• Senior Officer - Planning & Development

    Location US-NJ-Oceanport
    Job ID
    Real Estate - Real Estate - FMERA
  • Overview

    Job Summary


    Conducts a wide range of planning, research and analysis in connection with the redevelopment of Fort Monmouth.  Performs real estate development and project management functions and coordinates the Fort’s Infrastructure District. 




    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    • Serves as FMERA’s staff planner, reviewing development proposals and plans, their compliance with the Fort’s master plan and zoning regulations, and advising FMERA’s Board and staff on planning-related matters.  Oversees the open space inventory in accordance with the active and passive uses set forth in the Reuse Plan.
    • Manages the Reuse Plan amendment and Land Use Rules variance processes.  Responsible for the periodic review of the Reuse Plan, including any necessary amendments or updates to the Plan.  Coordinates the approval of amendments by the Board.
    • Reviews responses to Requests for Offers to Purchase.  Advises evaluation committee on planning aspects including but not limited to conformity with Reuse Plan, Land Use Rules, Historic Guidelines, affordable housing requirements, design objectives and open space goals.
    • Serves as liaison with FMERA’s outside professional planner, coordinating FMERA/planning consultant interactions and facilitating the planning consultant’s interactions with FMERA’s redevelopers and stakeholders.
    • Collaborates with Director of Facilities & Infrastructure on Mandatory Conceptual Reviews of site plan applications and provides written comments to Executive Director. 
    • Coordinates FMERA’s responsibilities in connection with Host Municipalities’ adoption of Area in Need determinations and Redevelopment Plans, and reviews municipalities’ draft plans with the Authority’s planning consultant for conformance with FMERA’s Reuse Plan.
    • Coordinates the development of assigned real estate projects, and collaborates on the negotiation, preparation and review of lease, sale and development agreements for commercial and residential projects in furtherance of business attraction and redevelopment of the Fort.
    • Meets with highest scorers following Requests for Offer to Purchase process, develops and reviews term sheets, Purchase and Sale & Redevelopment Agreements, leases and other documents necessary for each transaction.  Coordinates the exchange of information between prospective purchasers, FMERA staff, legal counsel and the Authority’s stakeholders.
    • Provides research and technical support to the Real Estate Committee and serves as the main staff resource to the Housing and Historic Staff Advisory Committees.
    • Drafts and presents Committee and Board memos on all planning-related matters and on assigned real estate development projects.   
    • Coordinates the creation and start-up of the Fort’s Infrastructure, Transportation Planning and Special Improvement Districts, timing the launch of the Infrastructure District to generate at least $10M in revenue over its first seven years.  Responsible for designing operational plans for the districts; coordinating required state and FMERA approvals; and formulating strategies to ensure developer and retailer participation.
    • Coordinates and facilitates consultants’ work in areas relating to transportation, open space, housing, historic preservation, sustainability and tech- and arts-based development planning.
    • Develops scopes of services and RFQs/RFPs, reviews qualifications and proposals, makes selection recommendations, and manages consultants and contractors as assigned by the Director.
    • Collaborates with Finance, Engineering and Facilities staff in applying for and obtaining grants, permits and approvals from federal, state and local entities. Acts as liaison to the Host Municipalities, the County, the Army, and state and federal agencies regarding development-related applications.  Attends and reports on relevant public meetings and hearings.
    • Recommends policy, legislative and regulatory initiatives, and leads FMERA’s research, drafting and presentation of same.  Represents Authority on local, state and regional planning groups.
    • Represents FMERA at speaking events as requested. Conducts briefings and leads tours of the Fort for interested parties, stakeholders and prospects.
    • Coordinates the work of consultants and/or other members of the Department in regard to any of the above, as assigned by the Director. 
    • Promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative and customer-focused work environment among the staff and external customers.
    • Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned


    Required Skills and Abilities


    • Knowledge of real estate development process and land use approvals
    • Familiarity with legal terms, concepts and documents related to the sale and leasing of real estate
    • Ability to undertake several long-term projects involving planning and approvals
    • Knowledge and ability to function with and within municipal, state and federal programs
    • Ability to conduct project and planning analyses
    • Advanced research ability
    • Ability to write reports and correspondence in final form
    • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, both internally and externally; demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills
    • Ability to facilitate group meetings
    • Ability to prioritize workload, must be highly organized, detail-oriented, handle various tasks simultaneously and work independently within time constraints with little or no supervision
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and deal effectively and diplomatically with business professionals and EDA staff
    • Demonstrates respectful behavior and promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff and external customers.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, working knowledge of GIS applications and content management systems, and the ability to learn new software packages



    Required Qualifications


    Education and Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in planning or closely related field
    • Minimum seven years related experience in real estate and planning
    • BRAC and/or redevelopment experience preferred
    • NJ public sector experience preferred
    • Professional planner license or AICP designation preferred

     MCRP or JD degree may be substituted for 1 year of experience


    Physical Demands


    • Occasional attendance at events outside of normal working hours
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as needed



    • Occasional travel required to make presentations and attend meetings and conferences


    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • New Jersey Professional Planner’s license and/or AICP designation preferred
    • Valid driver’s license




    The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job description. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope, general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.


    Your employment at NJEDA is voluntary and subject to termination by you or NJEDA at will, with or without cause, or with or without notice, at any time.  Nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to conflict, eliminate or modify the employment-at-will status of NJEDA employees. 


    This position is considered exempt and is excluded from minimum wage, overtime regulations, and other rights and protections afforded nonexempt workers under the FLSA.


    NJEDA reserves the right to amend/revise this job description as necessary to meet current and changing business needs.


    Equal Opportunity Employer


    Position Requirements


    • Must comply with the “New Jersey First Act” which requires employees hired after September 1, 2011 to reside in New Jersey. Non-New Jersey resident employees must relocate to New Jersey within one year of their date of hire and provide proof of residency to Human Resources.
    • Must complete an Outside Activity Questionnaire (disclosure of outside office or employment) on an annual basis.


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