Economic Development Specialist- Somerville, MA

Economic Development Specialist is responsible for project management of complex development scenarios by providing technical assistance to elected and appointed officials; development of new economic development procedures; preparing written project analysis; interfacing with state and federal agencies; and managing consultant contracts including scope-of-work and budgets. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties. 

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Provides technical assistance to elected officials regarding planning activities
Researches and implements programs to enhance workforce development, business development and economic development
Manages and implements development projects.
Manages consultant contracts.
Manages RFPs.
Interfaces with local community, other city department, and state/federal agencies.
Prepares written project analysis/response.
Develops new planning and economic development procedures.
Manages the public process dealing with planning initiatives
Prepares staff reports for a variety of Boards and Commissions
Presents case information at a Board and Commission meetings
Coordinates community outreach and participation processes 
Recommended Minimum Qualifications                

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and seven (7) years’ experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  Master’s degree preferred.       

Full job description is here.

Application Procedure: 
This position will remain open until filled. Send your resume and cover letter to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov


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