ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Town of Erie, CO

Job Details

  • Job Function: Other; Non-Department Head
  • Salary: $60,067 - $72,196.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 27,000
  • Website: http://www.erieco.gov
  • Where: 645 Holbrook Street, Erie Colorado 80516
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager
HOW TO APPLY

Post Date: Mar 11 2019

Deadline: Mar 25 2019

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/erie/jobs/2380565/economic-development-specialist?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Summary

Why work for the Town of Erie?
The reasons people call Colorado home often include a passion for the outdoors, a diverse and dynamic community and the contemporary pace to life that appeals to all ages! As you'll soon discover, the Town of Erie offers the best of all of these and without a doubt is one of the top places to consider when making your next career move. With majestic mountain views and progressive civic vision, we provide a genuine small-town feel with modern amenities. Our residents enjoy a high quality of life. It is our employees who have been instrumental in creating what Erie is today and continue to shape what it will be in the future. The Town of Erie is an organization that has established an outstanding reputation for quality and excellent customer service. Each individual employee contribution is what makes that possible.
We invite you to join our team today!

What you will be doing
Performs a variety of administrative, technical and analytical work in support of the Economic Development Division and the Town of Erie Urban Renewal Authority (TOEURA). Assists with the solicitation of new and expanded retail, mixed use, office and industrial developments and supports existing business retention. Works closely with other departments/divisions, external entities and the public.

The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all encompassing. The Town may change these duties at any time.

Serves as first point of contact for general inquiries.
Provides direct administrative and technical support for the operation and maintenance of the Economic Development Division and the Town of Erie Urban Renewal Authority.
Works independently, manages projects, establishes timelines, identifies project participants, maintains required documentation, monitors and reports on the progress of assigned projects.
Administers contracts and agreements ensuring accuracy and proper approval and required signatures are obtained.
Monitors established database of businesses, updates, maintains and manages tracking of current businesses, potential prospects and individual requests
Researches and records growth trends of the Town of Erie specific to industry sectors.
Assists Economic Development Director (EDD) with contacting new business, assessing needs and providing response to demographic, economic and industry related opportunity within the Town of Erie.
Collaborates with EDD with regard to outreach efforts including content development, research and print production of promotional materials including but not limited to, community profile, annual report, real estate and marketing brochure packets.
Prepares presentation materials including PowerPoint, illustrations, maps and charts.
Supports relationships and partnership development of new and existing business and economic development groups.
Networks with state, regional and national economic development entities; establishes and maintains cooperative working relationship with other economic development organizations at all levels.
Responsible for the coordination of Town related economic development special events.
Updates and maintains the Town's economic development and TOE urban renewal authority web pages.
Organizes, coordinates travel, product and material shipment for conventions and/or prospect trips.
Assists with the coordination of divisional budget development and monitors budget throughout the year.
Works closely with the Finance Department regarding the processing of invoices, purchase orders, billing and other finance related activities.
May be required to attend Board and TOEURA meetings and/or study sessions and events that can be after normal work hours.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in public administration, business, planning, economics, real estate or a related field.
Four years of public sector business/economic development experience or other closely related background.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

Considerable knowledge of business and marketing, economic principles and strategies.
Acts in accordance with the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation & IEDC code of ethics.
Working knowledge of standard office software including Microsoft Office products and database software.
Ability to analyze complex situations, problems and data, and use sound judgment in drawing conclusions and making decisions.
Ability to make decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and policies and procedures.
Ability to research, produce or obtain reports, graphs, charts, photographs or evidentiary information.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle confidential issues with tact and discretion.
Ability to deal with non-routine matters.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, employees, supervisors and the general public in a professional manner.
Ability to work independently.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Valid Colorado Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record.

Town of Erie Benefits
The Town of Erie offers a comprehensive benefit package and pays a major portion of the employee premium to make these benefits more affordable for you. Coverage of these benefits begin the 1st of the month following date of hire for benefited employees working 30 hours per week. Each year you will have the option of changing your elections through open enrollment. Designated full time employees are eligible for the following benefits:
Medical
Dental
Life & AD&D
Voluntary Life & AD&D
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Vision
Employee Assistance Program
Retirement Plan
Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay
Free membership to the Erie Community Center

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