$30.08-$38.27 Hourly / $2,406.11-$3,061.59 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Economic and Community Development, this class is accountable for assisting in developing and promoting economic and community development programs.
Works under the general supervision of an Economic and Community Development Agent or other employee of higher grade; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.
Performs a limited range of duties in promoting and coordinating economic, housing and community development activities and programs; assists in project management activities; assists in providing technical assistance to a wide variety of customers within and outside state; advises municipalities in developing community development plans; identifies and assesses customer needs and evaluates customer financial capacity and reliability; reviews plans and proposals for conformity with statutory, regulatory and department requirements; identifies economic, housing and/or community development resources available to a wide variety of customers and coordinates services; conducts feasibility reviews; underwrites proposals and makes appropriate recommendations; assists in negotiating financial packages with customers relying on departmental approval process; coordinates and tracks proposals through departmental approval process; assists in preparing commitment letters, financial, statistical, technical and administrative reports as needed; assists in marketing or promotion of economic, housing and/or community development programs and projects; assists in developing, coordinating and conducting workshops, conferences and seminars; assists communities in planning, developing, publicizing and promoting economic, housing and community development projects; provides technical assistance with grant applications; may act as a liaison among customers, business institutions and financial organizations and government agencies; may monitor and support activities to maximize benefits of negotiated agreements; may monitor work performance of consultants; may monitor programs and projects to ensure compliance; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of local, state and federal economic, housing and community development programs and resources; knowledge of budgetary and financial principles and practices; some knowledge of economic, housing and community development principles and practices; some knowledge of local, state and federal laws, regulations and policies relating to economic, housing and community development; some knowledge of economic, housing and community development assistance programs and financing; some knowledge of real estate development; some knowledge of public relations principles; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to utilize computer software.
Five (5) years of experience in corporate marketing and business development or business experience including residential and/or commercial financing to include leverage financing, strategic planning, financial planning and analysis or project management experience with industrial, environmental, housing or community development to include public financing or experience in urban planning and development.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Assistant Economic and Community Development Agent in Salary Group AR 19 approved effective March 28, 2008. (2012 SCOPE Review)