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Director of Consulting Services
CulturalDC
Posted 3/5/2014

CulturalDC, a non-profit organization that creates opportunities for artistic innovation, connecting artists, arts organizations, developers and government agencies to facilitate economic and cultural vibrancy in the Washington DC area, is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Consulting Services. Our consulting services are dedicated to creating opportunities to include sustainable arts spaces and public art installations. We spearhead creative placemaking initiatives through our work with developers, property owners and government agencies to facilitate the inclusion of art in real estate projects. The Director of Consulting Services will join CulturalDC’s Programs team and will report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

Consulting Services
Lead consulting practice, including advising developers, neighborhood-based institutions and government agencies on all aspects of arts space development projects, including artist studios; live/work housing; rehearsal and performance; exhibition and gallery; and arts administration.

  • Nurture and manage positive relationships with clients, local government agencies, community stakeholders, nonprofit partners, artists and arts organizations;
  • Conceive and implement creative and sustainable arts space solutions for real estate projects; • Create pro formas and manage project budgets;
  • Direct leasing activities for artist studios and live/work housing projects, including:
    • Identifying and recruiting prospective tenants;
    • Administering application + selection process;
    • Maintaining database of artists seeking space and project wait lists;
  • Manage arts spaces and tenants, including:
    • Facilitating regular communication and activities to foster a strong and collaborative artist community;
    • Conceive and implement strategic marketing activities and special events;
  • Oversee administration of DCSpaceFinder.org;
  • Work with local government offices to advocate for the arts;
  • Assist with grantwriting as it pertains to the above mentioned focus areas.

Public Art

  • Oversee project planning and coordination of all temporary and permanent public art projects and off-site programming, including:
    • Collaborate with clients, partners, architects, artists, government leaders and community members;
    • Manage artist recruitment and selection;
    • Develop budgets for public art projects;
    • Conceive and execute community outreach plans, and attend public and community meetings;
    • Oversee and develop concurrent public programming (e.g. walking tours, artist talks) when appropriate;
    • Negotiate and oversee contracts with artists, property owners and other partners;
    • Secure insurance, permitting and liability coverage, as necessary;
  • Secure insurance, permitting and liability coverage, as necessary;
  • Create materials for proposals, grants, guidelines, reports, permit applications and other materials; and
  • Advise on other visual arts-related consulting projects, as necessary.

Business Development

  • Cultivate business opportunities for new projects, including arts space development and public art projects;
  • Develop and expand CulturalDC’s relationships and collaboration with the local commercial real estate and economic development industries to facilitate the incorporation of art and art spaces in real estate projects;
  • Create proposals for new business opportunities; and
  • Manage pipeline of new opportunities, including tracking major real estate projects slated for development, public RFPs and pending opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in the arts, arts administration, business, marketing; degree in urban planning, real estate and/or economic development a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in business, arts, arts management; experience in urban planning and/or real estate development a plus.
  • Strong project management skills, attention to detail and ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks on an ongoing basis.
  • Experience collaborating with multiple partners and/or government agencies.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, strong design aesthetic and computer skills (Photoshop or InDesign a plus).
  • Understanding of the arts industry, arts administration and nonprofit management.
  • Thorough knowledge of public art best practices, artist selection processes, (including collaborative and community-based approaches), material selection, fabrication and installation.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art, particularly in the DC region and access to both local and national artists a plus.
  • Comfort working in a cooperative environment that represents a broad range of artistic, cultural and social points of view.
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and non-work week days, including receptions, community meetings and special events.

Salary:
Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
Submit a resume and cover letter to:
hr@culturaldc.org
OR
CulturalDC
916 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Deadline: Applications accepting until the position is filled. http://www.culturaldc.org/2014/03/career-opportunity-culturaldc-director-of-consulting-services/

Senior Interior Designer
Hickok Cole Architects
Posted 2/6/2014

Hickok Cole Architects is an eighty-five person award winning Architecture, Interior Design, Housing, and Master Planning firm located in Washington, DC. It is one of the most successful architectural firms in the region, experiencing steady growth over a period of twenty-five years.

The firm has designed over 60 million square feet of corporate office buildings, multi-family housing and interiors since its founding. Our staff of highly talented and experienced professionals gives us the capacity to design and document projects ranging from small scale, highly detailed interiors to large scale mixed-use projects.

With more than 10 million sf of LEED projects either in design or under construction, Hickok Cole Architects has a strong commitment to sustainable design principles. The firm is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and includes 31 architects and interior designers - representing 75% of our professional staff - who are LEED accredited by the Council.

Hickok Cole Architects is looking for Commercial Interior Designers and Multi-family Residential Interior Designers with 8-10 years of experience. Candidates should exhibit design and technological sophistication in their work samples and be self-starting, energetic, and creative.

We offer competitive salaries, a full range of benefits, and a fun, career-oriented work environment.

Requirements:

  • 8-10 Years of experience in commercial interior design and/or multi-family residential or hospitality interior design • Experience with space planning, FFE specifications, material selections, codes, and coordination with consultants
  • Ability to effectively organize, review and provide quality control for full-scope construction document interiors drawing sets and design documentation coordination sets
  • Leadership and ardent attention to detail during key consultant coordination phases and construction administration
  • Ability to manage client expectations and effectively communicate project goals to internal teams on a regular basis
  • Proven experience with mentoring and leading interiors document production.
  • Ability to provide innovative, cost-and-time sensitive design solutions when faced with challenging design parameters in the field
  • Mastery of REVIT preferred. Knowledge and experience with computer drafting programs are essential.
  • Facility with learning new technologies; 3D rendering skills are a plus
  • Superior intrapersonal, collaboration and communication skills (written and in-person)

Qualifications:

  • Interior Design or Architecture degree from an accredited program
  • 8-10 years of experience; licensure required
  • Professional references and digital portfolio submission

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should address their CV, portfolio in PDF format (3MB max.), letters of recommendation, and queries for this vacancy to: Robert Holzbach, Director of Staff Operations

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Staff Interior Designer
Hickok Cole Architects
Posted 2/6/2014

Hickok Cole Architects is looking for Commercial Interior Designers and Multi-family Residential Interior Designers with 4-8 years of experience.

Hickok Cole Architects is an 85 person award winning Architecture, Interior Design, Housing, and Master Planning firm located in Washington, DC. It is one of the most successful architectural firms in the region, experiencing steady growth over a period of twenty-five years.

The firm has designed over 60 million square feet of corporate office buildings, multi-family housing and interiors since its founding. Our staff of highly talented and experienced professionals gives us the capacity to design and document projects ranging from small scale, highly detailed interiors to large scale mixed-use projects.

With more than 10 million sf of LEED projects either in design or under construction, Hickok Cole Architects has a strong commitment to sustainable design principles. The firm is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and includes 31 architects and interior designers - representing 75% of our professional staff - who are LEED accredited by the Council.

Requirements:

  • 4-8 Years of experience in commercial interior design and/or multi-family residential or hospitality interior design
  • Strong skills in Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Ability to work with the Senior Designer to develop strong design concepts and accurately document them in design presentations and construction documents
  • Experience with space planning, FFE specifications, material selections, codes, and coordination with consultants
  • Some experience with the construction administration process
  • Excellent 3D graphic rendering skills
  • Facility with Excel and MS Word
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should address their CV, portfolio in PDF format (3MB max.), letters of recommendation, and queries for this vacancy to: Robert Holzbach, Director of Staff Operations

Apply Here

Engineering Technician
District Department of Transportation, Public Space Regulation Administration
Posted 2/3/2014

Job ID: 24175
Salary Range: $69,628 to $89,077 per annum

Brief Description of Duties:
Reviews complex contractor prepared designs and/or specifications for a number of large and important projects or projects of major scope and importance; may be responsible for the entire engineering technician effort; conceives, plans, and conducts research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity; monitors the site, to compare the approved design plans and materials against the work at the site, to reveal any design flaws, inconsistencies, discrepancies, or non-conforming material usage; reports same, as necessary; analyzes or ensures that core and soil samples, aggregates, and material samples are analyzed; ensures that building materials comply with specifications and zoning code requirements; ensures that sub-grade plastic and liquid limits are suitable; performs sieve analysis and moisture and density relationship tests; performs sub-grade density tests, compassion, and hydrometer tests; inspects roadways, bridges, and retaining walls with regard to vibration problems; computes the square footage of complex buildings, including elliptical structures.

Qualifications:
Candidates must meet the basic requirements described under A or B:

(A) Bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering in an accredited college or university. The curriculum must have been in a school of engineering with a least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; OR must have included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) static, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science physics, such as optics, heat transfer, solid mechanics, or electronics. --OR--

(B) Combination of Education and Experience: college level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (a) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (b) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. Any one of the following is acceptable as a demonstration of meeting the qualifications required. (1) Current registration as a professional engineer by any state, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico; (2) Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Board of Engineering Examiners in the various states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; (3) Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering courses that are fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph (A) above; or (4) Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant had a least one (1) year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

Specialized Experience:
Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

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How to Apply:

  1. Applications for this vacancy announcement must be submitted online at www.dchr.dc.gov for consideration.
  2. It is recommended for applicants to use the following web browsers when completing an application: Internet Explorer 8 (or a later version) and Firefox 4.2 (or a later version).
  3. Applicants are encouraged to save application information frequently, minimally every 20 minutes, to avoid loss of data.
  4. Please visit www.dchr.dc.gov to locate partner agencies and community based organizations that provide computer and internet access.

Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist MS-12
Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
Posted 1/31/2014

Job ID: 23894
Salary Range: $68,962.00 - $96,546.00

Brief Description of Duties:
Develops comprehensive plans and programs for the operation, maintenance, repair and improvement of all public space facilities, i.e., residential, administrative, and food service facilities of DYRS. Determines operating and maintenance requirements; forecasts resource requirements; and, evaluates program effectiveness through inspections, budget controls, and management improvement studies. Prepares initial project scopes, descriptions, and justifications for necessary facility modifications when existing infrastructure cannot support valid mission requirements. Project manages facility improvements such as refurbishment, renovations and/or other Capital Improvement Projects. Selects and applies appropriate standards and maintenance procedures for several different building wings with multiple functions considering age, occupancy, technology, and requirements of multi-story and specialized construction.

Oversees highly technical maintenance services often performed by contract to ensure performance of major and highly complex systems such as elevators, escalators, emergency power systems, piped medical gas systems, liquid oxygen storage, complicated heating and air conditioning requirements or specialized fire suppression equipment that is critical to life support or continuity of operations, and require substantial analysis and surveillance. Plans and estimates job orders for repair, alterations, equipment installation, and construction of facilities that are considered to be of urgent or high value. Monitors cleaning services provided through contracts that require rigorous oversight of aseptic procedures in support of emergency care and infection control programs. Manages preventive maintenance, repair, and construction work to sustain safe and reliable operation of buildings, equipment and utilities.

How to Apply:

  1. Applications for this vacancy announcement must be submitted online at www.dchr.dc.gov for consideration.
  2. It is recommended for applicants to use the following web browsers when completing an application: Internet Explorer 8 (or a later version) and Firefox 4.2 (or a later version).
  3. Applicants are encouraged to save application information frequently, minimally every 20 minutes, to avoid loss of data.
  4. Please visit www.dchr.dc.gov to locate partner agencies and community based organizations that provide computer and internet access.

Member Recruitment and Retention Manager
Arthur Diamond - Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID)
Posted 1/29/2014

Company Description:
Founded in 1997, the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) encompasses 43 square downtown blocks and works to enhance the public space from the White House to Dupont Circle and 16th Street, NW to 21st Street, NW. The BID represents over 31 million square feet of commercial office space, 4,000 businesses, 600 shops and restaurants, seven hotels, and six U.S. National Parks. The BID’s vision is for a safe, clean, attractive and user friendly downtown that confirms Washington as the premier business and entertainment destination in the region and contributes to the perception that downtown Washington is a world-class destination. The Golden Triangle has focused on maintaining an environment that is clean, safe and welcoming through the management of operations, marketing and administration of the BID to reflect the best possible image of the BID and its membership. The day-to-day management is overseen by a full-time staff headquartered in the center of the BID. The BID is a non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation that elects a Board of Directors to govern its activities and is currently one of eight Washington-based Business Improvement Districts.

Business Improvement Districts are established by the private sector and supported financially through an assessment placed on property owners within a geographic boundary. The owners within this area contribute to programs aimed at management, maintenance, development and promotion of the district. The purpose is to supplement, not replace city and government services. BID assessments are restricted to commercial and industrial properties subject to real estate tax. Tax-exempt properties such as religious, public utility, or government properties or those used exclusively as residences are not included in the assessment district.

Summary:
The Member Recruitment and Retention Manager is responsible for implementing a comprehensive program for member attraction and retention for a broad range of potential and existing members – including retailers, restaurants, and office tenants in alignment with the BID’s retail strategy and strategic plan. This position requires strategic and creative thinking, tenacity, strong presentation skills, a love of retail and real estate, a commitment to customer/member services, and the ability to deliver results. The Member Recruitment and Retention Manager will be trained on leasing vocabulary, prospecting and landlord relations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Member Recruitment

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive program for member attraction and retention for retailers, restaurants, and key office tenants in alignment with the BID’s retail strategy and strategic plan.
  • Prospects for and builds relationships with successful independent retail and restaurant operators throughout the region and national corporate firms and brands to introduce them to doing business in the Golden Triangle. Shares and sells the vision of a vibrant, retail and restaurant rich environment in the Golden Triangle to prospective retail and office tenants.
  • Works with brokers, city officials, and others to identify and attract prospective businesses and strategic uses for areas and spaces in the Golden Triangle.
  • Develops and maintains demographic data to support efforts to attract retail, restaurant, and office tenants; contributes to the development of marketing material for the Golden Triangle (if applicable).
  • Build rapport with property owners and their real estate representatives; serve as point-of-contact between them and prospective tenants.
  • Maintain databases of tenant prospects and properties/available spaces; provide details on characteristics of spaces to prospective tenants.

Member Retention

  • Oversees tenant retention program geared toward office tenants, retailers and restaurants.
  • Manages several mechanisms for receiving feedback including surveys, focus groups, and a tenant advisory council to create a positive tenant environment, identify tenant amenities, and resolve tenant issues.
  • Functions as the liaison to a broad range of government agencies on behalf of BID members; understands the regulatory framework of items of importance to BID members; assists in the writing of comments and testimony, as appropriate.
  • Responds to requests and suggestions from BID members received by telephone, through website, in writing, or in person – researches issues, provides follow-up, and responds appropriately to BID member.
  • Researches and writes emails and other communications to BID members to inform them of items of interest to them such as crime alerts, upcoming construction, and changes in the public space.
  • Develops, and holds networking events, roundtables, seminars, and discussions with hotels, retailers, office tenants, and property managers on topics of interest to the members and in keeping with mission of the BID.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 4-6 years of related experience in one or more of: retail, sales, marketing, public relations, real estate related disciplines.
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking and planning to fulfill the retail vision with day-to-day objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build solid relationships and support among stakeholders, listen and provide assistance.
  • Ability to work effectively with a broad range of people and positions, including independent retailers, corporate retail executives, real estate agents, landlords, etc.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple concurrent activities.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft WORD and EXCEL. Proficiency with database development/maintenance (specifically, experience with Salesforce would be of great benefit).
  • Strong work ethic, independent, self-starter, detail-oriented.
  • Periodic work-related travel required.
  • Committed to Washington DC and/or the region and already well-networked is a plus.

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How to Apply:
Interested applicants can submit their resume:
Leslie Ribakow
301-654-9879 – Direct
301-657-8876 – Fax
lribakow@arthurdiamond.com

Studio Director
FOX Architects
Posted 1/10/2014

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Summary:
The Studio Director will be responsible for studio and client leadership as well as oversight and performance of the interior studio. Development of staff, project quality assurance, and management of studio financials will also be responsibilities of this position. This individual is proficient in Business Development and Marketing of Corporate Interiors projects. The Studio Director has exceptional communication skills, energetic, positive, has a passion for design, provides sound solutions to complex problems and is a champion of FOX Architects.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Studio Management

  • Models integrity, strong leadership and work ethic, positively influencing the entire staff.
  • Acts as the central unit for communication and leadership on behalf of the studio.
  • Overall coordination of presentations and proposals.
  • Maintain current exposure to developments, trends, benchmarks, and practices within the design, construction and architectural industries.
  • Have a pulse on current projects and attend client meetings as required.
  • Works closely with the Partners in providing solutions and strategy in project management and staffing.
  • Mentors Project Managers in client management, financial management and resource allocation.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Contracts.

Business Development

  • Develop and deliver marketing presentations to prospective clients. Maintain and nurtures client relationships, seeking to develop opportunities.
  • Smoothly transition business development opportunities to live projects within studio.
  • Assist and review proposals and develop fees.
  • Be the champion of our brand, design, projects and staff within and outside of the industry.

Staff Development

  • Supports Senior Staff and Principals with the Annual Review process for all studio staff.
  • Act as a mentor and coach for all staff, guiding on professional development.
  • Foster a collaborative, open and team building culture within studio.
  • Participate in relevant professional associations, conferences, outreach events and forums to share current trends and topics with studio.
  • Provides clear and sound leadership for studio growth and development.

Education Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 10+ years of progressive experience in interior design project management with an emphasis in large scale corporate commercial workplace projects
  • Understanding of workplace strategy.
  • Develop and mentor junior staff, ensuring quality relationships are built within the studio.
  • Experience in managing the operations, staffing, new business development, and financial aspect of a design studio.
  • Ability to expand services and be nimble with projects and client services.
  • Think strategically, implement policies and sound solutions – exemplify grace under pressure.
  • Knowledge of Revit, AutoCad, Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Exceptional presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience in Deltek preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and teambuilding skills.
  • Licensed or non- certified graduate, NCIDQ certified.

FOX Architects is an equal opportunity employer, we consider applicants on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected status.

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How to Apply:
Interested applicants can submit their resume and portfolio Julianne Kim at jkim@fox-architects.com

Construction Manager / Construction Management (entry level manager)
Lowe Enterprises
Posted 11/11/2013

Lowe Enterprises is a diversified national real estate company active in commercial, hospitality and residential property investment, management and development. Founded in 1972 by Chairman and CEO Robert J. Lowe, the firm has an executive staff of 250 and a total employment of over 10,000. Lowe is owned by a group of 47 employee shareholders. Over the past 40 years, Lowe Enterprises has developed, acquired or managed more than $16 billion of real estate assets. Lowe's goal is to create value in real estate for institutional, corporate and private clients and partners through investment, asset management and development of office, hospitality, industrial and retail projects.

Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group oversees Lowe’s commercial and residential acquisition, development and management activities. The Real Estate Group offers these services to leading domestic and foreign financial institutions, corporate and private owners and government agencies. We offer a full range of services including investment, development, construction management, marketing leasing, and asset and property management.

Job Description:
Vigorously participate in all facets of the construction and development process, assisting management with regular project management, coordination with various consultants and contractors and reporting.

Primary Duties:
Support all on site project construction manager(s) as directed for commercial spaces (i.e. garage, retail, and public spaces, residential for rent and residential for sale.

Support other business unit functional groups on construction management related activities.

Knowledge/Skills:
Ability to manage high-quality relationships with current and prospective clients and partners, vendors and consultants, and other members of the business community in accordance with Lowe’s mission statement and core values.

Superior interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills appropriate both for project settings and for interaction with senior staff.

Ability and willingness to think and act strategically with focus on project profitability.

Project management, design, and construction management experience and skills involving development projects of significant size, complexity, and of institutional quality.

Superior knowledge of MS Excel, Word and Project.

Ability to analyze documents, and manage construction budgets and cash flow related to development projects.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree Construction Management/Civil Engineering or equivalent work experience.

1 to 3 years’ experience working in the construction field involving estimating, scheduling, on-site management, and contracting with an emphasis on large scale residential, mixed-use projects.

Accreditation as a LEED AP, or experience with LEED certified projects is desirable.

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How to Apply:
Apply online directly via Lowe Career page: http://www.loweenterprises.com/careers/career_opportunities.aspx

Contact:
Karla Valiente, Director Talent Acquisition
kvaliente@destinationhotels.com
Lowe Enterprise, Inc.
303-268-4623

Project Manager
PenMar Development Corporation
Posted 11/8/2013

In this dynamic role, the Project Manager (PM) will manage the process of marketing and selling the former U S Army Base, Fort Ritchie in Cascade, Maryland using criteria established by the PenMar Development Corporation (PMDC) Board of Directors. The PM, reporting to the PMDC Board of Directors, will function as the point of contact for all land sales and development. The PM’s duties will include project design and planning, site assessment, management of pre-development stage, coordination of closing, participation in construction and marketing teams, and project financial reporting. Additional responsibilities include real estate research, completing real estate development reports, creating and managing proformas and budgets, and other duties as assigned.

The position requires the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. The individual in this position will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. Highly developed ability to multitask, prioritize, and work well under pressure to meet established deadlines. Highly developed ability to organize self and others, build strong relationships, and respect the importance of confidentiality.

Qualifications:
Advanced Level of working knowledge of: Land use planning, marketing and selling. Infrastructure planning, financing, budgeting, and creating and building pro forma; Project Management systems; Contracting and negotiating, including negotiating contracts; and Local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to development and construction. A candidate for this position should possess a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, engineering and/or architecture. A master’s degree and a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience with five (5) years of direct real estate industry are desired.

Candidate Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Experience in developing and implementing land use plans
  • Strong marketing and land sales skills and experience
  • Dynamic and personable leadership style; enthusiastic motivator of people
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with projects across a wide range in value
  • Experience in assessment of property infrastructure
  • Develops and manages project budget, value engineering, change orders, cost control and schedule
  • Strong knowledge of building systems and codes
  • Expect innovative thinking and the ability to advance product development

Requirements:

  • Expertise in capital improvement projects and retrofits
  • Knowledgeable in the use of information technology
  • Proven ability to lead project teams to deliver high quality work under tight deadlines  Undergraduate degree in relevant technical study
  • Ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in planning and successfully implementing real estate development plans including marketing and land sales
  • Proficient with MS Project and MS Office

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Salary Range:
Commensurate with experience, level of position and size of project.

How to Apply:
Apply on line to dnipps@penmar.org or Mr. Sam Cool, Chairman, PenMar Development Corporation, P.O. Box 699, Cascade, MD 21719 by 5:00pm, Monday, December 16, 2013

About PenMar Development Corporation:
The PenMar Development Corporation was established as a public instrumentality of the State of Maryland in May 1997. Its purpose is to oversee the development of Fort Ritchie, a U.S. Army base which closed in 1998, for civilian uses. Located in the northeastern corner of Washington County, Maryland (near the Pennsylvania border), the Fort is being redeveloped by the PenMar Development Corporation.

On October 4, 2006, the U.S. Army transferred ownership of Fort Richie to the PenMar Development Corporation. The following day, the Corporation sold it to Corporate Office Properties Trust for mixed-use development. Effective July 24, 2012, however, the Corporation regained ownership of the site, which holds 591 acres of land, including on-site buildings, a water system, electric substation, and a community center.

Development Manager
JAIR LYNCH
Posted 10/7/2013

JAIR LYNCH is a Washington, D.C. based urban regeneration company that responsibly transforms urban markets into extraordinary neighborhoods. The company is involved in real estate projects as an investor/developer as well as a market analyst, real estate advisor, development manager, construction manager and financial services advisor to third party clients. To help us achieve our vision the company is in need of a Development Manager with strong technical, work and personal skills. For additional company information please see the firm’s website (www.jairlynch.com).

Primary Function:

The Development Manager will be responsible for overall project execution on assigned projects. These may include Residential (For Sale, Rental or Hotel), Commercial (Office, Industrial or Special Purpose) or Retail communities. These assignments may either be for in-house JAIR LYNCH sponsored investments or as part of a fee service for third party clients. The scope of responsibilities includes managing for compliance with Business Plan all aspects of the development process including due diligence, feasibility, programming, design, entitlements, financing, construction, marketing, sales and/or leasing oversight, completion & opening, warranty and closeout. The Development Manager will typically work on three to four projects simultaneously. Depending on the size and nature of a Project the Development Manager may sometimes work with an assigned Development Specialist, Development Associate and/or Development Coordinator. The Development Manager must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with competing priorities and multiple project assignments. Specific responsibilities are synched and flow from JAIR LYNCH’s proprietary 30-Step Development Management System™.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work on for sale, multi-family, commercial and/or retail mixed-use projects as assigned with responsibility for Business Plan compliance including the following:

  • Work with business development team as opportunities are being secured in order to efficiently take over project as it transitions from Sourcing to Pursuit phase.
  • Participate in creation and building of Project Business Plan.
  • Manage the Due Diligence process. • Manage design/coordination meetings during pre-development.
  • Manage operations/marketing meetings during construction/delivery period; ensure follow-up with appropriate parties as needed with issues that arise.
  • Manage the procurement of easements, entitlements, off site agreements and permits.
  • Manage and/or assist in the project financing process as requested with applications for project debt and equity.
  • Work with underwriting team on closing project specific institutional equity transactions.
  • Manage the selection and performance of Project design, construction, sales and/or leasing and/or management team.
  • Manage regular periodic Project performance reviews including market analysis/positioning.
  • Manage comprehensive tracking of project data for required reporting (construction progress, budget tracking, sales and/or leasing status, periodic market updates).
  • Ensure Project performance is in compliance with approved Business Plan.
  • Research and track latest industry trends as directed or required for assigned projects.

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How to Apply:
Submit resumes via email to officemanager@jairlynch.com

Executive Director
DC BID Council
Posted 10/4/2013

The DC BID Council is a nonprofit membership association of the business improvement districts (BIDs) in Washington DC. The purpose of the BID Council is to share information between the BIDs and to promote the work of the BIDs. The part-time Executive Director is the only staff person of the BID Council and manages all aspects of the organization under the direction of the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Executive Director of the DC BID Council is responsible for running all aspects on the association, including:

  • Organize, coordinate and document monthly DC BID Council meetings, including arranging speakers, preparing agendas and minutes, and arranging logistics.
  • Facilitate meetings with DC government agency heads regarding issues facing the BIDs.
  • Facilitate relationships with city officials, government agencies, and other groups in order to help the BIDs become more efficient in providing service in the neighborhoods.
  • Publicize the work of the BIDs. Prepare documents and materials about the work of the BIDs and their impact on the city.
  • Monitor city legislation and rulemaking to provide information to BIDs about laws and regulations that may affect the BIDs or their members. When appropriate, write and present BID Council testimony or comments.
  • Assist BID programs and progress in topic areas assigned by the DC BID Council Board, including, but not limited to, public space improvement, public safety, planning and development, parks, homelessness and infrastructure.
  • Organize trainings for BID ambassadors and staff.
  • Monitor citywide and regional planning efforts, including the PlayDC Parks Master Plan, the Center City Action Agenda and MWCOG’s Region Forward effort.
  • Present BID concerns to policymakers.
  • Create and distribute the monthly DC BID Council email newsletter.
  • Maintain the DC BID Council website (www.dcbidcouncil.org) and Twitter feed (@dcbidcouncil)
  • Conduct research on BID best practices both in DC and around the country.
  • Produce the annual DC BID Profiles report.
  • Provide information to the BIDs about events and news that may be of interest.
  • Provide information to groups interested in starting BIDs.
  • Manage the budget and maintain financial records for the organization, in assistance to bookkeeping services provided by the Downtown DC BID.
  • Manage membership invoices and joint purchasing agreements.
  • Provide general administrative management and record-keeping for the DC BID Council.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the DC BID Council Board of Directors.

This position is part-time, approximately 20 hours a week. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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How to Apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and the names of three references to: abairstow@dcbidcouncil.org. As the BID Council hopes to fill this position quickly, please send applications by COB Monday, October 7.

Asset Management Vice President
JAIR LYNCH
Posted 9/24/13

JAIR LYNCH is a Washington, D.C. based urban regeneration company that responsibly transforms urban markets into extraordinary neighborhoods. The company is involved in real estate projects as an investor/developer for sponsored investments as well as a market analyst, real estate advisor, development manager, construction manager and financial services advisor to third party clients. To help us achieve our vision the company is in need of an Asset Management Vice President with strong technical, work and personal skills. For additional company information please see the firm’s website (www.jairlynch.com).

Primary Function:

The Asset Management Vice President will report to the company’s CFO and be responsible for Business Plan creation, compliance and betterment for all sponsored investments to which they are assigned. The company’s growing portfolio is primarily focused on multifamily rental properties but also includes office and some retail assets. The scope of responsibilities includes managing for compliance with Business Plan all aspects of an investment including revenue maximization and expense management, property condition maintenance, recommended capital expenditures, property manager performance, debt covenant compliance and institutional equity investment compliance as well as internal goals, strategies and initiatives. Additionally, the Asset Management Vice President will play an active role with our acquisitions team in the underwriting process for new opportunities. Finally, the Asset Management Vice President will interface with different development management teams working on different projects to provide project execution assistance where necessary as well participating in project completion, opening & lease-up, warranty & closeout and the transition to normalized property operations. The Asset Management Vice President must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with competing priorities and multiple project assignments.

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How to Apply:

Submit resumes via email to officemanager@jairlynch.com

Public Space Manager
DC Department of Transportation
Posted 9/16/13

Position Description:

Plans, establishes, and manages program policies, objectives and priorities of the department to ensure compliance with Federal and District of Columbia regulations, guidelines and codes for the safe and secure construction and rehabilitation/improvement of approximately $250 million dollars annually in streets, alleys, roadways, bridges, underpasses within all District of Columbia Wards. Provides a high degree of team oriented leadership, independence, and initiative to achieve department and program goals and objectives. Establishes goals arid objectives, and assigns resources to achieve program objectives. Determines the Permit Division’s short-and long-term manpower requirements. Prepares and justifies an annual operating budget, and manages the Branch’s operations within that annual budget.

Serves as the primary point of contact and technical expert for all public space permits, and as the Executive Secretary to the District of Columbia Public Space Committee. Promulgates rules and regulations, approves public space occupancy agreements, transactions, and manages the issuance of permits within the scope of permit issuance requirements. Integrates project scope and criteria, schedules, milestones, budget; stakeholders' responsibilities, assumption, risks, contingencies, and performance measurement criteria.

Develops and implements comprehensive plans to integrate all required functions, technical requirements, program and projects processes with contractor needs; regulatory requirements; and stakeholders (i.e., public utilities, private contractors, Federal, state and local government) interests. Develops and maintains policy and procedural manuals and guides for managing and analyzing costs to be used in setting public Right of Way (ROW) and space permit fees. Develops and recommends policies to define parameters of all DC public ROW/space access and occupancy.

Experience/Qualifications:

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Substitution of Education: A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPT's Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application. Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

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How to Apply:

1. Applications for this vacancy announcement must be submitted online at www.dchr.dc.gov for consideration.
2. It is recommended for applicants to use the following web browsers when completing an application: Internet Explorer 8 (or a later version) and Firefox 4.2 (or a later version).
3. Applicants are encouraged to save application information frequently, minimally every 20 minutes, to avoid loss of data.
4. Please visit www.dchr.dc.gov to locate partner agencies and community based organizations that provide computer and internet access.

Project Manager
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)
Posted 8/8/13

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is charged with executing the Mayor's economic development strategy which encourages growth and investments across the District. DMPED is responsible for managing catalytic real estate projects, promoting business expansion within the city, and creating jobs. More information is available on the DMPED’S website at www.dmped.dc.gov. DMPED is seeking a Project Manager for its Real Estate business unit.

Position Description:

Real Estate Development Project Managers at DMPED are responsible for managing a portfolio of real estate development, financing, and related projects, which help to grow the District economy. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to manage the District’s interest in a variety of real estate projects. Project Managers must be able to independently and proactively manage project milestones and budgets; and interactions with private and public counterparts. In addition, Project Managers will perform financial analyses to help the District evaluate economic development projects.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Administer multiple real estate and/or financing transactions
  • Assist in negotiating disposition contracts, leases, and funding agreements
  • Review detailed financial models of development projects
  • Conduct solicitation processes by drafting requests for proposals, reviewing submissions, and making recommendations for award
  • Analyze and present findings and recommendations to senior staff in written and verbal form
  • Brief DMPED senior staff and elected officials on project status
  • Conduct presentations and meetings with community stakeholders

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • 4-6 years of work experience in real estate banking, real estate development, finance, consulting, urban planning, and/or public policy required
  • Understanding of commercial real estate development and leasing transactions
  • Familiarity and experience with project management duties including project implementation from conception to completion
  • Proven strength in the use of spreadsheets, database and presentation applications, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of District economic development issues, neighborhoods and real estate market
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal and analytical skills
  • Experience with community engagement and/or executive stakeholder management a plus

Salary: This position is a grade 14 on the District government’s career service salary scale. The salary ranges from $87,661 to $112,933. Actual salary is commensurate with experience and the applicant’s past salary history.

Application Process: This position is posted on the DC government’s Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through DCHR’s website at dchr.dc.gov. Click on current job openings on main page and search by the job ID number to find the position