This is responsible professional and managerial work involving urban planning and redevelopment of the City’s Ybor area.
Under general direction, the employee in this class is responsible for developing and managing City of Tampa initiatives to promote private investment in the Ybor areas. Work is of unusual difficulty, requiring the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment 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.
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. Represents the City and works closely with Citizens’ 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. Participates in the Development Master Plan and marketing strategies to promote the best use of Tampa’s properties. Maintains databases and reporting systems to monitor and evaluate redevelopment progress. Participates in intradepartmental performance improvement initiatives to enhance redevelopment efforts. Administers TIF budgets to assure timely expenditures of funds. Performs related work as required.
Comprehensive knowledge of: community redevelopment principles and practices.
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.
Ability to: 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.
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; or an associate's degree in business administration, urban planning or a related field and seven (7) 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;
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.