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Economic Development Director

Category: Management
Description:
LENOIR COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA IS CURRENTLY SEEKING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS TO FILL THE POSITION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR. LENOIR COUNTY IS CENTRALLY LOCATED IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA WITH A POPULATION OF ALMOST 60,000 CITIZENS. LENOIR COUNTY IS HOME TO A STRONG MANUFACTURING BASE, INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS, AND A ROBUST AGRIBUSINESS COMMUNITY. THIS POSITION WILL CONDUCT A WIDE VARIETY OF HIGHLY COMPLEX, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES RELATING TO COMMERCIAL BUSINESS RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND EXPANSION; REDEVELOPMENT AND REVITALIZATION OF EXISTING COMMERCIAL AREAS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR IS INSTRUMENTAL IN PROMOTING LENOIR COUNTY AS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND CONDUCT BUSINESS. ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK: DEVELOPS PROGRAMS TO ATTRACT NEW INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS TO THE COUNTY; RECEIVES INQUIRIES FROM BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES, MANUFACTURERS AND OTHERS INTERESTED IN ESTABLISHING OR EXPANDING OPERATIONS IN COUNTY, AND PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SUITABILITY OF COUNTY FOR EXPRESSED NEEDS; ASSISTS INDUSTRIAL REALTORS IN PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT CLIENTS; ARRANGES AND/OR CONDUCTS TOURS OF COUNTY FACILITIES AND REAL ESTATE AVAILABLE FOR INDUSTRIAL USE. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, MARKETING OR A RELATED FIELD, AND CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING, OR A RELATED FIELD; OR ANY EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE WHICH PROVIDES THE REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES. SALARY: COMMENSURATE WITH EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE APPLICATION PROCESS: APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ON-LINE AT WWW.CO.LENOIR.NC.US UNDER EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. INCOMPLETE OR UNSIGNED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. THIS AGENCY UTILIZES THE STRUCTURED INTERVIEW PROCESS.
Employer: Lenoir County Government - Economic Development
Expires: 6/23/2019
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