Senior Business Assistance Officer

CIty of Richmond

Under general supervision, provides direction and project leadership for activities and programs of the City's Economic Development Division, including business recruitment, job development, and business retention strategies. Conducts research and provides analysis on matters of economic health, economic and real estate trends, and international development. Assists in the development of City policies that affect the local economy; and serves as a member of the department's management team. 

The Senior Business Assistance Officer is a senior management class position in the City Manager’s Office, Economic Development Division and reports to the Deputy City Manager, Economic Development, or designee. The incumbent acts as a City liaison providing coordination and comprehensive services to the business community, works closely with key City staff and other stakeholders, exercises a high degree of independent judgment, and has significant management responsibility for activities that assist in the retention, growth, expansion and promotion of businesses in Richmond.

The most successful candidate has a verifiable work history that demonstrates experience with managing business retention programs, strong organization skills, excellent judgment, the ability to work independently, project management skills, attention to detail, knowledge of economic development strategies, advancement, and sustainability.

Desirable characteristics: self-motivated, creative decision-making while working within the established guidelines, confidence, ability to pivot, willingness to learn, a commitment to the community.

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