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FLSA Designation: Exempt
May, 2005

SENIOR REDEVELOPMENT ANALYST

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Under general direction of the Redevelopment Manager and/or the Director of Community Development, performs a wide variety of complex and highly responsible professional level work involving programs, projects, and activities related to the implementation and administration of the City’s redevelopment programs; and serves as staff liaison to various local organizations and the public on redevelopment related matters.

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the advanced journey level class in the professional Redevelopment Analyst series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including serving as a senior technical resource providing advanced technical support, analysis, and project management related to the implementation and administration of the City’s redevelopment projects and programs. This class participates in the formulation and processing of the City’s redevelopment plans and policies, redevelopment plan amendments, development and owner participation agreements, grant applications, and environmental assessments/impact reports. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Plans, organizes, and administers complex redevelopment and other related development projects, programs, and activities including activities related to public works improvements, financing, and land development entitlements if necessary.
  2. Performs a full range of the most difficult and complex redevelopment assignments including establishing new redevelopment project areas, amending existing redevelopment project areas, negotiating owner participation agreements and disposition, negotiating development agreements, managing high profile projects and programs, assisting with the acquisition and disposal of real property, and other special projects as assigned.
  3. Identifies appropriate redevelopment assistance needed by the private sector including marketing, business establishment/promotion, and financial assistance.
  4. Develops, monitors, and manages redevelopment project budgets including monitoring and tracking funds, increment sharing agreements, and agency payments to participants.
  5. Conducts financial analysis of redevelopment projects including costs to project proponent, the Redevelopment Agency, and revenue projections related to tax increment and generation of sales tax.
  6. Coordinates the planning and implementation of redevelopment projects including acquisition of property, financing and monitoring status of engineering work, and planning processes including zone changes and facade upgrades.
  7. Prepares reports regarding redevelopment projects and makes public presentations to the City Council, Planning Commission, Redevelopment Agency, redevelopment project committees/citizen advisory committees, and outside agencies.
  8. Participates in the development and implementation of revitalization policies and procedures; recommends changes to the revitalization process and long-term goals.
  9. Coordinates redevelopment activities with other City functions including finance, engineering, building inspection, planning, neighborhood preservation, and community development.
  10. Prepares media publications; designs forms, brochures, and other information packages utilizing computer graphic programs including the development of marketing publications for City redevelopment programs.
  11. Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public.
  12. Performs related duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a redevelopment program. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including those relating to the acquisition and disposition of land in a redevelopment environment. Local, state, and federal legislation on redevelopment programs. Recent developments, current literature, research methods, and sources of information related to redevelopment programs. Redevelopment funding mechanisms including tax increment, tax assessments, bonds, debt financing, and pass-through agreements and payments. Financial forecasting and financial analysis. Planning processes. Principles and practices of contract negotiation and administration. Methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation. Statistical methods applicable to area of assignment. Local government organization and the functions and practices of a redevelopment unit and relationships among various local and governmental entities. Principles and practices of budget development and implementation. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Ability to:
Perform a full range of complex and difficult professional analytical, programmatic, and administrative duties involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative. Manage multiple projects simultaneously. Effectively apply principles, policies, procedures, and standards pertaining to the redevelopment process. Understand the organization and operation of the City, assigned program, and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities. Prepare and administer assigned budgets and operate within budget allocations. Analyze complex administrative, operational, and organizational problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Prepare complete and comprehensive funding applications. Prepare clear and concise technical, administrative, and financial reports, statements, and correspondence. Perform analytical research and prepare statistical reports. Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. Effectively present information and respond to questions. Serve as a liaison between various public agencies. Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public administration, economics, or a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable.

Experience:
Four years of increasingly responsible professional experience in redevelopment project management including experience in program development, administration, project and program evaluation and monitoring, financing, property acquisition, small business loan packaging, and capital improvement.

License or Certificate:
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some travel to different sites; occasionally works in outside weather conditions; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends and may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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