Umatilla County
  • 08-Sep-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Pendleton, OR, USA
  • 7175 per month
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits, including PERS, health, dental, and life insurance

Community and Business Development Coordinator

SALARY: $7,175.00/ Month - Plus Excellent Benefits

CLOSING: Open Until Filled- Reviewed Weekly

DEPARTMENT: Board of County Commissioners


Provides assistance and coordination for Community/Business Development in economic development/tourism activities for the County.

Coordinates with and supports the Commissioners in the formulation, development, and implementation of economic development/tourism strategies, programs, and projects throughout the County, and implements the projects and the policies of the Commissioners.

Works as the liaison to local, state, regional and federal economic agencies or groups. Works with the County tourism program on local projects.

Manage, direct, and integrate current and advanced economic planning programs and strategies that enhance the County's business environment working with diverse stakeholders. Specific areas of focus include support of local businesses, including innovation and start-ups, new investment especially in the enterprise zone(s) and urban renewal districts. The position develops strategies to retain and grow existing businesses and recruit targeted industries, creates employment opportunities and increase the tax base. These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related duties.

Develops and maintains an information resource to provide existing and prospective businesses with local demographic, land and building resources, business development financing and other key information.

Works in partnership with the tribe and cities within Umatilla County to support the partnerships with and raise the visibility of Umatilla County as a whole to further and strengthen the economy of the County.

Identifies and pursues federal, state, and private economic development funding opportunities that are consistent with the local economic development strategy.


  • Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Urban Planning, or related field which provides the knowledge to perform the essential functions of the position preferred but not required.
  • 5 years' experience in business or economic development, planning, commercial real estate, marketing, business management, and/or community development including extensive experience in managing economic development projects, including sales that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • Experience assisting startup companies and or business retention and expansion and providing financial assistance to growing businesses preferred. Private sector business management experience is an asset.
  • Excellent analytical, financial analysis and organizational skills. Ability to solve complex problems and issues. Ability to develop innovative and creative solutions which align with the priorities of the County and the community vision, strategies and plans. Ability to monitor and evaluate programs for desired results.
  • Knowledge and understanding of economic development and community development related issues including in the areas of; planning building, environment, business financing, real estate, and business location, expansion and recruitment. Ability to foster economic diversity and capitalize on opportunities associated with emerging technologies.
  • High level of technical expertise related to local, state, and federal economic development programs as well as all aspects of the evaluation of proposals for economic development projects, financial feasibility analysis, business information resources, financing assistance, and local land use compatibility.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills, including the ability to address large formal and informal groups and facilitate public processes.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, judgment, and organization skills. Ability to maintain and promote effective working relationships with and between coworkers, the public, business community, elected officials and other agencies.
  • Excellent conflict resolutions skills and the ability to manage controversial situations. Ability to mediate adversarial situations involving staff, developers, businesses, service providers and/or members of the public. Ability to identify salutation and maintain long term positive working relationships within the community.
  • Ability to understand how to apply technology and lead efforts to improve efficiency and customer service.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and effectively evaluate and motivate personnel to maximize organization efficiency.
  • Ability to use a computer to perform the essential functions of the position, to attend meetings for extended periods of time, and to work under time pressure.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with all levels of County Management, elected officials of governmental agencies, business and community leaders, media representatives, the public and others encountered in the course of work.
  • Demonstrable commitment to, and understanding of, sustainability and the ability tot promote commitment, understanding, and use sustainability principles by employees for day to day operations required.
  • Possession or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Driver's License. Travel across the County and to trainings, meetings, and conferences is required.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and drug screen.

Use of Umatilla County application is MANDATORY and must be submitted via our online portal at . Anyone who qualifies for Veterans' Preference in Public Employment provided for in OAR 839-006-0435; please include proper certification (OAR 839-006-0465) with your application. Any applicant with a disability who needs reasonable accommodation in any step of the application or hiring process to assist or to demonstrate qualifications or to perform the essential functions of the job for which the applicant is applying should inform the Human Resources Department.


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