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Project Manager III


Listing Summary

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.

Supervision Received

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.

  • Provide leadership in project management aimed at successful implementation of neighborhood revitalization plans and community redevelopment initiatives
  • Manage projects that will include a diverse set of community members and professionals across multiple disciplines 
  • Assist in developing new processes and methodologies by which the City implements projects conceptualized in its plans 
  • Collaborate closely with team members in other offices of the Department of City Planning as well as other departments within the City to ensure the City’s values, priorities, and interests are represented and reconciled in the projects we implement
  • Engage communities and neighborhoods in the design and implementation process in a meaningful way that productively informs decisions 
  • Define, analyze, and illustrate project processes, challenges, issues and opportunities
  • Collect relevant project data and present that data in a clear and effective manner
  • Develop communications – mostly in PowerPoint – to provide clear and succinct updates on project status and key issues

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned. 

Decision Making

Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. Understands resources available and uses resources wisely.

Leadership Provided

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.

  • Broad knowledge of community development and familiarity with the execution of complex capital projects 
  • Excellent project management and communication skills 
  • Pro-active and creative problem solving
  • Strong partnering and collaboration skills 
  • Strong ability to communicate verbally, in writing, and graphically (mostly PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work collaboratively to arrive at constructive solutions
  • Strong community engagement capabilities and comfort in addressing a wide variety of community groups
  • Proficient in project management software and the Microsoft Office software suite.

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

Required: Valid Georgia driver’s license

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