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NJ CASINO REINVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY – Director, Special Improvement Division
DEPARTMENT: Special Improvement Division
DATE: November 2013
REPORTS TO: Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director of CRDA
POSITION PURPOSE: Direct work and supervision of the administrative and field teams of the Special Improvement Division as well as Tourism District activities within the jurisdiction of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
MAJOR JOB ACCOUNTABILITY DIMENSIONS:
- Responsible for overall leadership of staff in the development and implementation of projects and activities including but not limited to landscape improvements and maintenance, construction of boardwalk features, signage, administration of the ambassador program, public park maintenance, garbage and recycle collection, beach cleaning and raking, street and sidewalk cleaning. Responsible for administration of overall operation of the division, including: reviewing and evaluating the results of program activities, ensuring that continuing contractual obligations are being fulfilled; allocating resources for greater program effectiveness and efficiency; developing organizational and administrative policies and program objectives for Board consideration.(50%)
- Responsible for the management of the division’s annual budget, including the development and implementation of the annual budget. Responsible for the development, implementation, and accomplishment of the annual work plan. (25%)
- Responsible for liaison with various organizations as well as city and county government. (10%)
- Responsible for providing information and recommendations to the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, as well as the Chairman of the Board, Board Committees, and the Board of Directors in the creation of programs and strategic direction of the division. (15%)
- Must ensure delivery of consistently high quality services, through programs and public private partnerships to support a positive urban environment.
- Responsible for supervision of all assigned staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, recommendation for hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing of work; appraising performance; rewarding and discipline employees; addressing complaints and resolve problems.
- Direct responsibility for Public Space Manager and Landscaping Manager; and, interacts directly with management team of subcontractor for Environmental Services and Ambassadors programs. Also works with the corporate team of said subcontractor for EVS and Ambassadors.
- All other projects as directed by the Executive Director or Deputy Executive Director
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES and OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations, write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; efficiently respond to questions from Authority leadership, staff and members of the community.
- Communicate effectively in both written and oral form; and effectively present information to top management, public groups, and the Authority’s Board.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies; and interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Determined priorities, developed and implemented effective operational systems, quality assurance mechanisms, data collection and assessment tools
- Knowledge of how to effectively work with community organizations, fiscal and organizational management, and principles and practices of marketing and public relations.
- Ability to plan, direct and coordinate activities; manage a budget, negotiate and administer contracts; work with commercial vendors, government agencies, community groups and other organizations as necessary.
- Exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies.
- Must be detailed oriented. A keen eye is needed for recognizing small and large details to complete a project whether it is to clean an empty lot or to landscape a corridor.
- General knowledge of various equipment utilized by all services of the division: mowers, pesticide safety equipment, steam cleaners, trench diggers, mid and oversized street sweepers, ATLVs, fork lifts, etc. Must be capable of researching for the latest products that would be cost efficient, production worthy and possibly “green” for the environment and the community.
- Able to conceptualize enhancements for greening areas with working knowledge of various plants and plant materials.
- Attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree or other equivalent advanced degree in a related field
- Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in planning, budgeting, negotiating contracts, at least five of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs including Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point.
- Background in special improvement districts or business districts.
- Ability to oversee the operations of field and construction staff.
- Experience with small business development and retention.