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Economic Development Director

City of Blakely

Posted: Mar. 7, 2018

End Date: Apr. 30, 2018

Job Title:                            Economic Development Director
Responsibilities:               This position is responsible for implementing the mission of the Development Authority of Early County (DAEC):  “To increase economic opportunities through activities that improve the business climate and quality of life in Blakely and Early County.”  The Economic Development Director is the Authority’s staff position and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Authority.  This position requires significant interaction with public officials, economic development agencies, industrial development and business representatives, Chamber of Commerce, and citizens.  It requires an understanding of the principles and practices of economic development, planning and land development in order to perform technical and professional work necessary to attract and maintain business and industry.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or Planning preferred
  • Masters Degree in related area and/or Economic Development Institute course completion desirable
  • Professional experience in Economic Development, Marketing or Planning related activities or
  • Any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience providing the knowledge, abilities and skills cited above.
Interested applicants may pick up a complete job description at the City of Blakely, 82 Court Square, Blakely, GA  39823. 
Applications or resumes may be sent to: 
The City of Blakely
                                                                           P.O. Box 350
                                                                           Blakely, GA  39823
Deadline for applications will be April 30, 2018 by 4:30 p.m.