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Fredericksburg Accepting Applications for Director of Economic Development & Tourism

by | Jul 31, 2016 | Government

By Susan Larson.

The City of Fredericksburg is accepting applications for Director of Economic Development & Tourism.

Karen Hedelt, who held the position since 2009, retired at the end of July. Assistant Director Bill Freehling has been appointed Interim Director, said City Manager Tim Baroody. “We certainly hope to have a new permanent director in place this fall.”

The following are excerpts from the position description.

Education and Experience
Requires a Bachelors’ degree (Masters preferred) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Urban Planning or other related field of study, with core courses in economic development. This education will be supplemented with six to nine years experience in economic development with financial/budgeting, media relations, government affairs/liaison and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Tourism experience a plus. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Background and driving record checks required.

Compensation and Benefits
The salary for the position is negotiable based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Excellent City benefits include participation in the Virginia Retirement System, annual and sick leave, group life insurance, medical and dental insurance.

Application Process and Deadline
While the position is open until filled, the city will first consider completed city applications, cover letters and resumes received by Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

For the complete job description, the application and more information, visit the city’s employment webpage; go to the Human Resources Department at 715 Princess Anne St., Room 217, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401; or call 540-372-1028.

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