Current Employment Opportunities - The Regional Municipality of Halton

Job Posting

Economic Development Officer

Department:

Legislative and Planning Services

Division:

Economic Development

Position:

Economic Development Officer

 

Note:

Applicants will be considered for interviews based on the information provided in their application to the Region of Halton including a current resume and cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

 

This is a permanent full time position working 35 hours per week.

 

Purpose:

Reporting to the Manager, Economic Development, the Economic Development Officer provides economic development services including investment attraction, retention and expansion to support Regional priorities regarding employment land development, investment attraction and retention, and sector development as set out in the Halton Region Economic Development Strategic Implementation Plan.

 

Preferred Background:

The successful candidate will possess a degree in planning, economics, business administration, or public administration with four to seven years professional work experience in economic development or a related field.  Professional accreditation from the Economic Development Association of Canada (Ec.D.) is desirable.  The successful candidate must demonstrate; strong knowledge of employment land development, investment attraction, site selection and real estate, business retention, and workforce development, and have excellent report writing abilities and strong communication skills, excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to support internal and external clients.  Must possess demonstrated knowledge of legislation relating to land development, municipal approvals and Halton’s competitiveness for attracting investment. The ability to work both independently and in a team environment including liaison work with external stakeholders is essential.  Demonstrated solid judgement, problem-solving, political acuity, tact and diplomacy skills are necessary.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

 

Working Conditions:

Travel will be required, incumbent must provide their own transportation. The incumbent will be required to provide a copy of their driver’s license by their first day of employment.

 

Duties:

·         Undertakes actions related to employment land development, investment attraction and retention and sector development as set out in the Region’s Economic Development Strategic Implementation Plan.

·         Works with internal and external partners, including the Halton Local Municipalities and developers to facilitate timely employment land development and industrial and commercial construction activity. 

·         Implements the Region’s investment attraction and retention plan, working closely with Toronto Global, senior levels of government and the Halton Local Municipalities.

·         Develops marketing and communications and presentation materials for attracting investment in strategic sectors to Halton, highlighting the region’s competitiveness, labour force and other attributes.

·         Builds and maintain relationships with industrial and commercial realtors, developers, site selectors and end-users in key sectors to increase awareness of Halton’s investment potential.

·         Prepares briefing materials and reports for Senior Management and Council as required with respect to economic development initiatives, investment attraction, key sector and ICI development trends.

·         Prepares regular blog and social media posts on various economic development topics. 

·         Performs other duties, as assigned.

 

Posted:

September 7, 2017

Posting Expiry:           

September 21, 2017

Posting #:

LP-328-17

 

Halton Region is pleased to accommodate applicants who have a disability.  Please inform Human Resources at
905-825-6000 ext. 7700 if you require a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process.

NOTE:  Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.

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