$88,722.00 – $127,937.00 Annually
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES :
The purpose of the position is to implement the adopted Community Redevelopment Plan and provide responsible managerial, professional, and supervisory functions in coordinating the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), its programs and activities. This is a highly professional and administrative position that participates in executive level discussions and decision-making in a variety of areas, most particularly, but not limited to, Redevelopment, Community Planning and Economic Development. The position also serves as an “ombudsman” and advocate for master plan and redevelopment projects within the City’s CRA District to resolve problems with downtown redevelopment projects and facilitates smooth and timely completion of those projects. The “ombudsman” responsibilities extend to working proactively with established business associations within the CRA District to solicit input and promote CRA projects and initiatives. Work involves application of specialized knowledge and administrative skills in planning for the unified development of the CRA District by managing projects, contracts, managing budget processes, preparing grant applications, completes required reports for the CRA, City and State, conducts research and completes data analysis. Position reports to the CRA Executive Director (City Manager) and takes direction from the CRA Board (City Council) as authorized through formal votes and consensus direction.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Provides staff support for the CRA Board and the CRA Advisory Board as required. This includes agenda preparation, meeting attendance, public presentations, collaboration with the CRA Board Chair and CRAAB Chair when establishing meeting agendas.
- Serves as advisor to the City Management on CRA planning, development, redevelopment, and intergovernmental issues.
- Conducts and participates in various scheduled meetings, i.e., management team meetings, capital improvement meetings, weekly staff meetings, homeowner’s associations.
- Provides approval for all department requisitions and receiving reports as final authority; reviews activities of administrative support personnel (if any) in processing requisitions, purchase orders and correspondence, and in report preparation. This is an independent position and requires the incumbent to prepare and process much of the CRA’s requisitions, purchase orders and correspondence independently.
- Prepares long range and short-range redevelopment plans, grant programs, capital improvement programs and applications in accordance with all applicable laws and City policies. This includes CRA Plan Amendments, Updates, and related planning initiatives.
- Oversees the implementation of the CRA Plan recommendations in accordance with the priorities established by the CRA Board.
- Creates reports and represents the CRA at City Board meetings to accomplish CRA goals & objectives.
- Collaborates with City Department Directors and staff to accomplish CRA goals & objectives.
- Monitors private development projects within the CRA and creates and updates revenue projections for the CRA based upon this new development/redevelopment.
- Prepares the annual operating and CIP budgets for the CRA; monitors adherence to established budget parameters.
- Prepares the CRA’s annual report.
- Develops scopes of services for RFQ’s, RFP’s and ITB’s to solicit competitive bids for projects and initiatives.
- Manages contracts of major construction projects, including preparation of request for proposals/qualifications, bid openings and contract award.
- Researches, analyzes, and prepares proposed amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and the land use development codes for the CRA District in collaboration with the City Planning Department.
- Provides oral presentations in public and official forums for the CRA.
- Ensures adherence to established department calendar in meeting task deadlines for the Planning Advisory Board, CRA Advisory Board, Community Redevelopment Agency, City Council, and any other boards or commissions where the CRA representation may be required.
- Attends work on continuous and regular basis to meet the work requirements of the CRA and the expectations of the City Manager.
- Ensures the appropriate level of community engagement is conducted CRA planning initiatives, capital projects and unplanned issues that may arise to proactively solicit resident and stakeholder input. This may include public hearings through City advisory boards.
- The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. 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.
- Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in municipal planning, development, and growth management, and other State Statutes and administrative codes relevant to planning and CRA’s in Florida.
- Works proactively with business associations and groups within the CRA to maintain open communication, collaborate and share information related to CRA business and projects with the CRA area.
- Performs other duties as directed.
The City of Naples is a Tobacco-Free Workplace. Applicants for the City of Naples must not have been a user of tobacco products for at least six (6) months immediately preceding an application for employment; and, if hired, must maintain non-use of tobacco products for the duration of employment with the City of Naples. Tobacco is defined as any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, nicotine dispensing device, other types of smoking product, smokeless tobacco including dip, chew or snuff.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, finance, planning or closely related field; supplemented by five (5) years progressively responsible management experience in redevelopment, planning, architecture, and community development related services in municipal or county setting.
- Certification from a recognized national economic development association in economic development or community redevelopment, or certification as a Redevelopment Administrator or Redevelopment Professional through the Florida Redevelopment Association is preferred.
- In addition, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience in economic development, redevelopment, planning, architecture, and/or community development related services in municipal or county setting is required.
- Possession of a valid Florida driver license, class “E” and possession and maintenance of a driving record which meets or exceeds minimum City driving standards.
- Must possess a thorough knowledge of Florida’s Community Redevelopment Act.
- Must have working knowledge of principles, methods and practices of City planning, land development and the construction processes.
- Ability to present technical information clearly, concisely, orally and in writing. Experience working with Tax Increment Financing (TIF) as related to financing and implementing redevelopment projects within a CRA District pursuant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 163, Part III.