(ECO) Economic Development Analyst II (Non-Civil Service)

(ECO) Economic Development Analyst II (Non-Civil Service)
City of Dallas Office of Economic Development
 Dallas, Texas
Job Description

Position Purpose:

The salary listed on this job posting is the starting salary range; amount offered will depend upon qualifications.

The Economic Development Analyst II will be responsible for tracking monthly hotel occupancy, sales, and mixed beverage tax increment revenues for hotels within the boundaries of the City’s Project Finance Zone and their respective, on-site businesses. The Project Finance Zone, a state funding tool recently authorized by the Dallas City Council will support implementation of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center redevelopment. The zone includes a 3-mile radius from the Convention Center and is estimated to collect $2.2 billion in state increment over the next 30 years.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor and continuously update a database of hotels and their affiliated businesses within the PFZ; keep track of new and inactive taxpayers within the PFZ.
  • Create and maintain a database of monthly PFZ revenue estimates and actuals.
  • Obtain and analyze PFZ taxpayer data from State Comptroller’s Office, Hotel Association of North Texas, City Controller’s Office, and other sources.
  • Canvass hotels within PFZ zone to obtain and confirm taxpayer information.
  • Coordinate with City Controller’s Office, Convention Center, other city departments, State Comptroller, and other stakeholders to obtain, remit and verify information.
  • Transform and aggregate large datasets across numerous spreadsheets.
  • Create annual revenue reports and project revenue as needed.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for tracking taxpayer changes and revenue increment.
  • Prepare cash receipts, journal vouchers, and other financial transactions as needed.
  • Assist in completing and responding to routine internal and external audits of PFZ revenues.
  • Other duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four (4) year accredited college & with an emphasis on any of the following: Urban Planning, Public Administration, Economic Development Real Estate Development, Economics, Mathematics, IT and/or GIS, Finance/Accounting or related fields.


  • An associate degree, preferably in a Science or Finance area, or at least two (2) years or college credit in any of the areas listed, plus two (2) years of work experience in some of the Essential Functions in an economic development organization may qualify for this position.

Licenses and Certifications

  • None

Supplemental Information:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective communication skills: oral and written.
  • Working knowledge of data management and data hygiene and/or experience in database development, maintenance, analysis.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Knowledge of how to interpret, compile, analyze and present results, and/or draft reports or determinations related to contractual agreements or financial data.
  • Some knowledge and understanding of budgets, expenditures, estimates, reconciliations, and/or accounting is desirable.
  • Ability to provide thorough and accurate analysis with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate and conduct presentations to various audience.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and organize projects/assignments.
  • Must exercise sound judgment, tact, creativity, resourcefulness, and leadership.
  • Ability to interpret and understand Texas Tax Codes
  • Ability to promote the City of Dallas in a positive manner.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this classification and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skill required.