Economic Development Program Manager

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a supportive team of local government professionals in a community with an excellent quality of life?  Powhatan County is the Richmond region’s best kept secret for work-life balance while being a short drive from the capital city’s amenities.

Position Details 
  • Compensation: Hiring range $53,000-$60,000 based on qualifications and experience
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Deadline: Open until filled, with initial applicant screening on December 20, 2017.

Position Objectives

Powhatan County is seeking professional level support for its economic development program.  Responsibilities include technical and administrative assistance, assisting developers with project review and approval process, and coordinating activities with other county departments, including incentive packages.  In addition to leading one or more work programs in economic development activities (i.e. BRE, marketing, recruitment) the candidate will be able to work with and speak to various community and professional groups, and the media, regarding the county’s Economic Development progress. 

Desirable Training & Experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – Knowledge of local, state and federal laws, regulations and programs relevant to Economic Development, and the major aspects of economic development practice in a local government setting is expected.  Knowledge of the geography of Powhatan County and surrounding areas, along with the economic development opportunities of the Richmond capital region is highly desirable.  Must be able to communicate the county’s Economic Development policies effectively.

Education/Training: Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor’s degree, such as economics or business administration, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Relevant training and certifications in economic development is highly desirable.

Click HERE to Submit completed County application through the County's website.  Hard copies of the application may also be obtained in person at 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 or through email

Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Workplace

Powhatan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply.  Powhatan County is a  Drug Free Workplace.

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