City of Prescott
  • 12-Aug-2020 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Economic Development
  • Prescott, AZ, USA
  • $75,000-85,000 Based on Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits For Full-Time Regular Employees: Paid time off; ten paid holidays; 100% employer paid health insurance premium for employee and life insurance (cost for family); short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance, auto and pet insurance available and so much more! Relocation assistance for a successful out of area candidate.


Economic Development Manager


Starting Annual Salary:  $75,000 - $85,000 Based on Experience

FLSA Status:  Exempt - not eligible for overtime

Deadline to Apply:  Open until filled - First review of applications September 4, 2020


Outstanding opportunity to work in the City Manager's Office of Economic Development, Tourism and Communications and lead Economic Development Projects for the City. Position serves as a point of contact on economic development issues and solicits developers, site selectors, businesses, business owners and other economic development professionals encouraging them to locate or expand in the City of Prescott. Rewarding job opportunity for an innovative and entrepreneurial team player to attract and facilitate new economic investment into the City.

Great working environment and opportunity to live, work and play in the beautiful Prescott pines!


Training and Experience:

Five years of professional experience in economic development, infrastructure development, commercial development, transportation development, workforce development, and/or business assistance and a Bachelor's Degree in economic development, urban planning, public administration, business administration, or a degree related to the core functions of the position. CEcD and/or AZEdPro certified preferred.  Experience with CRM software and municipal economic development experience in one or more of the following industries: Aerospace/Aviation, Technology, Medical, Advanced Manufacturing/Logistics, Office, Retail, and/or Higher Education.


Job Related and Essential Duties (including but not limited to):

Manages business recruitment and expansion and projects/programs that support the city's retail, commercial and industrial economic base, including small business initiatives; workforce development and talent attraction; business recruitment, expansion and retention; and redevelopment. Develops and implements business attraction and retention strategies and establishes relationships with the business/development community. Assists in negotiating agreements and educates the community about new developments. Establishes and maintains strategic private/public partnerships for positive long and short term economic goals.


Candidate's Job Related and Essential Qualifications: 

Knowledge of principles of economic and urban development, practices of sales models, forecasting, pipeline management, and lifecycle. Principles of public administration and redevelopment and economic development financing. Understanding of local, state and federal incentives available to business, real estate and site selection principles and practices, economic research techniques, methods and procedures.  Ability to establish and maintain relationships with community partners, identify prospects, develop leads, conduct site visits, and facilitate connections and recognize, develop and close prospective business opportunities.  Analyze and identify challenges, and recommend solutions and strategies. Convene with and present to representatives of various citizen groups, business organizations, private and public agencies.  Perform cost/benefit analysis. Coordinate and mediate efforts of both public and private agencies and committees involved in the economic development projects.  Skill in creating and implementing research strategies to support economic development efforts and utilizing critical thinking and problem solving skills. 


Successful candidate will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

         Drug screening

         Motor vehicle records check

         Criminal background screening



City of Prescott Contact Information

201 S. Cortez St.

Prescott, AZ 86303



Phone: 928-777-1347 / Fax: 928-777-1213


PROBATION: Each employee must satisfactorily serve an established probationary period. 


NOTEWhen advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process. In accordance with A.R.S. 23 - 493, this position has been identified as "Safety Sensitive". The City of Prescott is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.



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