Assistant Community and Economic Development (CED) Manager

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The City of Hamtramck has an opening for a full time Assistant Community and Economic
Development (CED)/Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Manager. This position is part of the
Community and Economic Development Department in City Hall at 3401 Evaline Street,
Hamtramck, MI 48212.
The Assistant CED Manager reports to the CED/DDA Manager or designee. In a four-member team,
the CED/DDA Manager, Assistant CED Manager, the CED/DDA Coordinator and the
Beautification/Volunteer Coordinator will share responsibilities to maintain an active and
organized CED/DDA department.
Job Description Summary:
Under the general direction of the CED/DDA Manager, the Assistant CED Manager will be
responsible for planning, zoning and development projects, act as primary liaison to community
inquiries regarding planning and development, and seek consultation as needed with the City
Planner, who is an external consultant to the city.
This position has an emphasis on planning, zoning, and development. It also calls for creativity,
flexibility in scope of work and design-thinking due to the diverse nature of projects, challenges,
and initiatives within the department. Hamtramck is a culturally diverse community. The Assistant
CED Manager should strive to understand community challenges, generate ideas to address
challenges, be flexible and perceptive to feedback, and show initiative to employ solutions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Evaluate or assist in the evaluation of re-zonings, ordinance amendments, site plans, special
use permits, variances and other proposals
• Research regulations and best practices to clarify and improve the City’s Zoning Ordinance
• Assist in resolving resident and customer issues via phone, e-mail and in person at the Building
Department counter
• Prepare staff reports, memorandums and agendas for Planning Commission and Zoning Board
of Appeals meetings and for City Council
• Act as lead staff member for Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings, with
assistance from the CED/DDA Manager
• Assist with economic development initiatives including but not limited to marketing the sale of
City-owned properties, researching financial support and tax incentive programs, assisting with
the re-activation of the City’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
• Research, write and implement grants
• Assist in the supervision of support staff and professional interns, as needed
• Support CED/DDA team on DDA projects and initiatives
• Support the day-to-day operations of the department and perform other duties as needed n
order to support the CED/DDA team

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning and development
• Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine
compliance with such regulations and to determine the potential impact of these regulations to
field conditions
• Detail-oriented with ability to multi-task
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Knowledge of or ability to learn computer programs and applications such as Canva, Customer
Relationship Management software, Adobe Creative Suite software, GIS, and BS&A Suite
(municipal government software)
• Creative problem-solving skills
• Display excellent customer service skills
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Ability to attend the monthly Planning Commission Meeting, monthly Zoning Board of Appeals
Meeting and work in person 8am-4pm (Monday – Friday)
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or related area of study. Master’s
degree preferred.
Pay Rate & Benefits:
• $45,000-$55,000 annual salary depending on experience
• Standard benefit package available including medical, dental and vision
• PTO and sick time

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