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CRA Project Manager

at City Of Gainesville, FL

Posted: 5/31/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2197641
Keywords: manager

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

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The City of Gainesville is seeking qualified and experienced Project Manager(s) to join the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) team.  This innovative thinker will assist with maximizing the CRA's impact on improving the community's quality of life. Project management at the CRA is a collaborative effort. Rarely will a project manager at the CRA manage a project from start to finish; it is often a team approach. Less time is actually spent in the field constructing projects, and more time is spent navigating a way forward with the multiple stakeholders, City agencies, utilities, community organizations and residents, etc. *The CRA is currently focused on building its breadth of experience with candidates that have professional experience in real estate, housing and small business development.*

The Gainesville CRA staff includes professionals from many backgrounds, educations, and experiences. This diversity allows the CRA to solve problems with a holistic perspective and the team works much like a "start-up" company, where everyone works together to achieve the organization's mission, despite their expertise. CRA Project Managers are classified from level I to level IV. Each classification is progressively more demanding in terms of job competencies and management of capital projects. CRA is pursuing an experienced Project Manager (Level III or Level IV) with demonstrated proficiency managing major capital projects. Classification (Levels I-IV) and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
 
To be considered for this career opportunity you must have:

CRA Project Manager IV ($62,393.00 - $93,185.00 annually) 
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  Preference given to candidates with major coursework in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, planning, real estate development, urban studies, economics, finance, business administration or public administration; and six (6) years of responsible urban design experience in engineering, project management, redevelopment, landscape architecture or related field which includes at least one (1) year of managing complex capital redevelopment projects, preferably for a mid-size or larger city; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 
     
CRA Project Manager III ($56,722.00 - $84,715.00 annually) 
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  Preference given to candidates with major coursework in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, planning, real estate development, urban studies, economics, finance, business administration or public administration; and five (5) years of responsible urban design experience in engineering, project management, redevelopment, landscape architecture or related field, preferably for a mid-size or larger city; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
 
CRA Project Manager II ($47,476.00 - $70,014.00 annually) 
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  Preference given to candidates with major coursework in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, planning, real estate development, urban studies, economics, finance, business administration or public administration; and two (2) years of responsible urban design experience in redevelopment, project management, landscape architecture, or related field, preferably for a mid-size or larger city; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 
 
CRA Project Manager I ($19.1879 - $27.6696 hourly) 
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Preference given to candidates with major coursework in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, planning, real estate development, urban studies, economics, finance, business administration or public administration. No prior work experience required; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
 
*A valid Florida Driver License required*

*Certificates or degrees in the following disciplines are preferred but not required: Engineering, Economic Development, Real Estate Broker or Sales Associate, LEED AP, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Economic Development and Planning*
 
 
Notes:
  • May fill multiple positions
  • May establish an eligibility list
  • May fill position at Level I
  • Open until filled
 
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Job Description

SUMMARY
This is the most complex project management work assisting the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Manager or Director with structuring and implementing redevelopment projects and programs, developing project work plans, scheduling, budgeting and allocating resources for assignments and design objectives to maximize the CRA's impact on improving the community's quality of life.  May supervise staff.  Directs project consultants and contractors.

Positions allocated to this classification report to the Community Redevelopment Agency Manager or Director and work under minimal supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classifications by its emphasis on major capital projects and technical planning responsibilities.

Note:  The CRA Project Manager IV classification is the fourth in a series of four CRA Project Manager classifications of progressively more demanding job competencies and includes the management of major capital projects.  It should be understood that the job competencies, duties and requirements of the CRA Project Manager I, II and III classifications are inherently included in this position.

EXAMPLES OF WORK*
*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Collaboratively assists the CRA Manager or Director with strategic planning, programming, and implementation of CRA activities to maximize the agency's redevelopment efforts.

Researches, proposes, tests and implements innovative approaches to conducting projects to enhance quality and cost effectiveness.

Ensures that projects are appropriately equipped with sufficient staffing and financial resources to optimize achievement of project goals and schedules.

Evaluates capital expenditure requests and capital needs of the department.

May supervise CRA Project Managers; provides direction to and holds accountable for project schedules. May recommend selection, promotion, discharge, and other appropriate personnel actions.

Assures that high quality design, innovative thinking, and environmental sustainability are consistently incorporated into projects.

Generates and presents project status reports to advisory and governing boards.

Creates and leads interdisciplinary project teams that may consist of other project managers, consulting firms, and contractors, as needed.

Establishes and maintains lines of communication and coordinates with appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies.

Represents the CRA with appropriate public officials and organizations.

Remains abreast of innovative practices in the field of community redevelopment.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
May act in absence of supervisor.

May supervise lower level CRA Project Managers.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  Preference given to candidates with major coursework in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, planning, real estate development, urban studies, economics, finance, business administration or public administration . And six (6) years of responsible urban design experience in engineering, project management, redevelopment, landscape architecture or related field which includes at least one (1) year of managing complex capital redevelopment projects, preferably for a mid-size or larger city;

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES

Licenses
Valid Florida Driver License required. 

Preferred but not required:
•     State of Florida license as a Professional Engineer
•     State of Florida license as a Real Estate Broker or Sales Associate

Certifications
Preferred but not required:
•     Leed AP – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional
•     Certified Architect
•     Certified Landscape Architect
•     Certified Economic Developer (IEDC - International Economic Development Council)
*     Certified Planner (AICP – American Institute of Certified Planners)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to successfully apply project management techniques.

Ability to use creativity in envisioning high quality project outcomes.

Ability to develop project scope, tasks, timelines and resource assignments.

Ability to negotiate and use appropriate styles of communication and leadership to gain acceptance on a project, activity, or objective.

Ability to analyze and recommend creative solutions to problems.

Ability to work effectively with elected officials, charter officers, department heads, representatives of other agencies, other city employees, and the general public.

Ability to understand the political, social, and economic factors that impact the work of the CRA.

Ability to understand and work effectively with the CRA's policies and procedures.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Thorough knowledge of laws, ordinances, regulations and statutes which govern community redevelopment functions.

Knowledge of governmental budget procedures.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit for prolonged periods of time.

Depending on assignment, tasks may require frequent walking, standing, some unassisted lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects up to 30 pounds.

May involve the regular, and at times sustained, performance of heavier physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, kneeling, stooping, and/or working in confined spaces. 

May be required to climb and descend ladders and/or stairs; and walk across scaffolding at redevelopment sites.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Required to work or attend meetings outside regular business hours.

Requires local travel to various redevelopment areas to conduct on-site visits with businesses, communities, and neighborhoods located within the Gainesville area.

Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.