LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: BAND: BBP CLASS:
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR DEPARTMENT HEAD 2
DEPARTMENT: SUPERVISOR: ACCOUNTABILITY:
ADMINISTRATION MANAGER MANAGER
NAME: ISSUE DATE: PAGES
Work is technical and administrative. Duties involve carrying out the economic development and
redevelopment goals of the Township, as well as supervising several departments of the Township. Duties
include: serving as liaison to the Lower Allen Township Development Authority, seeking grants and low-interest
loan programs for all projects and departments, working with the business community to promote investment in
Lower Allen Township, and supervision of Facilities Maintenance and Risk Management. Work is performed
under the general direction of Township Manager. Assignments are frequently complex requiring analytic
thinking, independence and judgment and are carried out in accordance with past, present and developing
practices, policies and procedures, and legal requirements. Assists the Township Manager in long range
planning and day-to-day operations as needed. This is an exempt position.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF JOB:
Develop development/redevelopment strategies for opportunity areas.
Seek, write, & administer grants and other funding opportunities for development, parks, public safety, and
Evaluate prospective grant-eligible projects in regard to applicable regulations and approval criteria.
Act as liaison to and help guide the Lower Allen Township Development Authority in considering projects and
Conduct general or applied research for economic data to support development and planning.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with commercial developers and realtors to promote
business investment in the Township.
Negotiate and draft scopes of services, requests for proposals, professional service contracts, and
Provide technical assistance to Township staff and community groups.
Attend and make presentations at Board of Commissioner meetings and other meetings as required.
Oversee facilities management at all municipal buildings.
Supervise and review the work of subordinate employees for conformance to regulations, policies, and
procedures governing assigned operations.
Inform Township employees of new or revised policies, procedures and directives.
Give guidance on matters of program, publications, and legal responsibility.
Administer the Township’s risk management program; identifies needs and negotiates insurance coverage on a
cost-effective basis; writes procedures to control liabilities.
Keep abreast of legislative and regulatory developments; develops policies to implement new requirements.
Maintain fiscal and budgetary responsibility for areas assigned.
Supervisory oversight of staff in assigned areas.
(Resolution 2010-R-07, 02/10)
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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF JOB continued:
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Boards and Commissions, Township staff, the
business community, and the general public.
Meets with other governments, professional associations, citizen group, interest groups and taxpayers.
Serves on teams and planning/evaluation committees.
Maintains records and files for assigned areas.
Strives to obtain competency in accordance with their evaluation measures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful permanent resident alien, or an alien authorized to work in the
Bachelor's degree with emphasis in business, community planning, public administration, finance, or a closely
related field or equivalent professional experience.
Two year's experience in the field of economic development.
Skill in collecting, analyzing and evaluating data.
Considerable knowledge of economic development programs such as Opportunity Zones, Improvement
Districts, Community Development Block grants, etc.
Ability to work with graphics, statistics, technical drawings, blueprints, and codes.
Ability to plan and organize work effectively and work independently.
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in English both verbally and in writing.
Must have strong computer skills in a variety of administrative and analytical software programs.
Possesses a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
Knowledge of modern principles, methods, and techniques of administration and program planning.
Has the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to maintain a working relationship with persons from all levels of the organization.
Ability to communicate with persons from varying economic, ethnic, and racial groups.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with associates, vendors, other government
officials, professional and citizen groups, unions and the general public.
Offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a satisfactory: physical examination
(full-time personnel only); and background investigation result (full/part time and temporary personnel).
I have read the foregoing job description and certify that I can perform all aspects of the job and meet
qualifications as required by Lower Allen Township.
(Resolution 2010-R-07, 02/10)