City of Tampa

Community Development Coordinator (#060600) S17

$37.96-$56.94 Hourly / $6,579.73-$9,869.60 Monthly / $78,956.80-$118,435.20 Yearly


This is supervisory professional work in Urban Planning and Community Development.

Nature Of Work

Employees in this class supervise and participate activities associated with the development and maintenance of the City’s Consolidated Plan, oversees the development of the City’s Annual Plan, provides grant support, project management and evaluation services to support the City’s community development efforts and directs special purpose planning projects.  Work is of unusual difficulty, includes supervision of subordinate personnel and requires the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgment in planning activities which impact the municipal, federal and state resource allocation process through operating and capital improvement budgets and the solicitation and administration of grants.    Work is performed under direction and reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Preparation and maintenance of the City’s Consolidated Plan, including monitoring of plan elements and periodic evaluation and appraisal of the plan with subsequent major updates and amendments.  

Preparation and maintenance of the City’s Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report, identifying priorities and applying quantitative and qualitative assessments of strategies; develops and coordinates the implementation of strategic initiatives, including program development, evaluation, fiscal analysis and monitoring.    

Plans, assigns, schedules, supervises, and reviews the work of subordinate professionals; recommends such personnel actions as employments, promotions, transfers, demotions, suspensions, and dismissals; responds to requests for leave; completes performance evaluations, trains and orients new employees and provides technical advice and guidance.  

On a project basis, oversees and coordinates staff in: completing special technical and planning projects such as neighborhood revitalization, public service, affordable housing, redevelopment plans and development of conceptual designs.  

Coordinates and reviews the development and implementation of research and data collection methodologies to provide municipal conditions and needs analysis; development of short-range and log-range plans in conjunction with city staff, non-profit and for-profit community partners.  

Participates in planning, directing and overseeing division activities; searches for, identifies and analyzes grant opportunities; provides technical assistance to division in preparing grant proposals and coordinating the grant process through application, state and federal review, implementation and audit stages; maintains tracking status of all city grant activities.  

Serves as liaison with other governmental officials and agencies to coordinate planning efforts and to develop and maintain funding sources; prepares reports and correspondence.    

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of:  principles and practices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development programs, State of Florida Community Development programs, housing and public service agencies; management systems. 

Extensive knowledge of:  federal, state and municipal legislation impacting and funding community development planning efforts; methods of collection and analysis of planning data and research design and methodology; modern developments, current trends, issues and sources of information relating to professional planning, grants acquisition and administration and project management. 

Ability to:  plan, assign, supervise, review and coordinate the work of assigned staff; prepare oral and written reports in a variety of settings; conduct analytical research and draw sound conclusions; establish effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers and employees, officials of other governmental organizations, representatives from public and private organizations and the general public; interpret grant requirements and write effective grant proposals

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in planning, human services, public administration, or a related field and five (5) years of experience in community development programs, project planning or a related field; including three (3) years of supervisory or project manager experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 060600; EST: 8/7/2015;