Development Director – City of Reynoldsburg

Sep 29, 2021 | Jobs

The City of Reynoldsburg is seeking a candidate to fill this full-time, unclassified position of Development Director. Located east of downtown Columbus, Reynoldsburg has approximately 41,000 residents. Qualified candidates must possess a Apply with a detailed resume and a cover letter and include any related certificates & diploma and/or transcript, via e-mail to sboller@ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us, or fax to Sandra Boller at 614-322-6875 or mail to: City of Reynoldsburg, Attn: Sandra Boller,  7232 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg OH 43068. Call 614-322-6868 w/questions or visit the web at www.ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us (go to city departments, to human resource, to job opportunities). Salary range is $90,000 – $95,000 with experience with excellent benefits. Deadline to apply is October 11, 2021.  The City of Reynoldsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities

  • This individual will oversee the Development Department.
  • Plans, develops, initiates, directs business/economic development programs/services
  • Supervises staff (e.g., approves leave requests/time sheets, recommends discipline, conducts performance evaluations, interviews candidates, recommends applicant for hire, assigns work)
  • Assists existing potential businesses/industries; plans, organizes
  • Implements a comprehensive economic development program for the City
  • Develops support for corridor plans adopted by City Council, economic development policy, tax abatements, and boundary conformation
  • Develops economic incentives for businesses/industry
  • Meets with members of City Council, school district, community leaders, residents concerning development projects
  • Serves as advisor to the Mayor on development /economic growth
  • Meets with developers, commercial realtors, Chamber of Commerce members, and search firms concerning business retention/expansion;
  • Establishes/maintains relationships with neighboring government agencies;
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals (BZA) and Planning Commission

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Economic Development or related field.
  • Extensive experience in economic development; experience in a major area of public works, with experience in local government preferred; a minimum of four (4) years of supervision of personnel.
  • Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license w/a good record and an excellent background.

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