Job Bulletin (1/15/22) – Board of Public Utilities – Business Development Coordinator

Jamestown, New York

The City of Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has an immediate opening for a Business Development
Coordinator. The BPU is a full-service utility provider serving residents and businesses in Jamestown, N.Y. and
surrounding communities with electric, water, wastewater, solid waste and district heating/chilling services.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited NYS registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree or
higher and (3) years of full-time paid work experience in business administration, marketing, development or
economic development activities.

This position involves working closely with Local/Regional Organizations, Municipalities, Foundations, Businesses
and Boards to drive a unified marketing effort to retain and attract new business to the Jamestown area. The
successful candidate will serve as the lead for the Key Accounts Management Program and other programs as
assigned. Work is performed under general supervision of a higher-ranking manager. Does related work as required.
The individual in this position will: participate in studies involving research, investigation and analysis of physical,
economic and environmental factors related to planning; designs and implements surveys on industrial site
development, area employment, and/or other topics related to business development projects; evaluate economic,
statistical and demographic data to analyze best means to attract, retain or expand businesses and/or industries
within the City of Jamestown; promote retention and expansion of business and industry within the city, develop and
maintain a cooperative working relationship with existing businesses; identify existing business retention and
expansion needs by conducting research and utilizing available resources; develop and maintain contacts with land
owners, developers, site consultants, realtors, entrepreneurs, government officials, private industry representatives,
chambers of commerce, and economic development related organizations and other agencies; assemble and
disseminate statistical data regarding current demographic characteristics, trends, business activities, area
development and planning projects; plan and participate in meetings to advise on planning matters as assigned and
provide assistance with activities for various programs, employers and agencies; organize relevant conferences,
meetings, seminars, webinars and events for market research, emerging trends and good public relations; prepare
detailed responses to commercial and industrial development inquiries regarding site and facility options; prepare
maps & marketing materials as requested or required by a prospective developer; prepare a variety of charts,
advertisements, and other graphics required in support of planning and development projects; handle special
planning and development related to assignments; assist in field studies, collection, tabulation and analysis of data,
including census statistics, land use, economics and natural resources etc.

The successful candidate will have a: working knowledge of the purpose, principles, practices, methods and
terminology used in municipal, community or regional planning and development techniques used to gather data for
statistical analysis & reports; working knowledge of basic research methods & techniques, land use control, zoning
principles and environmental review requirements; the ability to prepare complex written reports; express oneself
clearly & concisely, both orally & in writing; analyze factual data, and prepare graphs, diagrams & reports; exercise
personal discretion and sound judgment, especially when dealing with the public; and physical condition
commensurate with the demands of the position.

The BPU offers a competitive salary and benefit package.
The position of Business Development Coordinator falls in the Competitive Class of the Civil Service Commission
Classification Plan. All applicable rules and regulations of the New York State Civil Service Commission (including all
local rules and regulations) shall apply to this position.
Direct applications, resumes and letters of interest to:

Ross Snyder
Jamestown Board of Public Utilities
P.O. Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14702-0700

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