City Looks for New Economic Development Manager
Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George is looking for an Economic Development Manager.
The posting of this position is confirmation Initiatives Prince George CEO Heather Oland is not going to take the position that was offered to her when the City announced it was not going to renew IPG’s service agreement which ends at the end of this year.
Oland has been assisting the City as it transitions from a stand alone economic development office, to the in house operation that will operate under the wing of the Development and Planning department. She will continue in that role until the end of the year.
Since the City announced it was ending the IPG operation, the Board of Directors for IPG resigned. The City is the sole shareholder of IPG and on Monday the 27th, Prince George City Council will be asked to name City Manager Kathleen Soltis as the sole director of IPG for the balance of the transition period.
The job description calls for candidates to have a “Bachelor degree in Planning, Economics, Commerce or Political Sciences. An Economic Development certification obtained through a two-year post-graduate course and attainment of Economic Development Officer designation is an asset.”
There will be three others reporting to the Economic Development Manager, namely:
- Economic Development Officer, a
- Business Development Officer and an
- Economic Development Coordinator.
The job descriptions for those positions are under development and the positions will also be posted for applications.
Applications for the position of Economic Development Manager will close August 16th.
The City estimates it will save about $500 thousand a year with the termination of the IPG budget.