Contact Name - Shelly Dehn
Contact Phone - 509-720-5251
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City of Spokane Valley
POSITION: Economic Development Specialist
ABOUT THE CITY: Spokane Valley is a city with a current population of over 94,000 located on the eastern border of Washington State in the heart of the Inland Northwest. We pride ourselves on quality neighborhoods and schools, along with strong business and retail centers. Friendly people, natural surroundings and beautiful weather are part of what makes our community a favorite destination. Spokane Valley is a high-performing organization, and employs the use of best practices. We are a workforce based upon loyalty, accountability and professionalism. We place a high value on customer service, and take a team-oriented, collaborative approach to the way we do business. If working for a fast-paced, evolving organization appeals to you, and you desire a work environment that is intellectually stimulating, respectful and rewarding, we urge you to complete an application.
ABOUT THE POSITION: Spokane Valley is seeking a highly qualified and enthusiastic employee to serve our City as a regular, full-time Economic Development Specialist in our Community and Public Works Department. The ideal candidate will have exceptional technical skills and a strong desire to provide superior service to both internal and external customers.
SELECTED EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Coordinate and develop notices, flyers, brochures, newsletters, media releases, news articles, and other informational and marketing materials. Conduct public outreach efforts for various projects and participate in public meetings or hearings. Coordinate and develop reports, studies, plans, and programs including the Comprehensive Plan, Economic Development Strategic Plan. Programs would include certified sites, business retention and expansion, and marketing, retail recruitment, and tourism strategies. Develop and provide written and oral reports to elected officials, member agency representatives, stakeholders, and the public. Prepare and write grant applications relating to economic development as assigned. Communicate with the Associate Development Organization (ADO), brokers and others on available properties in the City. Monitor planning and economic development activities of neighboring jurisdictions and assist in the development of regional plans. Coordinate consultant contracts, including consultant selection, contact development and monitoring, and project delivery, as assigned. Assist with the development of the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and coordinate and maintain the City’s website. Coordinate with outside organizations including but not limited to those charged with promoting tourism in the Spokane Valley and actively participate with those organizations to ensure implementation of City related programs and promotions.
SALARY: Anticipated hiring range is $4,724 - $5,101 per month DOQ plus excellent benefit package. Full salary range is $4,724 - $6,952 per month. This is a represented, FLSA exempt position, in the Community and Public Works Department.
BENEFITS: Health benefits are provided through the Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefit Trust. The City currently provides medical, dental, life, long term disability, vision, and employee assistance benefits, which incorporates an employee cost share. Holiday, vacation, and other paid leaves are provided. The required retirement system of the City is Washington Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) which requires an employee contribution. The City does not participate in Social Security. However, the City has adopted an ICMA-RC 401(A) Social Security substitute plan with the same contribution rates as FICA.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in economics, marketing, business administration, urban and regional planning, or a closely related field; and minimum of four (4) years previous professional experience in economics, marketing, business administration, urban and regional planning or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience writing grant applications and managing grant funds and projects. Ability to understand and follow direction, exercise a high degree of sound independent judgment and work within established guidelines with little or no direct supervision. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including the ability to express complex issues clearly and concisely. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete tasks on time. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, member agency representatives, elected officials and stakeholders. Ability to work as part of a project team by supporting activities to accomplish projects in a timely and professional manner. Must be able to work indoors and outdoors as needed, lift 25 lbs., and perform any physical demands of the position.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid State driver's license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment. Successful completion of a background check, including a criminal check, is a requirement of employment at Spokane Valley.
How to Apply
TO APPLY: Interested and qualified persons are invited to submit a complete City application, résumé, cover letter and list of five (5) work-related references (name and phone number) via our Online Application System. Our Online Application System can be found on our website at www.spokanevalley.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Apply Immediately. Posted May 11, 2017. First review after 5:00 pm May 29, 2017.
The City of Spokane Valley has a policy of limiting tobacco use in the workplace.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer