Assistant Director of Economic Development

County of York

Yorktown, VA

JOB DETAILS
JOB TYPE
Yorktown, VA, US
Full-time
LOCATION
Yorktown, VA
POSTED
30+ days ago
Description

Performs marketing, research, analytical, public relations, technical and special events work.  Performs advanced business attraction, development, and retention work. Develops, coordinates, and administers various grant and business assistance programs. Coordinates much of the prospect decision support system work of the OED with that of County departments, Regional organizations, and State agencies.   Manages and maintains all aspects of the existing business assistance program.  Serves as representative for the County at various events such as national and international marketing missions, trade shows, and conferences to promote the economic attributes of the County.  In the absence of the Director, assumes responsibility and authority for the operations of the office.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university preferably supplemented by a master’s degree in economic development, economics, urban studies or urban affairs, public administration, business administration, planning, marketing or a related field, as well as a minimum of 6 (six) years of experience in economic development or related field; or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience providing the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CEcD preferred.

Supplemental Information

Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Requires working irregular hours, including occasional early morning and evening activities, and limited travel to some events that are out of the local area, which may require overnight stay.

Physical Demands

Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines including a computer, printer, print machine, copier, typewriter, etc.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time.

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The County of York offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees to include medical and dental insurance, health savings accounts, VRS retirement, group life insurance, deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, and paid leave.

01
Which of the following best describes your level of education in Economic Development, Economics, Urban Studies/Affairs, Public or Business Administration, Planning, Marketing, or a closely related field?
  • None
  • High School/GED
  • Some College
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree or higher
02
Type in your major field of study in which you received your degree. If you have not received a degree, type in "None"
03
Do you have a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification?
  • Yes
  • No
04
How many years of experience do you have working in the economic development or commercial real estate field?
  • None
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 to 5 years
  • 6 years or more
05
Do you have experience developing and modifying marketing plans for economic development?
  • Yes
  • No
06
How many years of experience do you have researching and analyzing data for economic development projects?
  • None
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 to 4 years
  • 5 years or more
07
Which of the following best describes your level of expertise in developing and delivering presentations to existing businesses and business prospects?
  • None
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
08
Do you have any experience working with commercial real estate?
  • Yes
  • No
09
Which of the following best describes your level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel?
  • None
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
10
Which of the following best describes your level of proficiency with Microsoft Word?
  • None
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
11
Which of the following best describes your level of proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint?
  • None
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
12
Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
13
If selected for this position, you may be required to attend meetings that occur after normal business hours, work beyond the 40-hour workweek occasionally, and travel out of state/country. Are you able to comply with these provisions?
  • Yes
  • No
14
Were you encouraged to apply for this particular position by a current York County government employee? If so, please write their full name and the department or division they work in below. Otherwise, write N/A.
15
Are you a current York County government employee? (This does not include the employment with the Offices of General District Court, York-Poquoson Social Services, Colonial Behavioral Health, or York County Schools)
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question

About the Company

County of York

Yorktown is most remembered as the site where Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington, effectively ending the American Revolutionary War. But even before the struggle for independence, the town was a bustling and prosperous 18th century seaport, having been established by the 1691 Act of Ports. Yorktown also witnessed major Civil War activity. Its fortifications held off a Union army attack during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862.

Today, York County is home to about 65,000 residents. York County is located in southeastern Virginia on the York River and is part of the Historic Triangle, which includes Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. For over 375 years, it has been a desirable place to visit, live, and work. The County has great natural beauty, one of the top-rated public school systems in Virginia, excellent recreational and social opportunities, low crime rates, a strong dedicated workforce, abundant green space, a mild climate, and an overall outstanding quality of life. 

COMPANY SIZE
1,000 to 1,499 employees
INDUSTRY
Other/Not Classified
FOUNDED
1634
WEBSITE
https://www.yorkcounty.gov/