Economic Development Officer

Job No: NGSC187
Location: Stawell

Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Package $66,635.21 per annum
Position Description Economic Development Officer

About us

We have implemented a flexible approach to working arrangements and locations that operates on the Microsoft Platform and, where possible, we are upgrading our systems to be cloud-based. This improves efficiency and equips our employees to undertake their roles effectively and efficiently whether they are working in the office or in other locations.

We have a Bring Your Own Device and Mobile Allowance policy, which we encourage candidates to read in conjunction with the position description.

Covid-19 Vaccination Status

It is a requirement for all local government employees in Victoria to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and evidence must be provided by the preferred candidate prior to an offer of employment.

About this role

This position is guided by initiatives that achieve economic growth and business vitality outcomes identified in Northern Grampians Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan, 2021-31 and encourages a culture which recognises economic development is a whole of community business. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and, lead the delivery of initiatives that support growth-focused entrepreneurs (businesses that demonstrate they are responding to change and building competitiveness) to embrace innovation, best practice, grow exports and jobs. 
  • Assist in the development and, lead the delivery of initiatives that support businesses to be strong, innovative and sustainable. 
  • Support existing and newly attracted business and industry networks to enhance investment, business innovation, creativity, best practice, collaborations and partnerships by promoting and encouraging participation in economic growth and business vitality initiatives. 
  • Provide a customer focused service to businesses ensuring quality and responsive customer support in line with Council’s policies and guidelines.  
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including local businesses, tourism and industry associations. 
  • Inform and provide advice to Council on emerging issues and barriers to economic growth and business vitality 
  • Monitor and record achievements of economic growth and business vitality initiatives and ensure targets are met.
  • Perform, as directed, other duties that are within the limits of the incumbents’ skill, competence and training

About You

  1. Proven ability to assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of projects, programs and services. 
  2. Proven experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders to deliver high quality outcomes.  
  3. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders to provide a high level of customer service. 
  4. Demonstrated sound administration experience, including project delivery. 
  5. Demonstrated communication skills, including report writing, preparation of presentations and communication material. 

How to apply

  • Download and read the position description.
  • Attach a cover letter and resume.
  • Submit your application by following the process on this page.

If you'd like to know more contact Justine Kingan, Manager Economic and Community Futures at or call 03 5358 8700. 

Applications close 12.00pm Monday 6th December 2021

Northern Grampians Shire Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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