City of Garland
Close date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Location: Garland, Texas

Public-Private Partnerships Coordinator

Summary: Responsible for coordinating the identification, development, implementation and monitoring of plans, projects and activities under the City’s Catalyst Areas Program. Also responsible for identifying and engaging public and/or private development partners and their associated projects in other areas of the community as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop, coordinate and implement the objectives of the City’s Catalyst Areas Program (CAP) including performance measures and identifying service improvements.
  • Develop, implement, assess and refine the City’s public/private development engagement strategies.
  • Identify, define and cultivate financial and non-financial partnerships with various public and/or private sector development entities to help secure new investment to the City.
  • Coordinate and target the City’s existing real estate assets, incentives and programs to encourage private residential, commercial and business investment that advances City priorities.
  • Prepare technical reports and present private and public resource analysis needed to bring about quality development that is in accord with various community plans and policy guiding documents.
  • Serve as the coordinating liaison for the City’s CAP to other divisions, departments and outside agencies.
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive development inquiries and complaints.
  • Assist and coordinate program budget preparation and facilitate expenditures as needed.
  • Assist the Director of Economic Development in creating documents, policy reports, ordinance amendments and presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4 years related experience
  • 2 years project management experience

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Urban Planning or related field
  • 5+ years professional experience in real estate development, program design and implementation and/or economic and/or community development
  • 3+ years comprehensive project management experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of economic development, real estate development and finance principles, programs and applications
  • Extensive knowledge of Local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and practices in regards to development and urban development standards programs
  • Extensive knowledge of business attraction, retention and expansion techniques and resources
  • Extensive knowledge of planning, coordinating and managing community projects
  • Extensive knowledge of project management practices and techniques
  • Skill in Microsoft Office (including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Ability to perform effective public outreach, marketing and investor recruitment which secures public and private sector resources

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid Class C Texas Driver's License
  • Membership in American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred

Physical Requirements and Work Environment: The incumbent works in a typical office environment; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards; occasional outside work.

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