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Economic Development Officer

Economic Development Officer


  • Permanent, full-time

  • Annualised salary range $90,877 to $100,634 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation


The City of Ballarat is seeking a dynamic Economic Development Officer who specialises in regional development to develop, facilitate and promote beneficial economic development for Ballarat and to harness and co-ordinate Council, Government, business and community resources in the pursuit of sustainable economic development initiatives and outcomes.


This is your opportunity to cement your career with an organisation that offers a range of great benefits to staff and which is committed to their ongoing professional development.


Key Selection Criteria


  • Experience in developing and implementing successful strategic and business plans and programs.

  • Knowledge of economic development opportunities in regional cities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven performance in developing and maintaining co-operative working relationships between Industry, Government and Community Groups.

  • A proven record of being able to manage time, set priorities, meet deadlines and work independently within established guidelines.

  • Experience in preparing detailed submissions and reports for external and internal clients.

  • Tertiary qualifications and experience in Regional Development, Economics, Business Management or another appropriate discipline.


The closing date for this position is Friday 28 July 2017 at 5 p.m.


For further information on the above position contact Samantha Magill, Manager Economic Development on (03)5320 5759.

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The City of Ballarat is an EEO employer committed to the principles of workplace diversity

The City of Ballarat has a zero tolerance for child abuse and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with disability.

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