Development Project Coordinator – City of Springfield, Ohio

Sep 10, 2021 | Jobs

Description
Under the general direction of the Assistant City Manager, this position is responsible for the planning and implementation of economic development projects, plans, and programs for the City Manager’s Office; performs related duties as required.  Responsible for administering the community reinvestment and enterprise zone programs, small business programs, business connector program, and annexations.
Examples of Duties

(Any one position may not include all of the specified duties listed, nor do the examples listed cover all the duties that may be performed.)

Coordinates research projects relating to population, employment, income, housing, zoning, schools, water and sewage, land sites, labor force, police and fire protection, and other designated areas of the economy.
 
Researches and/or gathers information for answering inquiries from civic groups, industrial and governmental agencies, including service delivery based on the overall economic development plan.

 

Maintains regular contact with the Greater Springfield Partnership and the Springfield business community develop and or purse leads that will ultimately result in economic gain for the City;

 

Identifies information necessary for the creation of and implementation of economic development project, plans, and programs for the City.
 
Develops, implements, and maintains strategies, programs, and incentives to stimulate economic growth in the City.

 

Researches, recommends and implements policies supporting economic development projects, plans, and programs of the City.

 

Reviews plans and the results of surveys in order to implement services delivery based on the overall economic development plan.

 

Expedites and coordinates processing of various permits, provide interpretation of regulations, etc., to aid the business community and in assistant business location.

 

Works with the Assistant City Manager to explain plans and policies relating to the implementation of economic development planning projects.

 

Makes public presentations regarding municipal and economic development projects to various audiences including; general public, city commission, school boards, non-profits, and other economic development agencies.

 

Recommends economic development plans and policies for the development of inner city projects.

 

Develops extensive research work into the policies and progress of economic development programs in other cities, state, region.  Prepares correspondence and maintains related records and reports.

 

Maintains regular attendance and may work extended hours, as needed.

 

Qualifications
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in one of the administrative, physical or social sciences and at least two years’ experience in city or regional planning, community development, business administration, public administration or economic development. Substitutions:  A master’s degree in one of the administrative, physical or social sciences is highly desirable and may be substituted for the two years’ of experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public or private economic development under government sponsorship; considerable knowledge of federal and city regulations affecting economic development activities; considerable knowledge of sales and communications techniques in the field of marketing; considerable knowledge of research and statistical methods and sources of information related to physical, social, economic conditions and trends; ability to write and speak effectively; ability to prepare comprehensive reports; ability to plan and direct the work of others; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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