Revitalization Specialist 1

Grade 23

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  1. Revitalization Specialist 1

    Grade 23

  2. Revitalization Specialist 2

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

As a Revitalization Specialist 1, you would assist local governments and public and private organizations with planning, managing, and accessing resources to support community revitalization, including downtown and neighborhood revitalization and redevelopment of brownfield sites. You would perform outreach activities with officials of cities, villages, towns, counties, community based organizations, New York City Community Boards, local public authorities, local public benefit corporations, school districts, and improvement districts to educate about and encourage participation in community planning and development programs administered by the Department of State Office of Planning, Development and Community Infrastructure (OPDCI), such as the Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) Program, the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), or related programs; manage diverse State construction, design, and planning grant contracts for BOA and DRI projects; participate in public hearings and coordinate with regional level boards and commissions having responsibility for brownfield redevelopment, community revitalization, and economic development; assist with formulating and/or modifying OPDCI policies and programs related to community revitalization; may work to develop and facilitate statewide partnerships between OPDCI and private philanthropic institutions to expand financial resources and expertise available to local governments, community based organizations, and developers to promote brownfield redevelopment.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the exam, you must have:

Either 1. a master's or higher degree in one of the following majors:** community and economic development, economics, environmental science, environmental planning/design, environmental studies, land use planning, political science, public administration, public finance, public policy, real estate development, regional planning, urban planning or urban studies; AND two years of full-time required*** experience;

Or 2. a bachelor's degree; AND three years of full-time required*** experience.

***Required Experience must include:

1. Preparing and implementing community revitalization plans; land use plans; economic development programs; and/or redevelopment plans for areas affected by brownfields, vacant land, abandoned sites or urban areas; AND;

2. Managing community, economic, and/or real estate development projects including securing financing, developing requests for proposals, negotiating, managing, monitoring and reviewing contracts.

**Degrees in other majors will NOT be substituted in lieu of the specific specialized degrees listed above.

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