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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 233A
Category: Retail Operations & Marketing

Class Series Concept

Positions in this series perform professional level work in developing, implementing and monitoring state, federal or local community, trade and/or economic enhancement or development programs or projects impacting communities, businesses and citizens of the state.


Positions at this level work under the direction of a higher level program manager, perform professional-level work, and assist in program development, research and implementation of state, federal and local programs.

Typical Work

Assists in program evaluation-related activities such as developing program evaluation plans, reviewing contractor compliance, maintaining program-specific data tracking systems, collecting and analyzing data to measure compliance and efficiencies, performing economic analysis, and integrating results into overall evaluation reports; 

Serves as a team member on a service delivery team; 

Coordinates workshops/seminars regarding specific projects or programs; 

Assists in developing and monitoring contracts; 

Represents the department at local, state, and regional meetings; 

Assists in the preparation of grant proposals and agency reports; 

Conducts research and preliminary analysis of data and makes recommendations to a higher level professional.

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 one year of professional experience in community, trade or economic development.

Class Specification History

New class effective June 1, 2005; Community, Trade, and Economic Development Specialist 1 (replaces 64340 Program Assistant 1 – DCTED).
Revised title, formerly Community, Trade, and Economic Development Specialist 1; adopted November 12, 2009, effective November 13, 2009.