Community Revitalization Program Manager

$70,550.69 - $117,584.69 Annually
Mar 04, 2019
Mar 22, 2019
Full Time
One of the Most Dynamic Urban Counties in the Nation

Serves as a member of a team responsible for county's commercial revitalization and reinvestment initiatives. Responsible for developing, facilitating, promoting and coordinating revitalization projects, programs, plans and initiatives in assigned areas. Assists the community in developing and implementing the vision for assigned areas. Responsibilities may include fostering economic development opportunities, assisting with public/private partnerships, review of development proposals, coordinating Comprehensive Plan amendments, preparation and implementation of urban design guidelines, designing and managing community engagement processes, and other aspects of planning, revitalization and redevelopment. Assists in the general administration of the revitalization program. Works closely with area revitalization groups, land owners residents and developers. Coordinates closely with other county departments. Represents the Office with the public, before the Board of Supervisors, and with federal, state and local agencies. Illustrative Duties
  • Prepares and implements plans and programs for targeted commercial revitalization areas;
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with community representatives, real estate developers, land owners, and other stakeholders in order to identify, promote and facilitate new investment and business;
  • Assists with the development of program goals and objectives through outreach activities with community and business groups;
  • Provides prospective new businesses and investors with demographic data, real estate data, and trend analysis;
  • Assists in identifying community resources, strategies and ideas;
  • Contributes to the implementation of plan visions as well as with specific projects, and charts progress;
  • Contributes input and review regarding comprehensive plan amendments, zoning applications, capital improvements and site plans.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of zoning, land use and site planning, urban design, real estate development and land-use law;
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of project management and program administration;
  • Ability to initiate and implement revitalization and reinvestment plans, projects and programs;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal, written and graphic forms;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, other
  • agency heads, private developers and contractors, citizens and citizen groups.
Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited college with a degree in planning, public or business administration, urban design or related field plus four years of progressively responsible, directly related professional experience.
Master's degree from an accredited college in urban or regional planning, public or business administration, urban design or related field (i.e., landscape architecture, or architecture). Experience with: revitalization districts; comprehensive planning; community engagement; use of incentives such as tax increment financing and/or community development authorities to spur revitalization; Main Street programs or related approaches to economic reinvestment; and redevelopment and/or revitalization projects or programs. Ability to create new strategies, approaches or programs to foster revitalization. Experience with place making and tactical urbanism. An understanding of urban design principles and practice, including implementation of streetscape plans and design guidelines. Proven ability working with citizens, citizen groups and public officials. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong research and analytical skills. Experience using PowerPoint or similar, Publisher or similar, and/or Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat); and familiarity with GIS. Ability to manage variety of tasks simultaneously, and to work both independently and in a team environment.

The following physical requirements are with or without reasonable accommodation. Work is based in a standard office environment using standard office equipment. Must be able to enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard and must be able to make verbal and written presentations.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Is required to complete criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Panel interview; may include a written exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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