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Economic Development Division Director

For those who haven't heard, Dixon Holmes is moving up in the world and has left his post as the Economic Development Division Director in Provo. Dixon can now be found working in the Provo Mayor's Office as the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer. They have now posted a job listing for his previous position. See below if you are interested. The direct link to Provo City can be found here.

Economic Development Division Director
Type:Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate:$81,837 - $120,028 annually
Posted Date:09/19/2019
Deadline to Apply:10/28/2019 6:00 PM
Development Services Department
Full-time Exempt Position

Posted: September 19, 2019

Essential Duties: This is professional and comprehensive work supporting the City-wide Economic Development Division and all related programs and projects. The individual selected for this position will be required to perform the following duties: assist in achieving long-term general plan goals for urban development of the City, including the physical development of the East Bay Business Center, Provo Aerospace Park, and Mountain Vista Business Center; develop professional working relationships with private developers, realtors, business leaders, banking/financial leaders, trade associations, state and local governments, economic development professionals, and other community leaders; select potential sites, negotiate land sales, and handle other details for development projects; provide solutions to problems related to City-sponsored development projects; assist in marketing Provo City, Mountain Vista Business Center, East Bay Business Center, and other City-owned developments; process land closings on Redevelopment Agency properties; prepare presentations to potential developers; assist in designing and implementing a public advertising program; promote a positive City image; attract potential developers to the City; generate specific studies and reports pertinent to current City needs and trends; as required, host meetings, seminars, tours, luncheons, and other activities to educate and disseminate economic development information; assist in installing and maintaining financial assistance programs to encourage local business expansion; as directed, participate with Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Economic Development Corporation of Utah, International Economic Development Council, Chambers of Commerce, Utah Alliance for Economic Development, and International Council of Shopping Centers; maintain cooperative working relationships with City departments, City Council, Downtown Provo, Inc., UVU, and BYU; as needed, attend City Council, Planning Commission, Airport Board, East Bay Development, East Bay Board, and East Bay Association meetings; as directed, represent City at regional and national economic development seminars and conventions; supervise, plan, and coordinate the work of assigned personnel including workload scheduling and workflow coordination; oversee staff training; identify, evaluate, and resolve personnel concerns; conduct performance evaluations and enact rewards and discipline if needed; maintain and review all reports, work records, work specifications, and appropriate documentation; and perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, Planning or closely related field and five (5) of professional experience in redevelopment, economic development or similar work OR Master’s degree in one of the above and four (4) years’ experience OR an equivalent combination of job-related education and experience [substituting each one year (1) of post-secondary education/training for six (6) months of experience].

License: Valid, lawful driver’s license is required at time of appointment. Applicant may be disqualified on the basis of an unacceptable driving record as reflected by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Selection Factors: Knowledge of: principles and practices of economic development, redevelopment, and public and private finance; business practices including retailing and marketing; basic accounting terminology and procedures; budget preparation, and administrative processes; economic development administration and other Federal and State grant and loan programs; and principles and programs of City government. Skill in: oral and written communication; work management; and interpersonal relations as applied to supervision of personnel and contact with a variety of public officials and representatives of outside agencies, businesses, and industries. Ability to: stay current on nation-wide trends and economic development methods; translate technical data and information into an easily understood format for presentation; analyze financial and accounting records and to prepare clear and concise reports; plan, organize, and direct a major staff function; develop programs to effectively resolve operational problems; deal with the public in a pleasant, courteous, and calm manner in all circumstances; organize assigned work and develop effective work methods; and perform duties in a manner that demonstrates respect, integrity, courtesy, and kindness towards fellow workers, customers, and the general public.

Salary: $81,837 $120,028 annually (Mgt 1); plus full benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental, life, and LTD insurance plans, retirement plans, employee assistance and wellness programs, and sick, vacation, and holiday leaves. Optional plans available include: health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, vision and AD&D insurance, legal assistance, home and auto insurance, ID theft protection, supplemental medical insurance, and deferred compensation (401k, 457 & IRA) plans.

Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Background checks are conducted on all City positions. Non-disclosure may result in dismissal.

Physical/Environmental Factors: Primarily inside office work; includes some site visits. May include exposure to high-stress situations or environments, including the meeting of strict deadlines and contact with the public, business owners, other governments or other community members in confrontational or uncomfortable circumstances. May involve occasional to frequent exposure to adverse weather conditions and the hazards of “hard hat” construction areas.

Pre-employment Testing: Prior to appointment, applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug screening and background investigation. Individuals with unsatisfactory drug screening results will be ineligible for appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period of six (6) months.

To Apply: Apply online at or at the Provo City Division of Human Resources located at 351 West Center, Provo, UT, before 6:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Closing Date: Monday, October 28, 2019.

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