Under the general supervision of the Director of the Department of Community & Economic Development or designee, performs professional and technical office and field work involving the collection, analysis, preparation, and illustration of data such as land use, housing and economic conditions, targeted industries, and community services, and related background information needed for housing, community development, and economic development activities. This position requires the ability will serve as the principal technical support for the administration programs in a department committed to the holistic revitalization of the City of Hollywood by conducting research and development for activities and operations involving economic development, redevelopment, community development and business development. Work is reviewed through observation and written reports for results obtained adherence to established policies and procedures.
1. Collects and compiles information relative to such planning assignments as land use, community/economic development, transportation, housing, leisure/human services, or targeted industries.
2. Assists in conducting external analysis utilized in strategic planning; collects business and demographic data relating to trends, issues, and events in the local community, region, state, and nation.
3. Monitors new business and commercial leasing activity and issues welcome letters.
4. Contacts new businesses in the City to market economic development services and to determine specific needs; monitor online and print media for information pertinent to businesses within the City; develop and implement a marketing program aimed at existing business opportunities.
5. Coordinates economic development marketing including production of marketing collateral, website, and social media applications in support of business retention, expansion, and recruitment efforts.
6. Publicizes the services of the economic development program through interactions with local businesses, community members, regional economic development partners and the commercial real estate brokerage and development communities; collect organize, and analyze information about local businesses and available space; maintain database of pertinent information; create customized reports in response to requests from businesses, property owners, government agencies, the community, and City departments. Provide advice and consultation to emerging and established businesses in the City, including start-up information, marketing and business strategy.
7. Prepares a variety of charts, and graphic displays for special projects, presentations to City Commission, official boards, business groups and/or civic organizations.
8. Conducts field surveys for economic development plans; prepares pictorial and graphic presentation to be used for planning proposals.
9. Participates in the development and implementation of special projects and neighborhood/commercial district plans.
10. Participates in meetings and public hearings to discuss plans and present the department's recommendations. Performs other related duties as required.
11. Performs other functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in planning, public administration, business administration or related field; or Associates Degree and two (2) years of related experience. A Florida driver's license required.
Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment. An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statues.
**Note to Applicants: Applicants who are considered for employment will be required to pay $55.00 for the background investigation. The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Also, as of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216. The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer. _