Senior Economic Development Analyst

$60,277 - $75,346 yearly
  • City of Baytown
  • 2401 Market St. Baytown, TX
  • Mar 21, 2024
Full time Community Development Data & Analysis Economic Development Finance

Job Description

We are currently seeking a highly qualified Senior Economic Development Analyst to join our team. The ideal candidate will possess a strong analytical background and a deep understanding of economic development principles. This position offers the opportunity to lead important projects and make a meaningful impact in our community.

Full Benefits Package Including:

  • Paid holiday, vacation & sick leave to support your work/life balance
  • Insurance options
  • Free employee clinic for medical coverage participants
  • TMRS retirement with 14% City contribution
  • Mental health and financial education benefits
  • And much more!
The Senior Economic Development Analyst supports in the development, analysis and allocation of City resources to promote business growth and retention within the City of Baytown. This position will work on projects and programs involving data analysis and research and will serve as a liaison between businesses and the City providing contract knowledge, training, and administration of economic development initiatives.  

The ideal candidate will be a customer service focused individual with a strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative and follow up. The candidate will understand the basic concepts of business and economics and have a desire to be engaged in the business community. 

Duties

  • Performs a range of professional and technical duties involving research, design, implementation and monitoring of economic development programs. Develops financing options, analyzes financial project structures, oversees administration process, and prepares reports and correspondence related to projects. Measures and evaluates the effectiveness of economic development and downtown revitalization efforts to make data-driven recommendations for improvement. Leads special projects at the direction of the Economic Development Manager.
  • Aids and guides private developers and applicants by recommending the most viable process and options for project development. Facilitates business attraction and retention efforts by implementing incentive strategies, providing guidance, and communicating the City's locational advantages to businesses. Tracks new businesses and investment in the City and facilitates as an ombudsperson.  
  • Maintains an updated data library with information on demographics, workforce statistics, infrastructure, utilities, education, available real estate sites, and other community attributes. Provides data and creates content to support websites and other marketing activities.
  • Assists in the implementation of economic development programs such as special districts, economic incentives, enterprise zones, and existing development agreements. Responsible for tracking and maintaining database for industrial district agreements. 
  • Monitors progress against the strategic plan and downtown plan’s goals and objectives, utilizing performance metrics and regular reporting to assess and communicate outcomes.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or institution in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Three years of professional experience in Economic Development and the development review process.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record (must obtain TX driver’s license within 90 days).

OR

  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, certification and/or licenses sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

 
PREFERRED:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or institution in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Prior government experience in Economic Development, or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and activities of an economic development program. Knowledge of construction practices and techniques, municipal ordinance interpretation and development review. Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of economic development programs, policies, and operational needs. Skilled in financial modeling and cost-benefit analysis. Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations. Ability to work and use good judgement under stressful conditions and with frequent interruptions. Ability to get along appropriately with co-workers and the public. 

Attendance is an essential function of this position.  The City reserves the right to require an employee to work overtime.  This position provides services or performs duties for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations.  These may include services or duties different from those performed in the usual course and scope of your job.  In the event of an evacuation, the incumbent in this position may be required to remain to perform needed services. 

Overall Position Strength Demands

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.