COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST


The Pennyrile Area Development District is seeking a qualified, motivated, and self starting individual for the professional position of Community Development Specialist II. This individual will be responsible for developing and administering economic and community development projects and initiatives in the nine county Pennyrile region and will work closely with cities, counties, special districts, and other agencies on a daily basis. The qualified candidate should possess a Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Public Administration or related field. Excellent organizational, communication, and computer skills are a must and the successful candidate must be able to handle a multitude of tasks simultaneously. PADD offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and a dynamic work environment. Mail resume and cover letter to Melody Goodwin, Pennyrile Area Development District, 300 Hammond Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240. The position will remain open until filled. PADD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Veterans Transition Liaison

The Pennyrile Area Development District (PeADD) is seeking a qualified individual for the West Kentucky Workforce Board’s Veteran Transition Liaison.  Responsibilities center on implementing strategies to build and maintain military and community relationships in order to create and supply the talent pipeline for exiting military/veterans to local business/industry employment as well as to post-secondary training.  Coordinates with Solder for Life transition efforts, USDOL Veteran Programs, USDOL Dislocated Worker Programs.  Refers transitioning military and veterans to career services/employment activities/counseling.  Serves as a direct link to fulfill talent needs of business/industries. Tracks individuals’ data and their career activities. Prepares written and oral presentations.  Knowledge of local workforce sectors, business community and workforce system helpful. Covers the 17 counties of the West Kentucky Workforce Board.

The qualified candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with a minimum of four years of related work experience in the private sector.  Excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills are a must.  Preference provided to Veterans meeting the established criteria.  PADD offers an excellent compensation package and a dynamic work environment.  Resumes will be accepted through September 18, 2020 or until the position is filled.  Mail resume and a required cover letter to:  Cindy Massie-WKWB Assistant, Pennyrile Area Development District, 300 Hammond Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.  PADD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.