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Location: Fort Worth, TX
Development Project Facilitator
Salary: $75,000 - $83,622 annual compensation
Closing: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
The City of Fort Worth is the 12th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 900,000 residents. The Development Services Department seeks to make Fort Worth the most livable city in Texas by promoting orderly growth and development, safe construction and neighborhood vitality. We are looking for individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.
A Development Project Facilitator position is available in the City of Fort Worth Development Services Project Facilitation team. This position is responsible for performing advanced developer project facilitation assignments and managing these complex projects through the various review and approval processes that private development projects must undertake through the City of Fort Worth. Additionally, this role is charged with acting as the developer’s liaison and champion throughout the development review process that advocates for expedited project delivery while ensuring that the City’s regulations and project requirements are still met.
Examples of projects that may be facilitated by this role include: infill/redevelopment, large commercial and/or industrial, public-private partnerships for the construction of public infrastructure, and those with an important community impact.
- Evaluating facilitated projects to identify when they are eligible for early addressing, early grading, permit release prior to plat, etc. and coordinating with our alliance partners in T/PW, Water, Storm Water, IPRC, DSD to forge the path to make these allowances
- Initiating and conducting periodic project specific meetings (weekly, monthly, etc.)
- Coordinating and leading inter-departmental and inter-jurisdictional project meetings (TRVA, TRWD, Counties, etc.)
- Proactively identify project specific needs and negotiate special review accommodations
- Manage a project database and project schedules for each facilitated project
- Identifying procedural issues/problems within the broader “development review process” and working with the correct individuals to discuss the issue, devise alternatives/solutions, and implanting those corrections to streamline the review process
- Conducting weekly Pre-Development Conferences and documenting the meeting notes
- Responding to City Manager and Mayor/Councilmember special requests to investigate and facilitate projects
- Responsible for the creation and update of various “development guides” such as the “Commercial Development Guide” and the “Infill Development Guide”
- Responsible for identifying and implementing opportunities to improve development and permitting processes
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Planning, Urban Planning or Design, Public Administration, Urban Geography, Civil Engineering, Real Estate, or a related field
- Five years of experience in planning or development
- Valid Driver’s License
- Experience in land development, including demonstrated knowledge of the various municipal and other regulatory requirements for public infrastructure projects, transportation planning, and development review processes
- Experience working for a municipal, regional, state or federal government entity.
- Experience with interfacing with public officials, including but not limited to commissioners, council members and other executives.
- Understanding of the real estate entitlement and development process
- Capable of reading and interpreting construction documents
- Proficiency in Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tools, as well as the Microsoft Office suite including OneNote and SharePoint
- Understanding of the PMBOK, an industry-recognized project management standard
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
- Lean Six Sigma certification
- Active participation within real estate affiliations including but not limited to The American Planning Association (APA), The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and The Greater Real Estate Council of Fort Worth.
How to Apply
Apply online at: https://boards.greenhouse.io/cityoffortworth/jobs/5063137003?gh_jid=5063137003