The Community Development Coordinator role is to support the department and Community Improvement Director within the areas of development and growth. This position would be responsible for administering the functionality of existing and future programs either through grants or applicable programs that support a certain sector of the community. This role will be key in comprehensive planning, urban development, and certain facets of development which may include plan review, opportunity and enterprise zones, and incentives.
- May act as a project manager over assigned projects or development opportunities while providing general direction in the development of short- and long-term range plans and projects
Coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed
- Manages the implementation of the Community Development Block Grant program and other community development programs as assigned; completes and submits required reporting
- Works closely with citizen participation groups to facilitate communications with neighborhood groups and interested citizens regarding community development projects
- Implements and maintains the City’s Comprehensive Plan, oversees Urban Redevelopment Plan and works closely with the Regional Commission on other development plans as needed
- Administers reporting for Opportunity Zone and Enterprise Zone, develops current zones and maps along with updated incentives as allotted
- Provides guidance and understanding to developers and citizens related to Historic Preservation, Planning and Zoning and Urban Redevelopment as it relates to the overall mission of the department and how it impacts the community
- Will be the lead staff person for the Urban Redevelopment Board; facilities board meetings, sets agenda, works with board members while providing leadership and goal setting
- Analyze local real estate, demographics of the community, socioeconomic and other relevant data to promote the needs and vitality of the city
- May facilitate group efforts or meetings that could include presentations and public speaking
- Collaborates with the director and with other city departments on development, redevelopment, planning, ordinance, and policy projects.
- Participates with the director in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities; recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures.
- Prepares reports and other documents reflecting the status of projects, results of research or survey’s, and recommendations for action to the City Manager
- On occasion, review site plans for compliance with ordinances and regulations confers with architects, engineers, developers, owners, attorneys, and organizations within and outside the municipality regarding planning, zoning, code enforcements, and development matters.
- Provide leadership and direction to the department in the absence of the director
- Performs other assigned duties.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision while exercising good judgement and initiative.
- Knowledge of civil and criminal processes.
- Knowledge of departmental and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local guidelines.
- Knowledge of city streets and geography.
- Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
- Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
- Skill in the preparation of clear and precise reports.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
The director assigns work in terms of general instructions. The director spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the results.
Guidelines include the city codes and ordinances, state and federal law, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
The work consists of related compliance and enforcement duties regarding adherence to the City’s local ordinances. Strict regulations combined with the unique circumstances of each case in question contribute to the complexity of the position.
- Contacts are typically with Community Improvement advisor, co-workers, other city employees, representatives, representatives of state agencies, business owners, property owners, contractors, investors and members of the general public.
- Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, or to motivate or influence persons.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
- The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects.
- The work is typically performed in an office. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field, Master’s degree preferred.
- Possession of or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
- Three (3) years of relevant experience within a government entity, non-profit organization, or experience in low-income applications and different levels of government (local, state, federal) is required. Five (5) years preferred.