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PROGRAM MANAGER SENIOR II (MANAGEMENT SERVICE)

DIRECTOR, BUSINESS RETENTION, EXPANSION, & STRATEGIC RURAL DEV.

Recruitment #17-005483-0008

Introduction

The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the Director of Business Retention, Expansion & Strategic Rural Development position within the Office of Business Development. 

GRADE

24

LOCATION OF POSITION

The World Trade Center - 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The primary responsibility is the overall management, supervision, development, and operations of the Office's twelve regional business development representatives, each representing different regions of the State. The primary focus of this position and staff is to enhance the economic vitality of the state through retention and expansion of businesses and industry across Maryland.

POSITION DUTIES

The Director links Maryland companies to partners and services which support business growth.  These linkages include federal, state, local public and private resources to address strategic planning and marketing; technology implementation, development and commercialization; workforce development; regulatory and permitting assistance; financing assistance; manufacturing modernization, and business location services and business-to-business and business-to-government opportunities.  Incumbent will work closely with local economic development officials, company executives and senior leadership to facilitate the creation and retention of jobs and increase capital investment across the state.

The selected employee will have demonstrated knowledge and skills in business management, business needs assessment, strategic business planning, and real estate ventures; possess strong office management, written, oral and interpersonal communications skills and ability to work with high-level public and private sector officials. Candidate should be proficient the Microsoft Office Suite for Windows including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Google Mail and/or other relevant software.  Travel throughout the State and some evening meetings are required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from a four year college or university in business management, economics, or a related field and at least eight years of recent professional experience in industrial, business, or economic development, planning, marketing, commercial real estate or related field. 

Equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Two years of the required experience to include direct supervision of other professional employees.

Familiarity with business and economic development in Maryland.   

Please describe in detail any job duties relating to the qualifications stated.  Please list, if applicable, supervisory experience for each of the positions you held.  

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300.

 

It is highly preferred that you apply online at http://commerce.maryland.gov/commerce.  Click on Work at Commerce from the left side menu. If you are unable to apply online, please submit a resume to:     

Maryland Department of Commerce

Office of Human Resources

ATTN: DIRECTOR, BUSINESS RETENTION, EXPANSION, & STRATEGIC RURAL DEVELOPMENT

World Trade Center, 401 East Pratt Street, 10th Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

 

As an E-Verify and equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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