Community & Economic Development Director
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Moline, IL 61265
Characteristics of the Job
Under the direction of the City Administrator, administers, oversees and coordinates all planning, economic development, property management, inspections and grant application efforts in support of policies, objectives and goals established by the City Administrator and City Council by performing the following duties. This position entails considerable initiative and independent judgment and the ability to work with others to accomplish departmental and City goals and objectives.
Exceptional interpersonal and public relations skills with an ability to negotiate development assistance agreements with private developers; in customer service and in maintaining effective working relationships with city officials, employees, contractors, architects, business and property owners and the public; resolving conflict; dealing with the public tactfully and courteously and working harmoniously with other employees; excellent skill in directing the operations of a multi-functional department; developing and enforcing departmental policies and procedures; and in effectively supervising and leading employees; skill in making public presentations to a variety of audiences; written and oral communications; contract administration; and operating Microsoft Office software programs.
Ability to manage all aspects of the city economic development, community development and city planning activities; to maintain absolute confidentiality of the situations, information and materials encountered on the job; to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints or requests for service from elected and appointed officials, developers, engineers, government agencies and the general public; to identify problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and deal with a variety of abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to present complex issues in an understandable format to a wide variety of audiences; to effect and implement economic development strategies and plans, and to facilitate new private investment into the community.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.