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Placer County

Economic Development Specialist - Senior

Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Development
Postal Code
United States

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The Economic Development division of the County Executive's Office is responsible for attracting, retaining, and expanding businesses in Placer County. The individual hired into this Economic Development Specialist - Senior position will be required to regularly travel between Auburn and South Placer. 

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following -
  • Coordinates and performs administrative and technical duties necessary to achieve program goals and objectives. 
  • Collect, compile, and analyze data regarding economic conditions and projects; prepare informational and promotional reports, illustrative charts, tables and graphs, and press releases. 
  • Plans, organizes, and conducts analysis related to implementation of economic development programs. 
  • Research, establish, and maintain various files and databases regarding economic development. Organize and analyze market conditions, program information, and other economic development programs; propose development implementation plans. 
  • Develop grant applications and reports; compute, collect, monitor, and track grant data on an on-going basis; provide statistics as appropriate.
  • Administer, monitor, and evaluate contracts; participate in negotiating contracts with outside vendors, consultants, or organizations; monitor fiscal and legal liabilities of the same; assist with contract management and administration.
  • Respond to inquiries from County staff, developers, prospective businesses, and the general public; determine focus/needs of inquiries and respond as specifically as possible; make referrals and/or introductions as appropriate. 
  • Act as liaison with businesses and public/private agencies; assist in arranging meetings, conferences, and public information programs; and make presentations as directed. 
  • Participate in tradeshows throughout the state representing the Office of Economic Development.
  • Work with local county and city officials for retention and expansion of existing businesses and recruitment of new businesses. 
  • Prepare a variety of comprehensive studies, proposals, and reports related to program activities and assigned projects. 
  • Prepare appropriate agenda reports, informational materials, and other written materials regarding the County’s Economic Development programs and related activities. 
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications -

Experience: Three years of responsible professional economic development experience.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, finance, public administration, economics, or a related field.

License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

Placer County is an equal opportunity employer.

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2+ to 5 years

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