CLACKAMAS COUNTY

CLASSIFICATION NO. 323
Established 01/00
Revised:  12/07
FLSA:  Exempt
EEO:  2

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY MANAGER

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Under general direction, to plan, organize, direct and manage administrative operations, programs, activities and personnel for the County Development Agency and Urban Renewal Tax Increment Financing Districts; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) provides services to County residents through the Building Codes, Land Use and Environmental Planning, Road Operations, Surveyor’s Office, Dog Services, Transportation Engineering, Community Environment divisions and the Clackamas County Development Agency.

The Clackamas County Development Agency (CCDA) is responsible for formulating and implementing the development area plans and planning and executing amendments, for the purpose of encouraging development, redevelopment and economic growth within the plan areas.  

The Development Agency Manager directs staff, programs, and activities for the County’s urban renewal (tax increment) districts through the CCDA.   Responsibilities include the development and oversight of multiple urban renewal work plans, coordination of interagency agreements, real property acquisition, development and financing negotiations and agreements, budget preparation and management, public involvement and coordination and facilitation of strategic planning, program development and customer service.  

The Development Agency Manager differs from the Development Agency Program Coordinator which does not have direct supervisory/management responsibilities for personnel, accountability for overall program objectives or policy application involvement with directors, senior administrators and elected officials.  

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Develops and directs work plans and program implementation consistent with area needs in CCDA’s urban renewal districts; maintains a system of performance measures and outcome reporting; manages plan amendments and supervises establishment of proposed districts; manages preparation of statutory publications, annual reports, audits, and other documents; supervises funding initiatives and grant applications and administration. 
  2. Supervises, develops and coordinates the preparation of CCDA budget for multiple tax increment program budgets; oversees preparation of financial projections to determine appropriate funding requirements; presents budget proposals to CCDA Budget Committee, County Administrator and Board of County Commissioners; monitors revenues and expenditures; supervises CCDA bond sales for the continued financing of urban renewal projects; evaluates program effectiveness and results measured against budget goals.
  3. Manages the development, negotiation, approval, implementation and monitoring of disposition and development agreements; advises and recommends to the CCDA Board appropriate action plans and controls for agreements, manages CCDA efforts in complex real estate and financing negotiations, often with multiple parties and partnerships; oversees property acquisition, disposal and maintenance agreements. 
  4. Directs the development and implementation of community and community and public infrastructure and construction projects; ensures a public involvement strategy, identifies right-of-way issues, acquisition and relocation applications; oversees execution of intergovernmental agreements, permits, bids, awards, and project construction.
  5. Identifies and participates in the resolution of key internal and external policy issues and matters affecting CCDA, including direct involvement of the Board of County Commissioners; represents CCDA before significant policy-making bodies, councils, task forces, groups and organizations, department and agency directors, and elected officials and their staff; represents CCDA on public relations matters.  
  6. Establishes and maintains long-term cooperative intergovernmental relationships and negotiates intergovernmental agreements; maintains a broad range of direct outside contacts with business and community leaders relating to CCDA activities.
  7. Serves as an authority and resource to County Administration and to outside jurisdictions and agencies seeking specialized skills in urban renewal and physical development fields; actively participates with state and area associations and organizations concerning urban renewal initiatives.
  8. Hires and directs supervisory, professional and technical staff to provide quality service to citizens and County staff; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and other County and outside agency personnel; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; prepares performance evaluations; implements progressive discipline.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of:  Principles, methods, and procedures of city, county, regional and statewide planning; environmental, social, economic, and legal issues related to county urban renewal planning and development; Oregon urban renewal law; principles of real estate and real property management; principles and practices of public administration, including strategic planning; federal, state and local laws, regulations and rules affecting Agency operations, governmental legislative, regulatory, and statutory processes; public policy financing, particularly as it effects urban renewal.

Working knowledge of:  Principles and practices of personnel management, real estate transactions, program planning and financial administration; principles of community organization and citizen involvement; visual communication principles and practices; basic math; public speaking techniques; English grammar and composition.

Skill to:  Plan, organize, train and supervise the work of planning professionals; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups; organize and conduct comprehensive research studies utilizing various sources of information; analyze and evaluate complex data and make recommendations; direct the preparation of maps, charts and other graphic materials which illustrate urban renewal studies; prepare clear and concise reports; interpret and apply appropriate laws, regulations, and codes; establish and maintain effective working relationships with private sector development interests, oversight committees, government officials, County personnel, associations, public interest and community groups, business leaders and the public.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Driving may be necessary for County business.  For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license.  Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.  For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS

Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.