Under direction, is responsible for the overall administration of a comprehensive redevelopment program including the selection of urban renewal sites, real estate acquisition, and redevelopment of these sites; may also serve as the urban renewal and development advisor to the agency or jurisdiction; does related work as required.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Coordinates and oversees the various aspects of the redevelopment program, including the conduct of surveys, the collection and analysis of data, and the preparation of applications for grants.
Prepares planning and engineering reports related to land use and redevelopment. Responsible for the land and property acquisition process; seeks out prospective redevelopers when necessary.
Designates areas eligible for urban renewal, and directs the application process necessary for accomplishment.
Directs capital improvement process and other major renovations.
Ensures compliances with agency policy, HUD, state, and local rules and regulations.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
Five (5) years of administrative experience in the planning, development, and management of a large scale land acquisition, real estate, and community development program, which shall have included responsibility for urban planning and urban renewal activities.
NOTE: Applicants who do not meet the above education requirement may substitute additional experience as indicated on a year-for-year basis.
NOTE: A Master's degree in Planning, Public Administration, or Business Administration may be substituted for one (1) year of the indicated experience.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the philosophy and principles of redevelopment activities.
Knowledge of the functions and regulations of agencies such as Planning Boards, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related areas.
Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of the Urban Renewal Act.
Ability to plan, organize, and administer a vast redevelopment service whose primary object is to eradicate blight under the provisions of the Urban Renewal Act.
Ability to give provide assignments and instructions to subordinates and to supervise the performance of their work.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with governing authorities, concerned agencies, and individuals.
Ability to prepare reports.
Ability to direct the establishment and maintenance of records and files.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.