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Community Economic Development Director/Assistant City Mgr

June 23, 2022 by npierce

  • Full Time
  • ROY


This position is responsible for working closely with the Economic Development Committee and other city staff in promoting the business and economic development interests within the community. This position will include working with all noted departments in providing guidance to individuals and companies to establish, relocate, or expand their businesses within the community. The position will include assistance in the planning and coordination of community development projects, assisting business and residential applicants with local and State permitting processes, and providing research for city sponsored projects. Work close with the Planning Commission, City Council, and the Redevelopment Agency.

Performs a variety of professional, administrative, and managerial duties related to planning, directing, organizing, and controlling the Community and Economic Development Department, including land use management, building permits, business licenses, building inspections, code enforcement, economic development, and redevelopment. Provides a full range of complex staff assistance as well as administrative support to the City Manager and City Council Members.


Works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the City Manager.


Provides general supervision to department staff and supervisors including City Planner, Building Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer, and Administrative Assistant.


Provides assistance in the development of short and long term economic and community development plans, as well as the gathering of information and preparation of studies, reports, and recommendations to achieve such goals. This will involve the preparation and maintenance of information on utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services, financing tools, and incentives, in order to respond to requests for information for economic development purposes, and the coordination with other departments and agencies as needed. Develops projects and programs that create business opportunities and quality housing options within the city. Directs economic development initiatives to achieve the goals and objectives outlined by the Economic Development Strategic Plan and guided by the Economic Development Committee.

Provides professional economic development advice, assist in the application and permitting process, and serve as an advocate for economic development in line with the Comprehensive Plan, zoning ordinances, and goals as established by the city.

Works closely with the Ogden / Weber Chamber of Commerce to identify areas of concern in the promotion of business location and expansion within the City.

Maintains a liaison with various local, State, and Federal agencies, coordinating projects with agencies as deemed necessary and appropriate.

Directs personnel and delegates assignments; reviews performance and makes decisions affecting job retention, advancement, and discipline, participates in the recruitment and selection of department staff; develops and conducts staff training. Provides direct oversight to consultants and contractors hired to support economic development.

Serves as administrative advisor and liaison to City Manager, Mayor, City Council, Citizens Committees, and Planning Commission. Provides technical insight and recommendations related to determining community and economic development policies, goals, and objectives; receives directives, formulates implementation options and strategies, directs, and conducts research, converts strategies to action plans with timetables and deadlines; allocates personnel and resources as needed to accomplish selected projects and programs. Works with the Economic Development Committee to formulate and implement marketing and business attraction strategies, including familiarity with the goals and objectives of the Roy City Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Provides information and/or make presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, individuals, and the general public on economic development issues, programs, services, and plans. Conducts public meetings and hearings as needed to solicit public response and apprise decision makers of policy and project options; educates the public through media, reports, public meetings, and presentations.

Monitors legislation and regulations relating to economic development, and report findings to the appropriate impacted parties, i.e. the City Manager, the Economic Development Committee, the City Council, etc.

Develops department budgets and monitors fiscal controls to assure conformity with established financial constraints; gives final approval for department disbursements; participates in city-wide fiscal planning processes.

Identifies sources for alternative funding related to community and economic development projects; applies for grants, implements administrative processes as needed to comply with grant conditions; monitors grant compliance to assure effective working relationships with funding agencies.

Coordinates research and program options with other city departments; directs or conducts feasibility studies; prepares a variety of reports related to project options and progress; reviews and updates ordinances affecting community and economic development and related departmental areas; coordinates projects with other departments or government agencies.

Conducts assigned research and analysis on operating policy, procedures, and other administrative issues; prepares staff reports, answers questions, or arranges for compilation of data to assist in the decision-making process.

Maintains strong working relationships with the general public, area businesses, clients, the media, and others.

Attends professional development workshops and conferences to keep abreast of trends and developments in the field of economic development, and to represent the interest of Roy City on matters related to economic development.

Becomes familiar with the existing inventory of available buildings and business and residential development sites within the community. This will include both public and private buildings and land areas.

Serves as a member of the Economic Development Committee that promote economic and community development at the local and state level, as deemed necessary or appropriate.

Represents the City Manager at meetings as assigned.

Performs related duties as required.



1 Education and Experience:

a. Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree in, urban planning, public administration or a closely related field; preference will be given for a master’s degree;


b. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience performing above or related duties; two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity:


c. An equivalent combination of education and experience.


2 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of economics, sociology, land use management, and community organization as applied to community and economic development; relationships between various factors affecting community and economic development policy, such as economic, political, sociological, legal, etc; research and statistical analysis and the evaluation of research data; land use, federal, state, and local laws; municipal operations and inter-relationships of city departments; budgeting, accounting and related statistical procedures; various revenue sources available to local governments including state and federal sources; general office maintenance and practices; business and technical writing; interpersonal communication skills; public relations. Considerable knowledge of principles of management, supervision, and employee motivation.

Ability to administer a large work program; analyze a variety of financial problems and make recommendations; analyze complex community and economic development problems and make recommendations; operate personal computer in utilizing various programs to produce or compose formal documents, reports, and records; prepare and present budget estimates; direct, motivate, develop, and evaluate subordinates; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

Ability to communicate effectively to groups and individuals, engineers, architects, contractors, developers, businesses, supervisors, employees, and the general public.


3 Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain. Essential functions normally require physical activities such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and seeing. Common eye, hand and finger dexterity may be necessary. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance.

Anyone interested in this position should submit the following as attachments when applying online at

·         Cover letter

·         Updated personal resume`

Roy City is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. If you have special needs please call (801) 774-1000. The Human Resource Office will provide reasonable accommodations for any applicant during the examination and selection process.


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