The position assists with the promotion of the economic development strategic goals to expand and retain business and industry to ensure the City of Brenham's economic vitality. Coordinates research and assists with existing commercial and industrial businesses as well as prospects, including maintaining databases of businesses, commercial property, and project pipelines, gathering and analyzing data, and conducting site visits.
Starting Pay: $50,024.80 annual salary
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Supervises part time staff, volunteers, and/or vendor staff members in the absence of the Economic Development DirectorQualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work marketing, communications, or business administration, plus three years of work experience preferably in the economic development or local government field, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.Knowledge Of
General management principles; computers; budgeting, purchasing, and accounting principles and procedures; standard office practices and procedures; City code of ordinances and policies in specific areas of assignment; courteous and professional telephone etiquette; computers; and standard office practices and procedures.
Strong personal and professional integrity. Skilled at building coalitions. Ability to maintain productive and positive relationships with economic developers, stakeholders, public officials, business leaders, and the general public. Excellent communicator possessing well developed interpersonal skills. Collaborative leader and skilled negotiator. Innovative strategic thinker and committed to excellent customer service. Advanced knowledge and skills in office equipment such as computer, fax, and copier, Microsoft programs such as Excel and Outlook, handle multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Texas driver's license. Completion of both the Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) and Business Retention and Expansion Coordinator (BREC) certification within one year of employment.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 regularly required to sit, use hands to operate office equipment, including telephone and computer keyboard, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk; and the employee may be required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds, such as books and stacks of records. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee has frequent contact with other employees in the assigned department, and may be required to interact with employees outside of the department, and must remain calm and professional in tense, emotionally charged, and stressful situations. The employee may face difficult and stressful situations, and may be required to work under time pressures to meet deadlines, to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, to change tasks frequently, to perform tedious and exacting work, and to work closely with others as part of a team. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.