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Director of Economic Development - City of Cedar Park, TX
Location: US-TX-Cedar Park
Job Details:
Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search for the City of Cedar Park's Director of Economic Development.


Reports to: City Manager

Directs: Assistant Director of Economic Development and Tourism Manager

Other: Works closely with the City Council, city staff, 4A and 4B development corporations, policy or advisory boards or committees appointed by the Council, Chamber of Commerce; interacts with private investors, developers, realtors, business representatives, statewide and local organizations and associations, representatives of governmental agencies at the local, state and federal levels, and the news media


Plans, directs, manages and oversees the City¡¦s economic development activities and operations.


• Manages assigned staff, to include selecting, hiring, training, coaching and motivating employees; assigns work and establishes and monitors employee performance objectives; prepares and presents employee performance evaluations;
• Leads and coordinates the City¡¦s economic development program utilizing Council Strategic Goals and Economic Development Strategic Plan as guides, including business attraction, recruitment, and marketing; business retention and expansion; and tourism;
• Actively develops and recruits economic development prospects aligned with compatible target industries, including contacting and marketing City to outside agencies and enterprises (i.e. private investors, developers, realtors) and conducting tours of industrial and commercial sites and available facilities;
• Negotiate agreements working with city management and legal team to further job growth that benefits the community;
• Researches needs and develops approach for supporting tech entrepreneurship, including individual and startup entrepreneurial businesses;
• Identifies and recruits targeted industries with international presence that enhance business community;
• Works with Type A (4A) economic development corporation and assists them in developing goals, policies and procedures related to economic development; coordinates with Type B (4B) community development corporation as related to economic development goals and projects;
• Provides professional assistance to the City Manager; participates in Council discussions and makes presentations related to economic development goals and efforts;
• Oversees tourism program, including efforts that support destination projects that increase visitors in the community and the development of a hotel/conference center with a partner;
• Prepares departmental budget and monitors budget expenses;
• Oversees compilation of business related data and demographics and development of effective marketing materials;
• Serves as point of contact with the Chamber of Commerce and business/industrial community and participates on a variety of boards, commissions and committees;
• Develops long-range economic development strategies, plans and programs to meet identified needs of the community and aligned with Council goals and ED Strategic Plan;
• Assists City administration and departments on economic development infrastructure issues;
• Negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial economic development issues;
• Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of economic development, as well as legislative and legal changes; and
• Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.


Bachelor's Degree in Economic Development, Finance, Economics, Public Administration or a related field, plus seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, including two years of management and administration experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Valid Texas Driver's License with acceptable driving record or available alternate means of transportation.

Certified Economic Developer preferred.

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge:

Skill/Ability to: select, develop, organize, motivate, train, supervise, and evaluate staff; gather, compile, analyze and evaluate a variety of data and make sound policy and procedural recommendations; apply general program management principles to complex situations; interpret and communicate to others rules, regulations, and guidelines regarding economic development; identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs; prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports; prepare and administer large budgets and interpret complex financial project analyses; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, business leaders, local, state, and federal government officials, the general public, board/commission and news media; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; determine and negotiate sounds business deal points; operate a computer using standard word processing and spreadsheet software; and recognize, evaluate, and respond adequately to a variety of policy issues faced by the City.

Knowledge of: modern and highly complex principles and practices of municipal administration, organizations, functions, and services; operational characteristics, services, and activities of comprehensive economic development programs; principles of personnel selection, supervision, training, and evaluation; advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration; research techniques; methods of report presentation; pertinent and applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations; and principles of effective public relations and interrelationships with community groups and agencies, private businesses and firms, and other levels of government.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.


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 CedarPark@jci-inc.net

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Cedar Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. As an EEO employer, the City will conduct its staffing activities, selection, promotion, demotion, transfer, training, and separation in accordance with Federal, State, and Local EEO laws and regulations as they affect the City. The City of Cedar Park will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status, or disability.


Jorgenson Consulting

Todd, Jorgenson
Human Resources Department
2618A Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC, 27408
P: 4103847243
F: 0000000000

1  Full-Time Position Open
Degree Preferred:

Experience Req. Yrs:
7 years



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