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Posting Expires: 12/31/2023
Salary: Commensurate with experience
This position is responsible for leading the implementation of holistic community development plans at all scales – from neighborhoods to blocks, from streets to mixed-use developments. The projects will include investments in housing, educational facilities, commercial developments and public infrastructure. Management of these projects will include collaborating with other City of Atlanta agencies, external partners, and a variety of funding sources. This would be accomplished with very general supervision from the Assistant Director, Neighborhood Economic Development.
General Description & Classification Standards
The City of Atlanta Department of City Planning (DCP) is committed to supporting the City’s commitment to ensuring that all residents live in healthy, thriving and accessible neighborhoods. To advance that goal, the City is working with neighborhood leaders to develop and implement revitalization plans that will reverse the cycle of disinvestment in our most distressed communities. These plans include at-scale investments in housing, educational facilities, commercial development and public infrastructure. To execute these plans, the City is collaborating closely with other local agencies – including the Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta Housing, MARTA, Atlanta BeltLine Inc. and Invest Atlanta – to finance and implement these investments.
DCP’s Office of Housing and Community Development will serve as the program manager for these neighborhood revitalization plans. Working closely with the Office of Design, the Office of the Mayor and several City operating departments, the Project Manager will be responsible for the execution of these plans by managing the processes and facilitating the coordination needed to keep the projects on track.
The Project Manager II or III should have a broad knowledge of community development and be familiar with the execution of complex capital projects. Excellent project management and communication skills are essential. The successful candidate must be a pro-active and creative problem solver. The position requires extensive interaction with community members and external partners, so strong partnering and collaboration skills are required.
This is an experienced, professional role that requires comfort with ambiguity, working autonomously and self-reliance. This position is considered a promotional level and attainable by any incumbents in a work group who demonstrate the necessary knowledge, ability, and performance.
Direction received is very general, focuses on end results, and is typically collaborative in nature. Candidate should be extremely self-motivated and willing to take initiative.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties shall be performed as assigned.
These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.
Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. Understands resources available and uses resources wisely.
Provides guidance and training as required to team members
Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.
Minimum Qualifications for Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in urban studies, community or economic development, architecture, city and regional planning, real estate development, or related field. Five (5) years of related experience is required.
Preferred Qualifications for Education & Experience
Master’s degree in urban studies, community or economic development, architecture, city and regional planning, real estate development, or related field and five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in the private sector or municipal government with project management knowledge.
Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis.
Licensures & Certifications
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