Economic Development Program Assistant

US-TN-Memphis
Job ID
2017-1172
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

TITLE: Economic Development Program Assistant

DEPARTMENT: EDGE

SUPERVISOR: Manager, Economic Development Programs

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

 

ORGANIZATION

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.

 

JOB SUMMARY

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

  • Assist with the compilation, review, testing, filing, and reporting of annual data on EDGE PILOT, TIF, loan, bond, Foreign Trade Zone, and other programs.
  • Prepare and distribute Annual PILOT Performance Reports for all active PILOT projects.
  • Review and summarize Annual PILOT Performance Reports when submitted; conduct follow-up and solicit clarification from PILOT recipients when needed.
  • Assist Manager ED Program with on-site review of PILOT recipients, including scheduling and charting historic performance trends.
  • Distribute PILOT closing documents to City and County officials.
  • Conduct annual survey of Inner City Economic Development (ICED) loan recipients.
  • Invoice FTZ-77 Zone Site Operators annually.
  • Create and maintain EDGE project databases and files.
  • Develop reports, tables, and slides that show program activity.
  • Work with EDGE staff and attorneys, City and County staff, and representatives from firms working with EDGE, to collect and convey information.

 

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNTIONS

  • Assist with preparing locations for EDGE events.
  • Take photographs at EDGE events.
  • Track project announcements throughout Shelby County and surrounding communities.

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QUALIFICATION REQUIRMENTS

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

  • History of ethical and honest behavior, demonstrating a commitment to integrity, respect and teamwork in professional and other activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep sensitive information confidential.
  • Ability to understand written and verbal instructions.
  • Working knowledge and skill in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Ability to write clearly and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Attention to detail in written communication; error-free spelling and grammar.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and work before/after regular working hours if needed.
  • Ability to interact with other staff members to achieve the mission of the organization.
  • Good judgment and strong decision-making skills.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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 ENVIRONMENT

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.

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