|DDB/CRA PROJECT MANAGER|
|Middle Management/Professional/NM AD|
|Performs advanced professional level work involving administration, coordination and implementation of community redevelopment projects for the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Orlando. Work is reviewed for achievement of planned objectives through conferences, reports submitted and evaluation of results achieved.|
|Prepares, analyzes, reviews, and edits complex development and/or redevelopment project plans, contracts, and other related documents; ensures that project plans comply with applicable regulations, policies, and agreements.
Reviews community development and redevelopment plans; researches, analyzes, and prepares updates and amendments to CRA documents and sign-offs as appropriate.
Coordinates, administers and implements projects; monitors progress, deals with developers and contractors, resolves problems, negotiates changes, handles budget, and prepares appropriate documentation to ensure compliance with the provisions of redevelopments contracts and agreements.
Provides information to interested parties and officials on community redevelopment project opportunities, assists with grant applications and securing other funding sources.
Participates in the preparation of annual reports to state and federal agencies such as HUD; prepares status reports, and assists with audit activities as appropriate; provides information and responds to difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints.
Attends various meetings including CRA, DDB, Municipal Planning Board, and various advisory committees; advises officials, developers and other interested parties regarding community planning issues and requirements and may make presentations.
|Knowledge of community development and redevelopment programs, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of urban planning principles and practices, including environmental, zoning and permitting rules and regulations.
Knowledge of funding sources for community development and redevelopment projects such as loans, TIF, and HUD grants such as Section 108.
Skilled in the operation of personal computers.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to manage projects including planning, monitoring, coordinating, change management, etc.
Ability to research, solve problems, take initiative, make good decisions and recommendations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, developers, contractors, outside agencies, and the public.
|BA/BS degree in planning, urban studies, economics, business administration or related field plus four (4) years increasingly responsible experience handling complex community redevelopment or development projects in challenged communities; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.|