Urban Redevelopment Specialist
City of Oklahoma City - Planning
Posted on: Feb 4, 2013
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 02/28/13 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary: $61,011.36 - $93,208.32 Annually
This position is located in the Comprehensive Planning and Urban Design Division of the Planning Department with the City of Oklahoma City. The duties performed require utilizing previously acquired technical knowledge and skill. The employee must have knowledge of administrative and management principles and possess the ability to coordinate and evaluate the operational and technical functions of the assigned programs and projects. Essential job functions include: planning and organizing special projects; serving as a community and inter-departmental liaison; writing complex and technical reports, policy alternatives and/or recommendations for consideration and dissemination to various boards, commissions, committees, City Council and citizen groups; and determining research design, methodologies, procedures and indicators to be used in the collection and analysis of data. This position coordinates one or more federally funded programs and may be required to coordinate and manage the efforts of professional, technical and clerical personnel organized in project work groups and inter-departmental/agency tasks forces. The employee represents the City officially and unofficially on a number of boards, committees, commissions, task forces and citizen groups to provide analytical, technical and advisory input.
A five-point preference will be awarded on the initial scored selection process for honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces not currently employed full time by the City of Oklahoma City. Qualified applicants must submit a copy of their DD Form 214 indicating discharge type/character of service at time of application.
Knowledge of City Planning and community development.
Knowledge of administrative and management principles.
Skill in coordinating planning functions for long range and/or current requirements.
Skill in coordinating the activities of professional staff personnel.
Skill in assessing a wide variety of information for operational feasibility.
Willingness to participate in and/or skill in disseminating information to various official boards, citizen groups, and other City departments.
Skill in preparing statistical and narrative reports.
Skill in oral and written communications.
Ability to think logically.
Ability to make immediate decisions/responses related to City programs and functions.
Willingness to assume responsibility for work product and decisions made.
Willingness to work with individuals from various socio-economic work groups.
Master’s Degree in urban planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, geography or related field.
Eight or more years of professional planning experience with emphasis in long range planning and urban design.
Experience in the development and implementation of comprehensive plans.
Experience in the development and implementation of Zoning Code regulations.
Experience in the development and implementation of urban design principles including design guidelines and form based code.
Experience giving public presentations to citizens, professional organizations, boards and elected officials on comprehensive planning and urban design issues.
Three or more years experience supervising professional, technical, or clerical staff.
Primarily indoors in a climate controlled environment.
Occasional local or out-of-town travel.
Occasionally required to work hours beyond normal scheduled work week.
Near vision enough to read a video display terminal and draft communications such as written or machine generated documents, reports, etc.
Hearing and speech enough to communicate by telephone and in person.
Manual and finger dexterity enough to operate equipment such as computer keyboards, etc.
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