Business Services Administrator

DATE:

July 2, 2019

TO:

ALL COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

FROM:

Suzanne Holt, Director of Business Services

JOB VACANCY:

Business Services Administrator/Full-Time/ Benefited

LOCATION:

County Office Building

244 Fair Street, Kingston, New York 12401

SALARY:

$70,723.00 Annual Salary

APPLICATIONS DUE:

 30 days

The Business Services Administrator works closely with the Director of the Office of Economic Development to support Ulster County's businesses with their efforts to grow and thrive, as well as help new businesses locate within the County and succeed.  This person must be comfortable working independently and as part of a team.  Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing is important, as is attention to detail.

Among other responsibilities, the Business Services Administrator will:

 ·       Provide business counseling, assistance with access to financing including drafting applications for grants, and help with site selection;

·       Create and implement activities and events directed to Ulster County's local businesses for the purpose of business retention and expansion;

·       Create and implement activities and events directed to businesses located outside of Ulster County for the purpose of attracting new businesses to the County;

·       Administer revolving loan funds, Industrial Development Agency (IDA), and Capital Resource Corporation (CRC) projects, including analyzing the applications, gathering data and maintaining relationships throughout the life of the projects;

·       Develop and maintain relationships with commercial real estate brokers and maintain commercial property listings on Catalyst database;

·       Work on Shovel Ready and Ready-to-Go projects;

·       Provide technical support for the Office of Economic Development, the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance (UCEDA), the IDA, the CRC, the Revolving Loan Fund Committee and the Shovel Ready Committee;

·       Comply with NYS Authorities Budget Office (ABO) reporting requirements for UCEDA, the IDA and the CRC;

·       Perform other duties and tasks supporting the Office of Economic Development’s mission as needed.

·       The ideal candidate possesses a strong business background. Real estate and/or banking experience is preferred and economic development experience is helpful.  A working knowledge of planning and zoning laws, as well as a working knowledge of agency reporting requirements for the ABO is helpful.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:

A.  Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Planning, Economic Development, Environmental Law or closely related field; OR  

B.  Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Planning, Economic Development, Environmental Law or closely related field and two (2) years of responsible work experience in the business development, planning, economic land use, environmental use or a closely related field; OR

C.  An equivalent combination of training and experience as described in A or B above.

 IF COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IS INDICATED; TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AND SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED.  A CANDIDATE LACKING THE REQUIRED TRANSCRIPTS WILL RECEIVE A CONDITIONAL APPROVAL PENDING THE RECEIPT OF TRANSCRIPTS. 

Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice System or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check. This position will require a criminal background check and a candidate will be required to complete and sign a Criminal Background Investigation Release Form.  Upon a conditional employment offer, a candidate will be required to be fingerprinted accordingly.   

 ULSTER COUNTY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ALL CIVIL SERVICE LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS APPLY

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.