CRA Redevelopment Administrator

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SUMMARY: Under general direction, the incumbent of this position is responsible for overall planning and redevelopment activity related to housing and commercial redevelopment in a distressed area.

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. Responsible for overall planning and redevelopment activity related to housing and commercial redevelopment in a distressed area.
  2. Writes requests for proposals (RFP’s) for development of key parcels, works with private sector to coordinate development projects, plans for and implements housing, retail, and commercial development.
  3. Ensures redevelopment activity is in compliance with the comprehensive plan and current zoning and creates urban design guidelines for the area.
  4. Interacts with community groups and residents and coordinates and communicates with City staff, elected officials, and other public entities.
  5. Responsible for preparing agenda items for presentation during Commission and CRA Board Meetings.
  6. Coordinates meeting with the CRA Advisory Board and other groups and is responsible for the overall coordination and communication of activities with the public.
  7. Performs related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Practical knowledge of urban planning and economic issues affecting redevelopment.
  • Practical knowledge of principles and practices of city planning, zoning, project development, historic preservation and housing.
  • Ability to communicate ideas, concepts and plans in a concise manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Skills in establishing and developing effective working relationships with managers, City officials, officials from other governmental and private organizations and the general public.
  • Public management skills in delivering complex and multi-priority projects on time and within budget.
  • Ability to utilize digital and graphic technologies to effective communicate ideas and information.
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 Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field and five (5) years working experience in the public/private sector in a progressive City in planning, real estate, neighborhood revitalization and/or economic development, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. 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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