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Under the direction of the Deputy Executive Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Development is responsible for planning, coordinating, scheduling and expediting the disposition of properties and acquisition of land through the eminent domain process and performing all related work.  The Assistant Director supervises staff and provides technical assistance.  Also, executes specific assignments and performs related work as required.

Examples of Duties:

·         Participates in interpreting and defining broad policies and programs as outlined by the Authority Board of Directors and Development staff and translates these objectives into research and planning assignments

·         Assists in coordinating activities with other City, State and Federal agencies in planning and developing project areas including determining and justifying proposed land use, proposed zoning, development controls and restrictions on land uses

·         Assists in the creation of specialized maps, charts, and drafting assignments such as the production of engineering or architectural drawings and the development of specific plans

·         Conducts meetings and assists with the coordination of Project Manager and Urban Renewal Technician activities related to engineers, appraisers, attorneys, architects and other specialists in settling problems and resolving questions in interpreting renewal and redevelopment plans with developers and their technical staff

·         Assigns work to subordinate project management personnel 

·         Coordinates the preparation of proposed zoning ordinances, street ordinances and disposition resolutions

·         Attends public hearings

·         Answers general information requests and directs community relations for project areas

·         Supervises drafting of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) related to redevelopment, professional services and reconstruction in project areas

·         Special project responsibilities include but are not limited to specific discrete assignments; preparing project schedules and assignments, plans, applications and reports for various funding sources; coordinating the marketing of properties; and overseeing the implementation of condemnation projects

Desired Skills and Experience

Training and Experience

·         Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor's degree in  law, city planning, or business with a real estate focus and ten years of progressively responsible experience in a program for administration in government or private industry

·         Master’s degree is preferred but not required

·         An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state and local laws regarding urban renewal and redevelopment programs

·         Considerable knowledge of theory and practices of planning and real estate development

·         Strong ability to organize, delegate, coordinate and carry out complex schedules for projects

·         Ability to analyze project plan data and make appropriate deductions

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

·         Ability to maintain records and prepare reports

·         Ability to supervise staff and communicate with outside stakeholders

·         Strong PC skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office

·         Experience with Microsoft Project is a plus

Residency Requirement: Must be a resident of the City of Philadelphia within one year of being employed.

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