Director of Economic Development - Cedar Hill, Texas

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The City of Cedar Hill, Texas is seeking an innovative, community-oriented servant leader to join our family as the next Director of Economic Development. This position is responsible for leading Economic Development personnel, programs, facilities, budgets, and activities in a manner consistent with the City’s vision, mission, values, and culture.

Under the general guidance and direction of the City Manager, the purpose of this position is to retain and expand the economic viability of the City by interacting with business and industry. This is accomplished by communicating with representatives of business and industry towards the development of a working relationship within the City. This position also serves as director and manages the Type A Economic Development Corporation, attracting a new tax base by marketing the city, retaining existing businesses and industries, attracting new businesses and industries, attracting other needed facilities, and interfacing with other City employees and citizens.

The salary range for this position is up to $153,637 annually, depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

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Successful candidates for the position of Director of Economic Development will possess, at a minimum, the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Economics, Urban Planning, Marketing, Real Estate, Public/Business Administration, Management or a related field is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • At least seven years of related experience required, along with supervisory experience.
  • Valid Driver’s License required, meeting City driving standards. Candidates from out of state must be able to obtain a Texas license.
  • Economic Development Certification required.

To be considered for this position and to receive a copy of the pre-interview questionnaire for this position, please contact Anthony Michelic with The PACE Group by phone at 817.915.4156 or send an email with a statement of interest and résumé to In your interest statement, please include your current position title and highlights of your accomplishments in your current position.

Applicants selected as finalists for the position will undergo verification of current and previous employment (via open record requests), verification of education, criminal history background check, driving record check, and verification of professional references. Information from your application and résumé may be subject to release to the public, under the Public Information Act, at any time during the hiring process.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Cedar Hill will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please call Human Resources at 972-291-5100, ext. 1068.

For questions about the position, please contact Anthony Michelic with The PACE Group, at or call at 817.915.4156.

The City of Cedar Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of genetic information in compliance with GINA, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, age, or disability in hiring, conditions, or termination of employment. Final applicants for employment with the City of Cedar Hill are subject to drug testing and background screening.