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Title:
DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Department:
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Location:
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Closing Date:
10/16/15
Original Advertised Date:
09/14/15
Job Description:
CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA (96,000) is seeking an innovative, dynamic and progressive leader to direct the City’s economic development program. Under the supervision of the City Manager, the Director of Economic Development is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all economic development programs to expand and diversify the City’s economy, generate job growth, and expand the City’s tax base. The position provides leadership and coordination for economic development activities including recommending policy, marketing, recruitment and retention of businesses and negotiations for new development. The Director staffs the Portsmouth Economic Development Authority and the Portsmouth Port and Industrial Commission. Other duties include promoting the attributes of the area and developing contacts with regional, state and federal and international officials and private sector leaders associated with economic development. The City of Portsmouth is located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia along the Elizabeth River. Neighboring communities include Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake and is a 20 minute drive to the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Numerous historical sites, such as Colonial Williamsburg, are within a one hour drive of the city.
Education/Experience:
Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, public administration or related field from an accredited college or university and extensive professional experience in economic development. Master’s degree and certification as a Certified Economic Development Director by the International Economic Development Council preferred.
Special Req: Resume and cover letter submitted electronically by the close of business on October 16, 2015 to: John T. Maxwell, Senior Vice President, the Mercer Group, Inc. Email: jtmaxwell41@gmail.com.
Salary:
$ 125,000 - $145,000 DOQ
Full Time / Part Time:
Full-Time
Job Code / Department #:
11504 / 67010
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SEE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS BELOW

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