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Economic Development Analyst

Company: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


Under general supervision of the Economic Development Manager, the Economic Development Analyst reviews and analyzes development proposals, prepares recommendations concerning feasibility and economic impact, coordinates and manages the lease approval process, manages long-term leases and engages landowners through communication and coordination to facilitate the leasing process. This position coordinates the research, financial transactions and planning activities for the development of new, existing and expanding business in support of economic development efforts. This position requires that the candidate/employee have United States Department of the Interior Security Clearance or be pre-screened for clearance. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Examples of Tasks

Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.


  1. Researches data resources illustrated by, but not limited to, the following in order to identify and obtain the information needed for land development (utilization) tasks: lease documents, the Economic Development Division database, land ownership, land survey documentation, environmental and archeological reports, and real estate appraisals.

  2. Analyzes land development proposals and provides recommendations on the proposals for landowners and Community Council.

  3. Researches, reviews, and updates local and regional economic indicators such as vacancy rates, CPI and demographics in order to asses proposed development feasibility.

  4. Provides project management by facilitating and monitoring lease execution under all appropriate Community and federal leasing ordinances and regulations, supplying supporting documentation, and maintaining and coordinating project schedule and responsibilities. This includes recordation coordination.

  5. Monitors and manages lease compliance: prepares the lease schedule of payments, reviews financial documentation, maintains the payment portion of lease files, and verifies and processes rent payments with the Finance department.

  6. Coordinates development activity, including environmental reviews, land use reviews and zoning entitlements, and cultural reviews,, among SRPMIC Governmental departments, as well as external project entities such as developers, brokers, title companies and financiers. Coordinates the legal review process and communication between SRPMIC attorneys, developer attorneys and landowner attorneys when applicable.

  7. Prepares project reports and other details required for informational purposes to landowners, elected officials and other relevant parties.

  8. Reviews and evaluates departmental and Community policies, and local, state, and federal laws and policies for the possible effects thereof on the economic development of SRPMIC.

  9. Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Knowledge. Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, roles, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of the purpose, current issues, projects, organization, and employee responsibilities of the division to which assigned.
  • Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, and standards affecting the work assigned to the Community Development Department.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of Public Relations and marketing
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of research, analysis and reporting
  • Knowledge of business, market and economic indicators and trends.
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Skill in analyzing business and economic data, drawing logical conclusions, and making sound decisions and recommendations
  • Skill in documenting and completing monthly, quarterly and annual lease payment transactions that are impacted by lease terms, inflationary and other escalating trends.
  • Skill in communicating with and instructing others having varying educational backgrounds and values, using both technical and non-technical language as appropriate in order to provide service and explanations to those for whom the subject matter is unfamiliar and/or difficult to understand.
  • Skill in using Microsoft software.
  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing work.
  • Skill in project management including design, implementation planning, and documentation,
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with SRPMIC staff and officials, community members, and the staff of federal, state and local governments.
  • Skill in dealing with complex issues and divergent views.
  • Ability to gain and maintain federal security clearance for the United States Department of the Interior data systems.
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ability to make effective presentations on economic development issues.
  • Ability to conduct research and prepare complete and accurate analysis, reports and recommendations.
  • Ability to assist with promoting and implementing the Community's economic development programs and projects.
  • Ability to represent SRPMIC in a professional manner with boards, community members and community council members, landowners, developers and other members of the public.
  • Ability to set priorities to meet established as well as changing deadlines.
  • Ability to respond consistently with tact, composure, and courtesy when dealing with others.
  • Ability and willingness to submit to SRPMIC's pre-employment background and drug testing processes.
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally to conduct business.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience: A Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in economics, business administration, finance, planning, or public administration, or a similar discipline and three (3) years of full time professional level experience in finance, accounting, business management, economic development or working with business, or similar work experience.

Certification: The employee must have United States Department of the Interior Security Clearance or pre-clearance for information system access and use.

Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.

Special Requirements

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMICis an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and thenother qualified candidate.

In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference,applicantmust submit a copy ofTribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods:

1) attach toapplication

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

TheIHS/BIAForm-4432 is not accepted.

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

Keywords: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale , Economic Development Analyst, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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