The City of Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing large cities in the U.S. Our employees serve the needs of nearly 1,000,000 residents, promoting our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability. 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.
The Project Facilitation team in the Development Coordination Division of the department is seeking a charismatic and dynamic individual to manage and lead the team as the Development Support Administrator, which will report to the Assistant Director over the division. The Project Facilitation team of contains a number of Project Facilitators or “Shepherds” tasked with assisting developers in their project due diligence as well as facilitating large complex development projects through the City of Fort Worth’s various development review processes. The Development Support Administrator role will support the Project Facilitators address significant challenges as well as directly facilitate the highest profile and/or most complex, signature private development projects through the City of Fort Worth’s development review processes. This role will oversee management of the Project Facilitation team’s Pre-Development Conference services, coordinate and manage the efforts of the Project Facilitators, and act as a liaison to development community stakeholders such as the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council and the Development Activity Committee. Additionally, this role is charged with identifying areas of process improvement to create a more streamlined development process.
* Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public Administration, Land Development, Real Estate, Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering or a related field.
* Six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in public or business administration, project management, program management, economic development, development plan review/consultation, policy administration or other development code experience; including two (2) years of supervisory responsibility.
* Experience in land development, including a clear understanding of the real estate entitlement and development process; and demonstrated knowledge of the various municipal and other regulatory requirements as they relate to the development review process.
* Excellent leadership skills with demonstrated ability to lead and work with cross-functional teams, commissions, and outside agencies.
* Aptitude for quickly analyzing a program demands and determining potential streamline enhancements.
* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt or higher.
* Proficient in Geographic Information System (GIS), Microsoft Office suite including OneNote and SharePoint, Visio, and experience with Accela Automation or other permitting software.
The Development Support Administrator job responsibilities include:
* Responsible for developing and organizing the Development 101 Workshop series for the Development community, an educational event with information regarding city policies and processes.
* Lead, direct and coordinate work of team involved in the facilitation of developer-led projects; establish challenging and measurable goals and objectives for each member of the team, motivate and monitor performances.
* Facilitate the highest profile, signature developer projects for the team. Meets with developers and their consultants to review planning, discuss solutions to problems, negotiate special considerations for permits and inspections, and discuss status of various projects. Provides guidance that will assist developers through the City’s development review process.
* Lead negotiation and the resolution of sensitive and/or controversial development issues for the Project Facilitation team with other divisions, departments and development partners.
* Serve as the liaison for the Project Facilitation team to the City Manager’s Office and the City Councilmembers; as well as to development community stakeholders.
* Promote development process improvements to reduce delays and waste, attract development, and maintain reputation for the City of Forth Worth as a good business partner for developers and property owners.
* Speak before civic, community, governmental and professional groups to explain and promote the products and services of the department.
* Evaluate the quality, responsiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness of the team; work with co-workers on the continuous improvement of the team; responsible for making the team more effective.
* Prepare statistical reports on operations and financial activities.
* Participate in developing the annual work program; recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objects; implement approved policies and procedures.
* Participates in the preparation and administration of program budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures.
* Perform administrative duties pertaining to division personnel issues including participation in the selection of division personnel; provision or coordination of co-worker training; working with subordinate co-workers to correct deficiencies; implementation of discipline procedures.
* Performs other related duties as required.
Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically require touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work – Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently, and/or or constantly having to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Conditions of Employment
The City of Fort Worth is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of the City to recruit, hire, train and promote a diverse workforce without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or another non-merit factor.
The City of Fort Worth is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.
Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. criminal convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only.