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City looking for new assistant director of economic development

Fredericksburg is seeking to hire a new assistant director of economic development  following the departure this week of Tony Williams.

Williams had  succeeded Richard Tremblay, who retired on Aug. 30. The city is accepting applications through Jan. 31 for the post which offers a starting salary between $63,407 and $76,964.

Below are the job qualifications.

Under the general administrative supervision of the Director of Economic Development and Tourism, this professional position provides economic development services within the City of Fredericksburg by developing and implementing strategies for recruiting, expanding and retaining businesses. Work involves significant independent work furthering economic development goals and strategic plans, such as those delineated in the City Council and Economic Development Authority Goals and Initiatives, Jump Start Fredericksburg program and the City’s Comprehensive Plan documents; developing strategies for re-development of currently underutilized retail, commercial and industrial sites; serving on the Fredericksburg Main Street program’s economic restructuring committee; developing and implementing marketing, advertising and public relations programs; seeking and attracting companies willing to move to or expand within the City; tracking and administering city incentive and EDA grant programs; and conferring with the director and other city departments on the establishment of policies, procedures and practices which will promote and support economic development. Performs related work as assigned.

While the position is open until filled, completed City Applications and resumes should be submitted before the close of business on Friday, January 31, 2014. EOE


Successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Public Administration, Urban Planning or a related field, with core courses in economic development; supplemented by 5 to 7 years of progressive experience in economic development, community relations, real estate development, downtown revitalization, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Background check required, to include criminal history check.