INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT 0990
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class assists the director of a County or town industrial development agency in gathering and preparing data on the available plants, labor and transportation facilities, utilities, and financial and other community resources which would be of interest to industries considering locating in the community. The work includes frequent contacts with planning boards, banks, utilities, and other private and public organizations involved in compiling data on community resources. The incumbent is required to attend meetings with representatives of industry to explain in detail information relevant to making a decision on locating within the jurisdiction. Work is performed under the supervision of the department head and is reviewed through reports and conferences. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assists in developing programs to increase industrial, commercial and service enterprises in the County or town, and assists new businesses in resolving problems;
Establishes and maintains contacts with private and public agencies to stay informed on new programs which may have an effect on commercial expansion;
Meets with representatives of industry to inform them of the advantages of locating in this area;
May supervise a staff in establishing programs to solicit, develop and promote industry and provide technical services;
May attend meetings of business and civic groups to stay informed of their activities and attitudes, and relate them to the programs of the department.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the role and responsibility of government in development of the economy; thorough knowledge of the current economy and its future outlook; thorough knowledge of the land, labor and financial resources of the area and their value to business and industry; thorough knowledge of effective public relations principles and techniques; ability to develop and maintain good relations with public officials, the business community and the general public; ability to supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to prepare clear, comprehensive reports; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
(a) Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Master's Degree, and two (2) years of experience in advertising, marketing, finance, area development or business management; or,
(b) Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree, and four (4) years of experience in advertising, marketing, finance, area development or business management; or,
(c) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and eight (8) years of experience in advertising, marketing, finance, area development or business management; or,
(d) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a),(b) and (c).