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Economic Development Specialist


Economic Development Corp

Work Status

Full Time



SALARY: 62,320.00 - 90,000.00 Salary USD


Under general direction, assist with the coordination, marketing, implementation and monitoring of various Economic Development programs for the City.


1. Ability to implement economic development strategy and programs with cross-functional support under the direction of the Economic Development Manager and serve as project manager in production of various marketing/promotional products including DVD, annual Dallas Business Journal insert, brochures, maps, etc.
2.  Ability to prepare informational reports and presentations for targeted audiences and coordinate marketing efforts for OED to include writing and publishing the quarterly OED newsletter, advertising, web-site development and managing Arlington Isites program.
3.  Ability to assist the Economic Development Manager in management of the tax incentive process, business retention and expansion, and business recruitment.


4.  Ability to research best practices.
5.  Ability to conduct duties as assigned including:   International Protocol Office, contracts with the Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Development Corporation, and International Trade activities.
6. Coordinate trade show participation and special economic industry events.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of Economic Development principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of current Economic Development, demographics and market trends in the regional area.
  • Skilled in communicating with the general public, other City employees, professional service providers, economic development agency representatives, and the media in order to gather and provide information.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with management, co-workers, representatives from other city departments, private consultants, and the general public.
  • Skilled in drafting correspondence for distribution to a variety of targeted audiences in order to promote and market Arlington as a business location.
  • Skilled in researching a wide range of topics and present information clearly and accurately.
  • Skilled in making decisions and exercise resourcefulness in meeting new challenges.
  • Skilled in determining priorities and managing multiple assignments successfully.
  • Skilled in collecting, reviewing, and analyzing technical and statistical data.
  • Skilled in computer application programs including Microsoft Office, Photo Shop, and website development.


Qualifying Education and Experience:
Bachelor's in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning, Finance, Real Estate or a related field plus two to three years of related experience. Completion of the Basic Economic Development Courses (BEDC) or the Economic Development Institute (EDI) preferred. 

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background pre-employment screening.