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Regional Project Coordinator

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JOB CATEGORY: Project Manager
Job Description: Regional Project Coordinator
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
CLASS: 600

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Regional Services Department of Texoma Council of Governments is responsible for a wide range of activities designed to improve the quality of life at the community level. Through regional planning and the implementation of area-wide development projects, the Department encourages using local resources to enhance economic opportunities while improving social conditions in a sustainable way.

SUMMARY OF POSITION

This is a 2-year GRANT-FUNDED position. The Regional Project Coordinator exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of a variety of technical, analytical, and administrative work related to assigned programs within the departmental framework of the Planning and Economic Development area. Duties include planning, organizing and implementing fiscal and program operations, as well as working in coordination with other TCOG programs as necessary.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Reports to: GIS & Planning Program Manager
  2. Directs: Project Consultant
  3. Other: Collaborate with TCOG staff; federal, state, and local agencies and officials; TCOG Governing Body; Executive Director; and the general public.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following performance measures:

Manage the implementation of the EDA CARES grant, including:

  1. Working with an outside consultant, create a region-wide COVID 19 pandemic business and economic development recovery plan for the Texoma region.
  2. Coordinate, schedule, and attend various meetings and seminars and make presentations related to assisting communities with economic injury related to the COVID 19 pandemic.
  3. Create online surveys and manage community input.
  4. Coordinate assigned program activities with other TCOG departments and may serve as liaison to various committees, governmental agencies, local officials and community and private sector organizations;
  5. Provide programmatic and technical assistance, as requested by or required by subcontractors and local governments, to coordinate services and meet contract compliance;
  6. Coordinate related activities of TCOG’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy committee as needed.
  7. Manage the Economic Development Administration CARES grant including plan development and maintenance of all grant-related reports and budgets.
  8. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of local, state, and federal guidelines and policies governing assigned projects and programs. Incorporate regional business plan into the Texoma Economic Development District’s 5-Year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).
  9. Evaluate results of assigned projects and report to manager.
  10. Travel to cities, counties, and agencies throughout the Texoma COG region to provide planning and technical assistance.
  11. Collect, prepare and analyze data for a region-wide economic recovery and business development plan.
  12. Maintain current general knowledge of Texoma COG activities and represent the COG in daily work assignments
  13. Attend conferences, seminars, and workshops as needed.
  14. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Must develop knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations related to assigned programs; sound budgetary practices; and common research techniques. Must be able to understand, apply and communicate rules, regulations and guidelines prepared by state and federal agencies relating to assigned programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, program participants, service providers, and the general public; demonstrate proficiency in both written and oral communication; exhibit excellent computer skills including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment; analyze and interpret data; and identify problems and provide solutions.

Must be able to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and maintain a positive attitude.

Must have capacity to work in a multi-task work environment, either independently or as part of a team.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, public affairs, finance, business or a related field plus at least two years of experience in economic or community development are required. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position may be considered.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED

Appropriate driver’s license or available alternate means of transportation.