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San Antonio, Texas, United States
November 12, 2018

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Richard A. Ramirez

*** ********, *** *******, ***** 78210 210-***-****


Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Bachelor of Arts, 1987

Major: Geography with concentration in Urban Planning/Regional Development

Minor: Spanish Language and Culture


Neighborhood & Housing Services Department, Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Division, City of San Antonio, TIF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR- 07/2018-08/2018. Acted as TIF Coordinator from March 2018 and appointed July 2018. I planned coordinated and implemented commercial and housing development in relation to City- and Petition-initiated projects that improved areas within the twenty (20) existing Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZs) with the intent of stimulating private sector investment, creation of jobs and resolved infrastructure deficiencies. I recommended viable projects to their respective Boards and prepared required materials for City Council presentations and activities. I responded to public inquiries regarding projects; attended community meetings to solicit feedback from, and to explain projects to local merchants, organizations, businesses, property owners, and the general public. I served as liaison between property owners, businesses, City officials and others regarding economic development projects and programs.

Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD), Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Unit, City of San Antonio, Senior Economic Development Specialist - 01/2014 to 06/2018. Planed, coordinated, and implemented redevelopment projects that improve areas within the footprint of the assigned Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) with the intent of stimulating private sector investment, resolving infrastructure deficiencies, and enhancing and increasing housing stock.

Capital Improvements Management Services (CIMS), Compliance Department, City of San Antonio, Texas Senior Management Analyst, 10/2010 to 01/2014. Ensure compliance with contract requirements and Laws on Local Area Management (LAM) and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) projects. Perform field inspections to ensure compliance with Texas Department of Highway and Transportation contract on LAM and ARRA projects. Audit and review files using the Project File Index to ensure compliance with Texas Department of Highway and Transportation contract on LAM and ARRA projects. Review Material Sourcing List and Producer List for compliance with Buy America Act on LAM and ARRA projects. Review certified payrolls for compliance with wages established by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Coordinate with the City, TxDOT and FHWA to Audit LAM and ARRA project.

Housing and Neighborhood Services Department, City of San Antonio, Texas

Senior Management Analyst, 8/2006 to 9/2010. Successfully managed the infrastructure construction and coordinated with the engineer and general contractor to ensure construction met all specifications outlined in the bid plans and work was completed in a timely manner as scheduled. Monitored the budget, inspected construction periodically in order to verify work was completed per the contract. This led to the successful conveyance of 31 lots to the Greater San Antonio builders Association for the construction of 31 new homes for the Affordable Showcase of Homes Program in City Council District 7. Acted as City liaison between other City departments, private sector partners, developers, lenders, non-profits, community groups, and affected groups. Continue to conduct research, analyze complex statistical data, develop planning timetables, evaluate systems, policies, and procedures and make recommendations. Worked with staff to create and manage the budget for construction projects related to the Affordable Showcase of Homes and the San Antonio Development Agency. Supervise and manage staff.

Development Services, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Planner II, 1/2002 to 7/2006. Served as Case Manager for zoning cases and special zoning projects. Reviewed, evaluated, and offered recommendations on zoning cases. Present Zoning Cases to Zoning Commission and assisted with presentation of zoning cases to City Council. Provide customer assistance with zoning matters. Conducted presentations to neighborhood groups on zoning issues. Developed and implemented projects that included rezoning annexed properties and special large area rezoning projects. Interacted with various interest groups and stakeholders regarding zoning. Revised Zoning ordinances.

KB Home, San Antonio, Texas

Land Development Manager, 3/1999 to 10/2001. Monitored, coordinated, and managed the land development activities of general contractors and subcontractors in San Antonio, Boerne, and New Braunfels to meet deadlines on all phases of multiple projects. Interacted with city and state officials. Coordinated with surveyors, engineers, and contractors to prepare lots for home construction including lot clearing and grading. Oversaw all phases of infrastructure: dry utilities (phone, cables, electric), wet utilities (sanitary sewer and water), and street construction, working closely with City Public Service, San Antonio Water System, Southwestern Bell, Time Warner Cable, Grande Communications, and others.

Assisted in cost analysis, design layout, and pre-engineering calculations: compiled data; ran spreadsheets for cost analysis.

Worked on analysis and feasibility projections, including quantity and cost for sewer, water, street, and drains; based on design drawing and material takeoff for estimating.

ReMax Mega, San Antonio, Texas

Sales Associate, 5/1998 to 3/1999. Negotiated contracts with owners and public for leasing, sales, and land acquisition for residential and commercial properties. Analyzed location, area, transportation patterns, and proposed new construction to make appropriate recommendations for client objectives.

Coldwell Banker, D’Ann Harper, Realtors, San Antonio, Texas

Sales Associate/VA Property Manager, 6/1996 to 4/1998. Managed the rehabilitation of VA foreclosed property valued at $10 million. Inspected each property and made an assessment of condition, determining whether to return it to marketable condition or to sell “as is.” Created an accurate list of required repairs for bid, and prepared bid packets for distribution to subcontractors. Supervised and coordinated all contractor activities to ensure that repairs were performed correctly prior to marketing and sale. Served as a liaison to neighborhood associations and to individual residents, answering all questions relating to repossessed properties.

Managed 150-200 single family repossessed homes.

Monitored and inspected progress of repairs to ensure timely and workmanlike completion.

Performed estimates for required repairs that were consistently within 85% of actual bids.

Solis General Contractors, San Antonio, Texas

Project Coordinator, 3/1995 to 4/1996. Drew up plans for projects; prepared bid proposals, and developed time frame for completion. Prepared material and labor requirements for estimates. Negotiated contracts and met with clients to review plans. Supervised contractors, scheduled projects, ranging from small to extensive home renovations.

Pape-Dawson Engineers, San Antonio-Texas

Surveyor, 5/1994 to 8/1994. Assisted in field surveys for land development, including all phases of road, utility, drainage layouts, and as-built surveys for residential and commercial properties.

Hallmark Ghormley Development Company/

Lone Star Community Management, San Antonio, Texas

Internship, 6/1993 to 3/1994. Prepared follow chart of subdivision construction phases. Assisted Project Engineer on Summerfield, an access-controlled subdivision. Coordinated on-site deliveries and interacted with subcontractors. Distributed homeowner packets that included budget, assessments, by-laws, covenants, and deed restrictions.

Created layout and design of pocket parks and layouts of postal pads.

Assisted with grand opening preparations; prepared for homeowners’ meetings, developing first annual budget.

Made site inspections to enforce deeds and covenants.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of development, community building and design, urban and regional planning, and environmental review; principle and practices of local and regional economic development and financing.

Knowledge of real estate transactions, real estate finance and tax increment financing.

Knowledge of Chapter 311 of the Texas Tax Code.

Ability to effectively apply the principles of economic development to projects and programs; compile and analyze relevant information and draw valid conclusions.

Skill in utilizing ARC GIS software program (GIS mapping/data).

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, external agencies and the general public.

Ability to supervise and coordinate multiple contractor’s activities to ensure work is performed correctly prior to marketing and sale.

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