Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Economic Development Analyst (financial)

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description


Under general supervision of the Economic Development Division Manager, the Economic Development Analyst analyzes development proposals, prepares recommendations concerning feasibility and economic impact, coordinates and manages the lease approval process, manages long-term leases and engages landowners through communication and coordination to facilitate the leasing process. This position will specifically focus on financial transactions and lease life cycle management to ensure landowner, leaseholder and self-governance roles are coordinated and met. This position requires that the candidate/employee have a security clearance from the United States Department of the Interior or be pre-screened for clearance. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.

Examples of Tasks

1. Researches data resources illustrated by, but not limited to, the following in order to identify and obtain the information needed for land development (utilization) tasks: lease documents, land ownership, land survey documentation, environmental and archeological reports, and real estate appraisals.

2. Analyzes land development proposals and provides recommendations on the proposals to landowners and Community Council.

3. Researches, reviews, and updates local and regional economic indicators such as vacancy rates, demographics and market studies in order to asses proposed development feasibility.

4. Provides project management by facilitating and monitoring lease execution under all appropriate Community and federal leasing ordinances and regulations, supplying supporting documentation, and maintaining and coordinating project schedule and responsibilities. This includes recordation coordination.

5. Manages lease compliance: creates invoices for lease rents, reviews financial documentation, maintains the invoicing and payment portion of lease files, and verifies and processes rent payments in coordination with the SRPMIC Finance Department for the life of long-term land leases.

6. Coordinates development activity, including environmental reviews, land use reviews/zoning entitlements, and cultural reviews among SRPMIC governmental departments, as well as external project entities such as developers, brokers, title companies and financiers. Coordinates the legal review process and communication among legal counsel for SRPMIC, developers and landowners, when applicable.

7. Prepares project reports and other details required for informational purposes to landowners, elected officials and other relevant parties.

8. Reviews and evaluates departmental and Community policies, and local, state, and federal laws and policies for the possible effects on the economic development of SRPMIC.

9. Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Knowledge. Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, roles, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of general accounting, auditing, and budgeting principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of the purpose, current issues, projects, organization, and employee responsibilities of the division to which assigned.
  • Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, and standards affecting the work assigned to the Community Development Department.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of research, analysis and reporting
  • Knowledge of business, market and economic indicators and trends.
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

  • Skill in analyzing business and economic data, drawing logical conclusions, and making sound decisions and recommendations.
  • Skill in managing and evaluating financial reports, lease terms and other items related to payments to landowners and the SRPMIC.
  • Skill in documenting and completing monthly, quarterly and annual lease payment transactions that are impacted by lease terms, consumer price indexes, appraisals and other escalating trends.
  • Skill in communicating with and instructing others having varying educational backgrounds and values, using both technical and non-technical language as appropriate in order to provide service and explanations to those for whom the subject matter is unfamiliar and/or difficult to understand.
  • Skill in using Microsoft software.
  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing work.
  • Skill in project management including design, implementation planning, and documentation,
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with SRPMIC staff and officials, Community members, and the staff of federal, state and local governments.
  • Skill in dealing with complex issues and divergent views.

  • Ability to track, manage and understand highly complex leases with decades of history and up to a 99 year commitment to the SRPMIC and/or landowners.
  • Ability to gain and maintain federal security clearance for the United States Department of the Interior data systems.
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ability to make effective presentations on economic development issues.
  • Ability to conduct research and prepare complete and accurate analysis, reports and recommendations.
  • Ability to assist with promoting and implementing the Community's economic development programs and projects.
  • Ability to represent SRPMIC in a professional manner with boards, Community members and Community Council members, landowners, developers and other members of the public.
  • Ability to set priorities to meet established as well as changing deadlines.
  • Ability to respond consistently with tact, composure, and courtesy when dealing with others.
  • Ability and willingness to submit to SRPMIC's pre-employment background and drug testing processes.
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally to conduct business.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education & Experience: A Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in economics, business administration, finance, planning, or public administration, or a similar discipline and three (3) years of full time professional level experience in finance, accounting, business management, economic development or working with business, or similar work experience.

  • Certification: The employee must have United States Department of the Interior security clearance or pre-clearance for information system access and use.
  • Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.
  • Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.

Special Requirements

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.