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RECRUITMENT NOTICE - Business Development and Strategy Analyst

Monday, April 10, 2017

Open Period:                   April 10, 2017 – April 28, 2017

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) assists the Mayor in the coordination, planning, supervision, and execution of economic development efforts in the District of Columbia with the goal of creating and preserving affordable housing, creating jobs, and increasing tax revenue. DMPED pursues policies and programs that create strong neighborhoods, expand and diversify the local economy, and provide residents with pathways to the middle class. DMPED is seeking a Program Analyst for its Business Development & Strategy unit.

The Business Development & Strategy unit fosters a strong and equitable local economy through the implementation of the new Economic Strategy, released in March 2017, by supporting existing businesses and entrepreneurs, attracting new businesses and forging partnerships between government, business and communities that foster economic growth.

Position Description:
The Program Analyst will serve in the role of Business Development and Strategy Analyst, implementing the strategic plan of the Business Development & Strategy unit. A successful Business Development and Strategy Analyst will gather data and establish a repository of facts (such as rates of job loss and creation, business creation, expansion and departure), support business development promotion, and assist with employer engagement. The incumbent of this position will work closely with the Director of Business Development on various business attraction, retention and expansion efforts.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage the data gathering, analysis, modeling, and visualization efforts of the business unit.
  • Create employer profiles for business attraction and retention meetings
  • Track and monitor business engagements and follow-up.
  • Coordinate DMPED’s business attraction, retention and expansion coordinating committee.
  • Develop tools to measure and evaluate the progress of the business development unit.
  • Collect, analyze and report data to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the promotion of the District as an ideal place for businesses to locate.
  • Develop and manage the business development dashboard.
  • Other duties as assigned, which could include marketing, website development, and responding to general inquiries from companies interested in relocating to or expanding their presence in the District.


  • Bachelor’s degree with focus in business, economics or related field preferred.
  • Familiarity with the District of Columbia’s neighborhoods and business environment.
  • At least 3-5 years of similar work experience.
  • Familiarity with economic and community development including business attraction and retention, employer engagement and marketing.
  • Exceptional planning and organizing skills, with the ability to manage large-scale meetings and events.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Team oriented and very collaborative.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and skills are highly welcomed.
  • Knowledge of statistical and analytical techniques applicable to economic and demographic data.
  • Desire to leverage skills to serve the public interest required; interest in local economic and community development preferred
  • Demonstrated advanced experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.

Salary: This position is a grade 12 on the District government’s career service salary scale. The salary ranges from $70,345 to $89,922. Actual salary is determined by a variety of factors including: years of experience, applicant qualifications, internal equity comparisons, agency organizational structure and the applicant’s past salary history.

Application Process: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line title of Business Development and Strategy Analyst opportunity. All resumes must be submitted by Friday, April 28, 2017 for consideration.