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Development Services Director
Abbeville County (SC)

Abbeville County is accepting resumes for the position of Development Services Director; responsible for directing the County’s efforts to generate new investments and jobs within the community.  Below please find a brief summary of the job description:



·      Generate new investment and jobs in Abbeville County, a community of 27,000 people

·      Assist corporate clients in the areas of site selection, facility development, zoning, permitting, incentives, financing, information  analysis and workforce development

·      Coordinate and facilitate client visits to the County

·      Administer Abbeville County's business retention program

·      Develop and execute an economic development marketing plan for Abbeville County

·      Develop new initiatives to advance the County in the national and international marketplace

·      Develop and implement the 2001 Abbeville County Strategic Plan

·      Oversee the improvement and development of Abbeville County industrial sites

·      Present economic development projects and initiatives to the Abbeville County Council for approval

·      Assist displaced workers in finding new employment opportunities in the event of plant closures or downsizing

·      Coordinate monthly development board meetings

·      Work with the local media to coordinate press releases and project announcements


Supervisory Responsibilities:                                                  

Directly supervises one employee in the Economic Development Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Education and/or Experience:                                              

Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Completion of Economic Development Institute and/or Certified Economic Developer (CED) status.

DEADLINE:  Any questions may be directed to Lynn Sopolosky, Clerk to Council, at 864-366-6693.

Please submit resumes and applications to Lynn Sopolosky, Abbeville County, 901 W. Greenwood St., Suite 2800, Abbeville, South Carolina 29620.   Applications are available online at Resumes/applications will be accepted until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer    

Date Posted: April 9, 2015