Village of Plain City Economic Development Coordinator

Jun 9, 2022 | Jobs

Village of Plain City
Plain City, OH 43064
$28.13 – $34.46 an hour – Full-time

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The Village of Plain City is seeking an passionate and motivated professional to serve as Economic Development Coordinator. The successful candidate, under the direction of the Village Administrator, will develop, manage and administer the Village’s economic development strategic plan. Additional responsibilities include: developing a business retention and expansion program, working with local agencies to assist the Village in development efforts, coordinating with the Village Planner on planning initiatives and projects in strategic focus areas in the Village, and organizing a proactive economic development outreach program to new and existing businesses.

Job Description

  • Establishes a network of relationships and interacts with the business community on a consistent basis through visits to express the Village’s appreciation; gathers attitudes and perceptions, understands the problems they face, and serves as an advocate for their needs; serves as liaison between the Village staff and local businesses, corporations, and developers. Ensures departmental organization and maintenance of information and documents, and to effectively plan independently and in collaboration with other staff, state and local governments and outside agencies.
  • Acts as the Village’s primary point of contact with regional economic development partners, site selectors, and development consultants. Manages the Village’s economic development incentive programs and works with the Administrator and Council concerning the negotiation and implementation of economic development assistance packages
  • Facilitates development processes for large scale projects and developments; develops and recommends various strategies, alternatives, and solutions to address problems/issues facing the business community. Assists in the maintenance, development and coordination of resources for businesses of all sizes. Performs other economic development duties including assisting with preparing yearly tax abatement reports, and revolving loan fund and develops and maintains progress reports for related programs.
  • Must become familiar with the existing inventory of available buildings and business and residential development sites within the community. This will include both public and private buildings and land areas. Serves as a point person for businesses through face-to-face, e-mail, phone, web interaction. Assists the administrator with the coordination of negotiations of private and public developers, businesses and organizations involved in local economic development.
  • Works independently on projects, grant programs, loan programs, marketing and business relation functions and tax incentive activities preparing necessary reports and following all necessary requirements.
  • Attends meetings, as directed; attends training and seminars, as directed.
  • Maintains required licensure or certification, if any.
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

Qualifications

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, marketing, economics, public administration, or a related field; two (2) or more years of related experience and/or training; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Skill Sets

Knowledge ofoffice practices and procedures; *Village/department goals and objectives; *Village/department policies and procedures; *workplace safety practices and procedures; *personnel rules and regulations; computer software; community resources and services; public relations; public administration; government structure and process; state, federal, and local laws and/or regulations; local geographical area; English grammar and spelling; business development and the community for Plain City and Union and Madison County; municipal zoning and infrastructure; planning programs and processes.

Skill in: computer operation; use of modern office equipment; motor vehicle operation.

Ability to: interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; deal with many variables and determine specific action; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; exercise independent judgment and discretion; understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations; read, copy, and records figures accurately; add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers; copy records precisely without error; prepare correspondence; compile and prepare reports; respond to routine inquiries from public and/or officials; communicate effectively to groups, individuals, engineers, architects, contractors, developers, businesses, supervisors, employees, and the general public; understand a variety of written and/or verbal communications; develop and maintain effective working relationships; travel to and gain access to work site; write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; deliver messages in order to obtain desired effect; perform effectively in a fast-paced, results-oriented organizational culture marked by high expectation levels, deadlines, time constraints, and the accompanying pressures inherent to such an environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $28.13 – $34.46 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location

Cover letters and resumes should be forwarded to hbaldwin@plain-city.com.  I have attached the word job description. 

 

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