Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

The Urban Renewal Supervisor supervises a team of professional development project managers to accomplish complex urban renewal and redevelopment projects. The individual will supervise project management including developer solicitation, market and pro forma analysis, negotiation and administration of incentives (including Tax Increment Financing) project monitoring and oversight, and contract management for projects of the Aurora Urban Renewal Authority and the City's Development Services Division.



  • Supervises, develops and implements urban renewal plans, redevelopment strategies and/or plans and programs
  • Supervises Development Project Managers in the effective implementation of projects
    Negotiates new commercial, retail, hotel businesses
  • Analyzes redevelopment project feasibility
  • Prepares Requests For Proposal for redevelopment projects
  • Represents the City in negotiations with developers of urban redevelopment issues and communicates with residents, businesses, and property owners in redevelopment areas
  • Addresses retention and expansion of existing businesses
  • Markets redevelopment opportunities to developers, realtors, and investors
  • Preserves and increases the City's retail tax base
  • Markets the City's economic climate and location advantages through targeted advertising and promotional efforts
  • Interacts and negotiates with development applicants, recommending the most viable process and options for project development
  • Interacts and negotiates with developers, engineers, and architects on project development and scheduling
  • Explains and interprets the City's development policies and requirements to appropriate development entities and community groups
  • Assists developers with inter-governmental and inter-agency issues
  • Prepares and monitors project schedules
  • Analyzes concerns, recommends and implements corrective action
  • Makes recommendations to division manager to resolve problems and implements
  • Reviews a variety of reports for the Manager and Director
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. The hiring department may include job related experience, training, education or license and certification preferences at the time of recruitment. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, architecture or a field closely related to the above.  A Master's Degree in public administration, planning, economic development, and business administration is preferred.
Experience: At least 6 years progressively responsible experience in redevelopment project management, land planning, real estate, economic/retail development with at least 3 years of direct experience with urban renewal or tax increment financing. At least 2 years of supervisory experience is required.  An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge: Knowledge of land & economic development and public policy; urban renewal law, practices, processes, and strategies; marketing practices and techniques; construction practices and techniques; urban renewal and real estate development/financing; zoning/permitting process; economic development principles; and personal computers with related word processing and project management software applications.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and elected officials; handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; resolve problems in a political environment, research as well as promote creative solutions to land planning, urban renewal, and redevelopment problems, communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; perform as a project manager; plan and schedule team operations; and mediate/resolve conflicts.
Skills: Strong interpersonal, analytical, negotiation, project management, and presentation skills.
Licenses, Certificates, and/or Equipment Required:  This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.


Physical Demands:  Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds; occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing; vision for reading and interpreting information, speech communication and hearing to maintain communications with employees and citizens.
Work Environment:  Works primarily in clean, comfortable environment.
Equipment Used:  Uses standard office equipment including a personal computer system.

Aurora is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The city also maintains compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The city's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) is available for review by contacting the Employee Relations Officer in the Human Resources Division at 303-739-7225.

If you need assistance or reasonable accommodation for completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.


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