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Redevelopment Coordinator

at City of Jacksonville (FL)

Posted: 6/27/2019
Job Reference #: 2469240
Keywords: office

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Overall Job Objective

Job Description

This position reports to the DIA Operations Manager and serves as lead staff to the Downtown Development Review Board ("DDRB") and provides input concerning the implementation of downtown economic development and redevelopment programs, land use planning, and code compliance.  Demonstrates the ability to read and interpret site plans and building elevations as it relates to architectural review. Work is performed primarily in an office environment; however, the employee will be required to make field visits in order to evaluate projects, gather statistical data. The physical demands consist mainly of sitting at a workstation for extended periods of time, occasionally lifting and moving light objects, and visiting field sites. Work requires a basic understanding and application of the theories, principles and practices of urban planning and downtown design usually gained through degree granting schools or equivalent training and experience. This position will not only require contacts with others and teamwork in resolving work-related issues and problems, but will also require skills in understanding and influencing people that are important in discussing and resolving design challenges in the urban environment with architects, planners, and developers and in presenting and defending recommendations and decisions. Work is performed under limited supervision and the employee must be able to establish priorities. Work is usually reviewed after the fact in terms of quality, volume, timeliness and for adherence to established methods, standards and policies. Generally, tasks are covered by substantially diversified procedures and specialized standards; however, in instances where tasks do not have established precedents or procedures, the position requires the use of judgment and creativity in search for solutions or new applications.

Examples of Work

  • Prepares correspondence, reports, and presentations for DDRB monthly meetings and prepares information for workshops.
  • Prepares maps and performs analysis utilizing geographic information systems software.
  • Reviews applications for building and sign permits, and coordinates new and existing redevelopment activities including buildings, remodels, awnings, landscaping, work in right of way, etc. for compliance with the Downtown Overlay District requirements.
  • Researches, coordinates, and prepares zoning studies, master planning, collection/analysis of data, review of design, engineering, bid, procurement, & construction documents for project reports.
  • Assists in the relocation of existing businesses through city/state regulatory processes, which includes interpretations of code, review of applications for compliance and/or explaining procedures for deviations to the Downtown Overlay District.
  • Reviews applications and prepares reports and documents for sidewalk café, restaurant, and downtown vendor permits.
  • Conducts field studies and interviews, collects data, conducts statistical research and analysis, and develops required reports.
  • Maintains and updates special projects, maps, charts and related files.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of urban planning and regulatory techniques.
  • Knowledge of local zoning codes, ordinances, rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of analytical and statistical methods.
  • Ability to research, collect and evaluate planning data and prepare written reports.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply planning-related laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to use geographic information systems, demographics, environmental planning, historical preservation, subdivision and site plan reviews as well as transportation planning.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment and use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and related software applications.
  • Ability to use GIS software, preferably Arcmap, including the ability to create maps, manipulate information (e.g. create buffers, select information by attributes, etc.).
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Open Requirements/Supplemental Information

  • Six (6) years of education and/or professional experience in urban or regional planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or community planning is required. 
  • Must have at least three (3) years of experience within a community redevelopment, urban planning, or related field.
  • Must have at least three (3) years of experience reporting to or working with a board, commission or council (e.g. planning commission, city council) either as government staff or on behalf of applicants.
  • Must have experience with geographic information systems software.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to read and interpret site plans and building elevations as it relates to architectural review. 
  • A valid state Driver's License is required prior to application and must be maintained.
  • Must qualify prior to application, obtain and maintain during employment a City of Jacksonville Public Driver Certification.

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