Economic/Community Development Analyst 9-12 at the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development


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Job Description
This position serves as an agriculture and rural development analyst responsible for coordinating with business representatives, community officials, food and agriculture industry representatives, state and federal agencies, and other partners to identify industry and regional needs around growth at all levels of the food and agricultural industry.  This is a dynamic position that will serve as the Department lead for agriculture development in Southeast Michigan.  The desired applicant for this position will need strong leadership and communication skills and have a passion to help grow the Michigan food and agriculture industry by providing services, support and leadership to the industry.  The applicant must also be a self-motivated, team player who is able to identify opportunities and solve problems while working to support one of Michigan’s largest and important industries.

Required Education and Experience
Education 
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in any major.

Experience 
Economic/Community Development Analyst 9 
No specific type or amount is required.

Economic/Community Development Analyst 10 
One year of professional experience in commercial financial analysis, marketing, international marketing, workforce development, or public, private economic, or community development equivalent to an Economic/Community Development Analyst 9; or, involving the creation, financing, and operation of a business or providing information and services to business executives or communities in such areas as financing options and packaging, research and analysis on community and economic or workforce development issues, professional tax and/or credit analysis, unemployment and workers compensation analysis, evaluating loan or grant applications, developing and implementing programs to identify foreign markets for export of Michigan products.

Economic/Community Development Analyst P11 
Two years of professional experience in commercial financial analysis, marketing, international marketing, workforce development; or public or private economic or community development equivalent to an Economic/Community Development Analyst, including one year equivalent to an Economic/Community Development Analyst 10; or, involving the creation, financing, and operation of a business or providing information and services to business executives or communities in such areas as financing options and packaging, research and analysis on community and economic or workforce development issues, professional tax and/or credit analysis, unemployment and workers compensation analysis, evaluating loan or grant applications, developing and implementing programs to identify foreign markets for export of Michigan products.

Economic/Community Development Analyst 12 
Three years of professional experience in commercial financial analysis, marketing, international marketing, workforce development, or public or private economic or community development equivalent to an Economic/Community Development Analyst, including one year equivalent to an Economic/Community Development Analyst P11; or, involving the creation, financing, and operation of a business or providing information and services to business executives or communities in such areas as financing options and packaging, research and analysis on community and economic or workforce development issues, professional tax and/or credit analysis, unemployment and workers compensation analysis, evaluating loan or grant applications, developing and implementing programs to identify foreign markets for export of Michigan products.

Alternate Education and Experience
Economic/Community Development Analyst 9
Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school and five years of experience providing information and services to business executives or communities in such areas as financing options and packaging, research and analysis on community and economic or workforce development issues, professional tax and/or credit analysis, unemployment and workers compensation analysis, evaluating loan and grant applications, developing and implementing programs to identify foreign markets for export of Michigan products, or involving the creation, financing, and operation of a business.
Economic/Community Development Analyst 10, P11, and 12 
Additional experience in the above areas will be credited for each of the respective classification levels on a year-for-level basis. For example, completion of high school and six years of experience involving the creation, financing, and operation of a business, or providing information and services to business executives or communities in such areas as financing options and packaging, research and analysis on community and economic development issues, etc., is creditable for the Economic Community Development Analyst 10 classification.

Additional Requirements and Information
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Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Position Description

Please attach a cover letter, resume and official college transcripts to your application.  For our purposes, “Official Transcripts” must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar’s signature and/or seal.

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