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State of Washington Class Specification

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COMMERCE SPECIALIST 2
233B
Category: Retail Operations & Marketing

Definition

Positions at this level independently perform a wide variety of professional, journey-level work such as developing and implementing program evaluation plans, developing and maintaining program-specific data tracking systems, designing and analyzing surveys, analyzing data to measure service and impact, performing economic analysis, and integrating results into overall evaluation reports.  Incumbents exercise decision-making authority, resolve issues, represent the agency within their assigned area of program responsibility and provide input into policy development.  Incumbents independently provide assistance, consultation and training to clients in areas such as program planning, financing, grants management, contract development, market development, emergency preparedness, community revitalization, or other areas necessary to the success of program(s) or portions of a program(s) or project(s).

Typical Work

Develops, implements, and monitors federal, state and local programs; 

Utilizes a variety of data pertaining to varying situations to perform analysis or evaluation of problems; 

Assists with development of legislation; 

Prepares program proposals, monthly summaries and quarterly reports; 

Conducts or oversees workshops and seminars related to programs; 

Develops and monitors contracts required to achieve program goals;

Makes technical recommendations on projects, programs, policies, and plans; 

Provides technical assistance and consultant services to public and private clients; 

Conducts technical or scientific literature reviews; 

Collects data and assists in analysis and preparation of technical reports; 

Represents agency at professional local, state, and regional national meetings; 

May manage one or more state, federal or local projects or programs and provide technical consultation and training to clients and/or others; 

May coordinate the development and completion of projects and/or programs; 

May exercise budgetary responsibility subject to supervisory approval; 

May supervise lower level staff.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require a Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in community, trade or economic development.

Class Specification History

New class effective June 1, 2005; Community, Trade, and Economic Development Specialist 2 (replaces 64341 Program Coordinator 2 – DCTED).
Revised title, formerly Community, Trade, and Economic Development Specialist 2; adopted November 12, 2009, effective November 13, 2009.

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