Development Program Manager – City of Columbus, Department of Development
This position will manage the City of Columbus Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program. The incumbent activities include tracking TIF revenues, initiating TIF payments, preparing all required reporting for TIFs, and formulating any proposed new TIF’s within the framework of the Department’s goals and objectives. This position will also take an active role in managing some of the Department’s Public Private Partnership (P3) projects. These projects are complex business and real estate investments that require the coordination of public and private sector investments. This position, following training and mentoring from leadership, will take a leadership role within the Economic Development Division in formulating P3 projects across the City.
Under general direction, is responsible for the development and management of programs for the Department of Development; performs related duties as required.
Examples of Work
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)
Complies with federal, state and local legal contract and program requirements by studying existing and new legislation;
Monitors the development and implementation of programs utilizing federal and local funds;
Coordinates with area commissions and other community groups to facilitate the development and management of programming to address specific community needs;
Advocates for improvements within neighborhoods to enhance and expand vital services, safety, quality of life, and economic opportunities;
Confers with federal and other government officials in order to negotiate contracts for federal financial assistance;
Consults with businesses, developers, governmental authorities, and civic groups in order to attract, retain or revitalize business and industry;
Monitors the progress of public capital improvements in order to allow business, industry and developers to maximize their opportunity;
Conducts community information meetings, seminars, and in-house training on department programs and issues;
Interprets Zoning, Housing and Building Codes to the public, community groups, nonprofits, developers, and departmental staff;
Reviews the housing, building, planning and other codes to ensure consistency of terminology;
Prepares background research papers and documents for the Department as required;
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications;
Keeps the administrator informed, in a timely manner, of any situations that will impact the goals and objectives of a program.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience in city or regional planning, community or economic development, code enforcement, social or human services, public or business administration, or closely related field. Substitution(s): A master’s degree in city or regional planning, business administration, public administration or closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience.
Test/Job Contact Information
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
If you wish to apply in person, please submit an application and any supplementary materials to:
Department of Development
Division of Economic Development
111 N. Front St 8th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
P: (614) 645-8601
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