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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 gwinburn@darcosc.net 


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
Department: General Government
Pay Grade: 117
FLSA Status: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY
The Business Development Manager’s mission is to advance Mount Pleasant’s quality of life by fostering a vibrant economic environment favorable to businesses, which in turn promotes the general prosperity of the community. This position will continue to develop and execute the Town's comprehensive economic and business development strategies as guided by Town Council. The Business Development Manager is also responsible for overseeing all tourism-related activities on behalf of the Town.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Implements the goals and objectives of the Town of Mount Pleasant’s economic and business development plans.
• Serves as the primary staff contact between the business community and the Town and liaises with the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and attends other monthly meetings as needed.
• Serves as the primary staff liaison between the Town and regional economic development partners.
• Promotes the Town regionally and nationally as a business destination in cooperation with various county, state, and federal agencies including the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Charleston County Office of Economic Development, the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Charleston Area Small Business Development Center, the South Carolina Research Authority, and the South Carolina Ports Authority.
• In serving as the liaison between the town and the business community as well as regional economic development partners, must have an understanding of commercial real estate development, planning and zoning regulations, municipal finance, and comprehensive plans of the town.
• Reviews quarterly commercial reports and maintains good rapport with local realtors to understand local market.
• Works with Town Planning staff and a Mount Pleasant Waterworks designee on ways to foster economic and business development and strengthen the business community for both existing and future businesses.
• Organizes quarterly business socials between elected officials, senior staff, and the business community.
• Reviews current and proposed regulations and provides input as to the potential impact on business and economic development.
• Serves as the primary staff liaison to the Economic Development Committee of Council.
• Manages all tourism related projects and programs to include the development of
databases, information and plans; meets with hospitality partners on a regular basis,
including the East Cooper Hospitality Alliance and Charleston Area Convention and Visitor
Bureau
• Coordinates Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee meetings and review funding
applications.
• Performs other related assigned duties.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:
• Bachelor’s degree required in Business, Economics, Public Administration or related
field and five (5) years of work experience;
• Valid South Carolina Driver’s License;
• Prefer supervisory experience;
• Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of Town departments and services provided;
• Ability to establish effective working relationships;
• Business Acumen
• Strategic Thinking
• Strong Communication Skills
• Project Management
• Initiative
• Knowledge of Economic Climate
• Presentation skills
• Marketing and salesmanship

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, usage of
computers and reading.

This position requires substantial repetitive motion of wrists, hands, and fingers. The
employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, grasp or feel;
and reach with hands and arms.

The employee consistently maintains balance either sitting, standing or walking and is
occasionally required to stoop or crouch. The employee may occasionally push, pull or lift
and move objects up to 20 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional
exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but
conditions are generally not unpleasant.


Dominion Energy - Economic Development & Local Government Manager

These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. 

Job Summary

Dominion Energy South Carolina’s Department of Economic Development and Local Government supports our internal business units and the communities we serve in support of our core mission to create growth opportunities and influencing solutions to local government issues that promote the growth and well-being of the community and the company. This position, located in Beaufort, SC, is responsible for economic development and local government activities for Dominion Energy territory throughout a multi-county region.  Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development and Local Government, this position is primarily responsible for the following: 

 

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key local government, economic development, business, education, development and civic contacts to achieve positive results on issues affecting Dominion Energy companies and the communities we serve.
  • Facilitate activities with external partners and serve as liaison for internal business units to build opportunities for Dominion Energy.
  • Communicate effectively Dominion Energy’s position on issues affecting our company, our employees, and our customers
  • Develop and coordinate local governmental and community leadership support to safeguard and promote Dominion Energy’s interests.
  • Support operations before, during and after major storms, outages and other disruptive events to include coordinating with local elected and appointed officials and emergency operations.
  • Positively represent Dominion Energy as a leader in community and economic development through membership and active involvement in community and civic organizations.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

 

  • A minimum of 7 years of related work experience (public administration, economic development, community development, business development, governmental affairs, customer service, workforce training, and/or a knowledge of energy systems) is required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience with public policy, economic development, and strategic problem solving.
  • Critical skills include: managing multiple deadlines, working both autonomously and in a team environment, strategic analysis and problem-solving, consensus building and collaboration, and managing internal/external relationships.
  • Attributes must include flexibility, initiative, confidentiality and integrity.
  • Must be able to work evenings and some weekends and occasional overnight travel both in-state and out-of-state. Travel is generally domestic though a passport for other travel may be required.
  • Must be able to work extended time on duty, including multiple overnights, during major weather events and other severe disruptions.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills as well as effective oral and written communication.
  • Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office products Word, Excel, and Power Point and general use of various tools for research.
  • Additional experience with GIS/Arc mapping systems will be beneficial.

 

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university in related field such as:  public administration, political science, economic development, community development, professional studies, and/or project management.

 

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

  • Must have a valid driver's license with safe driving record.
  • State and/or national certifications in economic development or other industry certifications are not required but will be considered along with experience.

 

Other Information

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status. To learn more and to apply: enter Keyword 27720 at https://careers.dominionenergy.com/

 

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