Snr Economic Development Officer (Gtr Dandenong CC) — Vic

Greater Dandenong

Band 6, $81,754 pa
Permanent Full-time

The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.

We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation. 

We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

This position is within the Economic Development Unit (EDU) of the City of Greater Dandenong. The EDU markets the city as a business destination, facilitates business attraction, investment and employment creation, supports existing businesses and measures and monitors the local and regional economy to enhance the economic prosperity of the area. The position has become vacant due to a recent resignation.

The objectives of the position include contributing to the effective operation of the EDU and Greater Dandenong Business through the implementation of the Council’s Economic and Employment Strategy and Council plans. This will be achieved through the implementation of activities, events, programs and projects supporting the local economy. The provision of advice and consultation on economic matters to the EDU and Council via research and analysis of a wide range of economic market data relevant to local and regional economic issues, policies and strategies of the City of Greater Dandenong.

The incumbent will be tertiary qualified in relevant areas which may include economics, market research, economic development, statistics or related fields and have at least two years’ work experience in one of these areas. The incumbent should have a significant level of knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of economic development, be able to multi-strategy projects and activities, understanding of economic development research principles and demonstrated well developed analytical and problem solving skills.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description and apply, please visit our website: http://www.greaterdandenong.com/.

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Leanne McCready, 8571 1567
Applications close: 5pm, Monday, 16 April 2018