Economic Development Program Manager SALARY: $81,140.80 - $102,752.00 Annually OPENING DATE: 09/01/17 SUMMARY: The City of Tualatin is pleased to offer an excellent career opportunity for an Economic Development Program Manager. This position presents the possibility to make a difference in both the general and the business community, impacting how business and government work together to help achieve a thriving local economy. The incumbent will develop, implement and manage the City's economic development and business assistance program; while maintaining close relationships with businesses, property owners, commercial real estate professionals, developers and other governmental agencies and partners in order to support existing businesses and promote investment and development within the City.
Do you have the talents and qualifications needed to be our next Economic Development Program Manager? We are interested in hearing from you. Please review the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications listed below, and be sure to check out the brochure which more thoroughly outlines the position. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and manage economic development program policies, procedures, and work plans. Act as a strategic partner with the Tualatin business community to identify, formulate and implement economic development programs, projects and partnerships. Work with and support the Tualatin business organizations including by not limited to the Chamber of Commerce, and the Commercial Citizen Involvement Organization. Evaluate program effectiveness and recommend actions for improvement as necessary. Performs as lead project manager for the City's efforts related to business recruitment, existing business retention and expansion. Coordinates the work of others, including professional and administrative staff, in carrying out the City's business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts, including but not limited to: personnel assignments; developing and implementing budgets, schedules and work programs; and selecting and managing consultants through the preparation of Requests for Proposals/Expressions of Interest (RFP/RFEI's) reviewing proposals, conducting interviews, and negotiating and executing contracts Develops and maintains effective working relationships with realtors, developers, corporate site selectors, the media, and appropriate agency and elected officials to coordinate efforts to attract business investments in Tualatin. Manages interdepartmental City team focused on business recruitment, retention and expansion issues, and conducts meetings to facilitate pro-active, solutions-oriented communication and coordination among departments; these meetings may also include key external partners such as utilities and other public agencies. Evaluates and recommends possible incentives to encourage business development. Manages complex real estate and financing negotiations, often involving multiple parties and with multiple objectives. Demonstrates continuous efforts to improve operations and procedures, decrease response times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively to provide quality customer service. Prepares reports on economic development activities for administrative and Council decision-making. Researches, directs, and implements programs and projects that support industrial development, including economic development tools and targeted legislative efforts. Analyzes financial and market data as it pertains to real estate development an business investment; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of economic development, incorporating new developments as appropriate; makes policy recommendations based on this analysis to City management and City Council. Identifies prospects and manages business development activities which include building relationships, developing prospects, directly assisting companies with site location efforts and working with regional and State partners to close deals; coordinates the City's business recruitment efforts, with a targeted focus on implementation of the City's Economic Development goals, including but not limited to participation in trade shows, preparation of marketing materials, responding to Requests for Information, coordinating multi-department and inter-disciplinary presentations to prospective companies, site tours, and follow-up as warranted. Establishes and implements a business retention program, focused on meeting with existing businesses in the area, and following up with appropriate actions to assist the businesses in their ongoing success. Participates in the development of policy initiatives of other departments which potentially bear on the City's economic development efforts, such as zoning code amendments, new/revised development fees, and so forth. Represents the City on various boards and organizations such as Greater Portland, Inc, Westside Business Alliance and other business advocacy groups. Keep immediate supervisor or designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in the classification description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Urban Planning or a related field. Five years of demonstrated progressively responsible professional experience in local or regional economic development, planning, commercial real estate, community development, marketing, and/or business management, with substantial experience in managing economic development projects, and two years in a lead capacity; or any satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience, which ensures the ability to perform the work, may be substituted for the above. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Acts as lead worker to assigned personnel on assigned projects. Frequently plans work for other divisions within the Community Development Department. How to Apply: Applications must be filed online at E-mailed or faxed applications or resumes cannot be accepted. A cover letter and resume must be included with the online application submission. The City of Tualatin is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible with an initial review of applications scheduled to occur during the week of September 18, 2017. If you have a general question regarding the recruitment, contact Human Resources at . Please view the recruitment brochure for this position by clicking on the link below: Economic Development Program Manager Recruitment Brochure Category: Finance , Keywords: Economic Development Officer
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