Neighborhood Coordinator

  • 104319

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision provides citizens and City officials with convenient access to information and City services as they pertain to the varied initiatives related to community improvement and redevelopment; will foster positive relationships between City government and both its internal and external customers; and acts a liaison between area government, residents, the business community, and City Departments and elected officials. This position will report directly to the Mayor and will assist and cooperate with all other departments to achieve designated goals.

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. Prepares, maintains, and tracks complete master list to various items such as properties, citations, demolition, police reports, liens and foreclosures, benchmarking, timetable parameters, scheduling and results.
  2. Researches program recommendations made by the residents participating in the revitalization efforts of the target areas.
  3. Directs problems, solutions, and/or complaints to the appropriate sources by identifying delegation of responsibility created based in Departments, with input in writing directly from Department heads.
  4. Develops and maintains a vendor’s list for availability for RFT’s and jobbing out work such as, demolition, contractors, realtors, and landscapers, etc.
  5. Maintains of programs already offered, introduced, and tried by the City; researches new programs and checks feasibility; and recommends ideas and concepts. Checks with County for possible partnerships.
  6. Targets markets and marketing for exit strategies of city acquired houses or lots.
  7. Takes minutes of meetings and records significant statements with attributes.
  8. Monitors the use of funds appropriated to the specific target areas.
  9. Assists in coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating code enforcement efforts in designated neighborhoods.
  10. Coordinates the development of design guidelines drawn up through neighborhoods input for improvements to properties owned and/or acquired by the City in designated neighborhoods.
  11. Acts a liaison between neighborhood associations, non-profit development organizations in designated neighborhoods, and the City of West Palm Beach.
  12. Composes, drafts, types and edits a variety of correspondence, reports, City Commission items, CRA items, etc.
  13. Assists with other duties in the Mayor’s Office as needed.
  • Knowledge of programs and strategies intended to alleviate physical decay, stagnation and blight.
  • Knowledge of City and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of standard business office machines, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of management, function and structure within City Departments.
  • Knowledge and skills using computerized systems and related software.
  • Skills in utilizing written and verbal communication in the development of reports and presentations.
  • Skills in analyzing written and verbal information.
  • Skills in research, development and coordination of neighborhood revitalization initiatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to diverse groups and implement efforts to stimulate neighborhood revitalization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:Work involves sedentary to light work in an office setting. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar 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: High school diploma or GED, and three (3) years community service experience in neighborhood enhancement initiatives and/or related working experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience as it pertains to stakeholders in the community. The applicant should also have extensive knowledge of computer capabilities as it relates to software applications and Internet information gathering and correspondence. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: None
Last revision date: April 2002
Overtime: No
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