redevelopment.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of city planning, zoning, project development, historic preservation and housing.
  • Experience in the financial and legal aspects relating to acquisition of properties.
  • Proven experience utilizing creative marketing techniques relating to promoting programs and gaining community support.
  • 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 organizational and conflict resolution 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 sedentary to light work in an office setting, out in the community or at project locations. There is occasional need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift objects (up to 25 pounds) and perform similar other actions during the course of the workday. 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 Administration, Public Administration or related field and five (5) years of years working experience in the public/private sector in a progressive City in urban housing programs (local, state, and federal), construction management, real estate, neighborhood revitalization and/or economic development or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: PMSA
Last Revision: December 2006
 
Overtime: No
 
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