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Do you have a passion for small town life with nature’s playground in your backyard? Then, Grants Pass is the place for you with our abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, diversity of restaurants, vibrant and historic downtown, and growing business community.

This position will manage all aspects of the City’s economic development program, build collaborative business relationships in the region, encourage and support new and existing local businesses, develop the City’s economic development strategy, analyze economic situations and provide reports and recommendations, and serve as lead staff on the Grants Pass Urban Renewal Agency.

The City of Grants Pass is a High Performance Organization that has a well-defined Mission, Vision and Values which provides the framework for our organizational culture. We believe that the best solutions come from empowered teams with the knowledge and shared vision of the community’s goals. We promote a legacy of excellence through a culture of trust, collaboration, and encouragement of personal growth and the celebration of our achievements. We seek to attract adaptable, creative and motivated individuals who share our community pride and dedication to exceptional public service.

If you are an individual who appreciates a working team environment, which focuses on trust, crucial communications, commitment, accountability and results, then the City of Grants Pass may be a great place for you!

In & Around Grants Pass

The recreational opportunities of the Rogue River are many: jet-boats, rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, water skiing, tubing/swimming, gold panning and the 37-mile Rogue Hiking Trail. In addition to our world famous white water Rogue River, nearby mountains provide high-mountain recreational experiences, including snow skiing at Mt. Ashland, multiple access points to the Pacific Crest Trail, snow-shoeing, and ATV trails. Cultural activities center around the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and the historic town of Jacksonville. Other scenic attractions include: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument, and the northern portion of the Redwoods. Grants Pass’ year-round calendar of events offers something for everyone. And once the sun goes down, the region takes on a life of its own with fine restaurants, theatres and a performing arts center.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in economics, marketing, public administration, urban planning, or a related field and four (4) years of experience in a position responsible for economic development, urban renewal, policy development, small business administration funding strategies, preferably in the public sector; experience with commercial and/or industrial property development and/or financing is preferred.

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Licensing Requirements (positions in this class require):

  • Valid driver’s license, Oregon Class C

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