City of Fort Wayne

CD Manager - Project Manager

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Working under the direction of the Deputy Director - Redevelopment, the incumbent leads, manages and works on the implementation, up to and including the construction bidding and construction management, of plans, projects, and initiatives related...
Job Code: 2019221
Posted On: Tuesday, 12th November 2019
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Community Development
Shift: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, may vary depending on need.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $59,198.86 - $72,354.16 Annually

Job Description:

SUMMARY 
Working under the direction of the Deputy Director - Redevelopment, the incumbent leads, manages and works on the implementation, up to and including the construction bidding and construction management, of plans, projects, and initiatives related to or emerging from the plans and strategies within the Community Development Division and the Conceptual Riverfront Development Plan. Incumbent also assumes leadership and project management role on other projects as assigned by the Deputy Director.  
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to read and understand planning documents, surveys, construction drawings and documents; ability to achieve compliance with all applicable permits and regulations; ability to collaborate and coordinate project implementation impacts with internal and external stakeholders; ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism.
• Serves as project manager for capital projects for the Community Development Division;
• Provides project leadership and management for planning and implementing work associated with all phases of implementation related to Riverfront development and implementation of the Division’s various plans, programs and projects;
• Manages contracts with consultants and consultant teams engaged to deliver design, engineering, construction documentation, construction management, and other services;
• Develops, coordinates and manages projects involving multiple funding sources and complex joint public and private partnerships
• Advises Redevelopment Deputy Director, the Director of  Community Development and the City Administration on decisions related to planning and implementation priorities related to riverfront development;
• Employs standard planning techniques in the completion of projects, plans, and initiatives such as current and best practices research, writing, analysis, and public participation;
• Represents the City of Fort Wayne as the lead staff member and representative of Riverfront Development in its most broad interpretation – planning, design, and defining the character of near-term development in the area;
• Collaborates with partner departments and organizations on implementing projects that emerge from the Conceptual Riverfront Development Plan and other plans of the Division;
• Provides routine project updates to the Redevelopment Deputy Director as well as contributing to reports to the Division Director and City Administration;
• Represents the Department and Division before Plan Commission, City Council, Historic Preservation Commission, neighborhood groups, and other interested groups.
• Coordinates tasks and related timelines of a working group that includes staff from multiple City departments and external partners contributing to all
Sphases of riverfront design, planning and construction and other Division programs and projects;
• Participates in various department and division projects, plans, and initiatives ensuring that innovative community development ideas keep the City of Fort Wayne moving in a competitive direction;
• Collaborates with other departments within Community Development and the City in the completion of plans, projects and initiatives;
• Assists Department leadership team to develop and manage annual work programs;
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
Performs other duties as required.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations. The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management.  If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor.  Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved. 
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 
• Any combination of work experience or academic pursuit equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Construction Administration or related field and 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal project development and implementation;
• Closely related work experience at a level commensurate with the position may count toward a maximum of two years of full-time college education.  Under no circumstances will experience count for more than two years of college education.
OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and/or ABILITIES
• Full range of generally accepted and commonly used principles, theories, objectives and practices of municipal planning, comprehensive planning, transportation planning, geographic information systems, land use planning and urban design;
• Knowledge of federal, state, county and city laws relating to contract bidding and construction, construction permitting, land use, land acquisition, site development and all other related elements of redevelopment and planning; 
• Ability to understand and apply federal, state and local regulations relating to the development, design and construction of municipally lead projects; ;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, other government agencies, neighborhood associations, social service agencies, local business and financial institutions, boards of directors and the general public;
• The ability to use current computer applications and operate technical tools as needed to fulfill essential duties and responsibilities;
• Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.
LANGUAGE SKILLS 
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the English language, general public records, legal documents, census data, financial reports, historical documents, maps, government forms and regulations, photographs, architectural and engineering site plans, business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Incumbent will have daily interaction with staff members, various local, state and federal agencies and the general public.  These contacts involve non-routine cooperative problem solving, often requiring discussion and persuasion to gain concurrence.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 
 Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY 
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Incumbent often needs to use or develop innovative methods to complete project assignments or deal with complex problems involving the present and future needs of the community.
The work is broad in scope and of substantial intricacy involving many variables or considerations with interrelationships difficult to ascertain and requiring individual diagnosis and treatment.  Incumbent must supervise and administer the City’s historic preservation programs and must use considerable judgment to bring forth innovative ideas following guidelines that are often obscure.  Individual diagnosis is necessary to find solutions to complex problems involving the present and future needs of the community.
The purpose and desired results are indicated.  Unusual problems and/or proposed deviations from guidelines or practice are discussed at the discretion of the employee.  Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and conclusions, general technical adequacy, and conformance with practice and policy.  The incumbent makes major contributions involving authoritative application of policy and practice to especially complex and/or important matters.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 
• Project Management certification preferred but not required;
• Valid Indiana Driver's License if City vehicle is used.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; climb, jump, and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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