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City Planner Department for Development

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Department for Development is responsible for developing residential or mixed-use projects on sites within NYCHA's portfolio. The selected candidate will produce site analyses including maps and other statistical and graphical analyses to support departmental development initiatives. This work is designed to preserve and upgrade neighborhoods, and to improve urban renewal areas or public and private housing. Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to the following: 1. Identify potential development sites within NYCHA's real estate portfolio through spatial mapping exercises, initial zoning studies and subsequent analysis of land use, transportation, environmental, socio-economic indicators and physical conditions. 2. Implement new procedures, guidelines and framework for site analysis. 3. Create preliminary site analysis frameworks resulting in base context for discussion of prospective development projects using layouts integrating text, photographs, maps and spreadsheets for each NYCHA development. Determine preliminary development rights transfer opportunities both within NYCHA superblocks and to adjacent non-NYCHA properties based on standard framework. 4. Formulate and refine framework for detailed site analysis, legal document reviews and map reviews of NYCHA developments. 5. Utilize mapping software (ArcGIS), aerial imagery and graphic design software (AutoPano, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), to achieve high professional standards of completeness and accuracy with emphasis on detailed narrative, mapping and graphical representations. 6. Work with other NYCHA departments and city agencies to secure approvals for zoning, design, environmental review, etc. 7. Review site plans and development scenarios to determine compliance with existing public housing plans and projects, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements and make recommendations on applicable land use processes. 8. Produce planning studies, or provide technical information to support NYCHA applications or assist developers in preparation of required documents for projects subject to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). 9. Develop and maintain a working knowledge of NYCHA properties and targeted neighborhoods through research, field work, and communication with NYCHA staff, HUD and other agencies. 10. Prepare reports, memoranda, board resolutions, correspondence, and graphic presentation materials including images, maps and charts. 11. Participate in meetings with NYCHA tenants, civic associations, Community Boards, elected officials and other government agencies. Note: Applicants must submit a writing sample and examples of work/maps produced in GIS.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of satisfactory full-time experience in city planning; or 2. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience that is equivalent to "1" above. Graduate education in city planning, urban planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation engineering, public administration, economic development or related fields may be substituted for up to two years of experience, on the basis of 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited college for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: 1. A Masters Degree in Geography, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Architecture or another field related to affordable housing and planning. 2. General understanding of the land use planning principles and capacity to interpret government regulations. 3. Expertise with graphics, database and geographic information systems (ARC GIS) software packages. SKILLS DESIRED: 1. Proven ability to coordinate and monitor multiple projects, to initiate work independently and complete specific tasks in a timely fashion. 2. Excellent demonstrated verbal, written and graphic communication/presentation skills; excellent demonstrated research skills. 3. Demonstrated knowledge of computer programs including Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop.

Interested candidates may fax cover letter, resume, to (212) 306-5194, e-mail to [email protected] or mail to: New York City Housing Authority Human Resources Recruitment Unit 90 Church Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10007 Attn.: DMP, Senior Recruiter Job Code: City Planner NYCHA is an equal opportunity employer


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