Job Listing: Economic Development Specialist

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East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) Published: July 24, 2020
Kilgore, Texas
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Application Period:  July 22,2020 – August 9, 2020

Economic Development Specialist

Organization:  East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG)

Street Address:  3800 Stone Road

City:  Kilgore

State:  Texas

Zip:  75662


ETCOG is a voluntary association of counties, cities, school districts and special districts within the fourteen-county East Texas region. We assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. Either directly, or through our contractors, ETCOG provides programs and services for East Texas seniors, employers and job seekers. We also build the 9-1-1 emergency call delivery system, provide peace officer training and homeland security planning services; and deliver rural transportation services, business finance programs, grant writing services and environmental grant funding for the region.


Job Description: 

We are seeking candidates for a full-time opportunity to assists our jurisdictions in the development and execution of plans and programs relating to Community and Economic Development, grant and contract management with government agencies and private consultants, and research for supplemental funding sources and grants for program activities. Provide technical Assistance and support to member jurisdictions seeking solutions to community needs. Perform research for supplemental funding sources and grants for program activities throughout our 14-county region.


Salary Range & Benefits: 

$45,000-$55,000 per year

Competitive Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement.


Education and Skills Requirements: 

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field of study preferred. Minimum 3 years prior related experience in grant writing and research, public relations skills and knowledge of government programs preferred.  Combination of education and experience will be considered.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent writing and research abilities; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; the ability to multi-task and prioritize work; meet deadlines; analytical and critical thinking skills are needed; high level of customer service skills required; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels of staff, elected officials and the public.


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