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Economic Development Specialist

at City of Phoenix

Pay: $49,338 to $73,653/year
</span></span></p><p><strong>SALARY</strong></p><p><span><span>$49,338 - $73,653 annually
Posted: 2/11/2019
Job Reference #: 30564

Job Description

Job ID
Professional & Supervisory
Full/Part Time


This position is responsible for assisting in the coordination of economic development and redevelopment projects, programs and initiatives that attract new capital investments, broaden the City's economic base and create quality jobs for the community. Additionally, this position provides professional-level support to other department staff in the management and implementation of mixed-use, commercial, office, residential, industrial, and transit-oriented development projects and other economic development or redevelopment initiatives. Duties include managing and monitoring contracts; tracking and reporting performance metrics; monitoring budgets; developing written and statistical reports to summarize activity; conducting solicitations for consultant and developer proposals; providing research and analysis; and coordinating with local businesses, government entities, higher education partners, property owners, development representatives and the media. The incumbent will work in collaboration with internal staff and external customers, and should possess knowledge of Phoenix ordinances, codes, policies and development processes.

Currently, there is one vacancy in the Community and Economic Development Department, with a focus on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus and Bioscience programs but will also work on central city redevelopment, and other strategic revitalization initiatives.


First review of applications will occur the week of February 25, 2019. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.


$49,338 - $73,653 annually. Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA plan; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Unit 7 Benefits


  • Two years of professional level experience in economic development, real estate development, contract management or business assistance.

  • A bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, urban planning, economics, communication, journalism, political science or a related field.

  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and education may be considered.

  • The City job description can be found here.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - The job requirements listed above, plus:

  • Experience in the following areas:

    • Preparing and conducting solicitations for consultant/professional services and development proposals.

    • Developing and managing consultant contracts and development agreements.

    • Collaborating with multiple stakeholders on development projects or initiatives.

    • Facilitating Bioscience projects or initiatives.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.

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Economic Development Specialist, JC #08830, ID #30564, 2/10/19, VG, Benefits: Supervisory, Q

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