||Assistant Director Economic Development
Notice of Job Opening
November 30, 2017
Please post or otherwise make available the following information. The City of
Nampa Economic and Community Development Division has an opening for a full-time Assistant Director of Economic Development.
The City of Nampa is committed to ensuring equal opportunities to all individuals. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resource Director at 468-5437. TDD Relay Service: US West 1-800-377-3529 or 7-1-1.
Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Economic & Community Development Director
Amount of Travel Required: Some
Job Type: Regular
Positions Supervised: Community Development staff, Administrative staff, and other staff as assigned.
Work Schedule: Revised: 11-27-2017
Generally, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; however, must be able to work flexible and varied hours.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Assists in the management and operations of the Economic Development Department. Oversees the Community Development Division with management responsibility for the Community Development Block Grant program. Provides fiscal oversight and strategic direction
to the community development programs. Develops and manages various economic development projects and programs to support downtown redevelopment, business retention and new business attraction. Additionally, provides contracted staff support to the Nampa Development
Corporation; performs other duties as required or assigned.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The principal function of an employee in this class is to develop, implement, and secure funding for projects that foster new job creation, investment and revitalization in the City of Nampa and to direct and manage all operations and activities of the Community
Development Block Grant program at the City of Nampa. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Economic Development Director, but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the
work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisor, members of City Council, commissions and boards, other city employees, business and community groups, and the general public.
The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Assists Economic Development Director in the management and operations of the Economic & Community Development Department, its programs, personnel, budgets, assets and resources. Assumes responsibility for all department activities in the absence of the Director.
Manage the coordination efforts between the City's redevelopment agency (if applicable) and the City of Nampa in the development and implementation of urban renewal plans.
Responsible for the organizational management of the redevelopment agency (if applicable), to include; all meetings, activities, budgets, projects, maintaining accurate records of expenditures and monitoring budgets within established guidelines.
Identify, develop and implement tourism related economic development strategies.
In collaboration with the city Grant Writer/Administrator, research and submit appropriate grants from federal, state, and foundation sources to advance economic development efforts in Nampa.
Develop and implement a strategic plan for enhanced economic development in Nampa, in collaboration with Planning and Zoning staff, consultants and others.
Supports and manages business recruitment, retention and expansion projects, in collaboration with and under direction of the Economic Development Director, by assisting in the following:
Responding to business location inquiries.
Developing and implementing economic development strategies by assessing needs of businesses for relocating to the City of Nampa.
Preparing and providing cost comparisons, site analysis reports, and information on utility rates, labor costs, tax rates, etc. in regard to business location inquiries.
Researching and providing information on workforce availability and training.
Evaluating and recommending appropriate business site locations.
Assist in the develop and implementation of marketing strategies, analyzing and researching competitive markets, using GIS and other economic data to provide demographics, maps, statistics and other city information as necessary to interested citizens and prospective
Assists in the management of all marketing efforts, including but not limited to website maintenance and enhancements, creating of promotional materials, generating presentations, press releases, social media, advertisements and newsletters, working with the
Economic Development Director to develop content and other items necessary for marketing efforts.
Prepare customized marketing packets for clients, citizens, students, stakeholders, including industry research, requesting information from allies, analyzing city product offerings and creating proposal visuals as needed.
Supervise staff as assigned by the Economic Development Director.
Assists in the development and administration of the Economic Development Department budgets, maintaining accurate records of expenditures and monitoring budgets within established guidelines.
Serves as the City's Economic Development Liaison for the Downtown Nampa Association and assists in attracting, retaining, and development of business in the Historic, Village, and Business Districts.
Work directly with the Idaho Center, Civic Center, Chamber of Commerce, and others to assist with the coordination and implementation of a successful tourism strategy and plan which will act as a main instrument for stimulating new economic activities within
Coordinates the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) related activities of the division, including the processing of grant applications, scheduling public hearings as appropriate with state and local legal requirements, directing the preparation of accurate
and substantive records and reports.
Ensures CDBG activities are implemented in compliance with related regulations and local priorities, reviewing projects against statutes, interacting and amending projects as necessary with Housing and Urban Development representatives, analyzing and monitoring
labor standards, equal opportunity, civil rights, environmental review, procurement, and financial management; monitoring grant recipients and overseeing the disbursement of federal funds.
Oversee the preparation of CDBG Annual Plans, consolidated five-year plans, Performance Reports and other interim reporting as required by HUD, monitors and implements the CDBG program budget; including preparation of financial reports, and utilization of the
Integrated Disbursement & Information System (IDIS) management system; including researching and applying applicable reporting requirements.
Develops and administers the Community Development Division's annual budget; and forecasts the needs for funding, staffing, equipment, materials, supplies and overall operations; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments.
Supervises staff as assigned by the Economic Development Director; including Community Development Specialist and Community Development Administrative Assistant.
ESSENTIAL RELATIONSHIP EXPECTATIONS
Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.
Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.
Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.
Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines.
Communicates information and states concerns in a clear and professional manner.
Respects the opinion of others and demonstrates a reasonable relationship with employees, supervisors and others.
Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed.
Considerable knowledge of community development practices, economic development resources, strategic planning and business development.
Considerable knowledge of downtown revitalization, urban planning, marketing, business and municipal finance and commercial real estate.
Skill in project planning, development, implementation and management.
Skill at team building, public speaking, and facilitation.
Ability to spot opportunities for community betterment, economic enhancement and area revitalization and develop appropriate projects, programs and partnerships to capitalize upon them.
Ability to understand and critically evaluate alternative plans and proposals for development and make appropriate recommendations to management and city leadership.
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language. Ability to effectively deal with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions, use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions, and prepare and present accurate and reliable
reports containing findings and recommendations.
Ability to work independently and to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
Integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Analytical Thinking - Using a logical reasoning process to break down the work through a situation or problem to arrive at an outcome. Recognizing fundamental elements of a situation, clarifying the situation, examine the facts, evaluating, interpreting and
Commitment to Safety - Understands, encourages and carries out the principles of integrated safety management; complies with or oversees the compliance with safety policies and procedures; completes all required training; takes personal responsibility for safety.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
Self-Motivated - Ability to reach a goal or perform a task with little supervision or direction.
Time Management - Ability to effectively utilize available time for the completion of necessary job tasks.
Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Urban Planning, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, or a closely related field.
Master's Degree Preferred, Field of Study: Urban Planning, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics
6 plus years of experience in Economic, Community or Business Development / Project Management position, and/or any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Ability to efficiently operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks and the ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information
N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.
O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Manually Manipulate O
Reach Outward O
Reach Above Shoulder O
Squat or Kneel O
10 lbs or less C
11-20 lbs O
21-50 lbs O
51-100 lbs N
Over 100 lbs N
12 lbs or less O
13-25 lbs O
26-40 lbs O
41-100 lbs N
The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment with occasional trips to various sites throughout the City.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
Sufficient finger or manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to operate a personal computer, telephone and related equipment and use primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small
objects, or pinching fingers together.
Sufficient clarity of speech or other communication ability with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to communicate effectively and convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.
Sufficient clarity of hearing with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
Sufficient visual acuity or other power of observation with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form and perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures;
viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection).
PHYSICAL STRENGTH AND PERSONAL MOBILITY:
Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to function within a general office environment. Light work – exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently.
Special Conditions: The City of Nampa has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving check (if applicable to position).
Dates to Submit Application:
Application and position information may be found online at: www.cityofnampa.us.
Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. Position will remain open until filled.
First review of applications will take place on December 15, 2017.
The City of Nampa is an EEO/AA Employer.
The City has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to
be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the City
reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the City may deem appropriate.