Request for Columbia Valley Economic Development Officer issued

The Economic Development Officer will work to fulfill the economic development objectives of the Columbia Valley.

The Columbia Valley is looking to hire an Economic Development officer for the region.

The Columbia Valley is looking to hire an Economic Development officer for the region. — Photo courtesy Kootenay Rockies Tourism

The Columbia Valley is looking to hire an Economic Development officer for the region. The CAO of the Regional District of East Kootenay, Shawn Tomlin, has issued a request for proposal which recently appeared in the local Invermere newspaper.

Here’s the background information on the EDO position:

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL—Columbia Valley Economic Development Officer

We are currently seeking proposals for a two-year Columbia Valley Economic Development Officer contract. The Economic Development Officer will work to fulfill the economic development objectives of the Columbia Valley, including the design and implementation of an economic development strategy, and will be responsible for the implementation of the Resident Attraction and Retention Strategy.

We are looking for a relationship builder with an in-depth knowledge of the Columbia Valley and its business environment, at least five years’ experience in economic development or a related field, and experience in the development of strategic and operational plans.

The detailed Request for Proposals, including the scope of work, qualifications and proposal submission guidelines, is on the BC Bid website: http://www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca. Proponent must include a curriculum vitae, statement of qualifications and relevant experience in support of their Proposal. Proposals must be received no later than 14:00 MT on May 4, 2017.

It is the sole responsibility of the Proponent to check for Addenda and other updates on the BC Bid website. For more information: Shawn Tomlin, CAO Regional District of East Kootenay, email: [email protected], phone:1-250-489-2791

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