Community Development Specialist

City of Lewiston

Applications are being accepted for the position of ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST. Applications and full union bargaining agreements are available at the Human Resources Department or online at


Division: Economic & Community Development

Barg. Unit: AFSCME-Professional Technical Unit

Status: Full Time (37.5 hours/week)

Class Grade: 6

SUMMARY: The Economic Development Specialist will assist in supporting and attracting development and investment in the City with a focus on the redevelopment and revitalization of Lewiston. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual who is highly motivated to make a difference for the citizens of Lewiston, and is able to interact effectively with a diverse population of citizens and business owners.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to Bachelor’s (BA) degree or higher in the areas of public policy/administration, economic/community development, planning, economics, business or related field, plus two (2) to four (4) years of professional experience in economic or community development, land use, planning, business or public administration or related field.

WORK ACTIVITIES: Promotes the City of Lewiston to attract business and community-related development activities including grant writing and administration; conducts economic and demographic research and analysis related to the area’s business climate and labor market data; coordinates and prepares comprehensive location packages including all relevant information regarding zoning, taxes, utilities, demographics, transportation and more for the desired area; assists clients with financial proposals including information on available assistance or incentives available from Lewiston, the State of Maine, and other funding sources; assists in development of marketing materials for the City; prepares and delivers presentations to the City Council, boards and committees; displays working knowledge



Terri-Lynn Bechard
(207) 513-3128

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