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DEPUTY CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

DEPUTY CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Requisition ID 
2017-3164
Department 
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Minimum Salary 
USD $81,931.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $111,862.00/Yr.
Post End Date 
1/29/2018
Location 
US-UT-Salt Lake City

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Overview

Under the general administrative direction of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the City’s Redevelopment Agency, initiates, formulates, and executes proposals, strategies, and programs for all of the Agency's project areas and responsibilities. Oversees project budgets, develops funding proposals, and oversees the Agency’s operational budgets. Responsible for the direction and administration of the Redevelopment Agency in the COO's absence. Assists the COO with management and oversight of the Agency staff.

 

This is an appointed, at will position without tenure and exempt from the career service system.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitates the participation of businesses and the development community in the planning and execution of redevelopment plans in each project area.
  • Provides day-to-day oversight and technical review of projects for the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) staff to accomplish redevelopment objectives as established by the Board of Directors, Executive Director, CEO, and COO of the RDA.
  • Represents the Redevelopment Agency in the City's strategic planning process. In cooperation with the Director, ensures that the goals and objectives of the Agency and the Board of Directors are incorporated in the process.
  • Performs long-range econometric analysis of proposed projects.  Determines potential direct and indirect impacts on surrounding projects areas.  Utilizes information to determine feasibility and potential risks of projects.
  • Proposes and prepares budgets for new projects.  Analyzes budget proposals submitted to the Agency and makes recommendations to the COO and CEO.
  • Plans, secures bids, and supervises construction of project improvements within the Project areas including parks, sidewalks, curb and gutter, streets and other development projects.
  • Conducts and leads confidential and politically sensitive negotiations for the purchase and sale of real property, and development agreements, to achieve timely redevelopment compatible with Agency objects and adopted City master plans.
  • Prepares Requests for Proposals and negotiates contracts with financial advisors, architects, developers, property owners, artists, planners, graphic designers, and consultants involved in RDA’s projects.  Recommends selection based on approved criteria.  Supervises and oversees both physical and fiscal progress of contracts.  Ensures that contracts adhere to and follow cost, timelines and quality criteria as established by the Agency.
  • Oversees internal and external marketing and communications of RDA project areas, including public engagement.
  • Monitors best practices throughout the United States and Canada to keep RDA apprised of new methodologies for conducting business.
  • Leads, trains, and directs staff in all aspects of RDA’s operations and project management.
  • Supports the COO in the review of materials for RDA Board and Redevelopment Advisory Committee meetings to ensure accuracy and clarity of information presented.
  • Supports the COO in ensuring efficacy of RDA programs, including Redevelopment Advisory Committee, land transaction, and loan and tax increment reimbursement programs.
  • Oversees creation of new RDA project areas.
  • Identifies and proposes to COO and CEO opportunities for policy development and process improvement and oversees implementation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, Planning, or a related field plus six (6) years of related development/redevelopment experience, two (2) of which must be in a supervisory capacity.  Up to three years’ graduate study in Business, Public Administration, Economic Development, Law, or Urban Planning & Development or closely related area may be substituted for three of the required six years of experience.
  • Thorough and demonstrated understanding of tax-increment financing structures.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate a variety of major programs and activities.
  • Ability to analyze, secure and facilitate major development/redevelopment projects.
  • Ability to direct, motivate and evaluate Agency employees.  Ability to direct and oversee the work of contractors and builders who work with the Agency.
  • Is able to proactively identify problematic situations before they occur, and can develop an appropriate response or solution in advance.
  • Considerable human relations and communication skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of real estate law and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern budgetary management, supervisory and personnel administrative principles and techniques, and federal and state requirements related to Housing and Urban Development.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern construction methods and materials. Ability to work directly with contractors and developers to verify appropriate completion of work.
  • Thorough and demonstrated understanding of urban planning principles, specifically with regard to pedestrian-friendly urban environments and transit-oriented development.

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