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CITY COUNCIL ITEM NO. 4

Meeting Date: April 23, 2002

Subject/Title: Approve Compensation and Classification Descriptions for Redevelopment Technician and Redevelopment Specialist to establish a classification series to support the Redevelopment Agency

Submitted by: Patti Standley, Human Resources Manager

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager


RECOMMENDATION 
Adopt a Resolution approving the Redevelopment Technician and Redevelopment Specialist classification descriptions and salary ranges. 

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

BACKGROUND
Staff completed an assessment of the Redevelopment function with regard to development of support staff to support the Redevelopment Agency. Staff concluded that it is prudent to develop a classification series to support the work of the Redevelopment Agency. The suggested structure includes Redevelopment Technician and Redevelopment Specialist classifications that will provide for the development of staff over time.

The attached Redevelopment Technician and Redevelopment Specialist classification descriptions, marked Exhibit A and Exhibit B respectively, are provided for your review and comment.

The proposed salary ranges are based on a survey of internal City classifications based on required experience, responsibilities and scope of work. Staff recommends the following salary ranges: 
Redevelopment Technician $41,220 - $50,100 annually
Redevelopment Specialist $52,596 - $63,936 annually 

FISCAL IMPACT
There is no fiscal impact at this time as a result of the above recommendation.

RESOLUTION NO.


A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING THE COMPENSATION AND CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTIONS FOR REDEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN AND REDEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH A CLASSIFICATION SERIES TO SUPPORT THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

WHEREAS, staff conducted a review of the Redevelopment Agency function relative to staff that support the Redevelopment Agency, and, 

WHEREAS, staff recommends establishing a classification series specific to the Redevelopment function in order to address future growth and development of staff that supports the Redevelopment Agency, and,

WHEREAS, classification descriptions have been developed and are attached as Exhibit A and Exhibit B respectively, and, 

WHEREAS, staff conducted an internal survey of comparable classifications based on required experience, responsibilities and scope of work, and, 

WHEREAS, staff recommends establishing the following salary ranges: Redevelopment Technician $41,220 - $50,100 and Redevelopment Specialist $52,596 - $63,936 annually.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the City Council of the City of Brentwood approves the compensation and classification descriptions for Redevelopment Technician and Redevelopment Specialist in order to establish a classification series to support the work of the Redevelopment Agency.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on April 23, 2002 by the following vote:

AYES: 
NOES: 
ABSENT: 

___________________________ Michael A. McPoland, Sr.
Mayor
ATTEST:


__________________________________
Karen Diaz, CMC
Deputy City Manager/City Clerk 

Exhibit A

FLSA: Non-exempt Established: April 23, 2002

CITY OF BRENTWOOD

REDEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN

Class specifications are only intended to present a descriptive summary of the range of duties and responsibilities that are associated with specified positions. Therefore, specifications may not include all duties performed by individuals within a classification. In addition, specifications are intended to outline the minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the class and do not necessarily convey the qualifications of incumbents within the position.


DEFINITION:

Under supervision, performs a variety of administrative, staff and analytical assignments in support of the City’s Redevelopment activities; provides assistance to the public; prepares statistical tabulations and variety of reports and documents; performs other related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Redevelopment Technician is a support-level classification and is distinguished from all other technical and administrative classifications through its specialization in redevelopment projects and programs. Depending upon assignment, work is performed under close to general supervision of management staff. An employee in this classification may direct the work of others on a project basis. This classification differs from the Redevelopment Specialist in that the latter is responsible for more complex and difficult duties within the division, and overall administrative management of the division. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:

Receives general supervision from the Director of Economic Development and/or Redevelopment Analyst.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)

· Provides technical and administrative support for the Redevelopment Agency including project processing functions and program implementation and administration necessary to achieve program objectives. 

· Assists Plans, organizes and conducts analyses related to the implementation of a variety of redevelopment programs and projects.

· Performs research and/or data gathering activities and prepares comprehensive studies, proposals and marketing programs regarding redevelopment. 

· Responsible for the administration of redevelopment programs, such as Commercial Rehabilitation Loan and Grant Program and the Utility Assistance Connection Program. Coordinates and services loans, grants, and payment disbursements. Manages marketing and outreach efforts, and submits required quarterly reports. 

· Assists in budget preparation, analysis, evaluation and control; monitors department expenditures and purchasing activities; prepares purchase orders; receives and records invoices and fees; recommends fund transfers as needed; prepares department payroll for processing; tracks overtime usage; researches and prepares routine and special accounting tasks.

· Serves as a resource for general public, city departments, developers, property owners, businesses and residents of project areas. Represents the Agency in meetings with representatives of businesses, community organizations, governmental agencies and the public. Serves as staff liaison to Project Area Committee on Redevelopment and attends various day and evening meetings.

· Monitors legislation and developments related to redevelopment matters, and determines Agency compliance. 

· Prepares “e-packets”, agendas, resolutions, staff reports, and works with assigned boards or commissions.

· Responsible for property management responsibilities, including tenant liaison, rents and deposits accounting, management of leasing documents, coordination of payment of possessory interest taxes and assessments, and supervision and coordination of maintenance for Agency-owned parcels.

· Maintains department records, files and other reference materials; performs display setup/takedown for various meetings; assists in the preparation of informational materials and other written materials regarding Agency activities and programs.

· Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in preparing reports using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires both near and far vision in reading written reports and work related documents. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. Additionally, the incumbent in this position works outdoors in all weather conditions including wet, hot and cold. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to drive motorized vehicles. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required.

Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations. 


QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification)

Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Redevelopment Technician, such as: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited two year college with major coursework in public administration, business administration, economics, or policy development, or two years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development, redevelopment, planning, real estate, small business development, municipal administration or related field.

License/Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license. 

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS: (The following are a representative sample of the KAS’s necessary to perform essential duties of the position. The level and scope of the knowledge and abilities listed below vary between the I and II levels) 

Knowledge of:
Legal document structure for local government agreements; agenda and resolution preparation; public notice requirements; principles, practices and methods of public administration including budgeting and grant administration with respect to redevelopment programs; federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting redevelopment programs and activities; research techniques; general procedures, regulations and practices in local government; computer applications including word processing, data entry, data base access, standard report generation particularly as related to statistical analysis and data management; principles and practices of governmental filing and record keeping; statistics and business mathematics; effective report writing; public relations and marketing techniques and procedures; modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Ability to:
Effectively implement and monitor redevelopment programs; work effectively with the general public and on a one-on-one basis and give effective oral presentations to citizen groups and the Project Area Committee on Redevelopment and the City Council; interpret and apply complex laws, codes, regulations, legislation and guidelines; acquire a thorough knowledge of City and Department policies, procedures, and regulations; collect, analyze and present data; meet critical deadlines; make process improvement changes to streamline procedures; make accurate arithmetic and statistical calculations; exercise initiative and sound judgment in solving difficult and complex administrative and technical problems within established procedural guidelines; organize, prioritize and follow up on work assignments; prepare marketing programs; maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Skill to:
Operate standard office equipment including a computer and variety of word processing and software applications; operate automated record keeping systems.


Exhibit B

FLSA: Exempt Established: April 23, 2002

CITY OF BRENTWOOD

REDEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Class specifications are only intended to present a descriptive summary of the range of duties and responsibilities that are associated with specified positions. Therefore, specifications may not include all duties performed by individuals within a classification. In addition, specifications are intended to outline the minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the class and do not necessarily convey the qualifications of incumbents within the position.


DEFINITION:

Under general supervision, performs varied administrative, staff and analytical assignments to assist in implementation and promotion of redevelopment and/or CDBG activities; works closely with other city departments with matters related to redevelopment; provides assistance to the public; prepares statistical tabulations and variety of reports and documents; performs other related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Redevelopment Specialist is the para-professional and technical classification in the City’s redevelopment series. Incumbents will perform a variety of administrative, technical and para-professional duties in assisting and supporting redevelopment and/or CDG programs. An employee in this classification may direct the work of others on a project basis. This classification differs from the Redevelopment/Economic Development Analyst in that the latter is the advanced journey-level classification that performs highly complex work with an emphasis on redevelopment. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:

Receives general supervision from the Director of Economic Development and/or Redevelopment/Economic Development Analyst.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)

· Provides technical, administrative, and para-professional redevelopment assistance to Director of Economic Development, Redevelopment staff, and City staff members relative to the planning, analysis, implementation and monitoring of redevelopment and economic development activities.

· Coordinates with Director, legal counsel, planning and public works staff, and developers in preparation of exclusive agreements to negotiate and administer owner participation agreements, disposition and development agreements, contracts, reimbursement agreements, regulatory agreements, and other documents; conduct preliminary negotiations for development agreements.

· Assist in preparation of plan amendments, implementation plans, annual County and State report preparation, pass-through payment calculations, tax increment projections, requests for proposals, and redevelopment agreements.
· Assists, plans, organizes and conducts analyses related to the implementation of a variety of community redevelopment programs, objectives and projects, including but not limited to relocation, low and moderate housing, environmental and demolition services, and capital improvements. Prepares and implements project schedules.

· Provides financial and technical assistance to parties seeking financing. Analyzes pro formas, project budgets and operating expenses, negotiates deal points, negotiates with parties for program or funding support, and makes related recommendations to policy making bodies. 

· Tracks funding commitments. Researches, analyzes and proposes financing mechanisms for department revenues and projects. Prepares loan documents. Prepares and presents loan packages in accordance with applicable underwriting standards.

· Responsible for the administration of redevelopment programs, such as Business Assistance Programs, Commercial Rehabilitation Loan and Grant Program and the Utility Assistance Connection Program. Coordinates and services loans, grants, and payment disbursements. Manages marketing and outreach efforts, and submits required quarterly reports. 

· Assists in budget preparation, analysis, evaluation and control; monitors department expenditures and purchasing activities; prepares purchase orders; receives and records invoices and fees; recommends fund transfers as needed; prepares department payroll for processing; tracks overtime usage; and researches and prepares routine and special accounting tasks.

· Serves as a resource for general public, city departments, developers, property owners, businesses and residents of project areas. Represents the Agency in meetings with representatives of businesses, community organizations, governmental agencies and the public. Serves as staff liaison to Project Area Committee on Redevelopment and attends various day and evening meetings.

· Monitors legislation and developments related to redevelopment matters, determines Agency compliance, evaluates their impact on City operations and programs, and recommends and implements policy and procedural improvements.

· Prepares “e-packets”, agendas, resolutions, staff reports, and works with assigned boards or commissions.

· Maintains department records, files and other reference materials; performs display setup/takedown for various meetings; assists in the preparation of informational materials and other written materials regarding Agency activities and programs.

· Responsible for property management responsibilities, including tenant liaison, rents and deposits accounting, management of leasing documents, coordination of payment of possessory interest taxes and assessments, and supervision and coordination of maintenance for Agency-owned parcels.

· Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

Incumbents in this classification communicate orally with customers, clients, or the public in a face-to-face, one-to-one or group setting, and by telephone, giving instructions, providing information and responding to questions. This position requires the following: prolonged sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities; repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in preparing reports using a computer keyboard; both near and far vision in reading written reports and work related documents. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to drive motorized vehicles. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required.

Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations. 

QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification)

Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Redevelopment Specialist, such as: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited two year college with major coursework in public or business administration, economics, or urban planning, or three years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development, redevelopment, planning, real estate, small business development, municipal administration or related field.

License/Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license. 

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS: (The following are a representative sample of the KAS’s necessary to perform essential duties of the position. The level and scope of the knowledge and abilities listed below vary between the I and II levels) 

Knowledge of:
California Redevelopment law, CEQA, and/or CDBG regulations and procedures; the theory, principles, and practices of community redevelopment; legal document structure for local government agreements; agenda and resolution preparation; public notice requirements; principles, practices and methods of public administration including budgeting and grant administration with respect to redevelopment programs; federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting redevelopment programs and activities; research techniques; general procedures, regulations and practices in local government; application of economics, municipal finance, sociology and related disciplines to the conduct of community redevelopment activities; computer applications including word processing, data entry, data base access, standard report generation particularly as related to statistical analysis and data management; principles and practices of governmental filing and record keeping; statistics and business mathematics; effective report writing; public relations and marketing techniques and procedures; modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Ability to:
Effectively implement and monitor redevelopment programs; work effectively with the general public and on a one-on-one basis and give effective oral presentations to citizen groups and the Project Area Committee on Redevelopment and the City Council; interpret and apply complex laws, codes, regulations, legislation and guidelines; acquire a thorough knowledge of City and Department policies, procedures, and regulations; collect, analyze and present data; meet critical deadlines; make process improvement changes to streamline procedures; make accurate arithmetic and statistical calculations; exercise initiative and sound judgment in solving difficult and complex administrative and technical problems within established procedural guidelines; organize, prioritize and follow up on work assignments; prepare marketing programs; maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Skill to:
Operate standard office equipment including a computer and variety of word processing and software applications; operate automated record keeping systems.