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Economic Development Director
Pulaski County
Pulaski, VA


Pulaski County is hiring for the position of Economic Development Director.  This position is responsible for encouraging business investment and the creation of new job opportunities in the community.  Essential functions are supporting existing business and industry needs; recruiting new business and industry; conducting market research, developing promotional strategies; and serving as a liaison between business, industry, local, regional, state and federal agencies. Must have the ability to administer grant and loan programs related to business development and possess knowledge of various land use tools, financing strategies, tourism development opportunities, comprehensive plan, zoning, and historic preservation. 

Must have excellent customer service skills, writing ability, negotiation skills, and verbal communication skills.  Ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate economic studies, financial statements, and marketing studies.  Work is performed with a wide degree of latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and action.  Position works closely with the Industrial Development Authority.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, finance, public administration, or a related field and 3 years work experience in economic development.  County residency is required.  The salary range for the position is $57,919 - $86,878, DOQ.  Benefits include:  health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, state retirement program, optional vision insurance and 457 retirement program, county vehicle, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays.

Interested applicants may apply directly to Robert Hiss, Assistant County Administrator, 143 3rd St, NW, Pulaski, VA 24301.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed county application which is available at the county website: 

Application review to begin February 28, 2014, position open until filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employer