City of New Albany
  • 29-Sep-2017 to 31-Dec-2017 (EST)
  • Redevelopment
  • New Albany, IN, USA
  • Full Time

The City of New Albany is currently seeking a Director of Economic Development and Redevelopment.

 

Under general supervision of the Mayor, this position performs a variety of administrative, technical and professional work in preparation and implementation of economic and community development and redevelopment plans, programs, and services.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

"*" denotes an essential function of the job

  1. *Direct City economic development initiatives.
  2. *Provides assistance in the development of short and long term economic and community development plans, as well as the gathering of information and preparation of studies, reports, and recommendations to achieve such goals. This will involve the preparation and maintenance of information on utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services, financing tools, and incentives, in order to respond to requests for information for economic development purposes, and the coordination with other departments and agencies as needed.
  3. *Provides professional economic development advice, assist in the application and permitting process, and serve as an advocate for economic development in line with the Comprehensive Plan, zoning ordinances, and goals as established by the City.
  4. *Promotes the City, sale of lots, and the orderly development of projects within the City.
  5. *Works closely with the appropriate parties to identify areas of concern in the promotion of business location and expansion within the City.
  6. *Maintains a liaison with various local, State, and Federal agencies, coordinating projects with agencies as deemed necessary and appropriate, i.e. DHA, HUD, Development Corporations, Department of Economic and Community Development, Indiana State Planning Office, Regional Planning Commission, and the Indiana State Housing Authority.
  7. *Provides information and/or make presentations to supervisors, City Council, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, individuals, and the general public on economic development issues, programs, services, and plans.
  8. *Becomes familiar with the existing inventory of available buildings and business and residential development sites within the community. This will include both public and private buildings and land areas.
  9. *Prepares grant proposals and applications, contracts and other necessary documents as may be required for necessary community services.
  10. *Assists with negotiations and the management of professional service contracts, property sales or acquisition, and economic development oriented negotiations, as assigned.
  11. *Serves as a member of economic development groups or task force that promote economic and community development at the local, State or Federal level, as deemed necessary or appropriate.
  12. *Monitors legislation and regulations relating to economic development, and report findings to the appropriate impacted parties, i.e. the Economic Development Committee, etc.
  13. *Maintains strong working relationships with the general public, area businesses, clients, the media, and others.
  14. *Serves as a member of various staff committees, as assigned.
  15. *Attends professional development workshops and conferences to keep abreast of trends and developments in the field of economic development, and to represent the interest of the City of New Albany on matters related to economic development.
  16. Oversees all aspects of redevelopment within the City of New Albany in the same manner conducted for economic development projects.
  17. Attend City Council meetings.
  18. Lead the New Albany Redevelopment Commission (NARC).
  19. Other duties as assigned.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

  1. Demonstrate informative and professional assistance when working with clients, co-workers, and the public.
  2. Act independently and originate new procedures and new approaches to problems.
  3. Ability to work with the general public and to remain professional at all time and ensure excellent customer service is provided at all times.
  4. Ability to handle calls while maintaining proper phone etiquette and a high level of professionalism at all times.
  5. Willingness to take on additional tasks as assigned.
  6. Display excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Maintain initiative to preserve the flow of work.
  8. Work under stress and with commitment to deadlines.
  9. Sustain interpersonal relationships which encourage openness, candor and trust, both internally and with the general public.
  10. Complete projects and/or reports in accurate and timely manner.
  11. Maintain City information in a confidential manner.
  12. Must be good at analyzing and solving problems, making negotiations and confronting tricky situations.
  13. Must be well-versed in all relevant housing laws.
  14. Must ensure that while discharging their duties, their activities are in accordance with the law.
  15. Ability to communicate effectively to groups and individuals, engineers, architects, contractors, developers, businesses, supervisors, employees, and the general public.
  16. Ability to establish working relationships with other organizations and economic development practitioners.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Ability to work as a team member.
  2. Display professional appearance, warm demeanor and positive attitude.
  3. Be a motivated self-starter.
  4. Work independently and to be accurate, efficient and organized.
  5. Manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  6. Work under pressure with time constraints in a changing environment.
  7. Stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl occasionally.
  8. Work may require some reaching over head, kneeling, climbing ladders, and frequent bending and walking on uneven surfaces.
  9. Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  10. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS

Works both in the office and in the field where frequent exposure to various weather conditions and physical hazards associated with construction sites and other inspection areas are to be expected.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and TRAINING

  1. Demonstrated experience or knowledge of construction, land development, and property maintenance.
  2. Knowledge of applicable State and Local Codes.
  3. Experience in Microsoft Office products, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook required.
  4. Considerable experience in economic and community development, including administrative responsibility; graduation from a four-year college or university, preferably with specialization in economic and community development or a related field; or any equivalent combination or experience and training.
  5. Considerable knowledge of business development, community, and economic development.
  6. Working knowledge of municipal zoning and infrastructure, and planning programs and processes.

EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS

  1. Computer and peripherals.
  2. Housing and related structures and equipment.

 

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