POSITIONCommunity Redevelopment Agency Manager/Economic Development Project Manager

EMPLOYER: City of Groveland, FL

CLOSING DATE: Open until Filled

COMPENSATION:  $45,123 - $55,575

TO APPLY:  To see the complete job description and to apply for this position go to the City of Groveland’s website ( http://groveland-fl.gov/Jobs.aspx ) click on the “City Administration” title and click on the “Apply Online” button under the “Community Redevelopment Agency Manager/Economic Development Project Manager” position description. If you have questions about the position or the application process, please contact: Ms. Christie Higdon, Human Resources Manager, christie.higdon@groveland-fl.gov, Ph: 352-429-2141, ext. 223.

DESCRIPTION:  Responsible for managing the Groveland Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) which includes the administrative operations, public relations, capital project planning and implementation and administering the implementation of the adopted Community Redevelopment Plan in accordance with FS Chapter 163 Part III requirements. The position may also involve periodic economic development projects as assigned by the City Manager. The CRA Manager shall report to and closely coordinate with the City Manager. The CRA Manager will provide scheduled briefings and program updates and information to the CRA Board members.

Education and Experience: Experience with a Community Redevelopment Agency/Main Street Program and with Tax Increment Financing Districts is preferred.  Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field. Four (4) or more years' experience in a planning and development, business/public administration, small business development, marketing, historic preservation, marketing, public relations, architectural design, economic development or related field. A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be considered for substitution for the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of State of Florida laws including but not limited to Community Redevelopment Act, economic development methods, techniques and programs. Basic knowledge of Florida planning and zoning process and procedures. Strong project management and organizational skills. Strong verbal and writing skills. Self-starter, ability to initiate tasks and complete projects independently. Computer literacy, proficiency with MS Office products. Basic knowledge of ESRI GIS software a plus. Ability to work effectively with and people of varying backgrounds, cultures, interests, educational and experience levels.

 Groveland is a historic rural community that is maturing into a residential community of choice. Sitting astride State Road 50, the City is immediately adjacent to the City of Clermont and the ever growing Orlando regional marketplace. Groveland’s rapidly growing population, up 55% from 2010-2016, has made Groveland one the Florida’s fastest growing communities. Our small-town feel, natural resources, recreational facilities and easy access to the Central Florida region and beyond has made Groveland a residential destination for young families and maturing households.


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