$63,794 - $92,747 yearly
City of Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Jan 23, 2020Full time
INTRODUCTION: Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale . The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process, and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state "See resume" in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. About the Position : Economic Development: Assists in the development and coordination of programs which enhance and promote economic vitality within the City. Selection Process : Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include: - Fingerprinting - Criminal background screening for the past 7 years First review of applications will be January 27, 2020. The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Geography, Marketing, Planning, Business Administration, or closely related field from and accredited educational institution A minimum of three years of recent and progressively responsible economic development experience. Experience may include one or more of the following: some experience with creative financing options for public projects and experience conducting financial feasibility and economic impact analysis; public relations and marketing experience; experience in research and data analysis for target business identification; practice with principles and programs of redevelopment and tourism initiatives; and small business and entrepreneurial support program development. An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following: All Economic Development Assignments Coordinates and/or participates in the gathering of data on economic and fiscal trends, land, buildings, infrastructure, tourism issues, workforce and labor. Contributes to the collection and creation of department research reports and performance measurements, electronically or in print. Acts as an internal expert on assistance programs available through local partners, state agencies and federal agencies. Supports program manager as assigned in program execution for area of specialty. Assists in the development and coordination of information regarding the existing businesses within the community; prepares a continuing evaluation of trends in employment, income, housing, population or other issues as related to focus area. Assists in the development and coordination of programs, research and activities designed to contribute to the redevelopment or revitalization of targeted areas of the community. Prepares correspondence, management reports and assists in preparing City Council reports. WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most work is performed in a normal City office environment. Lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Travel to/from meetings and various locations. Attend evening and/or weekend meetings as required. Click here to review the entire job description. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.