The City of Lockhart is accepting applications for an open job position within the EDC.
Lockhart, Texas (population 15,200) is conveniently located 25 miles from Austin, 48 miles from San Antonio, and just 15 miles east of San Marcos off Interstate 35. It covers 15.6 square miles and is the county seat of Caldwell County. Lockhart is 25 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and owns a general aviation airport. The area is experiencing rapid growth as Austin and San Antonio are spreading toward Lockhart. Lockhart is a Type B EDC with ½ cent sales tax dedicated to economic development.
The Economic Development Director directs and coordinates economic development department focusing on recruitment of new commercial, industrial, and retail businesses, and on retention and expansion of existing businesses.
The Director reports to the LEDC President which is the City Manager; works closely with LEDC board to achieve goals; attends LEDC board meetings; may receive direction from the LEDC board; supervises one assistant; works with local businesses and groups to promote all aspects of economic development in Lockhart; must have skills to train and motivate staff members; must have good communication skills and be able to speak publicly focusing on presentations and reports related to economic development and the Lockhart community.
Requires bachelor’s degree in Economics, Marketing, or related field with Economic Development Training; prefer 5 years of experience with Economic Development Corporation Sales Tax Law in Texas - 4B; also prefer Certified Economic Development status.
Benefits include a 20-year full retirement under the Texas Municipal Retirement System, employee health insurance, 13 holidays, standard sick/vacation leave, and a vehicle allowance. Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
Applications and job description may be obtained on the City website at www.lockhart-tx.org or at City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St, Lockhart, Texas 78644 and will be received at City Hall until the position is filled. The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Economic Development Specialist will assist and provide a professional level of assistance to the Economic Development Department. This position coordinates economic development, implementation, planning, marketing and research work to implement programs and policies of broadening retail, commercial, and industrial base within Lockhart. Under general direction of the Economic Development Director.
This position requires bachelor’s degree in government, political science, economics, business, marketing, or related field. Two to three years of economic development experience in a governmental setting is preferred.
Benefits include a 20-year full retirement under the Texas Municipal Retirement System, employee health insurance, 13 holidays, and standard sick/vacation leave. Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
Applications and job description may be obtained below or on the City website at www.lockhart-tx.org or at City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St, Lockhart, Texas 78644. The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position open until filled.