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Assistant Director for Economic Development

Company: City of Fort Worth
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Economic Development include:

  • Directs the activities of their assigned team(s), which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings, as well as ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes and/or standards.
  • Work with the Director to develop the department budget, forecasting funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies, and implement adjustments as needed. This position will also conduct return on investment analysis (ROA) of businesses seeking to relocate or expand in Fort Worth, and will evaluate possible incentive recommendations made to city leadership.
  • Supervises staff, which includes assigning and prioritizing work, reporting standards and benchmarks aligned with developing and executing measurable goals, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff is trained and building employee knowledge, making sure that policies and procedures are followed, maintaining a healthy and safe working environment, and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions or recommendations for their direct reports.
  • Represents the Economic Development Department to other departments, elected officials and outside agencies, participating on a variety of boards, commissions and committees and preparing/presenting staff reports as well as other necessary correspondence. The position will work alongside staff with business representatives, consultants, the real estate community, state and regional officials, and City officials on business recruitment, expansion, and investment opportunities, and will be expected to establish and maintain relationship with a variety of entities involved in Fort Worth's economic development process.

    Specific goals and objectives for the new Assistant Director to address and accomplish include:

    • Assist the Director with implementing economic development programs and practices that lead to private investment in the City and result in job creation, expanded tax base, catalytic redevelopment, and other quality projects.
    • Assist the Director with the implementation of a strategic and proactive recruitment strategy for the promotion of Fort Worth to business and industry leaders by contacting national and international businesses, site selectors, brokers, developers and consultants.
    • Ensure the City is successful in efforts related to developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the Chamber of Commerce, developers, corporate leaders, business owners, public school officials, other regional and state economic development agencies, and Fort Worth residents to resolve business needs and promote expansion opportunities in the city.
    • Ensure staff training and professional development opportunities are identified, maintained and encouraged.


Keywords: City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth , Assistant Director for Economic Development, Executive , Fort Worth, Texas

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