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Economic Development Executive Director

Category: Management
Description:
DUPLIN COUNTY IS SEARCHING FOR A PERSON TO PROMOTE AND DEVELOP DUPLIN COUNTY TO ATTAIN A BETTER LIFESTYLE FOR ITS CITIZENS. THE PERSON IN THIS ROLE WILL COLLABORATE WITH THE TOWNS OF THE COUNTY TO UNDERSTAND EACH AREA’S VISION FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH. EMPLOYEES IN THIS CLASSIFICATION PERFORM PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL WORK. POSITION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING A PLAN FOR PROMOTING THE COUNTY; INTERACTING AND NETWORKING WITH STATE OFFICIALS, UTILITY COMPANIES, EXISTING EMPLOYERS, CITIZENS, TOWNS, ETC.; AND PREPARING AND MAINTAINING REPORTS AND BUDGETS. JOB DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE PLANNING, DEVELOPING AND ASSERTIVELY RECRUITING/RETAINING MAJOR EMPLOYERS, INDUSTRIES AND BUSINESSES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING THE DUPLIN COUNTY ECONOMY, AS WELL AS BROADENING THE TAX BASE. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: DEVELOPS A PLAN FOR PROMOTING DUPLIN COUNTY. PLAYS AN INSTRUMENTAL ROLE IN PROMOTING DUPLIN COUNTY AS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND CONDUCT BUSINESS. ACT AS THE LEAD CONTACT IN THE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY FOR DUPLIN COUNTY. RECRUIT BUSINESSES BY MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES TO DETERMINE THEIR NEEDS AND MAKE PRESENTATIONS CONCERNING DUPLIN COUNTY ECONOMIC INFORMATION, ASSIST BUSINESSES BY ACTING AS A LIAISON TO THE COUNTY. ASSIST COMPANIES AND SITE LOCATION CONSULTANTS CONSIDERING DUPLIN COUNTY AS A PLACE TO DO BUSINESS. COORDINATE THE SITE LOCATION SEARCH PROCESS WITH LOCAL REGIONAL AND STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS INCLUDING PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERS. COLLABORATE WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM TO HELP BUSINESSES AND INDUSTRIES DEVELOP AN APPROPRIATELY TRAINED LOCAL LABOR POOL. DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH MANAGEMENT OF EXISTING DUPLIN COUNTY BUSINESSES AND INDUSTRY AND PROVIDE SERVICES TO ASSIST WITH EXPANSION PROJECTS. TRACK ACTIVE PROJECTS AND PROSPECT INQUIRIES FROM COMPANIES, BROKERS AND CONSULTANTS. DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO PLAN, COMPLETE TASKS, AND MONITOR RESULTS WITH ESTABLISHED DEADLINES. COLLABORATE WITH OTHER COUNTY ENTITIES TO PLAN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY RELATIONS SPECIAL EVENTS. RESEARCH AND CATALOG DUPLIN COUNTY ASSETS AND MAKE INFORMATION EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY THE PUBLIC ON THE COUNTY WEBSITE. ATTEND LOCAL AND NATIONAL TRADE SHOW EVENTS TO MARKET DUPLIN COUNTY AS A PREFERRED BUSINESS LOCATION. ABILITY TO NEGOTIATE BUSINESS RECRUITMENT PACKAGES AND PRESENT PROPOSALS TO THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. ABILITY TO ANALYZE DATA, WORK WITH NUMBERS AND PROVIDE ACCURATE INFORMATION TO POTENTIAL BUSINESSES AND INDUSTRIES LOOKING FOR INFORMATION. OUTSTANDING COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATION SKILLS INCLUDING GREAT COMPUTER SKILLS TO CREATE PRESENTATIONS, SPREADSHEETS, CHARTS, ETC. MARKETING AND ADVERTISING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE WITH CREATIVE AND IDEAS. SALARY NEGOTIABLE AND IS DEPENDENT ON KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE. CHECK OUT WWW.DUPLINCOUNTYNC.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Employer: Duplin County
Expires: 9/8/2019
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