Economic Development Project Manager II – City of Delaware

Jun 21, 2022 | Jobs

SALARY:  $30.84 – $37.01 Hourly
$64,147.20 – $76,980.80 Annually

OPENING DATE:  06/15/22

CLOSING DATE:  06/29/22 11:59 PM


You can do great work and love what you do with the City of Delaware. We are an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity, and the innovative spirit of all our employees. The City of Delaware is an award-winning local government organization known for its professionalism, customer service orientation and a strong commitment to distinctive and
well-planned community development. The work environment is stable with excellent benefits and retirement packages. Our mission is to ensure an effective government, a healthy economy, being a safe city and welcoming you to be a part of this great community!

Under general supervision, the Economic Development Project Manager II performs economic development and marketing activities of the Economic Development Office to ensure business attraction, business retention and expansion, and small business development. The Economic Development Project Manager II is an initial contact person and information resource for existing businesses and may serve as the initial contact for entrepreneurs and new small businesses.  The position is responsible for the delivery of exceptional client services, administration of programs, as well as tracking and reporting on key metrics for both internal and external clients. Under the leadership of the Economic Development Director, the Specialist will manage the
City’s Business Retention and Expansion programming; maintain a database of industrial and commercial properties; manage the economic development social media accounts and other marketing; perform communication and public relation functions; manage the content of the City’s business and economic development Website and manage an annual reporting process
for tax incentives. The Specialist will also assist in the administration of the City’s planned Entrepreneurial Center including resource development and coordination for small businesses and entrepreneurs. This position also may assist the Economic Development Director in managing the City’s overall branding and marketing efforts in conjunction with the Community Affairs Coordinator. Position requires regular and reliable attendance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: For purposes of 42 USC 12101

  1. Assists in the maintenance, development, and coordination of resources for businesses of all sizes.
  2. Manages economic development website and other economic development marketing.
  3. Manages industrial/commercial property database.
  4. Manages and develops content for economic development social media accounts.
  5. Manages business retention and expansion programming including volunteer management.
  6. Plans, monitors, and promotes economic and community development activities for Delaware County and within the region.
  7. Performs economic development duties including coordinating the City’s tax incentive programs, preparing yearly tax abatement reports, and revolving loan fund and develops and maintains progress reports for related programs.
  8. Assists in citywide branding and marketing.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, Sharepoint, OneNote, and Teams) and other computer software.
  • City and Department goals and objectives.
  • City and Department policies and procedures.
  • Government structure and process.
  • Project management.
  • Event planning
  • Economic development programs, fundamentals of negotiations, and contract management (helpful but not required)
  • Federal and state rules and regulations, Ohio Revised Code.
  • Environmental review, bidding, prevailing wage, and monitoring procedures associated with publicly funded projects (helpful but not required)
  • State and local government structure, operations, functions, practices, and procedures


  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, accuracy, time management, and critical thinking skills.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Civic engagement and customer service.
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Database experience
  • Web content management system experience
  • Social media content creation and community cultivation
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills


  • Deal with many variables, define and solve problems, collect, analyze, and interpret data, establish facts, and determine specific action, evaluate and improve process and/or program efficiency / effectiveness.
  • Organize, oversee, and complete multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality about information within the office.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • Prepare correspondence.
  • Compile and prepare reports.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Be honest, dependable, and trustworthy.
  • Maintain effective working relationships.
  • Communicate effectively, both in oral and written form and to prepare and present effective public presentations.
  • Exercise independent judgement and discretion.
  • Work in a professional office environment.
  • High energy and positive attitude
  • Forecast requirements and control expenditures within budgeting guidelines
  • Work courteously and effectively with clients concerning controversial issues
  • Research issues relating to economic development programs and business development
  • Effectively plan, organize, schedule, and prioritize work assignments and tasks
  • Apply rules, regulations and guidelines associated with Economic Development programs.




  1. The primary duties of this position are performed in a public office building environment with some activities being performed outdoors and under adverse weather conditions.
  2. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, use a telephone and communicate effectively with others over the telephone or in person.
  3. Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written material.
  4. Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment and computer systems.
  5. Sufficient body flexibility and personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office setting and conduct field inspections, as required.


Computer, copier, phone, fax machine, and other standard/modern office equipment; computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office and other applicable computer software).



  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field.
  2. A minimum of one to two (2-3) years relevant work experience including but not limited to working a government or non-profit economic development organization or office, corporate new business development office, customer relations department, and/or marketing/communications/public relations department. Professional internships with
    extensive responsibility can be included.
  3. Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record and ability to maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy. Must meet and maintain qualifications for driving at all times and as a continued condition of employment.
  4. Regular and reliable attendance
  5. Any combination of training and experience which will indicate the possession of the skills, knowledge and abilities listed below.



The City of Delaware offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees including:
health, dental, and life insurance, retirement pension and savings plans, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and longevity pay and in many positions, paid uniforms or clothing allowance. This position is part of the Management Pay Plan. Details about the compensation and benefits for this position can be found in the agreement by clicking here.

The information above is intended to be illustrative of the kinds of duties that may be assigned to the position and should not be interpreted to describe all the duties which may be required of employees holding this position.

The City of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), the City of Delaware will provide reasonable accommodations, upon reasonable request, to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

The City of Delaware, Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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