CRA Real Estate Administrator

  • 101145

SUMMARY: Under general direction, the incumbent of this position is responsible for acquisition or oversight of acquisition and management of properties.

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. Creates and maintains and comprehensive database of commercial and residential parcels within the CRA boundaries.
  2. Works with the Property Appraiser to ensure that all properties within the CRA boundaries are accurately appraised given current market conditions.
  3. Arranges for demolition, repair, maintenance, rehabilitation of property and potential oversight of environmental clean up or related property issues within the CRA area.
  4. Responsible for preparing agenda items for presentation during City Commission and CRA Board Meetings. Coordinates meetings with the CRA Advisory Board and other groups.
  5. Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Ability to make recommendations on terms upon which properties will be sold, leased, acquired or expanded.
  • Proficient in real estate law.
  • Knowledge of current computing technologies and software applications related to the position.
  • Knowledge of the practices of real estate appraising and real estate principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of building construction practices and of building and land values.
  • Knowledge of State laws, charter provisions, and municipal ordinances relating to real estate appraisal and the general policies and laws governing a Redevelopment Agency.
  • Ability to read and understand building construction and specifications.
  • Ability to analyze factors which tend to influence the value of property and to exercise judgment in the determination of property values.
  • Ability to interact effectively with City officials, attorneys, property owners, and licensed real estate brokers, the general public, and associates.
  • Skills in preparing effective presentations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
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 needs 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Real Estate Development or related field and eight (8) years experience in real estate property appraisal. Certified General Appraiser and Real Estate License, required. A valid driver’s license is required or ability to obtain within 30 days from date of employment.

FLSA Code: Exempt
B/U: None
Last revision: October 2005
Overtime: No
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