Posted: Nov 6, 2020
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Economic Development Manager

Washington County - Hillsboro, OR
Full-time
Salary: $106,132.68 - $128,971.80 Annually
Application Deadline: Nov 22, 2020
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Washington County is seeking to fill an Economic Development Manager who will be reporting directly to the County’s Chief Administrative Officer.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the creation, development, and implementation of Washington County’s economic development plans/programs/services to promote economic equity and the County’s economic competitiveness, with a particular focus on development and business prosperity in the County’s urban unincorporated areas and small cities, building wealth in historically disadvantaged communities in those geographies, and coordination of the County’s role in economic development programs throughout the County.
 
This innovative leader will coordinate activities with other agencies that promote economic prosperity on a Countywide basis, while fostering opportunities for economic development programs. Working closely with County officials and departments, this strategic leader will build and maintain strong relationships with the community, workforce development officials and businesses. As an effective communicator, the Economic Development Manager will engage the community, presenting information to the Board of Commissioners; as well as representing the County at meetings with the business community and the public. This manager will act under the direction of the County’s Administrative Officer.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, inclusive, innovative and results-driven leader. The successful candidate will also be a collaborative and solutions-oriented professional who exercises sound independent judgement to support initiatives affecting the equitable economic prosperity of the County. The incumbent will work to create and maintain strong relationships with the business community, key economic development organizations and communities of color throughout the County, the region, and the State. While supporting a strong, equitable and inclusive economy Countywide, the Economic Development Manager will focus primarily on unincorporated Washington County and its smaller cities, recognizing that larger cities have their own economic development staff.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • A Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Real Estate, Urban Planning, or a closely related field AND three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in local or regional economic development or urban planning. OR
  • A Bachelor’s in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Real Estate, Urban Planning, or a closely related field; AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in local or regional economic development or urban planning. OR
  • Nine (9) years of increasingly responsible experience in local or regional economic development or urban planning.

Pay range is $106,132.68 - $128,971.80 annually.

We offer a collaborative culture in which to grow your career and a comprehensive benefits package.

For a more detailed information on these positions and to apply on-line, please visit our Jobs Page at www.washcojobs.org, or

Washington County Human Resources

155 N. First Ave., Suite 270

Hillsboro, OR 97124

Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences.  Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony.  We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • The application period for this position is from October 31, 2020 to November 22, 2020.