City of Tampa

Downtown/Chan District/Hts/Central Park Development Manager (#230600) MG

$48.38-$75.82 Hourly / $8,385.87-$13,142.13 Monthly / $100,630.40-$157,705.60 Yearly


This is responsible professional and managerial work involving urban planning, redevelopment and management of the City’s Downtown, Channel District, Tampa Heights, and Central Park Community Redevelopment Areas.


Nature Of Work

Under general direction, the employee in this class is responsible for management of the four CRA Districts to include establishing and maintaining budgets, overseeing CRA-funded capital improvements and projects, grant programs, and developing and managing City of Tampa initiatives to promote private investment in the Downtown, Channel District, Tampa Heights, and Central Park Community Redevelopment Areas (CRAs). 

Work is of unusual difficulty, requiring the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgement in planning, coordinating and organizing redevelopment efforts. The employee also implements policies and procedures relating to community redevelopment areas and initiates, monitors, and evaluates redevelopment progress. The exercise of considerable tact and courtesy is necessary in dealing with the public. The incumbent of this position is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse external and internal stakeholders. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, and observation of results obtained. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.


Examples of Duties

Initiates and implements special public relations and business development programs; advocates to external stakeholders the significance of and opportunities for redevelopment through marketing and public relations initiatives.

Attend all public meetings of the four respective CRA Community Advisory Committees and meetings of stakeholder groups within the CRA.

Participates in CRA discussions and pre-construction meetings in order to exchange information, make recommendations; conducts field investigations; makes periodic visits to locations to determine adherence to procedures and address issues; establishes or uses established monitoring system for reporting on construction and program progress.

Analyzes and researches files and other records for needed information; provides information to the public by phone regarding the department’s programs in order to facilitate their understanding; acts as team leader on a project basis in order to facilitate project completion.

Meets with the public to educate public on established programs of the department; attends meetings to plan development proposals.

Represents the City and works closely with Citizen boards and commissions and public and private officials on all city-related redevelopment issues, including regulatory, services and infrastructure.

Serves as City’s primary point of contact for media inquiries regarding redevelopment. Participates in the acquisition, marketing, and disposition of city owned real estate property.

Maintains databases and reporting systems to monitor and evaluate redevelopment and grant agreements, redevelopment progress, budgets and fund balances for each CRA District, and construction project progress and budgets.

Participates in intradepartmental performance improvement initiatives to enhance redevelopment efforts.

Administers TIF budgets to assure timely expenditures of funds.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of: community redevelopment principles and practices, State Statute 163 pertaining to Community Redevelopment Areas and CRA budgeting.

Extensive knowledge of: federal, state, and municipal legislation impacting municipal planning and redevelopment efforts; techniques of marketing, communications, and public relations; real estate development in both private and public sectors, and developing and managing redevelopment, infrastructure and grant agreements and the associated reimbursement submittals.

Ability to: read infrastructure and landscaping plans, plan, assign, manage, and coordinate the work of others in a manner that promotes full performance; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and prepare analytical and technical reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers and employees, officials of other governmental organizations, representatives of public and private organizations, and the general public.


Suggested Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, urban planning or a related field and five (5) years of experience in a lead role on private and/or public development projects and initiatives in an urban core setting with demonstrated success in community building and in working with diverse stakeholders.  


Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


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: 230600; EST: 8/15/2013;