This is a professional planning position responsible for various economic and community development projects and initiatives for the city. Under the direction of the Community Development Manager, this classification performs a variety of work.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in planning, public administration or related field, three to five years' experience or any combination of experience and training that would provide the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Comfortable with interacting with the public.
Thrive in a fast pace quick changing environment.
Superior project management skills.
Knowledge of the principles and procedures of professional planning
Knowledge of Federal and State grant sources, application processes and compliance procedures and the ability to apply these procedures
Knowledge of private funding sources and restrictions
Ability to use a computer for word-processing and spreadsheet applications
Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people in multiple settings using a variety of techniques
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, subordinates, coworkers and the public
Ability to master minute technical compliance restrictions
Familiarity with GIS
Comfortable with Public Speaking
The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to: stand or walk, stoop or kneel and climb. Frequently, the employee is required to sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms extensively.
The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight. Occasionally the employee will have to lift/move objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Vision requirements for this position include close vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Works within a climate controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level. Employee may work outside with controlled exposure to inclement weather by delaying the activity.
The City of Ypsilanti provides municipal services for residents of Ypsilanti.