CITY OF MEMPHIS
HCD Planning Coordinator (R&D)
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the direction of the HCD Administrator of Planning and Policy in administering the neighborhood, housing and community redevelopment and planning functions of the Housing and Community Development Division. Assist in coordinating the Consolidated Plan, Annual Plan and CAPER for the City of Memphis. Coordinates and works with staff in conducting studies; prepares neighborhood or area plans; designs maps, charts, models, sketches, and visual presentations to illustrate study findings and use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Creates and prepares a variety of correspondence, memoranda and reports by utilizing various computer applications. Interacts and communicates verbally and in writing with vendors, management, staff, and general public on a variety of issues and concerns. Oversees planning and coordination of programs and projects to ensure timely implementation, compliance, budgeting/accounting and reporting to align with organizational and comprehensive plan goals. Conducts project analysis to identify both successful and unsuccessful portions of the project and proposes recommendations for modification and improvement. Establishes project work plans, calendars, and schedules and monitors, evaluates, and documents progress. Coordinates and attends meetings with City division leadership and staff, community organizations and representatives, and third-party vendors to establish and maintain internal and external relationships as necessary. Serves as designated project coordinator by: performing research, analyzing information, providing documentation, and preparing reports; monitoring record keeping and file maintenance; verifying and analyzing accuracy of all data and information used or generated by the project and resolving any discrepancies or problems. Serves as liaison for department and coordinates activities and exchanges information. Identifies strategic opportunities for projects and coordinates with other City departments and external stakeholders to implement community development projects. Arranges projects that require a number of funding sources, that may include federal, state, local, and private funds. Monitors the development of program plans to ensure the funds are used in pursuant to funding agency requirements. Assists in the development of contracts and projects in accordance with applicable standards, regulations, and reporting requirements. Coordinates project activities including scope of project, work plan, scheduling, deadlines, consultants, and grants.
1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Primarily desk work. Requires ability to operate personal
computer, telephone, and other basic office equipment. Requires ability to read and interpret
federal regulations and architectural plans and drawings. Requires the ability to operate automobile to
make on-site visits to buildings and meetings.
Requires the ability to traverse uneven ground from time to time to
visually inspect property.TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office environment
and in the field inspecting areas and buildings. Travels between office and
building sites and to various meetings and other locations outside office
building. May be exposed to various
weather conditions, fumes, odors, dust, and noise.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in City & Regional Planning, Public Administration, Business, or a closely related field and five (5) years of professional management or coordination experience in real estate, economic development, community development, construction, and/or finance with at least one (1) year of experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS); or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Working experience coordinating projects related to planning, infrastructure improvements, or community redevelopment. Master's Degree preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license as a condition of continued employment.