Primary Duties Minimum Starting Salary: $43,307.79 annually The start date for this position will be October 1, 2021 or after.
Under general supervision, coordinates, develops and manages Economic Development (ED) incentives and services to organizations that invest resources to increase the local property tax base, create jobs, stimulate tourism, and contribute to the general wellbeing of the community, and serves as the primary liaison to Waco's neighborhood associations. Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Coordinates and facilitates Economic Development (ED) program activities to achieve the City's economic development strategies; assures the program activities meet City Council goals, objectives, and directives.
- Assists in planning and organizing Economic Development activities to expand the tax base, encourage creation of jobs, promote tourism, improve the quality of life and facilitate a self-sustaining economy for the City.
- Assists in developing plans to attract, assist, and retain a diversified mix of businesses and public/private partnerships.
- Assist the public with development matters and concerns; communicate development policies and ordinance requirements to citizens and the development community through pre-development meetings and public inquiries (by phone, email, or with direct citizen contact).
- Assists with the preparation of formal and technical reports, working papers, presentations, and correspondence.
- Assists the public with understanding and execution of economic development program processes.
- Assists the department with the purchasing of materials, payment of invoices and incentives, and the budget process
- Reviews ED activities and develops recommendations for program goals, services, and projects; evaluates and facilitates compliance to local, state and federal requirements and prepares reports; coordinates ED meetings and agendas.
- Assists with contract development; manages contracts and evaluates compliance with contract requirements; evaluates expenditures and monitors payments.
- Implements plans to attract and create base industry jobs, enhance business atmosphere to retain existing business base and market City of Waco to the business communities.
- Provides information and referrals on economic development programs, processes, and services.
- Coordinates with community organizations, regional agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations.
- Analyzes information, evaluates trends and assures ED issues are properly addressed and resolved - this will include researching other city and economic development efforts and best practices and compiling that information for use by the department in refining or creating new programs
- Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of sensitive economic development issues, work-related issues and City information.
- Performs other duties as required or assigned.
- Driving is essential.
Physical Demands Sedentary Work:
- Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Marketing, Business, Public Administration, or related field is required.
- Two years' of experience in Economic Development Programs or combination of Municipality/Government and Economic Development Programs experience.
- Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must possess a valid Texas Drivers License.
- Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.