arpc IS HIRING!
Economic Development Planner
Apalachee Regional Planning Council (ARPC) is seeking a new Economic Development Planner to join ARPC’s Economic Development team. The primary responsibility of this position will be to support current and anticipated projects, such as projects related to regional economic development, community visioning, and broadband or other infrastructure planning. Activities that fall under this scope may include research and data compilation, meeting facilitation, plan writing and review, and grant development and/or management activities.
More broadly, the position involves working with other members of the ARPC team to enhance economic development and resiliency across the 9-county Apalachee Region. Projects and efforts at the ARPC are collaborative across program areas and involve a team-focused approach to planning and implementation. Learn about current initiatives at https://www.arpc.org/.
ARPC, a multi-purpose governmental agency of the State of Florida, provides technical assistance in the areas of economic development, environmental planning, emergency planning, transportation, housing, and resiliency to meet the needs of our member local governments within the nine-county Apalachee Region. The Region covers Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla counties and their municipalities.
ARPC Mission: The Apalachee Regional Planning Council serves its citizens & local governments by providing technical assistance & a forum for communication & collaboration to preserve & enhance the economic, natural & social environments of the Apalachee Region.
ARPC Vision Statement: Our vision is to shape a safe and empowering environment that respects each individual’s lived experience. Our values:
o Advancing equity through meaningful collaboration
o Recognizing and embracing diversity
o Pursuing prosperity through stewardship
o Cultivating inclusion through respectful communication
ARPC is a fast-paced workplace with a professional and supportive atmosphere. Flexible work schedules are available, including opportunities to telecommute part-time. The benefits package for full-time employees includes retirement benefits through the Florida Retirement System, healthcare and dental coverage, life insurance, and a supplemental 401(k) plan.
Terms of Service
Start Date: Spring 2023
Hours per Week: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Starting Compensation: $45,000 - $60,000 DOQ
Scope of Work
Under the direction of the Economic Development Manager, this employee will have the following primary responsibilities:
o Provide support to local governments with a variety of activities
o Support planning and coordination to develop or update planning documents
o Assist with community meetings, surveys, and other outreach activities
o Seek and develop new projects to grow the ARPC Economic Development Program
o Foster partnerships and a community of collaboration between local governments, regional
& community organizations, and state & federal agencies
o Other duties as required
o Must be capable of driving a vehicle continuously for two or more hours
o Occasionally attend meetings outside of normal working hours and outside of local area
o Must have a valid driver’s license or be able to secure a valid driver's license at the time of
Education and Experience
o Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
o Strong writing, communication, and organization skills
o Preferred: at least one year of professional work experience
The ARPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with United States Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ARPC provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. ARPC is a Drug Free & Tobacco Free Workplace.
ARPC asks that candidates interested in this opportunity provide
a résumé, writing sample, and a cover letter to:
Caroline Smith, ARPC Economic Development Manager