This is a responsible supervisory position. Duties include establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with area member governments; Developing economic and community development strategies; Directing and administering various federal and state economic development, community development, resource recovery, and related services and activities; Coordinating and collaborating with other AACOG programs to determine economic development and workforce training and job opportunities; Providing planning and technical assistance to member governments; Monitoring program budgets; Supervising staff with attention to policy compliance, customer services, work distribution, counseling and performance appraisals; Planning, developing, coordinating AACOG’s economic development, resource recovery and weatherization programs, including supervising the preparation of grant applications for funding assistance to various government agencies and private sector businesses, updating the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to the Economic Development Administration (EDA), including, but not limited to disaster recovery efforts; Responsible for the implementation and administration of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the Resource Recovery Program in AACOG’s thirteen (13) counties. Serves as regional liaison between Community College Districts and Economic Development Organizations; Provides staff support for various Advisory Committees; Provides technical support to Regional Review Committee (RRC), the Community and Economic Development Staff, and the Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC); Administers multiple program budgets and researches new grant opportunities; Ensures compliance with funding grants, contracts and agreements; Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with area member governments; Oversees coordination of various workshops, such as Planning and Zoning, newly elected officials, economic development, Brownsfield, Basic Economic Development training for elected officials, and other state and federal workshops as appropriate Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Desired Degree: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Government Relations or a related field. At least five (5) years of economic development, community relations, government relations, or public administration experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skill, and abilities.
Non-smoker. Valid Texas driver’s license and reliable transportation required. Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M – F. Pay Grade: 25. Open until Filled. Only electronic online applications will be accepted.
Equal Opportunity Employer