TITLE: Economic Development Program Assistant
SUPERVISOR: Manager, Economic Development Programs
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
The Economic Development Growth Engine Industrial Development Board of the City of Memphis and County of Shelby, TN (“EDGE”) is an industrial development board created in 2011 under Tennessee Code §7-53-101 et seq. EDGE is governed by an 11-member board appointed equally by the City of Memphis and Shelby County, and is a public, non-profit entity. EDGE uses various federal, state and local programs to help grow the economy of Memphis/Shelby County. EDGE also manages the Memphis and Shelby Port Commission, the Industrial Development Board of Memphis/Shelby County, the Depot Redevelopment Corporation of Memphis/Shelby County, and the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce.
The Economic Development Program Assistant will work with the Manager, ED Programs and other staff to monitor the performance and compliance of EDGE assistance and incentive programs, including the Payment In Lieu of Tax (PILOT) tax abatement program, tax increment financing (TIF) program, Inner City Economic Development (ICED) and EDGE Impact Fund loan programs, Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 77, and various bond issues.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/JOB FUNCTIONS
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNTIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations that do not cause the company undue hardship may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Two years of college or an Associate’s Degree plus at least five years of office or program administration experience. A Bachelor’s Degree can substitute for two years of work experience.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Requires the ability to sit for extended periods in office and at meetings; some local travel to deliver documents; infrequent bending, stooping and lifting file boxes, etc., up to 10 pounds; filing; some walking and standing; extended time typing and using a computer.
Work is conducted in typical indoor office environment, though visits to other facilities are a regular part of the work. Outdoor events and programs may also be required. Requires long hours of sitting and looking at computer screen. Includes repetitive use of computer keyboard. Some local travel by automobile required.