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Job Announcement: City of Susanville: Part-Time Economic Development Assistant

City of Susanville: Part-Time Economic Development Assistant

ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Economic Development Assistant position is a part-time position that reports directly to the Economic Development Director and performs assigned administrative tasks for the Economic Development Department. The position demands the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment, showcasing adaptability, versatility, and meticulous attention to detail. The ideal Economic Development Assistant should embody a positive attitude, exhibit a genuine enthusiasm for the city of Susanville’s growth, and possess exceptional communication skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in the development and maintenance of material for business recruitment and marketing packets, including information on available properties; provides site location assistance to prospective businesses; responds to inquiries from brokers; maintains working knowledge of local industrial, office, and retail real estate sites for sale or lease.
  • Assists in general awareness, tourism and business recruitment marketing efforts; assist in updating and posting information on the city website; tracks effectiveness and results of various campaigns; assists with preparation of incentive packages/proposal for prospective businesses; assists with implementation of efforts to improve the city attractiveness to target industries.
  • Responds to public and internal inquiries, provides information, resolves routine complaints, or refers questions to appropriate staff.
  • Participates in the preparation, update, and maintenance of elements of Economic Development Plans.
  • Attends meetings with city personnel and/or outside agencies, council meetings, or seminars as required. May engage in public speaking for certain presentations.
  • Conducts research to gather data on city statistics or demographics for internal and external use.
  • Responsible for the overall front office activities, as assigned, which may include clerical staff, mail, large purchasing requests, and facilities; reviews clerical staff work and maintains specialized records of departmental operational activities.
  • Compiles, edits, and summarizes data and prepares routine/periodic/special reports, memoranda, letters, forms, and various other documents; creates and maintains databases using automated information systems to monitor and track information.
  • Create and maintain business marketing website and maintain various forms of business marketing materials;
  • Assists in the preparation of marketing materials such as informational flyers, newsletters, radio advertisements, etc.
  • Answers the telephone, interviews callers, and follows specific guidelines in providing information and referring to proper parties;
  • Prepare and edit documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos, and emails;
  • Coordinate meetings, appointments, and travel arrangements;
  • Assist in preparing and distributing agendas for meetings, as well as managing meeting schedules;
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy filing system including records of grant awards and final reports from grant recipients;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Salary and Qualifications:
SALARY:
This position is classified as a part-time employee. Hourly Range: $26.01 – $29.43/hour placement within this range is dependent on qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Preferred Qualifications:
• Two years’ increasingly responsible administrative or clerical experience, involving frequent contact with the public.
• Three years’ experience in community or economic development related field.
Preferred Education Qualifications:
• Associate degree in business, communications, government, economics or closely related field
Required Licenses/Certificates:
• Valid California Driver’s License
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent 

APPLICATIONS DUE:
June 28, 2024 BY 4:00 P.M. to be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and City Standard Application via email to [email protected] or applications can be delivered in person or by mail to the following address: City of Susanville, 66 N. Lassen St., Susanville, CA 96130. Standard applications can be found on the human resources page of the city’s website.

The City of Susanville is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

Marshel Couso
Marshel Cousohttp://www.susanvillestuff.com
SusanvilleStuff Owner/Publisher
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