FT Job - City of Concord - Reuse Project Director for Concord Naval Weapons Station
Concord Reuse Project Director
City of Concord, CA
04:30 pm PST, Dec 14
CONCORD REUSE PROJECT DIRECTOR
The salary is dependent upon qualifications and is negotiable, plus a generous benefit package. City participates in the CalPERS 2.5% at 55 retirement plan and pays the employee's 8% contribution.
Open Until Filled – First Review February 14, 2006
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE POSITION
The City of Concord is looking for an experienced professional to assist the City Manager in providing project management for the reuse planning for redevelopment of the Concord Naval Weapons Station. Specifically responsible for providing oversight and guidance for the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process up to and including disposition of the property, citizen input to the process, all stages of reuse planning, development of long-term, sound fiscal strategies, and programs for environmental remediation. Coordinate the activities relating to facilitation of project development with military, Federal, State, regional, and local agencies, and local citizenry. Provide professional analysis and advice to the City Council through the City Manager. Directs and manages assigned staff. Coordinate with participating City departments and staff. Provides staff support to a Citizens’ Advisory Committee comprised of local stakeholders and citizens; Advisory Committee Steering Committee, and a Technical Advisory Committee. Manage consultant contracts and oversees budgets. Makes oral presentations and prepare analysis, reports, recommendations, and correspondence. The position is offered under a three-year employment contract and will serve as a member of the City’s Executive Team. Performs related and other work as required all within the context of the City's Mission, Vision, Values Statement and should hold a strong progressive customer service orientation.
The City Manager provides general administrative direction. The Reuse Project Director position is held accountable for the functions assigned by exercising a full range of supervisory and managerial authority over assigned subordinates. May require some travel and frequent attendance at meetings, including many that will be conducted during evening hours and/or on weekends. Requires irregular work hours as necessary to meet deadlines and achieve objectives. This position will be responsible for the following:
• Manage all elements of the development of a community-oriented plan for conversion and reuse of a former military property.
• Responsible for securing resources available through the military, or other Federal departments or grants for the BRAC and reuse, planning and disposition process; develop and adhere to financial strategies for all stages of the project.
• Coordinate local and regional participation in developing a reuse plan, and development plan.
• Negotiate with the Navy through completion of property disposal for reuse. Work with and negotiate environmental remediation agreements with environmental regulators.
• Prepare scopes of work and manage selection and contracting process for professional and consultant services to assist with community participation, planning efforts, environmental research, and other project related matters; manage consultants work product and contracts.
• Responsible for developing and managing the overall project budget, expenditures, objectives and performance indicators.
• Provide professional analysis and advice to the City Council through the City Manager, to City departments, City committees and commissions related to areas of responsibility. Initiate or conduct special studies as assigned and prepare reports with recommendations for appropriate action.
• Participate, make presentations to, or provide support for committees, task forces, community meetings, City Council, or other public agency meetings as necessary.
• Assist the City Manager in the overall administrative and policy planning process of the project. Partner with department heads to coordinate inter-department efforts.
• Provide guidance and leadership to assigned staff; set work priorities, evaluate performance, take corrective actions as necessary, and identify and/or resolve subordinate complaints.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
This executive manager will be a dynamic professional who is well organized and results oriented; who subscribes to the City’s Mission, Vision and Values to pursue a quality outcome for civilian reuse of the 5,170-acre former Navy facility; who has the ability to focus on and advance multiple project components while keeping the team on task; must be collaborative and diplomatic; must keep stakeholders informed, keep abreast of changing needs, communicate effectively in a high profile setting, and deliver desired outcome for reuse planning in keeping with the City’s goals for parks, recreation amenities, open space, economic development, and employment and housing opportunities. Specific desirable characteristics are as follows:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally this will require:
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in public or business administration, economics, finance, urban planning, or other related field; a related advanced degree is desirable.
Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible economic, redevelopment, urban planning, project management or related experience, including four years in directing and supervising the work of others. Experience in environmental remediation processes and experience working with environmental regulatory bodies (EPA, DTSC, and RWCB) is preferred.
A valid California Driver License (CDL) and satisfactory driving record is a condition of initial and continued employment. A successful out of state candidate must obtain a CDL. Full financial and economic interest disclosure according to State Government codes.
The final filing date for the first review is Tuesday, February 14, 2006. To be considered for this position please submit a detailed résumé, three work-related references, and cover letter with current salary. Résumé should reflect size of projects completed, budget and staff managed and beginning/ending dates of projects and/or positions held. Forward your submittals to:
U.S. Mail: Human Resources Department
1950 Parkside Drive, MS/30
Concord, CA 94519
For additional information regarding this opportunity visit the City’s website at www.cityofconcord.org or e-mail hrdept@....
Contact: City of Concord, CA
Fax: (925) 671-3496
Org.: City of Concord, CA
Dept.: Human Resources Department
Address: 1950 Parkside Drive, MS/30
Concord, CA 94519