• Community and Economic Development Representative

    Northwest Georgia Regional Commission
    Job Description
    The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Community and Economic Development Representative.  Duties include advising and assisting county, municipal governments, and non-profits with community and economic development (CED) projects, with an emphasis on preparing state and federal grant applications for local governments and advising local governments of available state and federal grant and loan programs.

    Knowledge of CED theories, principles, practices and grant-in-aid assistance is necessary.  Knowledge of computers, interpersonal relationships, and oral/written communications is required.  Qualified applicants, at a minimum, should have a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Business or related field from an accredited college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A Master's Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or Urban Planning is preferred.  AICP Certification is preferred, but not required.

    Northwest Georgia Regional Commission provides services to 15 counties and 49 cities in Northwest Georgia through its office located in Rome, Georgia.  Services are driven by the regional vision:  to improve the quality of life for every Northwest Georgia resident, through orderly growth, conservation of the region's natural and historic resources, and care and development of the region's human resources.  The candidate must be available for daily travel within the 15-county region and limited overnight travel.

    This is a full-time position with a starting salary in the $40,000 range.  Our employees enjoy excellent benefits package with paid time off, health, dental and vision insurance, healthcare/childcare spending accounts, and 401k benefit package, and other workplace incentives.

    E-verify, drug screening, and background checks are required for all new hires.  Position open until filled.  Employment application may be obtained at www.nwgrc.org or by calling (706) 295-6485.  Interested persons should submit an application and resume to the address below (references may be requested later):

    Human Resources
    Northwest Georgia Regional Commission
    1 Jackson Hill Drive, NE
    P. O. Box 1798
    Rome, GA  30162-1798

    Or via e-mail to:
    acarden@nwgrc.org

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