Community and Economic Development Planner
Brazos Valley Council of Governments
Bryan, TX United States
Performs various planning and research work for the Community and Economic Development & Regional Planning Program. Planning may involve activities related to job growth/retention, data collection & analysis, transportation, general community development, economic resiliency and quality of life. Work involves developing local and/or regional level plans or programs; developing procedures for implementing and measuring progress made on operational plans or programs. Maintaining regional networking relationships with Economic Development professionals, business communities and councils. This position works under the Economic Development & Regional Planning Program Manager.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Collects, organizes and analyzes data required in the development of plans or programs;
- Develops or assists in developing procedures for implementing plans or programs and developing procedures for measuring progress made on plans or programs;
- Assists in preparing applications/grants to public and private organizations;
- Assists with community and economic development, revolving loan fund (RLF), fiber projects and transportation;
- Coordinates committee meetings, regional conferences, workshops, and public hearings;
- Prepares social media posts, articles and communication outreach documents for agency staff;
- Performs related work as assigned;
- Perform duties in a professional manner with attention to accuracy and detail;
- Work as a team member with BVCOG staff in all BVCOG activities for the overall benefit of the BVCOG;
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in city, urban or regional planning, economics, business, political science, public administration or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. Previous work experience or education is desired. Must have a Class C Driver’s License in good standing. Must have dependable transportation and be willing to travel. Physical demands include but are not limited to: Sitting, talking, hearing, seeing, standing, walking, driving; use of hands and fingers to operate office equipment and machines; and occasionally lifting and/or moving objects 50 pounds or more, as necessary. Must be able to accept or recognize the viewpoints of others and to work with a variety of persons from public and private agencies. Must have ability to communicate well, orally and in writing, prepare written descriptions, computer graphics, maps and summaries as well as the ability to use a variety of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.