Senior Economic Development Research & Intelligence Specialist

City of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Date Posted:  April 1, 2024
Closing Date:  April 30, 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.
  • Produces, coordinates, and co-hosts the department’s monthly cable access TV show.
  • 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

Applicant Information

  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.