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REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ADMINISTRATOR (#WA9 )

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$70.67-$94.67 hourly / $12,249.00-$16,409.00 monthly / $146,993.60-$196,913.60 yearly


Definition

Subject to legislative and administrative determination of policy, to plan, organize, coordinate and direct the administration of the Redevelopment Department, and to do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This position serves as the Department Head for the Redevelopment Department. The incumbent is responsible for Redevelopment Agency administration, planning, budgeting and project coordination. This position serves as the Chair of the Redevelopment Task Force and as the Program Manager to coordinate interdepartmental redevelopment projects. The incumbent is required to possess skills in managing teams, coordinating interdepartmental projects, setting up and maintaining communications systems, and in managing a rapidly growing complex redevelopment program. This position receives direction from the County Administrative Officer. 

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes, and directs the administration of the Redevelopment Department including coordinating redevelopment and capital improvement projects and programs with other County departments and community agencies; serves as the chair for the interdepartmental Redevelopment Task Force; establishes objectives and time tables for major redevelopment projects; resolves problems; recommends the annual departmental budget to the County Administrative Officer and assists in presenting the budget to the Board of Supervisors; represents the County in complex contract negotiations and oversees the development and administration of contracts; confers with the Board of Supervisors and other officials concerning Redevelopment and other related projects; oversees and coordinates long-range planning for economic and Redevelopment programs; represents the County before community groups and to the business community on matters relating to Redevelopment; oversees community outreach for the redevelopment program; assures that the Redevelopment projects are fast tracked, that required resources are secured, and that interdisciplinary cooperation is maintained; selects and evaluates the work of staff; directs and coordinates the activities of subordinate management staff; establishes Redevelopment policies and procedures including work agreements or protocols which delineate interdepartmental expectations and responsibilities; reviews, maintains and updates interdepartmental work agreements and protocols as required; reviews and evaluates Redevelopment Agency operations and programs to assure adherence to legal requirements including reporting requirements; keeps abreast of pending legislation concerning Redevelopment; maintains a positive public image for the Redevelopment agencies; attends meetings and conferences; coordinates with staff in the Planning Department who are independently responsible for administering the Agency’s housing activities.

Employment Standards

Knowledge: 

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and effective practices of organization and management; 
  • Thorough knowledge of local government organization and operations and interrelationships between County government and the community; 
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices necessary to plan, organize, implement, direct and evaluate complex and interdisciplinary programs; 
  • Working knowledge of the techniques of development and implementation of interdisciplinary public projects; 
  • Working knowledge of the principles of personnel management including selection, supervision, evaluation and training of subordinate staff; 
  • Working knowledge of governmental finance and budgeting procedures as they effect an operating department; 
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws relating to redevelopment projects; 
  • Some knowledge of the application of data processing to departmental operations. 

Ability to: 

  • Plan, direct, coordinate and administer a department responsible for interdisciplinary projects and activities; 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departments and governmental agencies, boards, commissions, public officials and community groups; 
  • Define problem areas, plan, coordinate and initiate action to implement policy decisions; 
  • Exercise initiative, ingenuity, independent analysis and judgment in solving complex and difficult administrative, managerial and technical problems in a rapidly changing environment; 
  • Develop and implement short- and long-range departmental goals and objectives; 
  • Establish policies and procedures including interdisciplinary protocols and work agreements; 
  • Maintain interdepartmental cooperation, serve as a team leader, and maintain open communication between various groups; 
  • Comprehend and interpret complex regulations, laws and guidelines; Prepare and present concise, logical, oral and written reports; 
  • Speak effectively before large groups; 
  • Negotiate complex contracts and agreements; 
  • Maintain a positive public image for the Redevelopment Program.

Training and Experience: 

  • Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: 
  • Four years of high-level administrative or management experience that would demonstrate possession or application of the required knowledge and abilities listed above.

Special Requirements

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C driver’s license, or the incumbent must provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority.
  • Physically and mentally capable of performing the classification’s essential functions as summarized in the Typical Tasks section of this specification.

Miscellaneous

Unit: 04
EEOC Job Category: 01
Occupational Grouping: 85
Workers’ Comp Code: 0053
Analyst: GLD

CLASS: WA9; EST: 8/1/1988; REV: 6/1/2004;