The Economic Development Manager, under general direction, is responsible for the City's economic development programs. The Manager supervises the day-to-day activities related to economic development and redevelopment. The Manager serves as a resource to the City Manager, City Council, other governmental agencies and the general public.
Leadership: Contributes to a positive work culture consistent with the City of Banning Leadership Philosophy, actively welcomes new approaches to public service and supports change and process improvements at all levels within the organization.
Management: Able to independently assess and organize personal work performance while contributing to the overall organization.
Teamwork: Demonstrates ability and willingness to work collaboratively with a team.
Communication: Communicates effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and individuals to who service is provided.
Examples of Duties
Functions as a member of the City's management team and works closely with the City Manager, Department Directors, and City Council on activities related to strategic planning and the development of City vision, mission and values.
Coordinates development projects and functions as liaison and facilitator between business, development professionals and City staff.
Responds to leads and inquiries for potential new business development.
Develops and manages marketing strategies to attract potential businesses.
Researches policies, procedures and programs relative to economic development and redevelopment including low and moderate income housing.
Recommends and implements appropriate policies, procedures and programs in accordance with City goals and objectives.
Develops and implements programs to assist with low/moderate income housing, economic development and redevelopment including negotiations and preparation of related agreements.
Identifies, manages, and pursues potential funding opportunities.
Collects and manages a comprehensive information and public relations program that promotes City accomplishments and activities.
Provides all City departments with communications and internal and external marketing support.
Develops and implements strategies and programs for business retention and expansion.
Meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload and technical issues.
Facilitates problem solving in the department and encourages a high degree of communication and feedback between employees and supervisors; leads by example by maintaining high standards of behavior and performance.
Maintains timely and regular attendance.
Other duties as assigned.
Applicable City, County, State and Federal statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances, codes, administrative orders and other operational guidelines and directives including community development and economic development regulations, California real estate law and relocation assistance law.
City's and the Department's policies and procedures.
Practical methodology, techniques and objectives of community development and economic development.
Current social, political and economic trends and operating problems of municipal government.
Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
Marketing methods and procedures.
Rules and regulations governing public meetings.
Sources of information related to a broad range of municipal programs, services and administration.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Develop short- and long-range goals, and plan, assign, coordinate and evaluate the work of subordinates.
Analyze issues, evaluate alternatives and make logical recommendations based on findings.
Administer program goals and objectives; implement initiatives and recommendations in support of department and City goals.
Foster cooperative group processes and efficiently use resources; delegate tasks and workload assignments.
Develop and monitor departmental and program/project operating budgets, costs and schedules.
Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Effectively administer a variety of city-wide programs.
Interpret and apply city policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
Support and model the identified vision, values and behaviors of the organization.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Operate a personal computer utilizing a variety of standard and specialized software.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
A Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Economics, Public Administration, Marketing or a related field AND 3 years of experience in governmental and/or professional planning/economic development. A Master's degree in Business, Urban Planning, Real Estate or Public Administration is preferred. Experience in economic development and establishing programs related to business attraction and retention is highly desirable. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) desirable.
License and Certification Requirements
Valid California State driver's license is required within three (3) months after date of employment.
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required.
The regular work schedule is generally Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Work is primarily performed in an office which is busy, oriented to public service and subject to occasional work interruptions. Noise level is moderate. Occasional attendance at meetings before or after regular work hours is required.
Continuous repetitive arm/hand movement is essential to performance. The incumbent in this position must be able to discern voice conversation, have the physical ability to perform essential job functions, and have hand-eye coordination sufficient to operate computers, do keyboarding and operate other office equipment. The incumbent must have the ability to produce legible handwritten documents and may need to push, pull, lift and carry up to 20 pounds.