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York County Government
CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Research Manager
DEPARTMENT: Economic Development
The purpose of this position is to perform routine and customized research that supports the business attraction, expansion/retention, and marketing mission of the Economic Development Department. Responsibilities include leading and executing primary and secondary research, preparing information for marketing activities, database management, Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and analysis, and a variety of other duties related to assisting the recruitment, retention, marketing and strategic initiatives of the Department. Work will require initiative and independent judgement, and the employee is expected to exercise discretion in planning and executing assignments. Reports to the Director of Economic Development and will work with department staff on various projects in order to accomplish the annual program of work.
The tasks listed below represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
Lead or assist in the completion of responses to requests for proposals for new and existing economic development opportunities.
Assist department efforts to scan and monitor social media to identify critical information as necessary.
Enter and maintain data as well as create reports using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system which is in the Salesforce platform.
Collect, update and maintain necessary data from secondary sources as necessary during the year.
Assist in the research and preparation of information for marketing publications, presentations, blogs, internal and external communications, speeches, and other marketing collateral material used to promote York County.
Implement continual process improvements to increase the speed, accuracy and professionalism of Economic Development services and response time to research requests.
Organize, store and maintain data within the department’s electronic filing system that is both in-house and cloud-based (Dropbox/Evernote).
Communicate with various economic development agencies in the state and region to collect data/information that will assist in the mission of the department.
Conduct various primary research projects as needed that may include wage & benefit surveys, industry surveys, and community surveys.
Assist in the routine maintenance of the department’s website that includes updating economic data, lists, documents and web page copy.
Routinely supports the Business Development and Retention efforts by conducting information gathering and analysis of projects that are requesting consideration for local incentives. Routinely supports department staff with tasks associated with computer programs and analyses.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of a bachelor’s degree and one to two years of experience. Master’s degree is preferred.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Valid state driver’s license or other acceptable identification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of research and statistical methods and techniques; economic development principles and practices; the principles of sales and marketing; principles and practices of customer service; and, the current economic, real estate development, demographic and market trends in the state and local area. Possesses strong oral and written skills; interpersonal skills; and critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Proven analytical aptitude. Ability to comprehend and make inferences from data in order to prepare statistical comparisons and trend analysis to be used in program efforts. Time management skills to effectively prioritize and execute program activities; ability to manage and accomplish tasks and projects that can meet deadlines during stressful cycles. Effective listening skills and ability to understand directions, information and ideas presented verbally and in writing. Ability to research and interpret statistical information as well as perform numerical computations and data manipulation. Able to demonstrate the ability to quickly learn and effectively utilize new technology.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
PROFESSIONAL: Work requires advanced learning acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction; or work involves advising clients or assisting customers or clients with running their business.
Perform specialized technical work involving data collection, evaluation, analysis, and troubleshooting, or reports on operations and activities of a department, or performs general coordination of individual or departmental activities.
Follow complex technical instructions, solve technical problems, or disseminate information regarding policies and procedures; may compose unique reports or analysis, or provide extensive customer service to internal or external customers.
Communicate information to guide or assist people; may give instructions or assignments to helpers or assistants.
Perform semi-skilled work involving some set procedures and frequent problem-solving.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USAGE
Use office machines such as copiers or calculators. Use computers for data entry. Use computers for word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations or custom applications.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires work involving: sitting over 2/3 of the time; standing and talking or hearing 1/3 to 2/3 of the time; and walking, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling and lifting up to 10 pounds less than 1/3 of the time.
No special vision requirements.
POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS/HAZARDS:
The job may risk exposure to indoor environment.
Project Manager - Berkeley County
$64,738.90 - $74,449.74 Annually
1003 N. Highway 52
Moncks Corner, SC
This position is typically assigned responsibilities that will enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for the citizens of the county; Establishment of a positive working relationship with elected and appointed officials, development allies and other partners within the county and throughout the State is a must; and must be able to deal courteously and effectively with fellow employees and citizens.
This position requires the employee to sit and use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, kneel, climb, crawl and crouch; use mental acuity; and walk, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift, pull and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work is regularly performed in a relatively safe, secure and stable work environment. Thirty-seven and one half (37.5) hours per week. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m with the ability to work flexible hours when necessary. Scheduled hours/days, job location, duties and any other information contained herein is subject to change. May be required to work extra hours and to perform extra or different duties during emergency situations.
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Company: County of Lexington
**All applicants must apply on the County of Lexington website at www.lex-co.sc.gov and reference job posting # 015640**
Job Purpose: To implement programs and services leading to the attraction, retention and expansion of enterprises in the County of Lexington for the purpose of creating/retaining jobs for our citizens and to enhance and broaden the tax base of the county.
Three (3) to five (5) years of direct experience in economic development at the local, state or regional level in the public, quasi-public or private sector. A combination of formal education and direct experience may be substituted for the above minimums. The ability to deal effectively, in confidence, under stressful circumstances with elected and appointed officials, business executives and economic development allies.
A Bachelor’s Degree from and accredited college or university in the field of marketing, finance, business administration, geography, economics or a related discipline.
Actively ensures vendor compliance, to include contracts related to the upkeep of the County’s three (3) industrial parks.
Writes specifications for Request for Proposals (RFPs) related to departmental goals and objectives.
Routinely reviews Fee-In-Lieu of Tax (FILOT) agreements, both independently and in consort with the Lexington County Auditor’s Office, South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR), legal counsel, et.al.
Administers grants awarded to both new and expanding industry from the South Carolina Coordinating Council.
In consort with the Director, and independently as necessary, works one-on-one with new and expanding business and industry prospects. Coordinates closely with local, regional and statewide economic development allies, both public and private, to ensure a productive and positive interface with prospects.
Collects, maintains and disseminates data and information on the conduct of business in Lexington County and the State of South Carolina on a broad range of subject areas, included but not limited to economic development incentives, state and local tax policies, workforce availability, prevailing wages and fringe benefits, demographic and socio-economic data, commuting patterns, etc.
Assists in the development and implementation of marketing programs aimed at generating serious prospects for new business attraction in the County. Coordinates marketing efforts with local, regional as statewide allies as appropriate.
In depth knowledge of applicable local, state and federal laws, ordinances, regulations and incentives impacting the location, development and start-up of new enterprises and the expansion of existing firms in the county.
Knowledge of the key factors that drive the site location process across various types of enterprises (industrial, office, distribution, R&D, etc).
Basic principles of business to business marketing.
Working understanding of commercial/industrial real estate terminology.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite a must. Current knowledge of GIS-related software (e.g., ArcView) a plus.
A valid SC driver's license is required within 30 days of hire.
Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC) – Greenville, SC
The Research Manager is responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks that supports the project management/business recruitment staff in the areas of project activity, site and building database, economic development website, and research and marketing support. Manages all research efforts including but not limited to compilation of data/reports and assisting with projects as assigned. Position reports to the Senior Vice President.
Job Duties include:
Skills and Qualifications:
All applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter detailing relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please. Position open until filled.
The CCED Director promotes Chester County as a location for new and expanding business. The Director is responsible for building a solid foundation that supports economic growth, including implementing a program of work, acting as a liaison between business and local government agencies, supporting and managing CCED and staff.
The Director reports to the County Supervisor. The Director will work with and be a liaison to local and state economic development agencies and organizations to guide the economic development efforts for Chester County.
This class specification lists the primary duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related tasks other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in business administration, or a closely related field, AND five (5) years of professional experience in economic development, business development, business management, regional economic analysis, marketing, land development, redevelopment, or financial analysis, two (2) years of which were in a supervisory/managerial role; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Required Knowledge and Skills
The skills and abilities needed to be successful include leadership, business development, strong written and oral communications abilities, consensus building, self-motivation, resourcefulness, and accessibility.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:
Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment; stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength and agility to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate over the telephone, radio and in person.
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DARLINGTON COUNTY JOB DESCRIPTION, AUGUST 2019
JOB TITLE: DEPUTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under limited supervision serves as the deputy leader and contact point for economic, business, and community development in Darlington County by planning and coordinating programs designed to promote economic development in Darlington County through the recruitment of new industry and the further development of existing industry while assisting in the enhancement of the quality of life in Darlington County. Has the ability to communicate and work closely with the Darlington County Economic Development Partnership Board, Darlington County Progress, current and perspective businesses and industries. Must obtain legal primary residency in Darlington County within 6 months of entering the position and maintain such residency while in the position of Deputy Economic Development Director. Works under the supervision of the Economic Development Director and as the Economic Development Director reports to the County Administrator.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In conjunction with and collaboratively with the Economic Development Director Responsible to recruit new industry by providing assistance with various matters as locations, facilities, etc.
Conducts an existing industry program with regularly scheduled industry visits to encourage and provide assistance, and act as liaison to existing local industry concerning economic development and provide resources and assistance in meeting expansion and other identified needs.
Develop and implement a marketing plan and promotional strategy to attract industry and business.
Develop and maintain positive working relationship with local governments, regional, state, federal agencies, other economic development organizations, prospects, and other officials as appropriate in fostering economic development efforts to include participation in marketing trips, seminars, training courses, and related meetings.
Develop, implement, and maintain data and statistics for recruitment of business and industry, industrial retention, and expansion. Such data should include industrial sites and parks, speculative buildings, demographic and survey data relative to the County's workforce and workforce needs, and infrastructure projects including water, sewer, roads, etc.
Provide direction for the preparation of grant applications, financing agreements, contracts, bid documents, public notices, etc., pertaining to industrial development and the execution and/or County Development Board – Executive Director 2 administration of same. Includes contact with the County Administrator and Finance Director/Materials Manager.
Formulates short term and long term economic development goals. Identify and build on existing resources such as Darlington Raceway and develop the County's potential for tourism.
Expand private sector participation in economic development and initiatives
Understands and assists in the compilation of financial and real estate transactions related to recruitment/retention/expansion projects, to include environmental reviews, business plans, and incentive packages.
Assist the Economic Development Director to Develop and prepare the budget for the department and related activities as defining departmental mission as to goals, objectives, and programs progress.
Maintain monthly reports of activities, plans, financial records, minutes, etc. as directed.
Prepares and present regular updates to the Darlington County Economic Development Partnership Board and Darlington County Administrator on economic development matters.
Responsible for policy evaluation and solution in regards to departmental related problems; compiles and evaluates data with other groups, committees, and boards in identifying community problems possible solutions with appropriate financial recommendations.
In conjunction with the Darlington County Economic Development Director, must provide the Darlington County Administrator with regular updates and briefs on all ongoing and perspective projects.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
In conjunction with the Darlington County Economic Development Director, serves as deputy Secretary and staff for Darlington County Progress and coordinates joint projects with this group such as industry appreciation events, raceway events, formal announcements, receptions, etc.
Performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor degree in Regional Planning/Economic Development/Business Administration/Public Administration or a closely related field with six to nine years of experience in a progressively responsible administrative position within a public or private planning or economic development agency; or any County Development Board – Executive Director 3 equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill, and abilities.
Must have the ability to understand and assist with financial and real estate transactions in support of economic development. Required working knowledge of state and federal economic development programs, and experience in industrial recruitment and coalition building with business and governments desired. Requires highly developed organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Have the ability to successfully carry out tactical programs. Must possess a valid S.C. driver's license.
Apply in the Darlington County Administrator's Office, 1 Public Square, Room 210 (Courthouse), Darlington, SC 29532 or obtain an application online at www.darcosc.com; then mail to above address or email to email@example.com
To perform this work successfully, an employee must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the primary functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this job may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in this description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this description.
Job Title: Business Development Manager
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
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