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Assistant Economic Development Director - City of Fort Worth
Location: US-TX-Fort Worth
Job Details:
Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct this search.


Assists in planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Economic Development Department through strategic partnerships and collaboration, including business recruitment, retention, and expansion; budget and financial operations; development, implementation, and oversight of an international economic development strategy; coordination, and collaboration with community economic development partners; and development of policies and guidelines. Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Economic Development Director.

Directs the activities of the division/department, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.

• Assists in managing the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area.
• Supervises staff, which includes prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions or recommendations.

• Assists in establishing appropriate service and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; and allocates resources accordingly.

• Monitors and evaluates the quality, responsiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness of assigned economic development programs, service delivery methods, and procedures; and works with subordinate employees on the continuous improvement of city services.

• Participates in the development of the department budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and implements budgetary adjustments, as needed.

• Works with business representatives, consultants, the real estate community, state and regional officials, and City officials on business recruitment and expansion investment opportunities.

• Establishes and maintains relationships with a variety of entities involved in the economic development process.
• Develops return on investment analysis (ROA) of businesses seeking to relocate or expand, and evaluates possible incentive recommendations to be made to the City Manager and City Council.

• Represents the Economic Development Department to other departments, elected officials and outside agencies; and coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.

• Provides staff assistance to the Economic Development Director; participates on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; and prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

• Performs other related duties as required.

• Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department and City attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the City’s Personnel Rules and Regulations.

• Pursuant to the City of Fort Worth’s Code of Ordinances and Personnel Rules and Regulations, employees in this position cannot file an appeal of disciplinary actions taken against them.

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of program development and administration.
• Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
• Industrial knowledge and the marketing of the City of Fort Worth.
• Value Propositions and considerations.
• Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
• Principles and practices of conducting and evaluating due diligence on companies seeking financial incentives.
• Conducting and analyzing a company's financials, business plan, project pro forma, competitors, and markets.
• Texas laws, regulations, and incentives related to economic development.

Ability to:

• Assists in developing and administering departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.
• Create and present financial and cost/benefit analysis, as well as economic impact for the city.
• Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.
• Setting and managing priorities, establishing performance objectives, delegating, and motivating others.
• Skill in hiring, managing, coordinating duties, and supervising economic development professionals and associated support teams.
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
• Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
• Interpret and apply laws, rules, and regulations governing the implementation and administration of human resources programs.
• Implement programs in assigned areas, including training, organizational development, employee customer service, and employee assistance programs.
• Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations as they relate to economic and business programs and initiatives.
• Initiate, maintain, and grow effective working relationships with aligned organizations and partners.


• Effective time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.
• Strategic and critical thinker.
• Strong project management skills and negotiating skills.
• Global mindset.
• A collaborative leader willing to encourage different viewpoints and take decisive action.
• Visionary, leads with purpose.
• Invoke confidence and trust.
• Skilled in dispute intervention and resolution.
• Evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures.
• Ability to handle a high-paced work environment and meet deadlines.
• Possesses and demonstrates high standards of integrity, work ethic, trustworthiness, likeability, and personal responsibility.
• Confident and engaging when communicating with staff, contractors, and elected officials. A collaborator and consensus builder.
• An exceptional and persuasive oral and written communicator.
• Political savvy.
• Comfortable with public speaking and presentations to the community and city officials.
• Someone who is comfortable leading a team and projects, as well as being part of a team and taking direction.


Bachelor¡¦s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, economic development or a related field and six years of experience in economic development, community development, or closely related field including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.


This position is open until filled. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure you are considered for this position. Upon receipt, resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by Jorgenson Consulting. For consideration, please submit a résumé to Todd Jorgenson at FortWorth@jci-inc.net

The City of Fort Worth is offering a competitive salary for this position, commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the City provides a benefits plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, a pension plan (Fort Worth Employees¡¦ Retirement Fund), and a 457 deferred compensation plan. Partnering with Southwestern Health Resources, the City provides access to four employee health centers exclusive to Fort Worth employees, retirees, and their enrolled dependents.

Jorgenson Consulting

Todd, Jorgenson
Human Resources Department
2618A Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC, 27408
P: 4103847243
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1  Full-Time Position Open
Salary Range:
$145,000 - $167,000/Yearly



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