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)
- Oversees the monitoring and amending of the West Palm Beach Redevelopment Plans including existing CRA leases.
- Assists in the development and monitoring of the capital projects included in the CRA plan and grant applications.
- Manages and oversees existing projects through fiscal stewardship of the CRA budget. Serve as Project Manager for City initiated projects within CRA districts.
- Coordinates the data and information tracking for verification of economic impact of CRA activities.
- Assists in the preparation of RFQ’s, RFP’s and construction monitoring of new projects for the Downtown Redevelopment Agency (DRA).
- Assists in the preparation of the CRA annual budget working with community and redevelopment groups to set budget priorities.
- Responsible for the public relations issues for the CRA and represents the Community Redevelopment Agency.
- 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.
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.
Created on: August 2004