POSITION: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ANALYST
DEPARTMENT: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P. M., MONDAY – FRIDAY
+ occasional evening, weekend, travel, or extended hours
JOB CATEGORY: PAT
DATE WRITTEN: MAY 2008 STATUS: FULL-TIME
DATE REVISED: JAN 2020 FLSA STATUS: SPECIAL-EXEMPT
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and functions satisfactorily and maintain the ethics of this office. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The following duties and responsibilities are only a portion of expected performance and subject to change as necessitated by the Economic Development department.
This will be an exempt position, starting salary will be $40,000, paid generally over twenty-six (26) pay periods annually and include the complete Warrick County benefit package. All employees are employed on a probationary status until they have completed their first ninety (90) days of employment. Warrick County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Incumbent serves as the Economic Development Analyst for Warrick County, responsible for the Economic Development Department’s financial and accounting responsibilities, while also serving as needed as project manager, researcher, liaison, and administrative lead to develop, organize, and implement economic development strategies and goals for Warrick County.
Accounting / Financial Duties:
- Establish accounting procedures and maintain proper accounting files
- Prepare, balance, and reconcile monthly financial reports for the department funds.
- Work closely with the county Auditor’s office in maintaining proper financial records
- Assist director in developing the economic development department’s annual budget
- Prepare and maintain project financial reports each monthly
- Track, manage, and report on the department’s multiple municipal bonds
- Assist the Administrative Assistant in processing day to day office claims/vouchers
- Maintain personnel files for department
- Prepares monthly financial documents and forecasts for the Economic Development Advisory Council (EDAC) and Redevelopment Commission (RDC)
- Drafts and completes memorandums, letters and notices
- Maintains and prepares files, reports, and records for the Economic Dev. Department
- Prepares and reviews materials for reports, meeting, or presentations, ensuring accuracy
- Administrator of all department grants.
- Maintaining an organized filing system, both physical and digital
- Copying and distributing documents and forms as assigned
- Assist Administrative Assistant in processing incoming/outgoing mail
- Collects, compiles, and researches information as assigned by director
- Responds to public inquiries
- Organize special events, board meeting, ground breakings, and ribbon cuttings
- Regularly drives to Boonville for department business, claims, and meetings.
Business Attraction, Retention, and Expansion (BR&E):
- Position will chair and manage Warrick County’s BR&E program. This includes outreach, site visits, interviews, and surveys of existing businesses in Warrick County.
- Help to develop and implement strategies based on BR&E program results.
- Fill out RFI’s (Request for Information) on perspective incoming projects.
- Develop and maintain database files for existing and new business prospect list
- Implement a data base for tax abatement compliance renewals
- Assist in the development of business attraction strategy and business incentive packages
- Incumbent attends biweekly department project meetings and offers feedback and alternatives during project planning and development.
- Maintain a thorough understanding of all current department projects.
- Ability to work independently on a variety of project-based tasks and assignments ranging from community development, infrastructure projects, construction oversight, business incentive packages, and industrial parks.
- Complies and interprets data to analyze project status and examine the value of alternatives, often requiring geographical analysis, financial analysis, and policy analysis.
- Incumbent chairs the departments Small Business Development program. This includes building a database and relationships with local small businesses and entrepreneurs, leveraging local opportunities and partnerships, developing and hosting functions, and working with our regional SBDC office and contacts.
Responsibilities toward department boards:
- Assist the Economic Development Boards in the promotion of Warrick County
- Complies with requests from various boards/Councils/Commissions/sub-committees
- Prepare Agendas, Financials & Packet for the RDC and EDAC meetings
- Maintain open communication between all board members and the department
- Assist the Project Manager for projects in TIF Districts in achieving department goals
- Assist in creating and development of marketing tools
- Maintain inventory of marketing tools on Warrick County industrial sites
- Collaborate with team to regularly post on Success Warrick County’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter. Instagram pages while updating department Websites.
- Represent the department in news media interviews and at various meetings
- Assist with networking opportunities representing Warrick County
- Assist with the annual meeting presentations
- Seek out and respond to grant opportunities that can help benefit Warrick County
- Write or assists the Executive Director in writing grants
- Responsible for grant administration, reports, and filings on grants received
- Bachelor degree (Business, Finance, Marketing, Economics preferred)
- Prior Economic Development experience and/or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required.
- Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Gmail required. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud and Social Media Marketing is preferred. Ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of tasks and projects.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of budget development and administration
- Exhibits good relationships with fellow employees, clients and general public
- Must be extremely organized, able to multi-task, prioritize and be detail oriented
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality
- Positive Attitude, Professional conduct and dress are a must
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other County departments, and the public. Ability to serve the public with diplomacy and respect.
- Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out oral and written instructions.
- Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment, often amidst frequent distractions and interruptions, and under pressure from deadlines.
- Ability to occasionally work extended hours or travel out of town for meetings, sometimes overnight (less than 10% of job function)
- Ability to supervise other employees and volunteers
- Must have valid driver’s license
DIFFICULTY OF WORK:
- Incumbent needs to manage, balance, and oversee departments multiple financial budgets and obligations. Including but not limited to department operating budget, county local income tax dollars (LIT), Tax Incremental Financing Districts (TIF), state, local, and national grants, and multiple municipal bonds.
- In addition to financial and budgetary responsibilities, incumbent’s duties are broad in scope, involving many complex and changing variables and consideration related to economic development, marketing, quality of place, community development, and business attraction, retention, and expansion.
- Outside of recurring financial and reporting responsibilities incumbent’s work priorities are determined by both the executive director and the department project workload.
- Incumbent is expected to manage and prioritize their workload while working efficiently both independently and in team settings.
- Incumbent’s decisions and work are reviewed by Executive director primarily for accuracy, soundness of judgement, and attainment of objectives. Financial reporting is also checked for accuracy by the Auditor’s Department.
- Errors in work can result in project delays, missed deadlines and milestones and defaults.
PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
- Incumbent reports to the Economic Development Department Executive Director.
- Incumbent helps to supervisory two Economic Development Administrative Assistants.
- Must be able to builds and maintains strong working relationships with Warrick County Elected Official and other County Departments. Incumbent works regularly with the County Council, County Commissioners, Auditor’s Office, Parks Department, Highway Department.
- Incumbent is a key department point of contact for the Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC) and the Redevelopment Commission (RDC).
- Regularly interacts with local business leaders, utility providers, property owners, and developers, and town leaders.
- Works with the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana concerning regional economic development prospects, project RFI’s, strategy, and marketing.
- Occasionally works with state departments such as INDOT, IDEM, DNR, SBDC, OCRA, and IEDC
- Incumbent is an active member of the departments project team which includes executive director, engineering firm, legal counsel, and project manager.
- PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Incumbent perform duties in standard office environment, which may involve sitting for long periods, lifting, carrying objects weighing under 25 pounds, crouching, kneeling, bending, reaching, close vision and hearing communication. Incumbent occasionally works extended hours and needs to travel.
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Newburgh, IN 47630