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Senior Director, Economic Development
Organization
City of Waxahachie
City
Waxahachie
Posted Date
02-17-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 17, 2020 – March 31, 2020
Organization: City of Waxahachie
Street Address: 401 S Rogers
City: Waxahachie
State: Texas
Zip: 75165
Job Description

Salary Range is $97,854.60 - $134,550.00 DOQ

Must submit a cover letter and resume with completed application

Please apply on the City of Waxahachie Website by using the following link:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waxahachie/jobs/2710087/senior-director-economic-development?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

DEFINITION:

Under limited supervision, plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Economic Development Department; coordinate assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies; provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Assistant City Manager; and perform other duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

This is a single-incumbent executive-level classification. The employee performs his/her duties under minimal supervision.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The duties listed below represent the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is related or a logical assignment to this class.

Direct all Economic Development Department activities and negotiations; provide professional assistance to the Assistant City Manager; recommend and administer policies and procedures. Manage the development and implementation of Economic Development Department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; consult with the Assistant City Manager and other city officials in the development of overall policies and procedures to govern the activities of the department. Establish, within city policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly. Plan, direct and coordinate the Economic Development Department's work plan; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems. Assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes. Select, train, motivate and evaluate Economic Development Department personnel; provide direction to the department's staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures. Oversee and coordinate the development and administration of the Economic Development Department budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. Review grant applications; actively identify and pursue additional sources of funding for the department's programs; develop financing alternatives. Oversee economic development programs for the city; contact and market the city to outside agencies and enterprises. (i.e. private investors, developers, realtors, etc.); conduct tours of industrial and commercial sites and available facilities; gather business related data and demographics and develop marketing materials. Explain, justify and defend Economic Development Department programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues. Represent the Economic Development Department and act as a liaison to other city departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinate activities with those of other departments and outside agencies. Provide staff assistance to the Assistant City Manager; participate on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; plan and coordinate department activities with the Assistant City Manager; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Participate in and complete special projects for the city. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of economic development. Attend various Trade Shows for recruiting Business and Industry as well as Realtor or stakeholder’s functions in representing the City of Waxahachie. Participate in the work of subordinate staff; assist in creating economic development programs. Perform other duties as assigned. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics, services and activities of comprehensive economic development programs. Modern and complex principles and practices of public sector management. Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs. Methods and techniques of effective grant application and proposal preparation. Advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Management skills to analyze programs, policies and operational needs. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Ability to:

Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff. Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff. Delegate authority and responsibility. Lead and direct the operations, services and activities of the Economic Development Department. Identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs. Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures. Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Prepare and administer large and complex budgets. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations. Prepare and administer state and federal grants. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including city officials, employees, business leaders, civic groups, and the general public. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk and hear; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and perform repetitive movements of hands or wrists.

Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this class, an employee uses written and oral communication skills; reads and interprets data, information and documents; analyzes and solves problems; uses math and mathematical reasoning; performs highly detailed work; deals with multiple concurrent tasks; and interacts with others encountered in the course of work, including frequent contact with customers and/or the public and dissatisfied/abusive individuals.

Work Environment:

The employee works in an office environment where the noise level is usually quiet. Certain positions within the classification may require availability to work flexible schedule.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training and Experience:

Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in economic development, marketing, urban planning, public administration, business administration, economics or related field. Four years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development or public administration including two years of management and administrative experience.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:

When driving is a requirement of the classification: A valid State driver license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

Special Requirements:

Certified Economic Developer preferred.

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Belinda Chapman, HR Analyst
City of Waxahachie
469-309-4193
Position
Vice President-Economic Development
Organization
Round Rock, Texas, Chamber of Commerce
City
Round Rock
Posted Date
02-14-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 14, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Round Rock, Texas, Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 212 East Main Street
City: Round Rock
State: TX
Zip: 78664
Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION: Vice President of Economic Development REPORTS TO: President / CEO of the Round Rock Chamber

The Round Rock Chamber has undergone a true evolution. With a new strategic plan, a refocused mission, and an aggressive business plan, we are reinforcing our position as the community’s economic-generation leader. By focusing on meaningful and measurable results in support of our approximately 800 investors, we are ensuring that Round Rock is the preeminent business community in all of Texas.

This is a lofty goal that can only be accomplished with an aggressive and experienced economic development professional leading our business retention, expansion, and attraction efforts. Our Vice President of Economic Development must be someone who can anticipate the needs of current and future Round Rock businesses and deliver appropriate solutions. They must promote the community’s assets and convince companies’ leadership that we are the most-viable option for long-term economic success.

The Vice President of Economic Development oversees our business development strategies, including the activities in fulfilment of our economic development partnership with the City of Round Rock and our Momentum campaign, while monitoring the programs’ effectiveness. He/she must build and sustain relationships with local, regional, and national stakeholders. He/she must undertake proactive efforts to recruit targeted industries that will fuel job creation, capital investment, and tax revenue. He/she will build coalitions to evaluate facilities and properties in Round Rock that can be put to a higher and better use for economic generation. Finally, he/she is the staff liaison for assigned committees as well as special task forces.

Job Requirements

The perfect person for this job has:

• a bachelor’s degree, although a master’s degree is preferred • an effective strategic planner with experience guiding the execution of multi-year plans • a minimum of ten years’ experience in economic development, business management, public administration, or related field(s) (work experience and professional certifications may be considered in lieu of education requirements) • a demonstrated and quantifiable record of job retention and/or creation • extensive knowledge of the current best practices of economic development and community marketing to project influencers • contacts in one or more of the community’s target industries (life sciences and healthcare; technology and computing; professional and financial services; innovative manufacturing) • expertise in facility redevelopment and repurposing • a demonstrated ability to work well with volunteers and staff at all levels • the ability to produce a large quantity of work at high quality • a high proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite • strong ethics, including a commitment to transparency and confidentiality • excellent written and verbal communication skills • capable of developing annual department budget with long range plans in mind • the ability to provide excellent customer service • a contributor to their team and a driver of a positive workplace culture

For consideration, please submit a resume with three references electronically to: Mike Barnes mbarnes@mikebarnesgroup.com Questions can be directed to Mike Barnes at 830.833.5300 or 254.214.5969

Please be advised applicants may be subject to the Texas Open Records Law and/or Public Information Request. Candidates are subject to criminal background tests and drug testing

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Mike Barnes, President/CEO
Mike Barnes Group, Inc.
2542145969
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Position
Director Business and Community Development
Organization
Office of the Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
02-14-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 14, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Governor
Street Address: 1100 San Jacinto Blvd
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78732
Job Description

The Director of Business and Community Development (BCD) reports to the Executive Director of Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) within the Office of the Governor (OOG). The Director leads the team responsible for facilitating the creation of new jobs and investment through strategic economic development activities including marketing the State of Texas nationally and internationally; attracting new businesses to the state as well as assisting existing Texas businesses to expand; industry engagement; small business development; and international trade and investment. Develops strategies which include working with local economic development partners across the state as well as the dissemination of information on economic development issues to communities, Texas businesses, the Legislature, corporate prospects and site selection consultants. Coordinates and manages economic development project responses and financial activities and assigns responsibilities to BCD team members. Duties performed in this position require sound judgment, a high degree of initiative and superior interpersonal effectiveness. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude to use initiative and independent judgment

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Directs the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the Business and Community Development department. • Works closely with state and local officials to ensure coordination on economic development prospects. • Oversees the assembly, development and delivery of proposals to potential firms and/or consultants for relocation and expansion projects. • Plans and implements the various programs and policies to attract, negotiate and support businesses regarding relocations, assistance and expansions. • Ensures accuracy, thoroughness and timely completion of projects by BCD staff. • Reviews project applications and awards for compliance and completeness. Provides recommendations to the Executive Director regarding program operation. • Develops and implements programs and policies to encourage the cooperation of Texas citizens, institutions, community partners and governmental agencies with EDT offices. • Edits and approves various program reports and correspondence for the office. • Prepares and delivers presentations to internal and external audiences. • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence and clarity when representing the office. • Establishes goals and objectives that support overall strategies; plans, develops, and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and directs evaluation activities. • Oversees the development and approval of statutorily required reports or other publications. • Monitors, analyzes and evaluates program operations and procedures; assesses workload, administrative and support programs and internal reporting relationships; and identifies opportunities for improvements, and directs the implementation of changes. • Drafts briefing documents for OOG staff, as requested. • Remains well-informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, and OOG policies and procedures. • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. • Maintains regular attendance and may work extended hours as needed. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, accounting, public administration, marketing, economics or related field • Eight (8) years professional experience as a project lead or manager in economic development or tax incentive programs for a state, regional or local economic development organization. • Three (3) of those years of experience should include supervisory experience. • Demonstrated knowledge of economic development industry and market terminology, Texas incentive programs, best-practice project management procedures and related business trends.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience and knowledge of rural economic development programs

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Submit Application to: www.workintexas.com; search for Work in Texas number: 13995213 or Employer Posting Number: 2020-42.

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Suzanne Johnson,
Submit Application To
Position
Economic Development Specialist
Organization
City of Richland Hills
City
Richland Hills
Posted Date
02-13-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 13, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Richland Hills
Street Address: 3200 Diana Drive
City: Richland Hills
State: Texas
Zip: 76118
Job Description

The City of Richland Hills, Texas (pop. 8,000) is seeking an Economic Development Specialist to perform a full range of professional and technical duties in support of the city’s economic development programs, projects and services. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of economic development tools and principles and strong analytical, writing and communication skills. The ideal candidate must be ethical and trustworthy, interested in serving the public and working as part of a team.

Job Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Economic Development, Marketing, Real Estate or a related field. Two years of experience in economic development, marketing or tourism in a governmental setting is preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate intrinsic motivation, high ethical and moral standards, and excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking. In addition, the successful candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public, city officials, businesses, property owners, real estate brokers, leasing agents and other city departments, provide excellent customer service and maintain a positive and professional image. The candidate must be able to maintain mental capacity that permits making sound judgments regarding work, maintain a flexible schedule requiring evening and/or weekend meetings, and clear a post-offer physical, drug test, and criminal background check.

For More Information
Kelly Cooper, Human Resources
City of Richland Hills
817-616-3812
Position
Director
Organization
City of Sinton
City
Sinton
Posted Date
02-12-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 12, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Sinton
Street Address: 301 E. Market St.
City: Sinton
State: TX
Zip: 78387
Job Description

The Sinton 4B Economic Development Corporation is seeking qualifications of individuals/firms to serve as Director of the corporation to plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and daily operations of the Sinton 4B Economic Development Corporation which includes Economic Development, Marketing/Tourism and Main Street Programs.

The Director is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring economic development in order to secure opportunities for economic growth and business development, and increase employment and population. The Director with the assistance of the Sinton 4B Economic Development Board will develop, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive master plan relating to economic development in the area and advance the general welfare and economic prosperity in the surrounding area.

There is no expressed or implied obligation for the City to reimburse responding firms for any expenses incurred in preparing a proposal in response to this request. Any inquiries concerning the request for proposal should be addressed to John Hobson, City Manager, 301 E. Market St. Sinton, Texas 78387 or by calling (361) 364-2381. To be considered, three (3) copies of the proposal must be received by the City Manager at 301 E. Market St. Sinton, Texas by 2:00 p.m. on March 10, 2020. The Corporation reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted. Proposals submitted will be evaluated by the Sinton 4B Economic Development Board. During the evaluation process, the Corporation reserves the right, where it may serve the Corporation’s best interest, to request additional information or clarification from the proposers, or to allow corrections of errors or omissions. The Corporation reserves the right to retain all proposals submitted and to use any ideas in a proposal regardless of whether that proposal is selected. Submission of a proposal indicates acceptance by the firm of the conditions contained in the request for proposal, unless clearly and specifically noted in the proposal submitted and confirmed in the contract between the Corporation and the firm selected.

Job Requirements

I. NATURE OF SERVICES REQUIRED

A. General

The Corporation is soliciting proposals from qualified firms or certified economic development specialist to manage the development and implementation of Sinton 4B Economic Development Corporation goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; consult with the 4B Board in the development of overall policies and procedures to govern the activities of the corporation.

B. Scope of Work to Be Performed

Develop a plan to attract new businesses through an aggressive outreach to identify customers and/or prospects and encourage expansion and retention of existing businesses to promote a stronger economic base.

Oversee economic development programs for the city; direct the research, analysis and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments.

Contact and market the city to outside agencies and enterprises. (i.e. private investors, developers, realtors, etc.); conduct tours of industrial and commercial sites and available facilities; gather business related data and demographics and develop marketing materials.

Coordinate the activities of the Sinton 4B Economic Development Board.

Oversee and coordinate the development and administration of the SEDC budget.

Review grant applications; actively identify and pursue additional sources of funding for the corporation’s programs; develop financing alternatives.

V. PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

A. General Requirements

  1. Inquiries concerning the request for proposal and the subject of the request for proposal must be made to:

John Hobson City Manager 301 E. Market St. Sinton, Texas 78387 (361) 364-2381.

  1. The following material is required to be received by the City for a proposing firm to be considered:

a. A master copy (so marked) of a Technical Proposal and two (2) copies to include the following:

i. Title Page

Title page showing the request for qualifications’ subject; the firm’s name; the name, address, and telephone number of a contact person; and the date of the proposal.

ii. Table of Contents

iii. Transmittal Letter

A signed letter of transmittal briefly stating proposer’s understanding of the work to be done, a statement why the firm believes itself to be the best qualified to perform the engagement, and a statement that the proposal is a firm and irrevocable offer for conducting the services as described.

iv. Detailed Proposal

b. The proposer shall submit an original and two (2) copies of a dollar cost bid in a separate sealed envelope marked as follows:

SEALED DOLLAR COST BID PROPOSAL FOR THE CITY OF SINTON FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.

c. Proposer should mail or deliver the completed proposal consisting of the two separate envelopes (one for proposals and one for dollar cost) to the following address:

John Hobson City Manager 301 E. Market St. Sinton, Texas 78387

B. Qualifications Statement

  1. General Requirements

The purpose of the qualifications statement is to demonstrate the qualifications, competence and capacity of the firms seeking to undertake the requested services of the Corporation in conformity with the requirements of this request for proposal. As such, the substance of proposals will carry more weight than their form or manner of presentation. The qualifications statement should demonstrate the qualifications of the firm and of the particular staff to be assigned to this engagement. It should also specify an approach that will meet the request for proposal requirements.

THERE SHOULD BE NO DOLLAR UNITS OR TOTAL COSTS INCLUDED IN THE QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT DOCUMENT.

The qualifications statement should address all the points outlined in the request for proposal (excluding any cost information which should only be included in the sealed dollar cost bid). The proposal should be prepared simply and economically, providing a straightforward, concise description of the proposer’s capabilities to satisfy the requirements of the request for qualifications.

  1. Firm Qualifications and Experience

The proposal should state the size of the firm, the location of the office from which the work on the engagement is to be performed, the number of years’ experience in economic development of the staff to be so employed.

If the proposer is a joint venture or consortium, the qualifications of each firm comprising the joint venture or consortium should be separately identified, and the firm that is to serve as the principal should be noted, if applicable.

For More Information
John Hobson, City Manager
City of Sinton
Position
Program Specialist (Program Specialist V)
Organization
Office of the Governor, Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC)
City
Austin
Posted Date
02-12-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 12, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Governor, Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC)
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: Texas
Zip: 78701
Job Description

Job #: 2019-81 TWC Job #: 13777449 Opening Date: 8/21/2019 Travel Required: NA Monthly Salary: $4,023.17 - $6,579.42/mo Position Location: Austin, Texas Group Step: B21 Class: 1574 Military Occupational Specialist codes that may be applicable to this position: 35F, 35L, 35N, 35Y, 35X, 35Z, 49A, 49W, 49X, 181X, 182X, 642X, 644X, 742X, 744X, 8051, 8850, 02, 88

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application.

**General Description: ** Program Specialist position reports to the Director of Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC). Performs advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing major projects and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public. May train, lead, or prioritizes the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties: * Performs a variety of technical, training, research, planning, policy, program assessment, and administrative activities for assigned project plans. * Completes and monitors strategic plan(s), required evaluative reports, recommends appropriate changes and methods, and oversees processes to update reports/plans. * Oversees studies and analyses of issues and the preparation of reports of findings and recommendations. * Consults with public and private agencies involved in the program or initiative to resolve problems, identify needs, and increase effectiveness through system-wide planning. * Coordinates and conducts surveys or reviews to determine compliance with certification plans and/or recommendations. * Analyzes the application of and variations within programs, and develops action plans to improve or initiate pilot or demonstration projects. * Analyzes and tracks state and federal legislation to develop recommendations for policy and programmatic issues relating to the implementation, improvement, and/or expansion or reduction of a program or funding. * Collects, organizes, analyzes, and/or prepares materials in response to requests for information and reports. * Develops and implements effective techniques for evaluating agency programs and plans. * Develops program policies, procedures, standards, and manuals in accordance with program objectives and goals. * Prepares reports and studies and performs specialized research projects. * Provides guidance to staff in the development and integration of new methods and procedures. * May train, lead, or prioritize the work of others. * May prepare and evaluate project requests. * Performs related work as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field relevant to the assignment; Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis; plus five (5) years of experience in a field related to the agency program. Strategic planning experience is required. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements: * Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the program area; of public administration and management techniques; of statistical analysis processes; of budget processes; of research techniques; of training and marketing techniques; and of program management processes and techniques. * Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software, in applying statistical tools to data, and in preparing reports. * Skill in using personal computers and software for managing projects. * Skill in verbal and written communication. * Ability to evaluate planning materials and to conduct research. * Ability to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail. * Ability to communicate effectively and to present complex material to a diverse audience. * Ability to plan, organize, and oversee plan development activities and projects. * Ability to coordinate large, complex projects across multiple agencies. * Ability to study and evaluate programs and propose recommendations. * Ability to apply agency policies and procedures. * Ability to effectively and efficiently solve work problems. * Ability to make considered decisions and identify potential unintended consequences. * Ability to communicate effectively. * Ability to deal with and resolve conflict in a positive manner.

Registration, Certification or Licensure: Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions: This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 35 lbs. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate media and grant presentations. Business hours of operation are M-F, 8-5. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit www.sss.gov. Applicants may obtain a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report upon request.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor’s Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

For More Information
Human Resources,
Office of the Governor
(512) 463-5873
Position
Administrative Assistant (Administrative Assistant III)
Organization
Office of the Governor, Workforce Investment Council (TWIC)
City
Austin
Posted Date
02-12-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 12, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Governor, Workforce Investment Council (TWIC)
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: Texas
Zip: 78701
Job Description

Job #: 2020-32 TWC Job #: 13970488 Opening Date: 1/23/2020 Travel Required: NA Monthly Salary: $3,100.00 - $3,865.00/mo Position Location: Austin, Texas Group Step: A13 Class: 0154

Veterans, Reservists or members of the Guard with a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) code of 42A – Human Resources Specialist, YN – Yeoman, PS – Personnel Specialist, 0111 – Administrative Specialist, 3F5X1 – Administration or other related fields may meet the minimum requirements for this position and are highly encouraged to apply.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/compensation/militarycrosswalk/mosc_administrativesupport.pdf

In order to qualify for this position a State of Texas Applications must be submitted through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed.

Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process.

General Description The Administrative Assistant position reports to the Director of Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC) within the Office of the Governor (OOG). Performs complex (journey-level) administrative support work. Work involves disseminating information, maintaining filing systems, performing internal administrative support work, and coordinating meetings of TWIC. May provide guidance to others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties * Prepares and disseminates information concerning agency programs and procedures. * Coordinates logistics for quarterly Council meetings, to include meeting preparation, travel coordination and reimbursement. * Prepares and coordinates all purchase requisitions. * Prepares, edits, and distributes correspondence, reports, studies, forms, and documents. * Performs general office duties such as filing and maintaining a filing system, answering and routing phone calls, and ordering and maintaining office supplies. * Responds to inquiries and explains policies and procedures. * Coordinates meetings, conferences, and seminars. * Compiles and enters data for charts, graphs, databases, summaries, or reports. * May prepare and compile presentation and training materials. * May organize and maintain schedules and travel arrangements for managers and directors. * Provides technical guidance and advice on administrative matters to agency executives, management, or other staff. * Performs related work as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications High school graduate or equivalent plus three (3) years of experience in administrative support work.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements * Knowledge of office practices and administrative procedures. * Skill in the use of standard office equipment and software. * Skill in verbal and written communication. * Ability to implement administrative procedures; to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; to communicate effectively; and to provide guidance to others. * Ability to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail. * Ability to effectively and efficiently solve work problems. * Ability to make considered decisions and identify potential unintended consequences. * Ability to communicate effectively. * Ability to deal with and resolve conflict in a positive manner.

Registration, Certification or Licensure: Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions: This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 35 lbs. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate media and grant presentations. Business hours of operation are M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit www.sss.gov. Applicants may obtain a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report upon request.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor’s Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

For More Information
Human Resources,
Office of the Governor
(512) 463-5873
Position
Administrative Assistant (Administrative Assistant II)
Organization
Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism (EDT)
City
Austin
Posted Date
02-12-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 12, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism (EDT)
Street Address:
City: Austin
State: Texas
Zip: 78701
Job Description

Job #: 2020-40 TWC Job #: 13982267 Opening Date: 2/03/2020 Travel Required: NA Monthly Salary: $2,625.00 - $3,000.00/mo Position Location: Austin, Texas Group Step: A11 Class: 0152 Veterans, Reservists or members of the Guard with a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) code of 42A – Human Resources Specialist, YN – Yeoman, PS – Personnel Specialist, 0111 – Administrative Specialist, 3F5X1 – Administration or other related fields may meet the minimum requirements for this position and are highly encouraged to apply.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/compensation/militarycrosswalk/mosc_administrativesupport.pdf

In order to qualify for this position a State of Texas Applications must be submitted through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed.

Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process.

The Administrative Assistant position works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) Office and reports to the Director of Tourism. Assists in the day-to-day operations of the Tourism section program areas. Performs routine (journey-level) administrative support work related to Tourism division activities. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Answers incoming telephone calls to Tourism division mainline and greets visitors. Assists in the same duties for EDT and agency as needed.
  • Prepares and disseminates information concerning Tourism programs and procedures.
  • Prepares, edits, and distributes correspondence, reports, forms, information material and other documents.
  • Assists in compiling and entering data for databases, summaries, graphs, charts, and reports.
  • Assists with record keeping and records management systems.
  • Assists with scheduling and cross-divisional work.
  • Performs general office duties such as ordering supplies, performing basic bookkeeping work, invoicing and account reconciliation, and material shipping.
  • Assists with tracking and fulfilling requests for travel information and www.TravelTexas.com user comments.
  • Responds to inquiries and explains rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Communicates with state and national travel industry stakeholders, governmental entities, and other external groups, as directed.
  • Assists with Tourism inventory tracking.
  • Assists in the planning and coordination of Tourism meetings, conference participation, and other travel industry related events.
  • Assists Tourism marketing and publication relations section staff in information gathering, planning, coordination, and follow-up related to marketing and public relations activities.
  • Remains well-informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, news releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures.
  • May assist with schedules and travel arrangements for Tourism staff.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent plus two (2) years of experience providing administrative support or relatable job experience. Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Hospitality, Business Administration, Communications, and Liberal Arts. Tourism experience.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements
  • Knowledge of office practices and administrative procedures.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and software applications including publishing software.
  • Skill in using Microsoft Office suite – Excel, PowerPoint, MSWord, Access.
  • Knowledge of applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations.
  • Skill in communicating with constituents via telephone, written correspondence, and in person.
  • Skill in customer service.
  • Skill in record keeping and maintenance.
  • Skill in effective written and verbal communication.
  • Skill in organization and attention to detail.
  • Skill in the use of a multi-line phone system.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to handle administrative issues.
  • Ability to consistently exercise tact and courtesy.
  • Ability to maintain punctual and regular attendance.
  • Ability to interpret and follow rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to move about the office access files, office machinery and/or to distribute correspondence.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to handle multiple task simultaneously.
  • Ability to follow directives.
  • Ability to research information.
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance Monday-Friday.

Registration, Certification or Licensure: Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions: This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 35 lbs. Ability to drive as needed. Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 50% of the time. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, to distribute correspondence, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and/or identify visitors and staff entering the building in person. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit www.sss.gov. Applicants may obtain a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report upon request.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor’s Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

For More Information
Human Resources,
Office of the Governor
(512) 463-5873
Position
President/CEO
Organization
Laredo Economic Development Corporation
City
Laredo
Posted Date
02-12-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 12, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Laredo Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 616 Leal St.
City: Laredo
State: Texas
Zip: 78041
Job Description

The Laredo Economic Development Corporation (Laredo EDC) is seeking candidates for the position of President/CEO. The President/CEO is responsible for the coordination and execution of the organization’s efforts to build a quality, diverse and sustainable tax base in the Laredo/Webb County region through the creation of jobs. The President/CEO will supervise a staff and work with community partners integrating economic, community resource and land use programs into viable working programs to improve the physical and economic climate of the Laredo and Webb County, Texas area. The President works under the direction of the Laredo EDC Board of Directors including the officers of the Executive Committee.

Responsibilities include:

• Effectively and positively represents the Laredo and Webb County area to target industries in alignment with strategic economic development directives.

• Generates new leads with potential businesses and follows through in order to drive strategic growth.

• Works with Laredo area businesses to encourage and facilitate expansion and retention.

• Networks with national and international site selectors to promote Laredo as a viable option for company relocations.

• Builds relationships with Federal and State agencies to identify potential opportunities for grant funding and development projects.

• Develops and communicates annual strategic plan to the Laredo EDC BOD for consideration and approval.

• Represents the views of the private sector to city officials with the purpose of helping to ensure suitable infrastructure is in place to attract new businesses.

• Serves as a liaison between local businesses and local educational and workforce institutions to develop the existing and upcoming workforce.

• Performs detailed research and analytical studies of key issues related to local project funding needs and/or grant application preparation.

• Leads the organization in retaining current and securing additional funding sources. Includes membership recruitment.

• Ensures that office policies and procedures are appropriately carried out.

• Prepares and administers annual budget for presentation and approval to the Laredo EDC BOD.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economic Development or related field or significant related experience.

Certification as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcDs) by the IEDC, completion of Basic Economic Development Course, and/or graduate of Economic Development Institute (EDI) is highly desirable. Knowledge and experience with industry software programs and hands on expertise in social media, electronic communication and real estate databases. Ideal candidate will have experience with international travel and other protocols revolving around economic development, relevant conferences, marketing and strategic planning.

For salary inquiry, please contact the LaredoEDC at info@laredoedc.org. You may also submit your resume at the above email address.

or mail a hard copy to:

Laredo EDC President/CEO Attn: Chairman P.O. BOX 2682 Laredo, TX 78044

Laredo EDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For More Information
Laredo Economic Development Corporation
9567220563
Position
Business Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
Organization
Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
City
Bryan
Posted Date
02-11-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 11, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 1716 Briarcrest Dr, Suite 714
City: Bryan
State: TX
Zip: 77802
Job Description

The Business Outreach & Engagement Coordinator is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with companies and audiences located within the Brazos Valley as part of an established business retention/expansion (BRE) program and private investment group. For more information about the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation, please visit brazosvalleyedc.org.

  • Lead, implement, and track a Business Retention and Expansion program to support existing industry within the Brazos Valley in conjunction with overall Business Development Team
  • With Managing Director of IBV, scout targeted investor prospects, engage and retain current investors, prepare events for IBV, develop marketing material for the IBV, Recruitment, Engagement, and Value Proposition
  • Work with the BVEDC's Committees and Invest Brazos Valley as part of the overall Strategic Plan implementation for both internal and external awareness and business development activities
  • Prepare collateral materials and presentations to support Business Development efforts
  • Help to maintain website content related to Business Development to maintain the BVEDC's role as the most reliable source of economic development information for Brazos Valley stakeholders, community partners, and other third parties
  • Represent the organization externally as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS - COMPETENCY STATEMENT(S) * Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues. * Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. * Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely. * Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas. * Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals. * Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task. * Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers. * Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.

SKILLS & ABILITIES * Education: Bachelor's Degree Required, Field of Study: Business, Economics, Management, Economic Development or Marketing, preferred * Experience: 3 plus years of experience Economic Development, Community Development, Sales, Fundraising or Marketing * Computer Skills: Microsoft Office suite including PowerPoint and desktop publishing software

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Erin Gough, Manager of Operations & Events
Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
9792601755
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Edinburg Economic Development Corporation
City
Edinburg
Posted Date
02-07-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 7, 2020 – March 7, 2020
Organization: Edinburg Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 415 W University Dr
City: Edinburg
State: TX
Zip: 78541
Job Description

The EEDC Executive is under the general supervision of the EEDC Board of Directors, implements EEDC goals and coordinates and develops and manages the EEDC incentives and programs to businesses that invest resources to increase the local property tax base, creates jobs, and contributes to the positively impact the quality of life and well-being of the Edinburg community and its citizens.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Work requires broad knowledge in business operations and marketing. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with major course work in Business Administration, Urban Planning, Political Science, Public Relations and/or a field relevant to the assignment is preferred. Five (5) years of experience in Economic Development with two (2) years of administrative and supervisory experience. Experience in a leadership role and experience is preferred. A thorough working knowledge of funding and developing economic development projects is needed. Other special job requirements include the ability to understand government operations and small business development, with knowledge of statistical methodology.

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

Ø Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration. Ø Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered at the EEDC’s expense. Ø Certification as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcDs) by the IEDC, completion of the Basic Economic Development Course and/or graduate of Economic Development Institute (EDI) is preferred.

Ø Experience in and with an EDC or agency with similar focus at the local, regional or state level or in a similar setting, including a successful track record in such.

Ø Must have a current valid class “C” driver’s license from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record.

SKILL ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Board Governance:

Ability to lead the City of Edinburg in a manner that supports and guides the City’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors. Responsible for communicating effectively both verbally and in written form. Provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions utilizing sound business practices.

Financial Performance and Viability:

Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the City, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements to reflect the financial condition. Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.

Organization Operations: Participate in national, regional or local marketing opportunities (e.g. trade shows, conferences, significant events, familiarization tours, marketing trips to businesses).

Coordinate prospect visits, meetings, tours, luncheons, etc. as necessary to market the City of Edinburg.

Establish and maintain relationships with prospects from initial contact throughout their establishment in the City of Edinburg.

Maintain confidentiality when desired by potential prospects.

Responsible for hiring and retention of staff; effective administration of operations. Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization. Ability to establish, create, and manage multiple project budgets and schedules. Requires advanced skills and knowledge in utilizing computer and related software programs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.

Ø Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Ø Prepare and administer large and complex budgets. Ø Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions to increase the overall visibility of the organization. Ø Hires and supervises staff; managing work, performance, projects, and deadlines. Ø Experience in strategic planning and implementation to include planning and operation of annual budget. Ø Serve as the EEDC’s primary spokesperson to the City’s constituents, the media, and the general public. Ø Experience in public presentations and social and marketing media Ø Experience/ability with international travel and other protocols Ø Experience in contracting, bidding procedures, and contract oversight Ø Experience in State and federal laws and regulations Ø Proven project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at once. Ø Ability to prepare and analyze complex development studies, reports, memoranda Ø Ability to conduct and maintain sound business practices Ø Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing preferably both in English and Spanish. Ø Explore financial tools, such as small business incubators and enterprise zones; prepare grant applications to federal, state, and local agencies. Ø Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations. Ø Oversee board meetings, marketing and all communication efforts. Ø Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day to day operation. Ø Review and approve contracts/agreements for services; assist with compliance requirements, administration, accounting, and monitoring of projects. Ø Driving and travel is essential to performing job tasks. Ø Other duties as assigned by Board of Directors.

VI. EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS

General office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following:

Ø Personal computer Ø Copier/Fax Machine Ø Printer/Scanner Ø 10-key Calculator Ø Vehicle Ø Software

VII. WORK CONDITIONS

Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards, office environment.

VIII. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The job has no significant exposure to hazards and physical demands are low. Duties involve working with lightweight materials and/or using force equal to lifting 20 pounds

For More Information
Estella Rodriguez, HR Generalist
The City of Edinburg
956-388-1873
Position
Economic Development Intern
Organization
Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation
City
Duncanville
Posted Date
02-07-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 7, 2020 – September 30, 2020
Organization: Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 203 E. Wheatland Road
City: Duncanville
State: TX
Zip: 75116
Job Description

The Economic Development Intern supports the activities of the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation under the supervision of the Economic Development Director. The Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation holds public hearings about proposed economic development and community-enhancement programs and projects; and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding those programs and projects and the expenditure of 4B sales tax funds.

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Create a city building data base working with local property owners. • Manage database to monitor and track business retention and expansion visits. • Prepare data and reports for presentations. • Special research projects for economic development. • Assist in updating standardized materials for business retention and expansion visits. • Field work to evaluate existing commercial buildings. • Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers. • Attend and contribute to meetings as needed. • Safely operate assigned vehicles and issued equipment. • Update the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (EDC) website as needed. • Maintain confidential information when needed. • May need to attend EDC meetings and Council meetings occasionally. • Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Candidate must be a recent graduate or currently enrolled as a senior or junior in an accredited college or university with coursework emphasis in: economic development, public administration, business administration, architecture, planning or related field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of standard office practices, procedures and equipment is a plus. • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. • Ability to: perform research, read and interpret data, information and documents, analyze and solve problems, use math and mathematical reasoning. • Ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite including: Access and Outlook or other database software. AcrGis and online mapping programs is a plus. • Ability to: input, retrieve and access information on a computer as well as assigned mobile devices. • Ability to: organize and prioritize work assignments and meet multiple deadlines. • Ability to: establish and maintain effective working relationships and tactfully deal with: internal and external customers, co-workers, partnering agencies, etc.

MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS • Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving history. • Applicant must possess excellent organizational, oral communication and business writing skills, research capabilities and a project management background. • Proficiency with Access required; ArcGis and other database skills preferred. • A good understanding of social media sites including: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. • Candidate must authorize a background checks and drug/alcohol screening. • Professional attire required. • Punctual and regular attendance are mandatory.

CERTIFICATION, LICENSE AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Candidate must have a valid driver’s license issued from any state.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand and walk; use hands or fingers to handle, feel or operate objects; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to sit; climb stairs or ladders; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must be able to lift a minimum of thirty (30) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, photographing buildings, and extensive reading.

Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Weatherford
City
Weatherford
Posted Date
02-06-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 6, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Weatherford
Street Address: P. O. Box 255
City: Weatherford
State: Texas
Zip: 76086
Job Description

Please submit a resume to : Tim Todd, Human Resources, ttodd@weatherfordtx.gov. To view the complete position brochure, please click here.

Under direction of the City Manager, the Economic Development Director is responsible for retaining and expanding the economic viability of the City of Weatherford by interacting with business and industry. This executive position leads the Economic Development personnel, programs, budgets, and activities in a manner consistent with the City’s vision, mission, values, and culture. A primary objective is implementing an effective program of economic development to recruit primary business and industry and create primary and secondary employment opportunities and capital investment in the community.

• Represent the City of Weatherford community in an effective and positive manner to target industries for alignment with strategic direction. • Oversee the development of the Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program to assist local, exiting business and industry and retain/expand primary and secondary employment opportunities. • Continually monitor business opportunities in order to drive the long-term strategic growth of Weatherford. • Initiate contact between real estate owners, or their realtors, and potential industrial site selectors. • Serve as the point of contact of business and the industrial community. • Work under direction of the City Manager, area businesses, civic groups, and the general public to ensure support and coordination of economic development activities. • Represent the view of industry contacts to City Officials with the purpose of helping to ensure suitable infrastructure and community atmosphere is in place to attract new businesses. • Work closely with Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas and local college and school district to facilitate workforce needs in Weatherford. • Prepare and present to the City Council and the Weatherford Economic Development Board. • Assist and support in the research, compilation or comprehensive target industry information and resources. Maintain knowledge of inventory sites and buildings, economic and community data, workforce, local and state resources and local business trends for target industry needs. • Develop and implement direct marketing programs and materials designed to recruit, retain and expand new and existing “primary” and commercial business and industry. Compile customized business proposals and maintain confidentiality of all business and industrial inquiries. • Develop correspondence, memorandums, reports, and respond to inquiries related to the direct target industry recruitment programs such as attending staff, Board meetings, and other events. Participate in functions outside of normal business hours to assist in creating public awareness of the economic development program. • Supervise, direct, and evaluate staff.

Job Requirements

• Extensive knowledge of economic development operations as well as the principles and practices of effective supervision and management of organizations and personnel. • Must have excellent management skills in the areas of economic development. • Must have excellent organization analysis, leadership and problem-solving skills. • Must have excellent oral and written communicative skills to include English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure skills. Must have the ability to prepare and make various types of presentations to large groups of people. • Must be able to work well under pressure and stress, meet deadlines, plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments, exercise sound judgment, and make competent decisions in all matters. • Must maintain confidentiality when necessary. • Must be able to work extensive hours including weekends and evenings, as required. • Ability to read and interpret charts, tables, Federal and State regulations, Ordinances or Statutes, organizational policies or regulations, financial data, and legal instruments. • Must have knowledge of land use, urban planning, land development, marketing, sustainability, infrastructure planning, and community relations. • Ability to effectively administer Federal or State regulations, City Ordinances, State and Local Statutes, to ensure compliance with City Charter and/or City Council and Municipal Utility Board approved policies. • Ability to perform more complicated mathematics such as business math, simple algebra, simple geometry, or elementary statistics. • Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory work relationships with City Manager, City Council members, Municipal Utility Board members, Department Directors, City employees, other government agencies, community businesses, citizen and civic groups, and citizens of Weatherford

For More Information
Tim Todd, Assistant HR Director
City of Weatherford
817-598-4240
Position
Executive Director
Organization
The Development Corporation of Snyder
City
Snyder
Posted Date
02-04-2020
Job Description
Application Period: February 4, 2020 – Until Position Filled
Organization: The Development Corporation of Snyder
Street Address: 2514 Ave R
City: Snyder
State: TX
Zip: 79549
Job Description

Executive Director Development Corporation of Snyder

Posting Date: Closing Date: Open Until Filled Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please send resumes to: Development Corporation of Snyder 2514 Ave. R Snyder, TX 79549 OR: info@growsnyder.com

Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in economic development, marketing, urban planning, public administration, business administration, economics or related field. Minimum of 5 years economic development experience preferred. Certified Economic Developer Certification (CEcD) preferred.

Primary Duties

Under the general supervision of the Board of Directors:

Recruit new business, expanding the local tax base and the creation of jobs. Be a resource and champion for existing local business expansion and retention.

Develop programs and incentives that align with the Board of Directors strategic goals and plan of work. Analyze the needs of the community, evaluate programs and incentives needed to meet those needs.

Develop, and manage, content on the DCOS website along with a marketing strategy. Engage in the community through attending functions, volunteering and/or serving on boards. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with city council, city staff, other taxing entities and appropriate boards and commissions. Collaborate with the Chamber of Commerce to promote and facilitate quality of life, tourism and downtown revitalization efforts. Actively participate in appropriate professional organizations to maintain awareness of best practices and stay abreast of new trends and innovations in economic development programs. Offer accurate,up-to-date, and credible information to prospects interested in investing, locating, or expanding in a specific area. Be a liaison between city departments and prospects/existing businesses Prepare reports and presentations as needed. Along with analyzing and preparing the annual budget. Occasional travel and "after hours" may be required.

Job Requirements

For More Information
The Development Corporation of Snyder
Position
Project Development Coordinator
Organization
Office of the Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
01-31-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 31, 2020 – January 31, 2020
Organization: Office of the Governor
Street Address: 1100 San Jacinto Blvd
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78732
Job Description

The Project Development Coordinator position works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) Office and reports to the Director of Business and Community Development. This position assists both international and domestic businesses and their representatives in the site selection process, disseminates leads and project requirements to qualified Texas economic development organizations and coordinates the project development with the regional specialists—resulting in the creation of new jobs and investment in Texas. Provides highly complex (senior-level) and highly specialized consultation, technical assistance and support and direction to businesses, economic development organizations and local, state and federal units of government. Works under moderate direction with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Job Requirements

-Works with qualified business prospects across a variety of industries, and their representatives, through all phases of the site selection process, as needed. -Disseminates business leads to economic development organizations across the state, assisting in the identification of suitable business sites and recommending available state funding support. -Determines and packages the needs of business prospects to include site location information. -Collects, organizes, analyzes and prepares materials in response to requests for project information and maintains status on project performance. -Provides consultation and technical assistance to businesses, economic development organizations, and related local, state and federal units of government located in and outside the region. -Coordinates and collaborates with program staff in planning, development, implementation, analysis and documentation for business prospects. -Serves as liaison to allies statewide, including chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, regional groups and other state agencies. -Assists in the execution of marketing strategies to attract industry domestically and globally. -Represents the agency at functions related to economic development activities and other OOG activities as needed. -Assists with planning and execution of EDT business development initiatives and missions. -Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence, and clarity when representing the office. -Engages in public speaking to a wide range of audiences in a variety of forums. -Maintains status on project performance and reports updates as frequently as directed. -Drafts briefing documents for OOG staff, as requested. -Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers. -Remains well-informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures. -Maintains regular attendance and may work extended hours, as needed. -Performs all other duties as assigned.

Submit Application to: www.workintexas.com; search for Work in Texas number: 13980301 or Employer Posting Number: 2020-39.

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Suzanne Johnson, Director of Administration
Submit Application To
Position
Chamber President
Organization
Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
City
Cleburne
Posted Date
01-31-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 31, 2020 – February 14, 2020
Organization: Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 10 N. Robinson
City: Cleburne
State: TX
Zip: 76033
Job Description

The President is responsible to the Board of Directors for the full range of activities – coordination of the program of work; organizational structure and procedures; motivation of volunteers; income and expenditure; maintenance of membership; employment; training and supervision of staff; interpretation of policy; maintenance of quarters; long-range planning.

Posting will close at 5:00 PM on 2/14/2020 all resumes must be received prior to the date and time.

Job Requirements

President must maintain a valid Texas motor vehicle driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. Minimum of 5 years in executive leadership, excellent verbal and written communication skills, must be able to perform all of the essential job functions outlined in the job description attached. Preferred but not required a college degree, chamber experience, Spanish speaker, live in the Johnson County area.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: 1. Reports to: Executive Board of Directors 2. Directs: Tourism Marketing Director, Operations Manager of Cleburne Conference Center, Executive Vice President of Chamber 3. Supervises: All Chamber Employees 4. Other: Deals directly with City, School and County Officials

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Grady Easdon, Economic Development Manager
Cleburne, Texas
Position
Administrative Coordinator- EDC (Part Time)
Organization
Sachse Economic Development Corporation
City
Sachse
Posted Date
01-24-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 24, 2020 – February 14, 2020
Organization: Sachse Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 3815B Sachse Road
City: Sachse
State: TX
Zip: 75048
Job Description

Under direct supervision, provides administrative and technical support to the Sachse Economic Development Corporation (EDC) by organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Provides support and assistance to internal and external customers regarding EDC functions and activities. This position requires technical knowledge and background in high level clerical support. This position does not supervise other positions and performs related work as required. The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

Essential Job Functions: ·Provides administrative support by preparing and reviewing correspondence, reports, forms, schedules, presentations, construction documents, and other materials for accuracy and proper format. Schedules appointments, books meeting rooms, and distributes mail. Prepares and proofreads reports, prepares and distributes mail, completes other clerical duties as needed. ·Provides customer service by answering a multi-line telephone, greeting and assisting walk up customers, and responding to email. Greets and assists visitors during meetings. ·Schedules and coordinates luncheons and business outreach events. ·Provides department support with accounts payable and purchasing functions by creating and processing invoices, check requests, requisitions, and purchases orders; assigning account codes, submitting paperwork for payments; maintaining account balances; and reconciling Pcards. Obtains bids in accordance with purchasing guidelines and schedules travel for EDC staff. ·Creates and maintains spreadsheets to track project expenses, maintain budget, and other information as needed. ·Assists in the preparation of presentations and agenda items for meetings. ·Maintains records and databases by creating, updating and maintaining files and records, creating and maintaining databases, obtaining and entering information into databases, compiling and preparing information for reports and researching or searching for information in files and databases. Serves as the Records Liaison for the department's Records Management Program. ·Assembles, researches and summarizes information from various sources and prepares special or recurring reports for EDC CEO. ·Develop and maintain automated tracking systems, organizes, establishes and maintains record keeping system for department correspondence, documents, materials or records as needed. ·Responsible for oversight and management of special projects as assigned by the EDC CEO. ·Coordinates and processes purchases for department which includes initiating and tracking purchase orders and orders received. ·Assists in updating the website by reviewing content for accuracy and timeliness. ·Maintains and organizes office supplies. ·Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge and Skills: ·Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written, through clear, concise documents/reports. Comprehensive knowledge of Business English, spelling, punctuation and arithmetic; modern office practices and procedures including record keeping methods. ·Ability to use computer software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Adobe, and other applicable database/scheduling/report writing tools. ·Ability and desire to learn and master additional computer software as necessary for the dayto-day operations of the department. ·Ability to prepare PowerPoint presentations and reports for use by the Department Director and Department Manager. ·Skill in providing customer service to internal and external customers, including the general public. ·Knowledge or research, analysis, interpretation and report development of complex administrative issues including legal, financial and survey data. ·Skill in preparing, editing, and developing responses to politically sensitive and/or confidential correspondence. ·Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines for special projects as assigned. · Ability to work as a team with other departments in the accomplishment of work tasks. -· · · Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and use rational judgment in making work-related decisions.

Required Education, Experience, and Certifications: •Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible technical/administrative support experience; preferably in a municipal environment • High School diploma or equivalent required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements: • Work is performed in an office setting. • May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing and vision to monitor. • May be subject to occasional bending, reaching, kneeling and lifting such as retrieving or replacing files, documents and records.

Equipment and Tools Utilized: • Equipment utilized includes personal computer, phone, copier, calculator, fax machine and standard office equipment.

Email resume to bweber@cityofsachse.com

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Brad Weber, Marketing Specialist
Sachse Economic Development Corporation
Position
Research Analyst
Organization
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
City
Austin
Posted Date
01-24-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 24, 2020 – February 7, 2020
Organization: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Street Address: 111 E. 17th Street
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78711
Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Performs complex (journey-level) consultative and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing the Chapter 313 program including the detailed review of value limitation applications for eligibility and ensuring that applicants and districts are in compliance with established administrative policies, procedures and sound business practices in addition to state laws and regulations. Works with external customers interested in school finance programs, including school districts, businesses and consultants by providing services, answering inquiries and communicating information. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Accepts, reviews and processes value limitation applications under Chapter 313 program. Evaluates applications against established administrative policies and procedures, as well as state laws and regulation. Works with program applicants to ensure compliance with Tax Code and program rules. Coordinates timely responses to applicants in accordance with statute. Assists in the preparation of official communications in response to inquiries from member of the Legislature, other agencies, interested citizens, and public and private organizations. -Collects, organizes, analyzes, and prepares material in response to requests for program information. Maintains official application files in accordance with state records retention schedules and state and federal guidelines and requirements. Track and input application information into agency systems as appropriate. -Coordinates and conducts surveys, inspections, or reviews to determine compliance with certification requirements, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. -Prepares and provides work status briefing to management. Works with other federal, state, and local agencies, legislators and/or constituents. -Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.

EXPERIENCE: • Two (2) years’ experience in research, planning, and policy development relating to general government tax programs or government economic development initiatives and measures. • Experience in project planning, developing project timelines and managing multiple assignments.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: • Experience with Texas state statutes, administrative code and working in a Texas state agency • Experience processing applications, project reports and reviewing Web content related to state and local government tax programs • Experience with local, state and federal laws relating to economic development tax initiatives • Experience with school finance tax policy, including Chapter 313 • Experience making documents 508 compliant

Position
Executive Director
Organization
Gun Barrel City EDC
City
Gun Barrel City
Posted Date
01-23-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 23, 2020 – January 29, 2020
Organization: Gun Barrel City EDC
Street Address: 1720 W Main St
City: Gun Barrel City
State: TX
Zip: 75156
Job Description

The Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation is searching for an Executive Director to manage all activities, programs and operations within the Corporation. As Executive Director, you’ll work hands-on to implement the City’s strategic plan which focuses on new business attraction and retaining existing businesses. Candidates will collaborate with local, regional and state business representatives and government officials; develop and implement strategic goals and objectives, marketing plan; fiscal budget; develop and coordinate training programs and resources and assist in recruiting and retaining members.

Job Requirements

Candidates should have a comprehensive understanding of economic development, grant writing, fund raising, and knowledge of business start-up, analysis, expansion and incubation. Candidates must have bachelor’s degree or a minimum of three years relevant EDC experience; proven ability to establish working relations with community leaders; and work effectively with their board members, City Council and City Staff.

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Position
President/CEO
Organization
Laredo Economic Development Corporation
City
Laredo
Posted Date
01-23-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 23, 2020 – January 26, 2020
Organization: Laredo Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 616 Leal St
City: Laredo
State: TX
Zip: 78041
Job Description

The Laredo Economic Development Corporation (Laredo EDC), a private, non-profit economic development organization, is seeking candidates for the position of President/CEO. The President/CEO is responsible for the coordination and execution of the organization’s efforts to build a quality, diverse and sustainable tax base in the Laredo/Webb County region through the creation of jobs. The President/CEO will supervise a staff and work with community partners integrating economic strategies and community resources into viable working programs to improve the physical and economic climate of the Laredo and Webb County, Texas area. The President works under the direction of the Laredo EDC Board of Directors including the officers of the Executive Committee.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s or Higher Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economic Development or related field or significant related experience. Certification as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcDs) by the IEDC, completion of Basic Economic Development Course, and/or graduate of Economic Development Institute (EDI) is highly desirable. Knowledge and experience with industry and strategic planning, marketing programs and strong written and oral communication skills, including public presentations and social media. Ideal candidate will have experience with international travel and other protocols revolving around economic development, relevant conferences, marketing and strategic planning.

Please send Resume to the following address: info@laredoedc.org or mail to: Laredo EDC President/CEO Attn: Chairman P.O. BOX 2682 Laredo, TX 78044 Laredo EDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position
Economic Development Managing Partner - New Business Development
Organization
City of Leander
City
Leander
Posted Date
01-21-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 21, 2020 – March 19, 2020
Organization: City of Leander
Street Address: 105 N Brushy Sy
City: Leander
State: TX
Zip: 78641
Job Description

Conveniently located in the Austin Metro area, Leander is know for its quality of life, excellent schools, hometown pride and one of the lowest crime rates in the state. Peaceful and family friendly with beautiful scenic vistas, Leander is home to over 50,000 residents who enjoy Texas Hill Country while living near the Austin metropolitan area. Residents and visitors enjoy Leander's convenient access to the Hill Country and proximity to austin, which creates vast opportunities for artistic, entertainment, and recreational pursuits. We offer a variety of cultural festivals and events, an active adult program, fitness classes, swimming programs, an 18-hole golf course, and scenic parks and trails. Leander's location enables its citizens to enjoy the amenities and charm of a small community while being close to the greater Austin business and entertainment scene, State Capital, University of Texas, and Bergstrom International Airport. Leander has an excellent healthcare network and is served by a growing number of medical centers, right here in our community. Most of Leander's educational needs are served by the highly rated Leander Independent School District (LISD). LISD is consistently ranked as one of the best school districts in the state and is not surprisingly one of the fastest growing. LISD boasts some of the highest test scores, graduation rates, and college enrollment and readiness statistics in Texas. Those interested in higher education have many opportunities nearby including a Leander branch of Austin Community College, Southwestern University, University of Texas-Austin, and Texas State University.

Leander residents are overwhelming professional and career oriented. Many residents commute via the Cap Metro rail system, which has its northern terminus in Leander. Leander is a full member of Cap Metro and contributes a full one-cent to the system.

To learn more about Economic Development in Leander visit https://leanderbusiness.com/

Leander's municipal government is organized with few organizational layers, which creates an environment that encourages and promotes economic development.

In the Economic Development Managing Partner role, you will work focus on new business development, working directly with the City Manager implementing strategic programs that facilitate economic growth and sustainability within the City. Although you will report directly to the City Manager, you must be able to work closely with business executives, developers, site selection consultants, real estate brokers, property owners, professional associations, city officials, city staff, Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce, and the general public to answer questions, address sensitive inquiries, and resolve concerns.

Essential Duties & Required Qualifications * Build relationships with business executives, site selection consultants, commercial real estate brokers, not for profit organizations and government officials to create opportunities and deliver outcomes for projects related to enhancing the City of Leander's success in attracting private business investments and primary employment centers to the City and retain and expand the businesses' footprint within the City. * Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gather, interpret, and prepare data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinate department activities with other departments and agencies as needed. * Contact and market the city to outside agencies and enterprises. (i.e., private investors, developers, realtors, etc.); conduct tours of commercial sites and available facilities; gather business related data and demographics and develop marketing materials. * Explain, justify and defend city programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues. * Assure assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; perform cost control activities; monitor revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; assure effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, materials, facilities, and time. * Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. * Serve as a member of various staff committees as assigned. * Research, analyze and evaluate technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed expansions and developments. * Development and implementation of goals, objectives, polices and priorities for the Economic Development Department. * Assist in planning, marketing and directing the business recruitment, retention and expansion programs. * Development and execution of comprehensive marketing campaigns for the economic development department. * Provides ongoing evaluation and enhancement of the marketing strategy with programs and services, incentives, tax structure, target markets and customer surveys. * Ensure all behaviors comply with the code of Ethics and rules outlined in the City Personnel policy. * Plan and organize employee's own workload with little direction. * Provide staff support on a variety of boards; attend and participate in professional group meetings, stay abreast of new trends and innovations along with service delivery methods and techniques in the field of economic development. * Perform other duties as may be assigned by the City Manager * Develop and manage content on the ED department website * Prepare and present "Staff Reports" on an as needed basis * Occasional out of state travel and "after hours" maybe required.

Particular focus on the following duties as New Business Development:

  • Facilitate, promote, and support business development in order to secure opportunities for economic growth and new development
  • Foster and embrace an exciting business market with new stakeholders
  • Structure and negotiate incentive packages
Job Requirements

Required Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university; and five to ten years related experience and/or training.

Preferred Education and/or Experience: Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; and four to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Prefer possession of a CEcD, or PCED, or EDFP or have the ability to obtain one within 2.5 years of hire date. Possess and maintains a valid Texas driver's license or within 90 days of hire.

Position
Planning Director
Organization
City of Denison
City
Denison
Posted Date
01-21-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 21, 2020 – February 17, 2020
Organization: City of Denison
Street Address: 300 W Main St
City: Denison
State: TX
Zip: 75020
Job Description

Conveniently located about an hour north of Dallas and four miles south of the Texas-Oklahoma border, Denison, Texas, is a city on Lake Texoma with a welcoming, small-town atmosphere. With an estimated population of 24,380, this family-oriented community with rich historical roots has much to offer its residents, including a high quality of life, low crime rate, affordable cost of living, great schools, excellent recreational activities, and superior medical facilities.

Under the supervision of the Community & Development Services Director, the Planning Director provides supervision and direction to assigned staff and oversees the department’s development review and long range planning activities, including zoning and subdivision administration and the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who is looking for the opportunity to advance within a progressive municipal government organization. The chosen candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, architecture, or a related field. A master’s degree, a minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible experience in urban planning and comprehensive planning, and AICP Certification are preferred. The City of Denison offers a competitive starting salary range of $70,000-$80,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Position
President
Organization
Austin Chamber of Commerce
City
Austin
Posted Date
01-21-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 21, 2020 – March 10, 2020
Organization: Austin Chamber of Commerce
Street Address: 535 E 5th St
City: Austin
State: Texas
Zip: 78701
Job Description

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,000+ business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions, and individuals. Its mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and provides effective advocacy on issues potentially affecting its members. Investing in the Austin community through Chamber membership supports a program of work that includes advocacy, economic development, education and talent, and innovation and international partnerships. The Austin Chamber builds its program of work around the three core principles: economy, place and talent. President The President must be a dynamic, passionate, and strategic leader who can define and embrace the future vision for the Chamber and maximize its impact on the region. The President will be a visionary with responsibilities for the overall leadership, operation, and management of the Chamber. The President will have a strong external focus, serving as a key spokesperson and an advocate for the business community and will be able to successfully operate at very high levels of influence with key business, education and government leaders. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Strategic Direction - In conjunction with the Executive Committee and the Board, refine and implement the long-range strategic plan for the Chamber. Facilitate the development and successful implementation of the organization’s vision, as well as strategic and operational plans.
  • Board and Executive Committee Relations - Build, maintain, and leverage strong relationships and open communications with the Executive Committee and Board. Collaborate and provide counsel to the Board and committees regarding public policy, programs, and other key initiatives.
  • Opportunity Austin – Serve as President of the Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation, better known as Opportunity Austin (OA). OA is a well-funded five-year regional economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment across the Austin region.
  • Economic Development - Support the economic development team with leadership and vision to ensure the continuation of a vibrant and growing economy.
  • Membership Growth and Development – Provide leadership in membership development to ensure there is a compelling value proposition that attracts and retains members.
  • Government Relations - In conjunction with Policy Committees, the Executive Committee, and Board, identify priority public policy issues, positions and leads in shaping and advancing the Chamber’s legislative and political agenda. Ensure strong, effective representation before government bodies to achieve desired outcomes. Collaborate successfully with other organizations in advocating a pro-business agenda.
  • Education and Talent Development - Support collaborate with policymakers and elected officials to enact policies that invest in students and upskill our talent pool.
  • Spokesperson - In conjunction with the Chamber Chair, serve as a principal spokesperson for the Chamber. Communicate the members’ position on key issues and articulate Chamber successes to external audiences.
  • External Relationships - Work closely with a wide range of constituencies across the region, in both the public and private sectors, to build and support coalitions consistent with the Chamber’s overall mission and priorities. Assure that the business community is represented on committees and organizations that are critical to the region and the Chamber.
  • Administration - Attract, develop, and retain a strong staff; develop future leaders for the Chamber; manage a highly effective and efficient organization as measured by achievement of priority goals, membership satisfaction and growth, revenue generation to support priorities, and quality programs and initiatives. Develop and effectively manage annual budgets that are aligned to the strategic goals of the Chamber. Ensure financial soundness, transparency, and a balanced budget annually.
Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE · 10+ years’ experience in an executive-level leadership capacity in a membership-led organization. · Economic development expertise; a proven record of supporting job creation and building (or supporting the expansion of) a regional economy. · Think strategically but implement tactically. · Proven ability to manage budgets in excess of $4 million and staff of 20+. · Board management experience. Ability to think strategically while considering new perspectives; possesses strong mental agility. · Strong political savvy; a diplomat. · A successful track record for engaging, partnering, and building alliances with a wide range of constituencies and influencers that includes business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, elected officials, and the media; strong relationship building skills. · Working knowledge of the legislative and political processes and environments. · The ability to align diverse interest groups on issues and opportunities that will benefit the overall business community, a consensus builder with a personal style that engenders confidence. Personal Attributes · Excel under pressure in a fast-paced, high-profile work environment · Build a culture of trust and collaboration among private and public sector entities across the region · Be a passionate, energetic, innovative and capable leader · Demonstrate strategic thinking and a track record of execution · Be forward-thinking; visionary · Embraces diversity and champions inclusion · Demonstrated relationship builder, motivator, and manager · Possess passion and excitement for the Austin region and the Austin Chamber · Demonstrate the ability and willingness to build on the success of the organization’s current programs · Sound judgment · Innovator · Impeccable character · Global acumen Education An undergraduate degree is required. An advanced degree is a plus.

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and résumé to Austin@jci-inc.net

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Position
Administrator/Communication Representative
Organization
Crandall Economic Development Corporation/City of Crandall
City
Crandall
Posted Date
01-21-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 21, 2020 – April 7, 2020
Organization: Crandall Economic Development Corporation/City of Crandall
Street Address: PO Box 88
City: Crandall
State: TX
Zip: 75114
Job Description

This position is responsible for leading Economic Development programs, facilities, budgets, and activities in a manner consistent with the City's vision, mission, values, and culture. Under the general guidance and direction of the City Manager, the purpose of this position is to retain and expand the economic viability of the City by interacting with business and industry. This is accomplished by communicating with representatives of business and industry towards development of a working relationship within the City.

This position also manages the Type B Economic Development Corporation, attracting new tax base by marketing the city, retaining existing businesses and industries, attracting new businesses and industries, attracting other needed facilities, and interfacing with other City employees and citizens.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate for this role will be flexible in their thinking with the ability to cultivate a full spectrum of development as envisioned and directed by the community. To be successful, candidates must possess a collaborative spirit and appreciate diversity in all aspects, with the ability to weave their tools within the City in an effort to establish a broad economic development tool chest.

Serve as the communication representative for the City of Crandall including communication with the public through social media and newsletters. Responsible to make sure that the citizens are updated on the City current events.

For questions about the position and to apply, please contact Jana Shelton, jshelton@crandalltexas.com for a complete job description.

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Position
Executive Director
Organization
Cisco Economic Development Corporation
City
Cisco
Posted Date
01-21-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 21, 2020 – April 7, 2020
Organization: Cisco Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 701 Conrad Hilton Blvd
City: Cisco
State: TX
Zip: 76437
Job Description

The Executive Director must have the experience and expertise to lead the organization’s Economic Development programs and initiatives. The Executive Director shall, as chief administrative officer, interact with and provide information and administrative support to the Board and be responsible for managing the day to day activities of the corporation. Additionally, the Executive Director must work at the highest level of integrity, honesty, and openness, creating strong and enduring relationships with key business, political and community leaders.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinate the City’s economic development efforts by using sales tax revenue to effectively stimulate the City’s economic growth and to have a direct benefit to the Citizens of Cisco.
  • Develop and execute specific marketing and promotional strategies for targeted company recruitment.
  • Develop in-house capability to produce high quality responses and presentations for leads, prospects and community education.
  • Perform market and financial analysis on appropriate prospects and develop recommendations for incentive packages and contracts.
  • Develop and coordinate state and federal Economic Development programs along with local incentives in response to assistance requests.
  • Develop and manage an efficient prospect tracking, monitoring and reporting system.
  • Meet with potential developers regarding future business development and conduct follow-ups.
  • Enhance and manage an Existing Business Retention & Expansion Program.
  • Present reports and agreements to the CEDC Board and City Council.
  • Develop and recommend policy, procedure, and other functions required to effectively operate the CEDC.
  • Develop both short range and strategic long-range planning tools for economic development.
  • Coordinate with CEDC Board members to prepare agendas for meetings; take and maintain minutes of all meetings.
  • Manage books, records, financial statements and other reports of the CEDC; prepare monthly financial reports for presentation to the CEDC Boards and City Council.
  • Participate and lead community efforts to address such issues as strategic planning, infrastructure planning and development, and building projects.
  • Communicate with the City Manager; City Council; developers; realtors; business professionals; regional, state, and national government officials; and other external customers.
  • Develop and maintain a CEDC website to market Cisco and facilitate the site selection process for consultants and corporate relocation personnel.
  • Monitor and track all assistance agreements, notes receivables and rental contracts.
  • Prepare the annual CEDC budgets for presentation to the CEDC Boards and recommendations to the City Council.
Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to operate the economic development department for our City.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of economic development.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and strategic planning skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to facilitate and close deals.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing site and facility properties.
  • Knowledge and experience in financial packaging and analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience in blending local, state and federal economic development incentives.
  • Able to work with and understand the needs of community and regional partners.
  • Ability to have effective written communication with CEDC Board, City Council, and business executives; preparing marketing documents, prepare assistance agreements, and professional letters all at a high level.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise financial reports by utilizing the principles and procedures of finance, budgeting and budgetary control.
  • Knowledge of research techniques, availability of information and methods of report presentation.
  • Ability to analyze a variety of administrative problems and make sound policy and procedural recommendations.
  • Ability to avoid conflict or appearance of interest in the performance of duties and responsibilities.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Self-Starter
  • Integrity
  • Vision
  • Creativity
  • Collaborative team player
  • Enthusiasm
  • Strong work ethic
  • Responsibility
  • Composure
  • Focus

Send resume and cover letter to: info@ciscodc.com

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Position
CPA- Transparency Team Lead
Organization
Comptroller of Public Accounts
City
Austin
Posted Date
01-14-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 14, 2020 – April 10, 2020
Organization: Comptroller of Public Accounts
Street Address: 111 E 17th Street
City: Austin
State: Texas
Zip: 78774
Job Description

Performs advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing major agency program(s) and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, government agencies, community organizations, or the general public. May serve as a lead worker providing direction to others. Performs team lead responsibilities overseeing the day-to-day Transparency team operations. Work involves establishing goals and objectives for the section, developing guidelines, procedures, policies, rules and regulations for the section. May serve as project manager for transparency-related projects and reports. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Job Requirements

-Plans, coordinates, conducts, and implements transparency-related projects. Develops and documents plans, policies, procedures, and change orders for transparency-related projects focusing on local, regional, and state government finances. Reports actual project progress compared with planned progress to determine trends and variances. Oversees the methods of implementation and the presentation of results for printed and Web-based reports. Reviews and organizes project timeline and resources. Lead small teams on transparency-related projects, including communicate deadlines and goals to team members.

-Prepares and presents reports for publication. Reviews data, legislation, regulations, and policies to determine impact. Evaluates findings relative to specific projects. Monitors consultant contracts. Provides input to and prepares correspondence, speeches, articles, press releases, reports, etc. Delivers presentations to outside groups and individuals. Testifies at hearings and legislative meetings. Drafts and reviews legislation, as requested by management. Drafts fiscal notes and determines administrative costs for pending legislation, as requested by management. Monitors legislative hearings of interest as appropriate.

-Estimates and reports on expected time of completion of work, maintains records of work accomplished, time expended and prepares reports. Compiles and distributes project information, status reports. Translates complex data and information into relevant and valuable content for the public and monitors trends in data tools, concepts and technologies. Analyzes transparency trends affecting Texans and explains these in understandable form in printed and Web-based agency publications. Provides input on team member performance to division manager for evaluation purposes. Tracks employee statistics and provides timely feedback through progress reporting.

-Distributes and balances workload among employees in accordance with established work flow or functions. Estimates and reports on expected time of completion of work, maintains records of work accomplished, time expended, and prepares production reports. Instructs employees on specific tasks, job functions, and makes available instructions, reference material. Provides input on team member performance to division manager/supervisor for evaluation purposes. Tracks employee statistics and provides timely feedback.

-Prepares and provides work status briefing to management. Works with other federal, state, and local agencies, legislators and/or constituents. Communicates with the public.

-Performs other related duties as assigned.

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Hayley King, Human Resources Specialist
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
512-936-8582
Position
Economic Development Manager
Organization
City of El Paso
City
El Paso
Posted Date
01-09-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 9, 2020 – February 8, 2020
Organization: City of El Paso
Street Address: 300 N. Campbell
City: El Paso
State: Texas
Zip: 79901
Job Description

The City of El Paso is searching for an Economic Development Manager to manage, conduct, and coordinate development programs and projects within a specific area of responsibility to promote the City's economic development initiatives and achieve strategic goals. We are looking for someone with:

Considerable knowledge of economic development and business services principles and practices. Good project management and implementation skills. Application of considerable knowledge of management and supervisory principles and techniques. Good knowledge of development and professional services contracting, bidding procedures and contract oversight. Good knowledge and genuine interest of local business community and various business entities. Excellent writing, presentation, report and computer skills. Strong team building and management skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required. Ability to prepare and analyze complex development studies, reports, memoranda, applications and other documents. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, preferably both in English and Spanish. Proven project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects at once. Good understanding of customer satisfaction principles and best practices.

Job Requirements

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business or Public Administration, Urban Planning, or Finance, plus four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in economic or business development or international management, including two (2) years of supervisory experience or lead experience. Licenses and Certifications: Valid Class "C" Driver License or equivalent from another state.

Submit Application To: Please note: This is an unclassified contract position. Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of applications have been received. Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources department. Please apply using the City of El Paso website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/elpaso/jobs/2663233/economic-development-manager?keywords=economic%20development%20manager&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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Melissa Carillo, Chief HR Officer
City of El Paso
915-546-2218
Position
President
Organization
Greater San Marcos Partnership
City
San Marcos
Posted Date
01-09-2020
Job Description
Application Period: January 9, 2020 – Until Close
Organization: Greater San Marcos Partnership
Street Address: 113 N Guadalupe St
City: San Marcos
State: Texas
Zip: 78666
Job Description

During the first year, the new President will need to establish credibility as an astute team builder who can continue to develop a high performing team that will drive prospect inquiries to secure successful relocations and expansions. Specific goals that have been identifed as measures of success for the first 12 to 24 months include:

Finalizing the Strategic Planning process (which starts December 2019 and concludes May 2020) for Vision 2025.

Completing the Vision 2020 strategic plan and implementation work groups.

Working with the Treasurer and Finance Committee to set the FY2021 Budget.

Leading the fundraising campaign to implement the Vision 2025 strategic plan.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide strategic leadership, vision and management of the organization.
  • Develop, implement and oversee activities needed to implement the Vision 2020 and 2025 strategic plan to bring positive economic im- pact to the region and ful ll the organization’s mission.
  • Build key relationships and partnerships (internal and external to the region) with the public sector, elected of cials and staff, partners, stakeholders, site consultants, real estate brokers, and investors.
  • Lead a team of seven economic development professionals in support of the organization’s economic development strategic plan. Provide the vision and oversight in programmatic efforts.
  • Work closely with the Board to execute the current strategic plan with appropriate growth strategies that effectively meet, support, and enhance the GSMP’s objectives.
  • Work with Board Members and volunteer investor leadership and staff in order to main- tain and enhance value to public and private sector investors.
  • Responsible for fundraising efforts to maintain levels of capital in order to meet organizational objectives.
  • Develop strategic plans to guide the organization’s efforts to ful ll its mission of economic prosperity for all residents in the two-county region.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with national and regional real estate brokers, site selection consultants, the Of ce of the Gov- ernor, the Austin Chamber and other regional organizations.
  • Represent the organization in public and with the media.
Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Extensive experience and knowledge of eco- nomic development processes and issues with in-depth knowledge of economic development best-practices and trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex organization, prioritize multiple projects, meet quality and timeliness standards, and complete projects ef ciently.
  • Experience with and knowledge of nancial planning and budgeting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex ideas in an easy-to-understand and engaging manner.
  • Evidence of strong analytical skills and prob- lem-solving abilities and success in highly da- ta-driven environments.
  • Demonstrated success in supervising a team of economic development professionals and assessing their performance for organizational success.
  • Current knowledge of legal environment and legislative issues relevant to the GSMP.
  • Demonstrated ability in strategic planning, including the ability to identify opportunities and challenges on the horizon which could impact the regional economy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with con dential information, while providing relevant summary information to Board members and investors and encouraging an atmosphere of open dia- logue and communication within the GSMP.

PREFERRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, or related eld. Master’s is preferred. CEcD or other professional designation or certi cation is a bonus. * Ten or more years of experience in an eco- nomic development organization (Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corpo- ration, State or City department), including at least ve years of progressive leadership in an economic development organization.

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES: PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • High level of personal integrity and professional ethics complemented by evidence of a strong personal work ethic demonstrating initiative and self-motivation. A proven professional who is passionate about growing communities for future prosperity.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate communi- cation and cooperation between private and public sector stakeholders, including major public universities.
  • Ability to work with regional economic development partners to position the region for the growth and development of jobs and additional tax base.
  • Proven experience in successfully developing economic incentive packages and a track record of successful projects.
  • Strong knowledge of nonpro t policies, practices and legal compliance, including the Texas Public Information Act.
  • A record of creative and innovative thinking that produces results.
  • Proven work with higher education institutions, workforce training providers including research and development.
  • Transparent, visible, approachable and a good listener.
  • Demonstrates a good balance between strategic and operational skills.
  • A leader who can skillfully lead and manage change with high levels of self-con dence; a keen ability to “sell” new ideas and initiatives; willing to take calculated risks.
  • A strong communicator and presenter who listens and is comfortable and effective at all levels of the organization.
  • A creative, pragmatic problem solver who is energized by challenges and change and identi es untapped opportunities on which to capitalize.
  • Must be optimistic and hopeful and is one who creates a joyful work environment.
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Lisa Lloyd, Special Assistant to the President
Greater San Marcos Partnership
512-245-2121
Position
Executive Director
Organization
Big Spring Economic Development Corporation
City
Big Spring
Posted Date
11-20-2019
Job Description
Application Period: November 20, 2019 – February 28, 2020
Organization: Big Spring Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 215 W 3rd St
City: Big Spring
State: TX
Zip: 79720
Job Description

Under general supervision of the Board of Directors, implements BSEDC goals coordinates and develops and manages Economic Development (ED) incentives and programs to businesses that invest resources to increase the local property tax base, create jobs, and contribute to the general wellbeing of the community.

Coordinates and facilitates Economic Development (ED) program activities to achieve the Board’s economic development strategies; assures the program activities meet the Board of Directors goals, objectives and directives.

Assists in planning and organizing Economic Development activities to attract new businesses, encourage expansion and retention, expand the tax base, encourage creation of jobs, workforce development, and generally 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.

Assists with the preparation of formal and technical reports, working papers, presentations, and correspondence.

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 primary industry jobs, enhance business atmosphere to retain existing business base and market Big Spring 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 Big Spring Economic Development Corporation and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior. Maintains confidentiality of sensitive economic development issues, work-related issues and Big Spring Economic Development information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Acts as primary liaison between city departments and outside organizations to improve communications, encourage collaboration and facilitate positive processes and initiatives in the community.

Driving and travel is essential.

Job Requirements

Economic development organization, operations, policies and procedures.

Economic development principles, practices and implementation methods, including business development, business retention, redevelopment, marketing and local government financial incentives for business and economic development projects.

City, state and federal statutes, rules, codes and regulations relating to economic development.

Plan organize direct and coordinate the work of the staff.

Select, supervise train and evaluate staff.

Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens.

Principles of record keeping, records management, contract management and prepare and administer complex budgets.

Economic development program planning and evaluation principles.

Skill in:

Analyzing and interpreting business development issues, evaluating alternatives and making logical recommendations based on findings.

Analyzing, prioritizing and promoting ED programs to meet development strategies.

Analyzing and evaluating economic development issues and developing programs and services to meet strategic goals.

Implementing and coordinating plans, programs and incentives for the acquisition and retention of industry and business in the community.

Using initiative and independent judgment within established standard operating procedures.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City Administration, other economic development agencies, businesses, non-profit organization and the general public.

Computer competency including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications, competent ability with Excel is required.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field; Master of Public or Business Administration or Master in Economic Development preferred. ED experience may be substituted for academics.

A minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership role for an economic development agency with similar focus at the local, regional, or state level or in a similar setting.

Supervisory experience

A successful track record of accomplishment in economic development

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Human Resource, Human Resources
Big Spring Economic Development Corporation
(432) 264-6032
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Position
Economic Development Specialist
Organization
City of Lockhart
City
Lockhart
Posted Date
11-20-2019
Job Description
Application Period: November 20, 2019 – February 28, 2020
Organization: City of Lockhart
Street Address: 308 W. San Antonio Street
City: Lockhart
State: TX
Zip:
Job Description

The City of Lockhart is accepting applications for an Economic Development Specialist that will assist and provide a professional level of assistance to the Economic Development Department.

This position coordinates economic development, implementation, planning, marketing and research work to implement programs and policies of broadening retail, commercial, and industrial base within Lockhart. Under general direction of the Economic Development Director. This position requires bachelor’s degree in government, political science, economics, business, marketing, or related field. Two to three years of economic development experience in a governmental setting is preferred.

Benefits include a 20-year full retirement under the Texas Municipal Retirement System, employee health insurance, 13 holidays, and standard sick/vacation leave. Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Job Requirements

This position requires bachelor's degree in government, political science, economics, business, marketing, or related field. Two to three years of economic development experience in a governmental setting is preferred. Valid Texas Driver's License and satisfactory driving record is required.

Applications and job description may be obtained on the City website at www.lockhart-tx.org or at City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St, Lockhart, Texas 78644 and will be received at City Hall until the position is filled. The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Mike Kamerlander, Director
City of Lockhart
512.376.0856
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Position
Public/Private Partnerships Coordinator
Organization
City of Garland
City
Garland
Posted Date
11-18-2019
Job Description
Application Period: November 18, 2019 – May 15, 2020
Organization: City of Garland
Street Address: P.O. Box 469002
City: Garland
State: TX
Zip: 75046
Job Description

Responsible for coordinating the identification, development, implementation and monitoring of plans, projects and activities under the City’s Catalyst Areas Program. Also responsible for identifying and engaging public and/or private development partners and their associated projects in other areas of the community as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

Develop, coordinate and implement the objectives of the City’s Catalyst Areas Program (CAP) including performance measures and identifying service improvements. Develop, implement, assess and refine the City’s public/private development engagement strategies. Identify, define and cultivate financial and non-financial partnerships with various public and/or private sector development entities to help secure new investment to the City. Coordinate and target the City’s existing real estate assets, incentives and programs to encourage private residential, commercial and business investment that advances City priorities. Prepare technical reports and present private and public resource analysis needed to bring about quality development that is in accord with various community plans and policy guiding documents. Serve as the coordinating liaison for the City’s CAP to other divisions, departments and outside agencies. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive development inquiries and complaints. Assist and coordinate program budget preparation and facilitate expenditures as needed. Assist the Director of Economic Development in creating documents, policy reports, ordinance amendments and presentations.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning or related field
  • 4 years related experience
  • 2 years project management experience
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:

Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Urban Planning or related field 5+ years professional experience in real estate development, program design and implementation and/or economic and/or community development, 3+ years comprehensive project management experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of economic development, real estate development and finance principles, programs and applications
  • Extensive knowledge of Local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and practices in regards to development and urban development standards programs
  • Extensive knowledge of business attraction, retention and expansion techniques and resources
  • Extensive knowledge of planning, coordinating and managing community projects
  • Extensive knowledge of project management practices and techniques
  • Skill in Microsoft Office (including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Ability to perform effective public outreach, marketing and investor recruitment which secures public and private sector resources
  • Licenses & Certifications

Valid Class C Texas Driver's License Membership in American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a typical office environment; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards; occasional outside work.

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Huma Resoures, Human Resources
City of Garland
972-205-2000
Position
Project Development Coordinator
Organization
Office of the Governor
City
Austin
Posted Date
11-14-2019
Job Description
Application Period: November 14, 2019 – November 14, 2020
Organization: Office of the Governor
Street Address: 1100 San Jacinto Blvd
City: Austin
State: Texas
Zip: 78732
Job Description

The Project Development Coordinator position works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) Office and reports to the Director of Business and Community Development. This position assists both international and domestic businesses and their representatives in the site selection process, disseminates leads and project requirements to qualified Texas economic development organizations and coordinates the project development with the regional specialists—resulting in the creation of new jobs and investment in Texas. Provides highly complex (senior-level) and highly specialized consultation, technical assistance and support and direction to businesses, economic development organizations and local, state and federal units of government. Works under moderate direction with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

-Works with qualified business prospects across a variety of industries, and their representatives, through all phases of the site selection process, as needed. -Disseminates business leads to economic development organizations across the state, assisting in the identification of suitable business sites and recommending available state funding support. -Determines and packages the needs of business prospects to include site location information. -Collects, organizes, analyzes and prepares materials in response to requests for project information and maintains status on project performance. -Provides consultation and technical assistance to businesses, economic development organizations, and related local, state and federal units of government located in and outside the region. -Coordinates and collaborates with program staff in planning, development, implementation, analysis and documentation for business prospects. -Serves as liaison to allies statewide, including chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, regional groups and other state agencies. -Assists in the execution of marketing strategies to attract industry domestically and globally. -Represents the agency at functions related to economic development activities and other OOG activities as needed. -Assists with planning and execution of EDT business development initiatives and missions. -Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence, and clarity when representing the office. -Engages in public speaking to a wide range of audiences in a variety of forums. -Maintains status on project performance and reports updates as frequently as directed. -Drafts briefing documents for OOG staff, as requested. -Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers. -Remains well-informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures. -Maintains regular attendance and may work extended hours, as needed. -Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business, international trade, economics, economic development, urban or regional planning, commercial real estate, political science, government, marketing, communications or a related field with a minimum of five years (5) professional experience. Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year for year basis.

Submit Application to: www.workintexas.com; search for Work in Texas number: 13896538 or Employer Posting Number: 2020-18.

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Suzanne Johnson, Director of Administration
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Position
Assistant City Manager
Organization
City of Garland
City
Garland
Posted Date
10-25-2019
Job Description
Application Period: October 25, 2019 – February 8, 2020
Organization: City of Garland
Street Address: 200 N. Fifth St.
City: Garland
State: TX
Zip: 75040
Job Description

The Assistant City Manager (ACM) is a key position within the organization, serving on the City’s Executive Team. The ACM is responsible for leading the development, implementation and administration of strategic organizational operations in conjunction with the City Manager and/or Deputy City Manager.

The ACM will play a vital role in directing and overseeing the work of various departments whose duties include the implementation and continual progress towards achieving Envision Garland (the comprehensive plan that serves that guiding policy document for long-range planning and development) and will be heavily involved in economic development efforts. Actual departments assigned will depend on the chosen candidate’s background and experience. The ACM frequently makes presentations to the City Council and represents the City with local, state and national organizations, and the community, to create support for organizational programs.

Job Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provide complex administrative assistance and support to the City Manager and City Council. Assist the City Council in responding to inquiries and/or requests for information from the citizens. Oversee organizational operations of the City including: determining planning process, purpose, timing and evaluation of operational projects and activities. Develop City strategic plan in collaboration with City Council, including budget, development and improvements in City services. Translate the strategic and tactical business plans into City-wide strategic and operational plans. Serve on the executive team reporting directly to the City Manager. Provide advice as to the City's management direction. Confer with the business community, citizens, and/or other interested parties to discuss needs and related problems or issues. Provide information and assistance to civic organizations dealing with specific problems affecting the City’s welfare. Review and prepare complex reports and studies. Offer recommendations on a wide variety of administrative or management policies in support of organizational goals, priorities, and initiatives. Evaluate and advise the impact of long range planning of new programs/strategies and regulatory action’s impact on the attraction, motivation, development and retention of employees. Maximize employee resources through focus on strategic planning, financial resource allocation and management policies and procedures. Identify areas of improvement through participation and involvement with Council Committees and Commissions. Provide overall direction and facilitation of multiple departmental operations. Evaluate performance within assigned City departments, program categories and/or services to ensure prompt, efficient and effective service delivery. Provide direction and guidance to assigned areas, which includes budget administration, policy direction, strategic planning and/or other related areas. Oversee the direction of applicable City departments with other government entities and/or contracted agencies. Confer with Directors and staff to review, plan, and discuss policies, programs, strategies, and/or other issues of concern. Oversee and facilitate all comprehensive City communication issues and projects in the absence of the City Manager. Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university Eight or more years of progressively responsible municipal government experience, including solid experience and expertise related to planning, economic development and re-development At least five years of management experience at a department head level or higher Preferred Qualifications

Education/ Experience:

Master’s degree in public administration or related field Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification Prior experience as City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager or Managing Director Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of City management/administration including budgeting, economic development, fiscal management, performance management, project management, planning, re-development and program/services evaluation Business acumen and understanding of domestic and international economic development Extensive knowledge federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to local government operations Extensive knowledge of principles and procedures for developing goals, objectives and management plans Excellent communication skills both written and orally Effective negotiation skills to address and resolve complex issues and facilitate consensus with tact and diplomacy Effective leadership methods and supervisory skills Ability to plan, develop, and implement varied policies and procedures Ability to analyze a variety of complex administrative and organizational problems and make sound policy and procedural recommendations Ability to promote mission, goals, policies and guiding principles and standards of an effective public organization Must have experience managing multiple departments and interacting with public Skill in developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City Council, City management, business partners, employees and citizens Prepare professional presentations and present to City Council Licenses and Certifications

Valid Class C Driver's License

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Human Resources, Human Resources
City of Garland
972-205-2816
Position
Redevelopment Coordinator
Organization
Missouri City, Texas
City
Missouri City
Posted Date
10-15-2019
Job Description
Application Period: October 15, 2019 – January 30, 2020
Organization: Missouri City, Texas
Street Address: 1522 Texas Parkway
City: Missouri City
State: TX
Zip: 77489
Job Description

This is a full-time, mid-level, administrative support position. An individual in this position will perform complex administrative support and coordinate small projects or initiatives in the department or division directed by the Department Director or designee.

• Coordinates with stakeholders in the redevelopment areas on their ongoing efforts; • Works with parties to the gather market information on available properties, lease rates, lists of owners, developers and property owners, etc. • Maintains an accurate list of all economic development agreements and monitors compliance with the agreements; • Attends relevant pre-development meetings with development services; coordinates with development services on related projects, updates website information; • Responds to requests for information ; • Communicates with the Director on relevant activities; • Attends related internal city department meetings, economic development committee meetings, council meetings and related meetings or events as directed; • Subject to 24-hour recall.

Job Requirements

A Bachelors degree in accounting, general business, marketing logistics, economic development construction management, architecture or planning is preferred.

Real estate license is not required but is a plus

Professional certification in CCIM, EDFP, CCED, CPM, SIOR or CPA would be a plus.

The Department of Human Resources & Organizational Development may consider an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

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Human Resources, Human Resurces
City of Missouri City
(281) 403-8500
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Position
Economic Development Director
Organization
City of Palestine
City
Palestine
Posted Date
09-17-2019
Job Description
Application Period: September 17, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Organization: City of Palestine
Street Address: 504 North Queen
City: Palestine
State: TX
Zip: 75801
Job Description

OBJECTIVE

To plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Palestine Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) which includes Economic Development, Marketing/Tourism and Main Street Programs; to coordinate assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies; and to provide support to the City Manager. The PEDC Director is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring economic development in order to secure opportunities for economic growth and business development, and increase employment and population. The PEDC Director with the assistance of the Palestine Economic Development Board will develop, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive master plan relating to economic development in the area and advance the general welfare and economic prosperity in the surrounding area.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Manage the development and implementation of PEDC goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; consult with the City Manager and other city officials in the development of overall policies and procedures to govern the activities of the department.
  • Plan strategies to attract new businesses through an aggressive outreach to identify customers and/or prospects and encourage expansion and retention of existing businesses to promote a stronger economic base.
  • Oversee economic development programs for the city; direct the research, analysis and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments.
  • Contact and market the city to outside agencies and enterprises. (i.e. private investors, developers, realtors, etc.); conduct tours of industrial and commercial sites and available facilities; gather business related data and demographics and develop marketing materials.
  • Coordinate economic development negotiations with the City Manager, PEDC Board, the Anderson County Judge and Commissioners
  • Recommend and administer policies and procedures. Direct the research, analysis and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments.
  • Establish, within city policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.
  • Coordinate the activities of the Palestine Economic Development Board and non-profit Development Corporation.
  • Oversee and coordinate the development and administration of the PEDC budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary. Take any recommended changes before the PEDC Board and City Council for approval.
  • Review grant applications; actively identify and pursue additional sources of funding for the department's programs; develop financing alternatives.
  • Explain, justify and defend PEDC programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
  • Represent the PEDC and act as a liaison to other city departments, elected officials and outside agencies; coordinate activities with those of other departments and outside agencies. Brief and advise appropriate parties regarding economic development projects in person and through written reports.
  • Provide staff assistance to the City Manager; participate on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; plan and coordinate department activities with the City Manager; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Represent the PEDC Board at various local, regional, state, and national meetings.
  • Assist in retaining current and securing additional funding sources.
  • Develop a comprehensive marketing plan that coordinates the images and stories of the PEDC, Main Street, and Marketing/Tourism divisions.
Job Requirements

KNOWLEDEGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Principles and practices of economic program development and administration.
  • Modern and complex principles and practices of public sector management.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Methods and techniques of effective grant application and proposal preparation.
  • Advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Management skills to analyze programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
  • Delegate authority and responsibility.
  • Lead and direct the operations, services and activities of the Economic Development Department.
  • Identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs.
  • Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
  • Prepare and administer state and federal grants.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including city officials, employees, business leaders, civic groups, and the general public.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development or public administration including two years of management and administrative experience. Seven to ten years of economic development or a related field preferred.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in economic development, marketing, urban planning, public administration, business administration, economics or related field.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIRED

Must possess a Valid Texas motor vehicle driver’s license. Certified Economic Developer certification (CEcD) preferred

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and/or physical exam. Employees are subject to random drug/alcohol testing throughout their employment. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driving record

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Human Resources, Human Resources
City of Palestine
(903) 729-4100
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