Butler County - Economic Development Administrator

September 8, 2020


Posting Date: 09/01/2020 Response
Deadline: 09/10/2020
* Resumes accepted until position filled
Agency: Butler County Commissioners
Job Title: Economic Development Administrator
Bargaining Unit:  No 
Overtime Exempt:  Yes
Salary:  $64,979.20-$92,331.20
Work Location: 130 High Street - Hamilton
Hours of Work: 8:00a - 5:00p M-F
Essential Functions:
− Under direction of the Director of Development, provides strategic leadership and prioritizes activities
which improve the business development climate of the County; coordinates the County’s economic
development efforts, including maintaining mutually beneficial relationships and communication with
economic development and planning officials with the local jurisdictions of the County; attracting new
business and employers; identifying sites for possible development; maintaining high visibility for
potential businesses; researches and prepares economic development reports, cost-benefit
analyses, and other evaluations to assess value-producing metrics for economic development

− Administers and operates Port Authority under the direction and supervision of the Director of
Development; prepares and submits annual budget; monitors banking and investment accounts;
provides project oversight and accounting of bond funds; ensures Port Authority keeps proper
financial documents and audits; negotiates incentive packages for a variety of for-profit and non-profit
projects; and understands duties, capabilities and responsibilities of Port Authorities under Ohio Law.

− Serves as Secretary to the Board of the Butler County Port Authority; organizes Board of Director
meetings and keeps meeting minutes. Serves as Secretary to the Butler County Land Reutilization
Corporation “Land Bank” under the direction and supervision of the Director of Development;
organizes Board meetings and keeps meeting minutes.

− Coordinates planning activities with community partners and other federal, state, or local
governmental jurisdictions for evaluating projects; represents department in meetings with public
officials, private agencies, general public, contractors or other interested parties on proposed or
current projects.

− Prepares proposals, press releases, and/or speeches as requested; writes and submits reports and
technical evaluations; researches information and prepares correspondence in response to
inquiries and requests for information.

Required Qualifications:
− Bachelor’s degree in public administration, integrated business, business, finance, accounting,
political science, communications or related field; and

− Five (5) years of relevant work experience; or

− Any combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to the minimum qualifications
stated above.

Selection Procedure: Resumes and Interviews

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:
Butler County Commissioners Personnel Office
315 High Street, Suite 640
Hamilton, OH 45011
or by email to: resumes@bcohio.us 
(Please indicate Job Title in subject line.)

Pursuant to the Americans With Disability Act of 1993, Butler county will consider all qualified applicants for employment, including persons with disabilities. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation. Upon the request of any qualified applicant, this office will evaluate any reasonable accommodation that may be needed to enable a disabled person to participate in the application process or perform these essential duties. 

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