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Job Title: Economic Development Director, Berkeley County Government, SC

 

JOB SUMMARY

This position typically provides direction of the day to day operations of the department, staff supervision and departmental budget preparation; recruits major industry and business for Berkeley County producing large investments and jobs on an annual basis.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • With guidance from County Council and Administration, develops and implements strategic and operational economic development/retention plans and programs. 

  • Coordinates and directs projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.

  • Coordinates the preparation of marketing materials to respond to inquiries regarding utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services, and financing tools. 

  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive inventory of available sites or buildings in the County. Conducts field surveys to locate and analyze project sites.

  • Monitors local, state and Federal legislation relating to economic development and reports findings and trends to the County Supervisor and County Council. 

  • Assists new and expanding businesses with various aspects of locating in the County. 

  • Coordinates with other County departments as applicable to inform and integrate economic development into infrastructure strategic planning.

  • Develops and maintains comprehensive fee-in lieu of tax data set.

  • Attends conventions and conferences, reads trade journals and communicates with industry insiders to keep abreast of industry developments.

  • Works with industries and state partners for County workforce development.

  • May prepare and write grant applications related to economic development.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics, Marketing or related field;

  • Five (5) years of related experience preferred.

  • Supervisory experience preferred;

  • Or equivalent education, and/or experience.


Special Requirements: 

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license for South Carolina with safe driving record;

  • Departmental testing may be administered during interview;  

  • A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Skill in interpersonal, written and verbal communication.

  • Skill in organization, detail orientation and multi-tasking.

  • Skill in using personal computers including Power Point, Word and Excel.

  • Ability to manage inventory and property.

  • Ability to manage grant funds.

  • Ability to accept payments and prepare purchase orders.

  • Ability to make budget recommendations and manage the budget.

  • Ability to use small office equipment, computers and highly technical computer applications.

  • Ability to create and guide implementation of plans and projects.

  • Ability to attend evening County Council, Planning Commission and other group meetings as needed.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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.


WORK CONDITIONS:

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. Must be able to attend monthly evening County Council meetings and various social functions that are required by this position. 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.


Berkeley County upholds federal, state, and local laws that protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, veteran status, marital status, or any other non-merit based factors protected by federal, state, or local law.



Attorney, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP 
Charleston, SC

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP seeks a highly qualified attorney to join its busy & dynamic Economic Development practice team in our Charleston, SC office.  We will consider candidates with entry-level to mid-level experience, and strongly prefer attorneys with corporate, tax or economic development background. This is an unique and exciting opportunity to work on economic development matters for our clients located throughout the U.S. and overseas.  The Economic Development practice is focused on transactional matters and works in collaboration with many of the Firm's practices, primarily the Capital Markets & Corporate groups.

Job Requirements:

Attorneys who are driven self-starters, comfortable in a fast-paced environment, who possess a desire to be engaged in the practice, to develop and invest in their careers and the Firm, and who have superior client service ability are ideal for this role.  Additionally, candidates should possess outstanding written and oral communication skills, excellent academic credentials, strong organization and analytical skills.  Candidates should be licensed to practice law in South Carolina (or be willing to become licensed to practice law in South Carolina as soon as possible). To be considered, please submit your resume, transcript, and cover letter.  We will review applications on a rolling basis and will contact you if there is interest in moving forward.  Thank you for your interest in our Firm. Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP is committed to leadership in attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce of highly talented professionals.


Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC) - Greenville, SC
Existing Industry Manager

Seeking a team member eager to create a positive impact on the economic growth and prosperity of Greenville County.  Existing Industry Manager works directly with existing companies primarily in the areas of manufacturing, distribution and office/corporate headquarters to assist and encourage capital investment projects and new job creation.  Also adds value by advocating on behalf of these companies with different ally organizations to address issues or provide assistance as needed.  Reports to the Senior Vice President.

Job Duties include:

  • Conducts annual visits to and interviews with representatives of existing Greenville County industries in an effort to add value in the economic development process by encouraging expansion activities, including new job creation and continued capital investment while working with these companies to address areas of critical concern to their on-going operations.  Identifies and reports collective issues and other trends to management.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with business and industry executives, public officials, development allies, media, community leaders and other partners in the economic development process.
  • Develops and prepares tailored financial packages to facilitate the expansion of Greenville County industries; provide industries with pertinent statistical, demographic, financial and other data and analyses as appropriate.
  • Locates buildings or sites for expanding industries.
  • Administers any support programs; maintains and records companies' investments and other key data.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor degree in business, public administration, economic development, economics, finance, international relations or related field. Master's degree is preferred.
  • Core competencies should include strong presentation skills, communications skills, sales skills, problem solving, analytics, prospecting, and persistence.

  - Experience with Microsoft Office suite, and Customer Relationship Management software such as ACT! or Salesforce, etc.
- 5-years related work experience is preferred.
- Economic Development experience is desirable.

All applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter detailing relevant experience to dgaudreau@greenvillecounty.org. No calls please.  Position open until filled.


Economic Development Director – Kershaw County

Starting Salary: $100,000-$110,000

Located in the heart of South Carolina, Kershaw County is part of the Columbia MSA (pop. 800,000+). Kershaw County has invested in significant economic development assets and desires a leader who can close deals with industries that create substantial capital investments.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships between local employers and Kershaw County.
  • Provide economic development vision, leadership and continuity both internally and externally to Kershaw County, including all economic development allies and partners.
  • Represent KCEDO in matters that correspond with its mission.
  • Serve as the spokesperson for KCEDO.

Minimum 5 years’ economic development experience and Bachelor’s in business, economics, marketing, or related field. Starting salary: $100,000-$110,000 plus County benefits. Apply online by January 8, 2020 tokershaw@thenextmovegroup.com Chad Chancellor, 504-648-7716

Click job profile link for full job description and application https://www.thenextmovegroup.com/kershaw

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