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Economic Development Officers

Huron County

One (1) Permanent position and One (1) Contract position to December 31st, 2017 (with the possibility of an extension)

The County of Huron, known as “Ontario’s West Coast,” is a mosaic of vibrant communities along the shores of Lake Huron.  The County has a population of 60,000 people.  Amidst pastoral and marine scenery, the County’s economic strengths are agriculture, manufacturing and tourism.

Position Description:

The Economic Development Department requires 2 Economic Development Officers who will foster business and economic growth in Huron County. This role requires a team player that is motivated, can build strong partnerships and is constantly pursuing opportunities for growth. Solid experience in development and working with multiple stakeholders at once in an outcome driven environment is preferred. This is a key position within the County Economic Development Department. A creative thinker with excellent problem solving skills will thrive in this position.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Pursue business expansion, investment and other growth opportunities within County
  • Act as one stop shop for business community in Huron County on items related to development
  • Provide advice, support and assistance to businesses
  • Act as a liaison to guide potential investors through County development process
  • Dedication to learning about Huron County businesses and staying attuned to their needs
  • Develop strong relationships with Huron County business community, County stakeholder groups and other levels of government
  • Assist partner municipalities to achieve development goals as laid out in their strategic plans as requested
  • In conjunction with senior management, develop an annual work plan with clear measurements
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • University Degree in a relevant program OR a combination of education and work experience
  • Certificate or diploma in Economic Development
  • Background in Economic Development or Business Development involving significant experience with and management of development efforts
  • Knowledge of and interest in business development & good understanding of regional economic strengths
  • Knowledge of agricultural economics and business
  • Implementation of economic/business development activities
  • Knowledge of and network to Government Programs
    Understanding of municipal planning role, function and legislation

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Visionary
  • Self motivated
  • Understands and appreciates outcomes and measured results
  • Knowledge of supply-chain oriented development
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributor to a small team
    Experience with Microsoft Office, online databases and customer resource management software
  • Travel is required for this role, access to a vehicle is needed
To Apply:

Please email your letter of application and resume in one PDF document by 12:00pm, Friday, February 24, 2017 to

The Corporation of the County of Huron
Human Resources
1 Courthouse Square
Goderich, Ontario N7A 1M2

Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  Information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The County of Huron is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Economic Development Officers Huron County Ontario

Expiry Date: 2017-02-24
Date Posted: 2017-02-08
Province: Ontario
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