Director of Economic & Community Development
Under administrative direction, oversees the operations of Economic and Community Development.
Essential Functions of the Position:
(1) Oversees County’s economic development efforts. Promotes retention and expansion of industry, commerce, and retail within the County; develops and maintains a cooperative working relationship with existing businesses, local utilities and governmental officials; identifies existing businesses’ retention and expansion needs, and utilizes available resources to address those needs.
(2) Identifies economic and community development needs; supervises and develops programs to address program needs and selects and prioritizes projects that reflect strategy; prepares and submits applications, required reporting and documentation to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations; and administers and coordinates with various grant projects and programs.
(3) Supervises assigned personnel as indicated in current table of organization (e.g., maintains personnel records; assists in the hiring process and recommends selection of candidates; recommends personnel actions; oversees affirmative action program; conducts performance evaluations; handles routine disciplinary matters of department staff; recommends disciplinary action, etc.).
(4) Attends meetings and represents the Board of Commissioners on boards, commissions, or other groups or events, makes presentations, responds to inquiries, and performs general office functions as needed or required. Serves as principal liaison for all economic and community development matters in the County.
Minimum Acceptable Characteristics:
Knowledge of: Board goals and objectives; Budgeting, Human Resource Relations, County policies and procedures; government structure and process; public relations; media relations; community resources and services; interviewing; office practices and procedures; economic development principles and strategies; government grant practices; personnel administration; supervisory principles and practices; public administration; business administration; project management, human resources, grant administration; Gallia County and surrounding region.
Skill in: Typing, proficient use of personal computer programs (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Yahoo, Google, etc); use of office equipment (e.g. Computer, phone, copier, scanner, fax, phone); newsletter platforms (eg. Mailchimp, etc); social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc). Excellent oral and written communication skills; Organization and follow-up skills. Strong attention to detail. Self-motivation and ability to work well with limited daily supervision.
Ability to: interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; deal with many variables and determine specific action; apply management principles to solve agency problems; recognize unusual or threatening conditions and take appropriate action; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; exercise independent judgment and discretion; determine material and equipment needs; add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers; compile and prepare reports; write and/or edit documents for publication; respond to routine inquiries from public and/or officials; prepare and deliver speeches and presentations; communicate effectively; understand a variety of written and/or verbal communications; handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with officials and general public; develop and maintain effective working relationships; resolve complaints; maintain confidentiality. Maintain valid driver’s license and driving record.
Additional Requirements: Some travel required; position will require occasional early morning or evening meetings or events.
Complete Position Description can be found here.
All applicants must submit by email, a completed Gallia County Employment Application, Resume, and Letter of Interest by Wednesday, November 11, 2020.
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Melissa Clark, County Administrator