Economic Development Coordinator – County of Summit, Ohio

Jan 13, 2022Jobs

Position Details

Appointing Authority Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro
Department/Division Executive, Department of Community and Economic Development
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Some evening and weekend work hours may be required.
Job Description
Under general direction; coordinates and assists with the implementation of Economic Development policies aimed at attracting, retaining, expanding and developing businesses and government contacts; coordinates financial incentive programs, etc. Performs other related duties as required.
Required Qualifications
Any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the skills, knowledge, and abilities listed below.

Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, urban planning or a related discipline plus three (3) years related experience.
Preferred Qualifications

Comprehensive knowledge of economics, finance, statistics, public relations, government structure, agency goals and objectives*. Thorough knowledge of supervision and research methods. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of materials in books, journals and manuals; use statistical analysis; write and edit articles for publication; handle sensitive inquiries and contacts from citizens and government officials; develop complete reports and position papers and communicate effectively.

*Indicates developed after employment.

Pre-Employment Testing Requirements Criminal Background Check, Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing
Work Environment

The Work Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in an office environment and employee will regularly be exposed to normal hazards associated with an office environment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing 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 position, the employee may be required to travel to and access the various assigned work sites, other offices and agencies, homes and institutions.
•Job is physically comfortable. Typically requires sitting, walking, standing, bending, keying, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions; use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
•May occasionally be required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

•Possession of valid driver’s license, if utilization of a motor vehicle to perform the essential functions is required.
•Must maintain current certifications, licenses.
Additional Information  

Job Duties 

Job Duty Name Economic Development Coordinator Job Functions
Description of Job Duty

The duties listed below are intended to depict tasks performed by this position.

Studies economic, statistical and demographic data to determine what businesses and/or industries can be attracted to and/or retained and expanded to Summit County; meets with and/or assists business officials in solving problems and coordinating logistics (e.g., financials solutions, site selections, availability of utilities, rail, trucking and air services, etc.) which would enable businesses to expand or locate within the County.

Maintains and develops contacts with professional land and building developers, realtors, entrepreneurs, government officials, private industry representatives, Chamber of Commerce and others related to development activities.

Coordinates financial incentive programs available to industry through local government; organizes corporate entities or boards to administer such programs; plans and analyzes the impact of programs of incentives on business expansions; coordinates activities and/or resolution of problem/complaints through federal, state and local government agencies (e.g., utilities, local transportation boards, local development departments, etc.).

Implements policies and plans to aid business and government entities in arriving at solutions to economic problems; administers and coordinates revenue bond projects.

Supervises subordinates in amassing research data pertaining to economic development; prepare reports to various governmental and business entities.

Requisition Details

Requisition Number C/U – 0092022-P
Working Title Economic Development Coordinator
Posting Type External/Public Posting
Number of Vacancies 1
Advertised Salary
$50,107.20 – $61,360.00 annually
Open Date 01/12/2022
Close Date 01/26/2022
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary  

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which best describes your experience working in economic development?
    • None
    • Less than one year
    • One year
    • Two years
    • Three years
    • Four years
    • Five or more years

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume

Optional Documents

  1. Cover Letter


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