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FLSA Designation: Exempt
May, 2005

REDEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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 administrative direction of the Director of Community Development, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the City’s Redevelopment Division within the Community Development Department; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Community Development.

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS
The Redevelopment Manager is considered a Division Manager with responsibility for the management of a Division that includes several line areas/sections or functional work groups of significant depth and complexity. Responsibilities include overall administration and implementation of a Division including development of Division objectives and design and implementation of supporting units, programs, processes, policies, and/or procedures to successfully achieve those objectives. A Division Manager is also responsible for the development, administration, and control of the associated budget(s).

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. Assumes management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Redevelopment Division; develops and implements long and short term strategies and programs for the Redevelopment Division; identifies redevelopment opportunities.
  2. Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; oversees the development of goals and objectives designed to revitalize the redevelopment project areas by supporting and participating in commercial, retail, and industrial development opportunities; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  3. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
  4. Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  5. Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
  6. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the Division’s annual budget and in the development of financial strategies related to the Division; participates in preparation of CIP budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; forecasts tax increment revenue, sale of real estate assets, and other revenues; determines expenditures to support on-going and potential programs and projects; monitors and approves expenditures; prepares pass-through payments to other taxing agencies; develops and implements financial strategies including bond issuance and tax increment generation.
  7. Develops public/private partnerships to achieve redevelopment goals and objectives; analyzes real estate development financial proformas to determine level of financial participation by the Agency; negotiates redevelopment agreements with developers; coordinates and participates in the preparation of necessary legal documents for Agency consideration and approval; manages and implements the approved agreement to ensure compliance.
  8. Prepares a variety of plans, reports, and studies; prepares redevelopment plan amendments; prepares mandated implementation plan; prepares various mandated redevelopment reports for external and internal public agencies.
  9. Serves as the liaison for the Redevelopment Division with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.
  10. Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees including Agency Board, Project Area Committee, and Redevelopment Subcommittee; prepares and presents necessary documents for Council and Agency action including staff reports, resolutions, ordinances, agreements, and other necessary correspondence.
  11. Provides responsible staff assistance to the Director of Community Development; conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to redevelopment programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.
  12. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of redevelopment; incorporates new developments as appropriate.
  13. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  14. 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. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Principles, practices, and legal requirements of redevelopment. Redevelopment funding mechanisms including tax increment, tax assessments, bonds, debt financing, and pass-through agreements and payments. Principles and practices of contract negotiation and administration. Financial forecasting and financial analysis. Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including those relating to the acquisition and disposition of land in a redevelopment environment.

Ability to:
Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive redevelopment program. Oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff. Participate in the development and administration of division goals, objectives, and procedures. Prepare and administer large program budgets. Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Manage multiple projects and programs simultaneously. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Perform analytical research and prepare statistical reports. Prepare legal documents and resolutions/ordinances. Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. 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 public administration, business administration, planning, or a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable.

Experience:
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in redevelopment related activities including two years of project management and supervisory responsibility.

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; 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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