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Community & Economic Development Director

Warner Robins


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COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

The following documents must be presented to receive an application:

  • Baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. 

  • Certification related to economic and/or community development (e.g., IEDS, CEcD, etc.)

 YOU MUST UPLOAD A COPY OF THESE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ALONG WITH YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT! IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY LOADING THE DOCUMENTS, YOU MAY ALSO EMAIL THEM TO ADOERSAM@WRGA.GOV

 

This position directs the operations of the Community and Economic Development Department for the City of Warner Robins, including the Conventions and Visitors Bureau (CVB), Keep Warner Robins Beautiful (KWRB), and related authorities. Coordinates activities associated with economic development and implementation of certain community development financing activities. Conducts public meetings and provides written and verbal reports and recommendations to the City Administrator, Mayor and City Council, and other boards and commissions. Oversees the administration of all community development loan and incentive programs and housing assistance programs. Works with developers and consultants, as needed, to guide them through the development process and to serve as an effective information resource; coordinates activities between departments and other entities relating to community and economic development issues and projects. Directs and conducts research that will provide input into the best policy practices, community needs, and latest trends in economic development. Assesses the feasibility of implementing various programs in the city, analyzes the community needs to determine program direction and goals, and determines the long-term effects of various programs on community and economic development. Works with agencies in the development of plans affecting growth in the community and manages the activities of consultants and advisors providing services to the city concerning economic development. Oversees state and federal programs for which the department has primary responsibility, including the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG), city bond funds, and other creative financing mechanisms. Performs related duties. The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, or stooping.  The employee must occasionally lift light and heavy objects and must distinguish between shades of color. The work is performed in an office and outside of the office on development site visits, business retention meetings, etc. Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to economic and/or community development (e.g., economics, urban planning, business). Certification related to economic and/or community development (e.g., IEDS, CEcD, etc.). Experience recruiting and attracting businesses, offices, and/or retail locations to an urban area. Experience obtaining, allocating, and managing federal funds (i.e., HUD, CDBG, and revolving loans). Experience with writing grant proposals. Experience conducting negotiations with businesses and/or government officials. Sufficient experience to thoroughly understand diverse objectives and functions of the department in order to direct and coordinate work within the department, usually interpreted to require five or more years of experience.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a field related to economic and/or community development (e.g., economics, urban planning, business, public administration). Certification related to economic and/or community development (e.g., IEDS, CEcD, etc.). Experience recruiting and attracting businesses, offices, and/or retail locations to an urban area. Experience obtaining, allocating, and managing federal funds (i.e., HUD, CDBG, and revolving loans). Experience with writing grant proposals. Experience conducting negotiations with businesses and/or government officials. Sufficient experience to thoroughly understand diverse objectives and functions of the department in order to direct and coordinate work within the department, usually interpreted to require five or more years of experience. The following documents must be presented to receive an application: Baccalaureate degree in a field related to community/economic development or public administration, required. Certification related to economic and/or community development (e.g., IEDS, CEcD, etc.)

Special Requirements

YOU MUST UPLOAD A COPY OF YOUR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ALONG WITH YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT.

Miscellaneous Information

The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, or stooping. The employee must occasionally lift light and heavy objects and must distinguish between shades of color. The work is performed in an office and outside of the office on development site visits, business retention meetings, etc.

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Listing ends on:

7/30/2021