About the Department
The Property Management Department consists of three divisions including Facilities Management, Fleet Services, and General Administration. The General Administration Division includes real property for the Property Management Department.
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Join the City of Fort Worth
An opportunity is available for highly seasoned and accomplished professional to assist in leading the activities of the Property Management Department. The Assistant Director for Real Property of Property Management will be responsible for planning, directing and managing activities and operations of the Real Property Division of the Property Management Department.
Duties & Responsibilities of the Assistant Director for Real Property include:
- Manage the timely delivery of land rights required to support City infrastructure projects; and participate in public-private ventures through the acquisition of private property land rights.
- Manage more than 630 natural gas well leases along with all requirements, revenues, and audits associated with these assets.
- Manage complex leases, purchase and sale contracts, renewals, permits, licenses, and various property interest transfer documents or other rights of use.
- Manage and oversee the inventory of all City-owned property held in trust following tax foreclosure, including property upkeep, sealed bid sales and lease activities.
- Manage the facilitation of the acquisition, abandonment and, disposition of real property interest for the City of Fort Worth.
- Ability to quickly and expertly negotiate very complex legal and financial details that relate to complicated and entangled land rights activities and maneuvers.
- Directs the activities of the division, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.
- Supervises staff, which includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions or recommendations.
- Assists in establishing appropriate service and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; and allocates resources accordingly.
- Assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; and directs and implements changes.
- Participates in the development and administration of the department budget; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; and implements budgetary policy and procedures.
- Explains, justifies and defends property management programs, policies and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues; and participates in the writing of new rules and regulations and/or proposals for new programs or projects.
- Represents the Property Management Department to other departments, elected officials, developers, outside agencies, and general public; participates on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; and provides staff support and technical guidance to assigned boards and commissions.
- Provides complex administrative assistance to the Property Management Director and other executive level staff as appropriate.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be experienced, energetic and a resourceful leader with a demonstrated record of leadership and operational experience; possess a strong customer-centric approach; has the ability to negotiate, balance and sustain strong stakeholder relationships; has knowledge of planning and development principles, and has strong communication skills. The successful candidate will be adept in managing organizational change and has the ability to collaborate and build strong partnerships with developers, property owners, residents, neighborhood organizations, community groups, other City departments, and other governmental agencies.
We expect an Assistant Director for Real Property to be detail-oriented with good business sense and extremely strong negotiation skills. The Assistant Director should be an innovative problem solver who is passionate about improving the quality of life for residents of Fort Worth. Exceptional interpersonal skills are essential. The individual must have the ability to boost and maintain positive employee morale and to motivate and inspire employees to maximize their potential and provide the highest level of customer service to citizens.
The individual selected will possess a professional history that demonstrates the following necessary leadership competencies and attributes:
- Strong, innovative leadership and management skills.
- Change agent for improving planning and development services by implementing an entrepreneurial spirit.
- A management philosophy that is strongly customer-service oriented both internal and external.
- Ability to manage a diverse group of employees through the use of excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to creatively negotiate and implement streamlined processes and project management through partnership with stakeholder groups.
- Possess an organizational and political awareness of sensitive projects, programs, and services that can involve competing interests and priorities.
- Considerable knowledge of and experience with principles and practices of planning, program management, process improvement, and development services.
- Proven track record for business process re-engineering - achieving efficiencies and innovation while improving the delivery and quality of service.
- Must be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with City officials and City Council on the status of all matters related to the City's real property interests.
Education & Experience
This position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Real Estate, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field and six (6) or more years of responsible experience in management of building construction/operations programs with a minimum of two (2) years in a supervisory/management role. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
Real Estate License issued by the Texas Real Estate Commission. Certified Mineral Manager Certification is a plus! Selected candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Proficiency in Geographic Information System software is a plus!
Closing Date/Time: 3/8/21