Economic Development Officer

Wheatland County

Economic Development Officer

Position Reports To:
General Manager of Community Services   

Position Summary:
The Economic Development Officer supports economic growth by attracting new businesses and promoting the expansion of existing businesses in Wheatland County.

As a part of the Community Services department, the Economic Development Officer will have a strong understanding of community assets and be an advocate to both internal and external markets.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Attract new businesses and expand existing businesses in the County
  • Works closely with the Planning department and Council to ensure understanding and awareness of economic development
  • Strives to have senior management and Council part of creating a pro-business environment
  • Supports, promotes, and advises local businesses within the County
  • Create a link between municipal, provincial, and global economic development resources
  • Ensure adherence to all applicable Wheatland County policies and bylaws.
  • Ensure compliance with OH&S including attendance at safety meetings, being properly trained in OH&S related topics (e.g., Emergency Management training and exercises), and ensuring work is completed in a safe manner.
  • Appropriately, and in a timely manner complete personal administrative tasks (e.g., personal timesheets), when required.
  • Relate to and communicate with co-workers, management, customers and vendors sincerely, clearly, tactfully, promptly and courteously; respond to inquiries and complaints promptly and professionally.
  • Perform tasks, consistent with the position, including special projects / assignments, as may be required on an ad hoc basis.

  • Degree or diploma in Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, Communications, or related field; or equivalent experience.
  • Completion or willingness to complete the Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D) designation
  • Membership or ability to attain membership with Economic Developers Alberta (EDA)
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in economic development, preferably in a rural municipality
  • Experience in business and / or development field in the private sector
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work strategically with municipal Council and the public
  • Strong customer service skills providing courteous and efficient services
  • Proficiency in computer programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta drivers’ licence
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team environment
Working Conditions:
  • This position works a 5 day work week, Monday to Friday, with one day off in a 3 week cycle; hours of work: standard 37.5 hour work week

Please submit resume (button below), or send to:
Human Resources (Marked confidential), Wheatland County
RR1 Hwy 1
Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1J6
Fax (403) 934-4889
or Email here

In accordance with Wheatland County’s Personnel Policy, the successful candidate will be required to submit to a Criminal Records Check, and must be legally entitled to work for any employer in Canada. Must have a valid Class 5 Alberta Drivers’ License.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: Wheatland County
Location: Strathmore, AB
Region: Calgary
Professional Category(s): Economic Development
Posted: March 14, 2019, 11:30 am
Expires: April 3, 2019, 4:30 pm

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