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Special Projects Manager

The City of Richmond Hill

Posted: Feb. 13, 2018

End Date: May. 13, 2018

Special Projects Manager                                                                      
Planning and Zoning
Under the direction of the City Manager and/or Assistant City Manager, performs high level professional work implementing and managing special projects, capital projects and related budgets; preparing and maintaining reports; and other related work as required.
  • The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work activities that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position, since the “Special Projects Manager” position will encompass a myriad of duties and assignments.
  • Responsible for working with the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, and Finance Director to manage implementation of specific projects related to the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for Water, Sewer, and Stormwater, SPLOST program, and Short-Term Work Program (STWP), as well as the related budgets.
  • Leads the City’s efforts related to the Federal and State regulatory compliance requirements of the City’s water, sewer and storm water management permits with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) as well as the City’s planning program with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the City’s business recruitment and retention program.
  • Oversees and manages the day-to-day implementation of the City’s various regulatory compliance and planning efforts including the Comprehensive Plan, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Plan, the Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) and the Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP).
  • Coordinates the City’s efforts with other local governments in the region and state related to planning, regional cooperation, regulatory compliance, etc. 
  • Serves as the City’s representative on the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) in the absence of the Assistant City Manager in an effort to enhance our contribution and benefits from the organization.     
  • Assists the City Manager and/or Assistant City Manager with the City’s economic development efforts by serving as the person responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the City’s various planning documents.
  • Compiles economic development data from various sources that will serve as our community profile for use in the development of a business recruitment strategy. 
  • Coordinates implementation of the City’s various special projects and selected capital projects, the associated financial activities including budgets, tracking costs, cost forecasting; and updates to the City’s Capital Project Master List on a regular basis. 
  • Coordinates and manages the City’s efforts to identify and secure federal and state grants for municipal governments with the assistance of private sector grant writers where necessary.  Following grant award, manages the implementation elements of all grants secured by the City including project management, work plan execution, cost tracking and oversight, and reporting.  
  • Manages the City’s efforts to update and revise its Code of Ordinances (with an emphasis on zoning, land development and property maintenance code sections) to ensure consistency with the City’s latest adopted Comprehensive Plan and other similar plans including those related to economic development and business recruitment. 
  • Assists the City Manager and/or Assistant City Manager with coordination of the Richmond Hill Downtown Development Authority (DDA) by serving as the City staff liaison to that organization;
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records, correspondence, and reports including a monthly summary report of all ongoing special projects and capital projects of the City.
  • Develops requests for proposals, scopes of services, bid packages, contracts, amendments, and other documents for the selection and contracting of consultants where necessary. 
  • Manages other special projects as assigned by the City Manager and/or Assistant City Manager.
  • Performs related duties.
  • Knowledge of Local, State, and Federal permits, plans, codes, and programs.
  • Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.
  • Knowledge of project management principles, scheduling, and budgeting.
  • Skill in the use of GIS technology.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
The City Manager and/or Assistant City Manager assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
Guidelines include Local, Federal and State permits, plans, codes, and programs.  These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.
  • The work consists of varied administrative duties. Frequent interruptions contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to perform high level professional work implementing and managing special projects, capital projects and related budgets; preparing and maintaining reports; and other related work as required.
  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, elected and appointed officials, architects, engineers, contractors, developers, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters.
  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
This position may require the individual to supervise administrative and technical support staff depending on the nature of the project, activity and/or task being undertaken. 
  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to planning, finance, project management, architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, or related field and five (5)+ years of experience in project management, local government services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The City of Richmond Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports the American Disabilities Act.