Thursday , March 23 2023

City of Meridian Employment For Economic Development Business Liaison

Website City of Meridian

Job Description:

Serves under the direction of the Economic Development Administrator (EDA). The primary responsibility of the EDBL is to assist businesses, large and small, in retaining and expanding their operations in the City; and growing and expanding the City’s economic base. Another focus of the EDBL is to market to potential businesses who meet Meridian’s strategic goals and attract to the City. This position must be able to work independently, strategically, and with great individual initiative. This position must be able to assist businesses through the City’s development processes with a heavy emphasis on the Planning and Zoning process. Qualified candidates must be able to think strategically, develop goals, set timelines and milestones, and meet deliverables. The position functions as the main contact person for the City’s small business needs, marketing needs, and stakeholder liaison for the City. This position will work closely with the Commercial Project Manager, especially in relation to significant commercial projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues;
  • Responds to small business location, retention and expansion inquiries;
  • Serves as the City’s representative on a variety of boards and committees;
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; particularly small business, chamber of commerce, regional and state economic development organizations;
  • Conducts forums and surveys of the business community to assist in formulation of the City’s economic strategy;
  • Assists in the preparation of and implements a city-wide economic development marketing strategy;
  • Provides reports to the Director and EDA on a regular basis;
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to the EDA, Director, Council, and businesses in matters related to a wide variety of economic development activities and programs;
  • Assesses needs of businesses for retention/expansion in Meridian;

Job Requirements:

  • Must have excellent communication skills;
  • Must have especially strong professional writing skills for writing reports, and other communication;
  • Must have exceptional organizational skills and the ability to effectively establish priorities and complete multiple, competing and time-dependent projects with superior attention to detail;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Department personnel, city officials and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate, meet and deal with the public and co-workers with respect in a pleasant, professional, and courteous manner;
  • Integrity in the performance of assigned tasks;
  • Must be able to provide exceptional customer service and outstanding professionalism;
  • Must be willing to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment and display an attitude of cooperation with the ability to work professionally and effectively with others;
  • Must be tactful, discrete, and diplomatic as well as be assertive, resilient, have problem solving ability;

Job Qualification:

  • College – Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required with a preferred major in business, marketing, finance, and economics, pre-law or equivalent;
  • Highly preferred that this person has worked a minimum of three (3) years either working in a professional level position in the private sector; owned or managed own company; management level experience with a governmental entity performing related recruitment and retention of business interests;

Job Details:

Company:  City of Meridian

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Information Technology

Job Location: Meridian, ID, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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