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Administrative Assistant - Communications, MASC


The Municipal Association of South Carolina is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant. This full-time position will support our Advocacy and Communications team working directly with the communications staff. Competitive salary (based on qualifications) and excellent benefits package including wellness program and SC State Retirement.

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with maintaining the Association’s website by creating pages, uploading documents and editing text using Microsoft SharePoint. 
  • Maintain the Association’s centralized, complex membership database and manage the annual membership update process 
  • Provide administrative support for the Association’s monthly newsletter by taking notes during planning meetings, adding the online version to the website and making edits within design software. 
  • Provide administrative support for multiple communication projects, meetings, publications and events to include data entry, proofing, payment receipt, logistics, mailings and taking detailed actionable notes. 
  • Assist with producing, posting and distributing member email newsletters
  • Compose documents to include reports and correspondence
  • Manage sales of Association publications
  • Maintain relationships with internal and external customers 
  • Develop and maintain efficient record-keeping systems


  • Associate degree or training/experience equivalent to two years of education in business, communications or a related field.
  • Advanced administrative skills demonstrated by five years of experience in a fast-paced office environment 
  • Proven ability to master complex software including database management systems, content management tools and online solutions (Microsoft Sharepoint experience strongly preferred) 
  • Proficient in the use of email and the Internet 
  • Strong organizational, time management, analytical skills, prioritization, grammar, proofreading, and written and verbal communication skills 
  • Detail orientated and ability to master job responsibilities quickly 
  • Outstanding customer service skills 
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently 
  • In-depth experience with Microsoft Office Suite with advanced proficiency in Word and working knowledge of Excel; exposure to content management system software preferred

Forward resumes to: Summer Randall, Operations Manager, Municipal Association of South Carolina, PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211-2109, or email at The Municipal Association is an EOE.

Deadline: March 7

Barnwell County EDC Director


OPEN DATE:            February 5, 2015

POSITION:               Barnwell County EDC Director

Barnwell County is now accepting applications for the full-time position of Barnwell County Economic Development Director.  The Director will work under the supervision of the Economic Development Commission and will be expected to exercise ethical principles, sound judgment and discretion when dealing with assigned responsibilities that will enhance the economic well being and quality of life for the citizens of the county.

The Director must establish a positive working relationship with elected and appointed officials, develop allies and other partners within the county and throughout the region and State of South Carolina.  They must understand and adhere to the definition of “confidentiality” as established by the South Carolina Department of Commerce, and serve as the county’s economic development liaison with the Regional Development Alliance and the South Carolina Department of Commerce.  

Competitive Salary, commensurate with qualifications.  Fringe benefits include medical and dental insurance and SC Retirement.


A formal education or proven service in business, community planning, economic development or related field.  Demonstration of achievements, leadership and organizational skills that indicate the ability to bring people together to accomplish a common goal in accordance with the ordinances of Barnwell County Council.

Applications may be obtained at the Barnwell County Business Office, 29 Allen Street, Barnwell, SC 29812 or on the web at 



SCANA Corporation - Economic Development and Local Government Representative


Application Deadline

Please submit your online application on or before February 22, 2015.

Department Marketing Statement

SCANA Economic Development and Local Government department supports SCANA operating units by creating growth

opportunities for SCANA through a proactive economic development process; promoting positive growth of the communities we

serve by identifying and pursuing innovative development and other quality of life projects; influencing solutions to local

government issues that promote the growth and well being of the community, as well as SCANA. This position, located in

Charleston, S.C., is responsible for economic development and local government activities in areas served by South Carolina

Electric and Gas Company or other SCANA subsidiaries in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, and eastern Orangeburg counties.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SCANA and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers. Our jobs are open to all applicants regardless

of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military or

veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.


Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline. A minimum of five

years of related work experience is required. This position requires evening and some weekend work and occasional overnight

travel. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Regular use of personal automobile is required. Applicants should be

proficient in use of Microsoft Office products Word, Excel, and Power Point. Additional experience with GIS/Arc mapping

systems will be beneficial. The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the Charleston, SC area.


Duties include: identifying, developing and implementing economic development and local government activities/programs to

capitalize on opportunities for SCANA companies; identifying and recommending appropriate involvement in projects that will

position SCANA to be recognized as a leader in community and economic development; maintaining relationships with local

government personnel and key community contacts to achieve positive results on issues affecting SCANA companies; creating

an effective communication system to keep essential company players informed and involved.

Executive Director of Economic Development - Clarendon County, SC



Under the supervision of the Clarendon County administrator, the director implements the mission and directives of the Clarendon County Development Board in order to ensure the effective facilitation of industrial, business and commercial investment in Clarendon County.  With considerable initiative and independent judgment, directs the economic and industrial development of the County with the creation and implementation of economic development strategies.  These strategies include short and long range initiatives to ensure future success.  The director promotes expansion of existing industries in the County and the establishment of new industries. Assists new and existing industries and businesses in obtaining infrastructure support, grant funding and manpower.  Promotes the County’s attributes with the creation of marketing materials and maintains a database of County resources.  Coordinates economic development activities with various local, regional, State and Federal officials and agencies and the Central SC Alliance. 


                 Ability to perform at a high level of independence.  Plans, organizes and directs all programs and activities of the Economic Development Department, with emphasis on creating and implementing short and long range strategies to enhance the economic well-being of the Clarendon County area.  Gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations.

                 Provides direct assistance to the County Administrator, County Development Board and County Council in economic development matters and regarding various special projects.

                 Develops programs to attract new industry and business to the County; receives and responds to  inquiries from business representatives, manufacturers and others interested in establishing or expanding operations in the County; arranges and/or conducts tours of County facilities and real estate available for industrial use.

                 Negotiates with industry representatives to encourage a location in the County. Plans, conducts and follows up on prospect visits; prepares prospect presentations, presentation graphics and proposals.  Actively involves the Development Board in industry recruitment.  Meets with elected officials to discuss incentive recommendations for prospects.

                 Assists existing industries and businesses in County with problems and concerns pertaining to infrastructure support, grant funding and manpower availability, contacting County, State and Federal agencies to provide available assistance as appropriate.  Encourages existing industries to create new jobs and invest additional funds.

                 Serves as coordinator for, or participant in, community and regional economic development committees, providing input and advice based on expertise and/or observations; participates in activities of such groups as appropriate to promote interests of County.

                 Prepares, collects and maintains demographic, geographical and economic data about the County; investigates labor supply, transportation, utilities, taxes, zoning, community services, financing tools and other requirements for establishment of new and growth of existing industry. Prepares and continually updates technical reports, brochures, news releases; etc., used in publicizing the advantages of locating in the County. 

                 Receives and responds to requests for information, inquiries, complaints and concerns for economic development purposes.

                 Develops and maintains a comprehensive inventory of available buildings and sites in the community for economic development purposes; identifies potential properties to be used for industries, businesses, industrial parks and commerce business centers; identifies costs and potential funding sources for site and park development.  Photographs and develops necessary materials to market the properties.  Maintains data on all marketable properties.

                 Directs activities such as research, analysis and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed expansions and developments.

                 Coordinates economic development and marketing efforts with regional alliance and other allies.

                 Compiles, organizes and utilizes various financial information necessary in the preparation of the departmental budget, and prepares and monitors the budget. Oversees the development and administration of the department budget; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.

                 Prepares and submits grant proposals for special funding; administers grants received. Negotiates and administers various contracts, agreements, partnerships and coalitions. 

                 Receives and reviews billing invoices, public bids, grant applications, agreements, agreements, utility contracts, deeds, tax records, annual reports, etc.

                 Ability to review, evaluate, prepare and/or process technical and legal documents, agreements, prospect presentation materials, site maps and plans, utility maps, cost/benefit analyses, technical reports, statistical reports, budget documents, proposals, memos, correspondence, etc.

                 Attends and participates in conferences, trade shows, marketing missions, prospect visits etc. to promote Clarendon County.

                 Attends and participates in community, County and Development Board meetings; attends classes, workshops and seminars as appropriate to keep abreast of legislation and trends in economic development practices.

                 Interacts and communicates effectively and persuasively with various groups and individuals such as subordinates, the County Administrator, members of County Council, County department heads and staff, elected officials, members of the Development Board, industry/commercial officials, prospects, site owners, news media, consultants, engineers, attorneys, school officials, real estate brokers and the general public to develop public awareness and support of economic development efforts and to foster effective working relationships.  Confers with local, state, and federal governmental officials to effect changes in local policies or ordinances discouraging effective development.

                 Presents programs about development plans to various community, industry and civic groups; prepares public relations materials in multi-media formats, including on-line and computer media.

                 Represents the department and County at various local, regional and national conferences and meetings; serves as liaison to other counties, municipalities, state and federal agencies, various boards and commissions, chambers of commerce, merchants’ associations and other community/professional/civic groups, industries / businesses, the news media, other professionals and the general public.

                 Performs planning duties with respect to transportation and infrastructure needs; contacts land owners to determine and discuss potential development sites; utilizes computerized tools to draw building and utility lines on site maps for clients.

                 Supervises the operation of the Development Board Department; directs and supervises duties of support staff. Supervisory duties include: instructing, assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; selecting new employees; acting on employee problems; recommending employee discipline, discharge and salary increases. 

                 Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.  Provides for adequate staff training and development opportunities.


                 Performs general administrative work as required; including: typing and preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data; reviewing email, mail and literature; conducting and attending meetings, answering the telephone, faxing information, copying, filing, etc.

                 Operates a variety of equipment such as a computer, printer, automobile, copier, telephone, calculator, fax machine, tape recorder, etc. with knowledge of relevant software programs.

                 Performs related duties as required.

                 Must maintain residency in Clarendon County within one year of employment.


Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in urban or regional planning, business or public administration, economics, finance, marketing or other related field with at least five years of experience in public administration, economic development or marketing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


                 Must possess a valid state driver’s license. 

                 Economic development related certifications are preferred.


Requires at least six years of economic development experience.  Management experience is preferred.  The director must reside within the County and be actively involved in community events and organizations.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter stating salary requirements to

Economic Developer - County of Newberry, SC 

The County of Newberry (SC) is accepting applications from qualified professionals for the position of Economic Developer.  This position reports to the County Administrator and is responsible for planning, reporting, and executing both daily and long-term activities concerning the recruitment of jobs and taxable investment into the County.  The successful candidate will demonstrate these abilities over several years, citing specific examples.  The overall ability to manage economic development projects through the recruitment, announcement, build-out and growth phases is essential.  The encouragement of growth from existing industry is considered a vital part of this continuum.

Qualifications include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field; a master’s degree is preferred, as are state and/or national certifications in economic development.  The ability to manipulate spreadsheet and word processing documents, to analyze data, and to use information technology for research and presentations at advanced levels is imperative.  Experience should include at least five years at the local government, state, or regional level focused intensively on economic development.

The selected candidate will become an employee of Newberry County, subject to the conditions of a negotiated contract.  Residency in Newberry County within one year is required as a condition of employment for this position.  The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $100,000, based on experience and qualifications.  Well-qualified persons with an interest in this opportunity should submit a letter of interest and detailed qualifications as follows:

                         Newberry County Economic Development Position

                        C/O Newberry County Administrator

                        PO Box 156

                        Newberry, SC 29108


This position will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate. 


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