Development Center Project Coordinator

City of Palo Alto Planning & Development Services

Palo Alto, CA

Experience Level: Entry Level

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: $71,656.00 - $110,219.20 Annually

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Exciting Opportunity! 
The City of Palo Alto's Development Services Department has a full-time career opportunity open as a Development Project Coordinator. The department is flexible in filling this position at a Development Project Coordinator III, or III level. The position the candidate is hired into will be determined based on the candidate's qualifications.
 
Development Project Coordinator III is the highest level of the Development Project Coordinator series. This classification is expected to process complex/high profile or controversial institutional, commercial or residential projects from early assistance through closeout.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this position is someone that is comfortable in a fast-paced work environment and has excellent customer service skills.  They should also be very well organized, have outstanding time management skills, be proficient in reading and understanding architectural drawings, have construction project management experience, and have a strong desire to provide public service.  

The Development Project Coordinator I is the entry-level of the Development Project Coordinator series. Incumbents rotate into roles that route customers to the appropriate service area by walk-in/phone/email; provide general information; coordinate multiple discipline site-specific information responses; and process more routine/simple online and counter-based projects from early assistance through construction/closeout.  
 
The Development Project Coordinator II is expected to perform moderately complex professional development project management work for routine residential or commercial development and building projects and respond to complex information requests. It is the second of the three-level Development Project Coordinator series. candidates in this position are trained to process complex online and counter-based projects (residential alterations or additions) and routine submittal-based projects (commercial alterations or additions) from early assistance through construction/closeout.
 
The Development Project Coordinator III will need a broader range of construction project management and organizational skills, professional judgment, technical knowledge, and enhanced issue resolution skills for projects using the multi-phased submittal and appointment-based processing. A person in this position will be responsible for projects that typically continue after a hand-off when a discretionary approval process is required. Significant discretion is required in determining the methods to be used although advice and guidance is available from the Development Center Manager.

Benefits: Fantastic benefits package, to learn more click HERE. 
Compensation (SEIU) : Comprehensive compensation plan, to learn more click HERE.

This position is represented by Service Employee International Union position (SEIU) 

Essential Duties

For a complete list of essential duties please visit the specific job description
Development Project Coordinator III, or III levels.

Minimum Qualifications

Development Project Coordinator I Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Two years of increasingly responsible office experience.
  • Two (2) years of full-time increasingly responsible experience managing and coordinating comprehensive information requests and processing of counter and routine submittal-based residential or commercial projects through construction and final acceptance;
    • OR Two (2) years of full-time increasing responsible experience in private sector development or construction project management, construction management or development coordination in a complex regulatory environment.
  • Experience in a local government environment dealing with the Uniform Building Codes and municipal codes including zoning, engineering, water and sewer, and other land development requirements is desirable but not required.
  • Salary Range: $34.45/hr - $42.29/hr

Development Project Coordinator II Minimum Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or comparable certification desirable but not required AND
  • Four (4) years of full-time increasingly responsible experience managing and coordinating the processing of complex residential or commercial projects for compliance with applicable codes and regulations in a local government environment covered by the Uniform Building Codes and the Municipal Code including zoning, engineering, water and sewer, and other land development requirements;
    • OR Four (4) years of full-time increasingly responsible professional engineering, planning, or architectural experience in the application of municipal codes, governing agency policies, and engineering standards, or community and general plans in land development or construction;
    • OR Four (4) years of full-time increasing responsible experience in private sector development or construction project management, construction management, or development coordination in a complex regulatory environment.
  • Salary Range: $39.13/hr - 48.04/hr

Development Project Coordinator III Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or comparable certification desirable but not required AND
  • Six (6) years of full-time increasingly responsible experience managing and coordinating the processing of complex residential or commercial projects for compliance with applicable codes and regulations in a local government environment covered by the Uniform Building Code, Title 245, and the Municipal Code including zoning, engineering, water and sewer, and other land development requirements similar to Palo Alto;
    • OR Six (6) years of full-time increasingly responsible professional engineering, planning, or architectural experience in the application of municipal codes, governing agency policies, and engineering standards, or community and general plans in land development or construction;
    • OR Six (6) years of full-time increasing responsible experience in private sector development or construction project management, construction management, or development coordination in a complex regulatory environment.
  • Salary range: $43.16/hr - 52.99/hr
 

Supplemental Information: 

  • Applicants will be screened throughout the posting process and highly qualified candidates may be invited to interview at any time.  

  • The screening process for this position typically includes a virtual recorded interview and/or panel interviews preceding final interviews with the hiring manager or their designee.  

Posted January 5, 2023, 5:06 PM PST


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