JOB TITLE: CRA/Economic Development Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Office of Management and Budget
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
The CRA/Economic Development Specialist performs routine and complex administrative work under the direction of the Assistant Division Director –CRA/Economic Development. This position accomplishes a variety of administrative and analytical tasks such as research of projects, development of program materials, transcription, conducting written and physical surveys, and project management. This work is performed under general supervision – incumbent receives little instruction on routine work and general instruction on new assignments; work is reviewed periodically through observation and accuracy of results achieved, with primary feedback given with final results.
NOTE: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Implement and manage programs to advance Community Redevelopment and Economic Development plans including, but are not limited to, improvement grants, and local business, housing and economic development programs.
Collect and analyze economic, demographic, land use, and other data as assigned.
Recommend policies, plans, standard operating procedures, requirements, and instructions to insure a successful economic development program.
Prepare and submit all required reports regarding issues, projects, and activities related to economic development and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
Assist or serve as the liaison to the Chamber of Commerce, local business groups, and City residents.
Seek, secure, and administer grants and other sources for project funding as directed.
Determine and accomplish major work elements or project tasks necessary to accomplish goals and objectives included in Community Redevelopment and Economic Development plans.
Assist in the development and implementation of redevelopment projects and assigned special projects.
Conduct field surveys, take photographs and gather information for site plans or program research; prepare pictorials to be used for proposals.
Participate in meetings and public hearings to present information or facilitate discussion of the CRA and its various programs and responsibilities.
Perform other work as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
This position is performed with general knowledge – the incumbent is generally familiar with information contained in relevant source documents or information in a particular subject field; has ability to use relevant sources to obtain specific or supplemental information.
Working knowledge of urban planning and economic issues affecting community redevelopment.
Working knowledge of modern business and public and/or municipal administration.
General knowledge of departmental and municipal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
General knowledge of basic mathematics.
Thorough knowledge of English, spelling, grammar, punctuation and business correspondence.
Skill in the operation of modern office equipment, computers, and software, including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) or similar database, spreadsheet and management software.
Skill in data entry and proofing of text and numerical entries.
Ability to follow and understand complex oral and written instructions, and to complete work accurately with a high level of attention to detail.
Ability to initiate, manage and monitor several projects at one time, and keep accurate records.
Ability to organize technical data and material logically and conduct analysis regarding such data and material.
Ability to express ideas effectively both in person and in writing; ability to facilitate presentations to large and small groups.
Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner, multi-task, organize work load, meet deadlines, follow-up and take tasks to completion.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, city officials, and the general public.
Ability to communicate information tactfully and impartially, both in person and in writing with all staff, city officials, and the general public.
Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.
Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Planning, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or related field, supplemented by at least three years of experience in a progressively responsible economic development position or a master’s degree and one year experience as outlined above.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies required for the position may be considered.
This is light work requiring the exertion of 0 – 20 pounds of force occasionally and 0 – 10 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, and reposition objects.
Ability to traverse about an ADA accessible office setting, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to remain stationary at a keyboard for extended periods of time and continuously operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and printer.
Ability to manipulate objects and demonstrate small, precise movements repetitively.
Tasks are regularly performed in an office setting without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
Tasks require the manipulation of objects and demonstration of small, precise movements, the ability to detect and distinguish various features of one’s surroundings, and the ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with others.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee and is subject to change at any time by the City as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.
The City of Winter Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with United States Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, The City provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.