This is highly responsible work in directing, coordinating and overseeing all programs and divisions related to economic development and business regulation.
Nature Of Work
The employee in this class performs work of unusual difficulty that will focus on attracting new businesses to Tampa, help grow entrepreneurship, and grow and retain existing businesses. Under administrative direction, the employee has oversight responsibility for Planning and Development Department, the Community Redevelopment Areas (CRAs) and the Riverwalk. Extensive initiative and independent judgment are required in ensuring the provision of the highest quality of municipal services. The administrator’s mission is to provide customer satisfaction, while achieving a high level of productivity, efficiency and sustainability. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor. Work is reviewed by conferences, reports submitted and results obtained.
Examples of Duties
Responsibilities include staffing, budgeting, planning, oversight, and direction for the following:
• Planning and Development – consolidated Construction Services Center which includes Planning and Land Development Coordination, Housing, Real Estate, and Historic Preservation and Urban Design.
• Community Redevelopment Areas – Heights, Central Park, Channel District, Downtown, Ybor, East Tampa and Drew Park.
• The Riverwalk.
Accomplishes the requirements of the Mayor, City Council, outside agencies, other departments, citizens, and customers.
Works with developers, citizen committees, other governmental agencies, and support departments to develop, establish and maintain positive working relationships. Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of: principles and practices of planning, forecasting, and organizational analysis; methods of collection and analysis of planning data and of research design and methodology.
Extensive knowledge of: modern management practices and procedures; federal, state and local legislation impacting areas of responsibility; modern developments, current literature, and sources of information relating to utilities.
Ability to: write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers, the media, and others; plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of employees in a manner than promotes full performance; set clear objectives and measures and monitor process, progress and results.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s, preferably a master’s, degree in public or business administration, planning or a related field and eight (8) years of experience in economic development, community planning or land development, public finance, negotiating, marketing and/or administering public/private partnerships including at least two (2) years of department director experience with proven planning and management experience appropriate to this level of responsibility; or an associate's degree in public or business administration, planning or a related field and ten (10) years of experience in economic development, community planning or land development, public finance, negotiating, marketing and/or administering public/private partnerships.
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.