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Development Specialist

City of Duluth


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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

City of Duluth

 

The City of Duluth, Georgia (pop. 31,000) is accepting applications for the full-time position of DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST in the Economic Development & Marketing Department.

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

 

The primary goal of Duluth’s economic development and marketing team is to develop outreach plans for our community ensuring consistency in messaging, providing general information to the public and to help bring businesses, jobs, and residential investment to the city and maintain its economic well-being. The Economic Development and Marketing Department in Duluth is proactive, and results oriented.

 

The Development Specialist must have a broad understanding of marketing principals and the ability to use those principals to further economic development goals. This includes performing a wide variety of tasks unique to the comprehensive, real estate-driven philosophy of economic and community development and placemaking at the City of Duluth. These complexities include project-based recruitment, retention, and expansion of new and existing businesses by promoting the City of Duluth as a business location and improving the competitiveness of the community’s business climate through a wide variety of communication channels.

 

Please review the job description (located at www.duluthga.net/jobs) for a more detailed list of job duties.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following areas: Marketing, Public Relations, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Business or Public Administration, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred but not required and may be substituted for two years of experience.

 

Two years of work experience in a professional-level capacity in a marketing, event or economic development-related area is required.

 

The Development Specialist must be sensitive and understand the issues confronting downtown businesspeople, property owners, public agencies, and community organizations. The Development Specialist must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in a very independent situation.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.  Supervisory skills are desirable.

 

Written/spoken fluency in a foreign language is beneficial but not required, particularly Spanish, Korean, or Chinese.

 

Any combination of experience, training, and education which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job will be considered.

Possession of a valid Georgia Driver's License for the type of vehicle operated is required within 30 days of hire and must be maintained throughout employment.

 

Acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)

 

Must be able and willing to work after-normal business hours and on the weekends.

 

Proficiency in the use of:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Adobe products (Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop)
  • Typical internet browsers (Chrome, Edge, etc.)
  • Real Estate and Marketing Software (CoStar)

 

Any combination of experience, training, and education which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job will be considered.

 

All candidates are subject to a background investigation including criminal history and driving record.

 

HIRING PAY RANGE:

 

Hiring range is $55,455 to $59,430 annual salary, Grade 24A). A comprehensive fringe-benefit package is included. To visit the employee benefits package, please view our website at:

https://www.duluthga.net/departments/humanresources/benefits.php

 

METHOD TO APPLY:

 

Interested persons should submit a completed job application, a comprehensive resume, and proof of education. Proof of education can be an image of your diploma or a transcript (student, unofficial copy is fine.) Job application is available on our website at:  www.duluthga.net/jobs.

 

Application materials may be sent electronically to careers@duluthga.net; or delivered to:

 

City of Duluth

Attn: Human Resources

3167 Main Street

Duluth, GA  30096-3263

 

QUESTIONS?

 

Questions about the application process? Contact careers@duluthga.net or 770-497-5287

Questions about the job duties? Contact Chris McGahee at cmcgahee@duluthga.net or 770-497-5309

 

NOTICES:

 

Posting Date:  9-7-2022; open until filled, subject to being closed at any time without notice

 

The City of Duluth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City will conform with all applicable local, state, and federal laws concerning employment and will not illegally discriminate with regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information or other legally protected status or classification, except where mandated or permitted by law as a bona fide occupational qualification The City of Duluth, in compliance with the Federal law, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

 

Listing ends on:

10/31/2022