Land Bank Administrator

  • CITY OF BIRMINGHAM, AL
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description

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Grade 32
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CLOSE DATE
12/31/2022

SUMMARY

Land Bank Administrators working within the Merit System are responsible for assisting with the management and strategic planning related to the day to day and long-term operations of the Birmingham Land Bank Authority, under the direction of the Director and in cooperation with the Land Bank Authority Board. They are expected to plan and implement comprehensive public and private housing policies and redevelopment plans, converting non-revenue-generating, tax-delinquent parcels back to a productive tax-generating use. Individuals in this job class are responsible for directing the activities of support staff through delegating assignments, reviewing work outcomes, assessing work performance and providing professional guidance and assistance. Such individuals will also act as a liaison of the Land Bank Authority, interacting with various parties such as elected officials, neighborhood leadership and citizens through attending various meetings. Their work is reviewed and monitored by the Director of Community Development for effectiveness and compliance with established guidelines and outlined strategic goals.

TYPICAL JOB DUTIES:
Provides management and oversight of the day to day operations of the Birmingham Land Bank Authority (“Land Bank Authority”) under the director of the Director and Land Bank Authority Board.
Acts as a liaison between the city, the Land Bank Authority and professionals such as elected officials, attorneys, neighborhood leadership, citizens, and others in order to carry out the goals of the Department and Land Bank Authority.
Prepares regulations, procedures, and instructions for facilitating the implementation of housing and commercial projects based on analysis of redevelopment proposals.
Conducts strategic planning of the Land Bank Authority by collaborating with department directors and the Land Bank Authority Board to establish goals and objectives, develop procedures, and review, revise, and approve policies and rules.
Assists in the creation of new public/private partnerships with organizations such as title companies, banks, other government entities, etc.
Prepares, monitors, and administers departmental or organizational budget by reviewing spending trends, expenditure reports, analyzing financial data and ensuring expenditures are within annual budgetary limits.
Supervises staff by assigning and distributing work, directing staff in their job duties, monitoring progress of work, providing feedback and/or training.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.

  • Driver's license.
  • Experience in the acquisition and disposition of real property.
  • Experience in real property title analysis including reviewing and resolving various title issues (e.g., clearing titles).
  • Experience in project management including budgeting, managing staff, process flow, and interacting with various stakeholders.
  • Experience using real property inventory software such as eProperty Plus, etc.
  • Experience assembling real property for residential and/or commercial developments.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Real Estate, Law, Urban Planning, Finance, Accounting, or another related field.
  • College coursework in Real Estate, Real Estate Law, or similar courses.
  • Experience in resource development (e.g., developing partnerships, fundraising, etc.).
  • Experience managing a Land Bank agency.


COMPETENCIES:
  • Adaptability & Flexibility.
  • Computers & Technology Operations.
  • Heavy Equipment & Vehicle Use.
  • Leadership & Management.
  • Learning & Memory.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  • Professionalism & Integrity.
  • Researching & Referencing.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.


CRITICAL KNOWLEDGES:
  • Knowledge of budgetary principles and procedures, and encumbrances/expenditures such as revenues, expenditures, and appropriations involved in establishing and maintaining budgets.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices used in real property transactions (e.g., listing agreements, buyer's service agreements, exclusive representation contracts and offers to purchase).
  • Knowledge of contract, real estate, and eminent domain laws.
  • Knowledge of general legal terminology.
  • Knowledge of tax laws, codes and ordinances as they relate to property (e.g., land, improvements to land, personal property).
  • Knowledge of the legal instruments affecting the transfer, sale, and lease of real property.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices used in real property transactions (e.g., listing agreements, buyer's service agreements, exclusive representation contracts and offers to purchase).
  • Knowledge of the processes and strategies used in the development and enhancement of long-term social, economic, and environmental conditions in a community.
  • Knowledge of title analysis procedures related to ownership and land descriptions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is conducted both indoors in an office setting as well as regular field visits to external places of business such as community centers and other residential neighborhood locations. Work involves use of standard office equipment, such as computer, phone, copier, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Job is primarily sedentary involving sitting for long periods of time, but may involve occasional walking or standing for brief periods. May involve occasional light lifting of items or objects weighing up to 25 lbs.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at ADAO@pbjcal.org, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website: http://www.pbjcal.org/

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Job Address

Birmingham, Alabama United States View Map