Senior Economic Development Research & Intelligence Specialist

City of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Date Posted:  June 25, 2024
Closing Date:  July 25, 2024

Job Summary
Under general direction, is responsible for performing professional level work planning, coordinating, implementing, and overseeing activities of the City’s Economic Development Programs. The position maintains external economic dashboards, responds to city-wide and department data needs through internal databases, and performs duties related to a Salesforce System Administrator. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment. May exercise supervision over assigned staff.

Work Location
100 W. Houston St. (City Tower) San Antonio, Texas 78205

Work Hours
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Essential Job Functions

  • Administers, promotes, coordinates, and markets economic incentive programs.
  • Stays current on the trends of industries which make up the local economy.
  • Coordinates marketing efforts with City staff, EDF, FTA, GKDC, Chambers, etc.
  • Develops and implements advertisement and promotional programs.
  • Develops and makes formal presentations to City Manager’s Office, clients, boards, committees, etc.
  • Serves as City liaison or coordinator to boards and committees.
  • Prepares and maintains performance and statistical reports.
  • Assists new and expanding businesses with site development and financial assistance identification.
  • Coordinates activities related to outreach efforts to various Enterprise Community Zones.
  • Coordinates with various City departments regarding SBEDA policy and requirements for RFP/RFQ’s.
  • Reviews architect and engineering interest statements for compliance with SBEDA policy.
  • Conducts program orientation, government seminars and training workshops informing businesses of procurement process.
  • Provides historical and pricing data and identifies bid matching opportunities in the government sector.
  • Administers the City of San Antonio’s Tax Phase-In Program.
  • Promotes and coordinates the City’s efforts in establishing San Antonio as an international logistics trade center.
  • Promotes the aviation industry to expand the role of the City’s airports in trade and distribution.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in Administration, Procurement, Management, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Salesforce CRM
  • Experience with data tools such as ESRI ArcGIS, Lightcast, CoStar, fDiMarkets, Data Axle, Hoovers, or similar tools
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 Power BI, Planner, Power Point