Community Development Coordinator
Administrative Services
City Clerk

This position is responsible for assisting with administrative tasks of the city, including taking a leadership role in the implementation and execution of specific community development projects and programs. This position may assist with billing and customer service responsibilities at city hall as fill in for staff time off. Responsibilities may also include assisting with economic and comprehensive planning, grants administration, urban redevelopment, inspections, code enforcement, annexations, community outreach and internal and external communications for the City of Arcadia, including the city’s electric and water / wastewater utility departments.

This position reports to the city clerk. One of the primary roles of this position is to assist the city clerk and the superintendents of the city’s electric and water and wastewater utilities with a variety of activities. The community development coordinator is responsible for maintaining a general administrative knowledge of the functions of city departments and assisting in the coordination and management of such activities as may be directed by the city clerk and superintendents of the electric and water and wastewater utilities. In addition to assisting with general administration operations, the community development coordinator may also be tasked with taking a leadership role in the establishment and execution of appropriate department objectives. Although specific assignments may come from the city clerk or utility superintendents, the community development coordinator is encouraged to conduct their own research and analysis of community issues, needs and opportunities; and make recommendations. The community development coordinator’s activities are to be carried out with the purpose of supporting the fiscally responsible and orderly management and development of the city, including addressing the city’s current and future issues, obligations, and capitalizing on potential opportunities that can help assure the city’s long-term success.

The community development coordinator should possess effective leadership skills, strong interpersonal and public relations skills, and the ability to manage sensitive and controversial situations. In this capacity, the community development coordinator assists, collaborates and takes
a leadership role in coordinating the actions of several key functions, including:

General Administrative and Customer Service
General administration, back up billing and customer service responsibilities for utilities, and city. In addition, this position may be asked to assist with the city’s annual audit.

Comprehensive Planning
Developing and administering programs to provide for effective long-range planning for the community and its neighborhoods. This function may require an in-depth analysis of demographic characteristics, land use, multi-modal transportation, economic patterns and trends, public facilities, utilities, municipal services, housing and building characteristics, and related information.

Preparing and updating the city's overall comprehensive plan as well as outlining specific opportunities for improvements and possible courses of action for both residential neighborhoods and non-residential districts.

Planning for and coordinating the implementation of projects to promote the physical development and economic enhancement of industrial, commercial, residential, and public sectors of the community in accordance with the comprehensive plan.

Grants Administration
Identifying, securing and administrating potential grants to help finance a wide variety of improvements.

Assisting with the preparation of annual budgets and statements of objectives identifying project activities and providing for the timely expenditure of program funds.

Identifying and evaluating potential projects, communicating the availability of these programs to the city, the utility departments and the city’s businesses and residents.

Coordinating of program activities and funding with the City's annual budget and capital improvement program.

Complying with state and federal program regulations.

Development Review and Annexations
Implementing zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations. This function may involve research, analysis and writing of ordinances, reviewing conditional use and rezoning petitions, and making recommendations on re-zonings to the Plan Commission and City Council. This function also involves review of preliminary and final plats and certified survey maps to assure accuracy and compliance with local and state regulations, recommending alterations in design and layout in proposed lots and streets, and coordinating review with other jurisdictions concerning the subdivision of land within the City's extra-territorial jurisdiction boundaries.

Reviewing site development plans to assure compliance with City codes, design quality, and compatibility with the adjoining development.

Processing, coordinating, and reviewing annexation petitions, including working with utilities and other city representatives on scope of work and objectives.

Maintaining official records and maps pertaining to annexations, zoning, and land use; analyzing development and land use data; providing analysis and recommending actions to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Plan Commission and City Council concerning the physical, economic, social and legal feasibility of applications for variances, appeals, plan approvals, plats and re-zonings.

Official Map
Assisting with the recommended placement of future streets and land uses on the official map. This function may include developing and implementing a comprehensive street classification and utility infrastructure plan based on land use studies, development costs and prospective residential, commercial, and industrial needs, demographic characteristics and related transportation and traffic impact analyses and studies. Position will learn tools in the city on-line GIS map, to assist in code enforcement.

Research and Analysis
Providing background research and analysis of community needs, municipal and utility operations. This function may involve preparing an annual report on private and public development activities

Inspections and Enforcement
Administering and enforcing provisions of the building, heating, plumbing and electrical codes, zoning ordinance, sign ordinance, flood plain ordinance, and related land development codes and ordinances. This function involves the review of permit applications and plans, issuing permits, setting fees, inspection of land use and construction, interpreting building and land use regulations for developers and the public, investigating complaints and violations, and making necessary corrections. This function also involves the enforcement of general property maintenance related codes. This function also involves the review and processing of zoning appeals, scheduling hearings, issuing legal notices, and maintaining records and reports of all construction activities for federal, state, and local offices.

Historic Preservation
Developing and updating the City's historic preservation plans and regulations. This function may involve the preparation of guidelines and plans for historic districts, landmarking of districts and structures, and the City's historic preservation plan. This function may also involve the submittal, coordination, and implementation of grants pertaining to historic preservation activities, and review and coordination of loans for historic properties.

Community Outreach and Communications
Assisting with the coordination and administration of community outreach events and internal/external communications for the city and utilities. This may include working with the police, water and wastewater utility, and street departments; and local fire and ambulance services.

Budget and CIP Review
May assist with the development of the city and utility departments’ annual program of services and capital improvement program. This function may involve assisting in the development of a timetable and financing schedule for planned acquisitions and use of property for parks, streets, redevelopment, and related municipal and utility activities. This function may also involve assisting in the development of the municipal and utility operating budget with recommendations and technical assistance in determining land uses, annexation, service extension plans, and availability of grant resources as they affect the fiscal management of the City and utilities.

An associate’s degree is required. Accounting experience is preferred, but not required.

Work is mostly sedentary (sitting) with occasional walking, standing and lifting less than 20 pounds in a general office setting with a minimal presence of hazards.

Community Development Coordinator

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