Redevelopment Manager

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SUMMARY: Under general direction, performs complex community redevelopment activities, implements, and manages of various community programs and projects receiving funds through the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). This position will report to the City Administrator and will work with city officials, in connection with new or contemplated capital improvements and long-range plans. This position is responsible for facilitating, monitoring and ensuring that all projects are implemented in accordance with the goals of their respective advisory boards and the CRA. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to planning, budgeting, capital acquisitions, public relations, real estate and project development negotiations; administering professional service contracts, capital planning and serving as a liaison to local government, businesses and property owners; coordinating and overseeing all CRA Departmental activities and preparing budget and strategic work plans for the professional work as principle staff.

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. Oversees the monitoring and amending of the West Palm Beach Redevelopment Plans including existing CRA leases.
  2. Assists in the development and monitoring of the capital projects included in the CRA plan and grant applications.
  3. Manages and oversees existing projects through fiscal stewardship of the CRA budget. Serve as Project Manager for City initiated projects within CRA districts.
  4. Coordinates the data and information tracking for verification of economic impact of CRA activities.
  5. Assists in the preparation of RFQ’s, RFP’s and construction monitoring of new projects for the Downtown Redevelopment Agency (DRA).
  6. Assists in the preparation of the CRA annual budget working with community and redevelopment groups to set budget priorities.
  7. Responsible for the public relations issues for the CRA and represents the Community Redevelopment Agency.
  8. Facilitates real estate negotiations and acquisitions, administers professional service contracts and prepares grants and loan documents for CRA programs.
  • 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.
  • Proven experience in the financial and legal aspects relating to bond issue and sales and land acquisition.
  • Proven experience utilizing creative marketing techniques relating to promoting programs and gaining community support.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas, concepts and plans in a concise manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Highly skilled at establishing and developing effective working relationships with managers, City officials, officials from other governmental and private organizations and the general public.
  • Proven project management skills in delivering complex and multi-priority projects on-time and within budget.
  • Proven ability to utilize digital and graphic technologies to effectively 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 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Urban and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Construction Management, Business Administration, or related field and seven (7) 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. Master’s degree and AICP preferred.

FLSA Code: Exempt
B/U: None
Created on: August 2004
Overtime: No
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