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New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Job Opening

26 Oct 2021 10:43 AM | Melissa Dulinski (Administrator)

Job Summary

Manages a current pipeline of Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (“HDSRF”) and Petroleum Underground Storage Tank (“PUST”) grant customers through the approval process

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·       Ensures all HDSRF and PUST grant applications are reviewed and approved, according to legislative requirements (Act and Regulations).

·       Performs financial and statutory analysis of PUST and HDSRF applicants by evaluating and verifying business and personal financial statements.  Communicates with customer through process and manages expectations.

·       Makes recommendations for approval and prepares project summaries for delegated authority or board approval.  Identifies any pending legal issues which may impact the award of the grant. Summarizes findings and recommendations to EDA’s Legislative Officer and/or Attorney General’s office for review and legal advisement.   Prepares and presents memorandums to the Incentive Committee and Board regarding potential legal or funding issues and respond to inquiries.

·       Ensures available HDSRF and PUST funds prior to recommending approval of applications.

·       Notifies customers of declinations or partial grant awards.

·       Assists in the preparation of quarterly reporting of approvals to the EDA Board and monthly approvals to Treasury.  

·       Responds to general inquiries, both internal and external, as they relate to the HDSRF and PUST Programs, liaising with DEP, EDA Legislative Officer and/or DAG as appropriate. 

·       Maintains a thorough, current knowledge of the HDSRF and PUST regulations and legislation.

·       Assist Managing Director in the review and update of the HDSRF and PUST Policies and Procedures.  Assists Managing Director to work with Governance with the HDSRF and PUST annual reports, regulations, OPRA requests, and public relation; Marketing Communications with the upkeep of the website as it pertains to the HDSRF and PUST Programs; ITS with capturing data and reporting for the HDSRF and PUST Programs; and Accounting regarding the collection of application fees.

·       Evaluates workflow processes in processing of HDSRF and PUST applications to identify and recommend changes to improve efficiencies for customers and staff.

·       Promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff and external customers.

·       Must complete annual and semiannual self-assessment as required.

·       Performs other duties or special projects, as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, understand and interpret the HDSRF and PUST Statutes and regulations, as well as EDA Incentives Statues and regulations
  • Collaboration with team members
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; proficient in grammar, spelling and editing; and foster communications with business professionals and EDA staff
  • Ability to prioritize workload, must be highly organized, detail-oriented, handle various tasks simultaneously and work independently within limited time constraints with little or no supervision
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and deal effectively and diplomatically with business professionals and EDA staff
  • Demonstrates respectful behavior and promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff and external customers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new software packages

Required Qualifications    

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Economic Development or related field and/or equivalent professional experience
  • Two to five years’ job-related work experience

Advanced degree or industry specific certification may be substituted for 1 year of experience

Physical Demands

  • Minimal
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as needed


  • As necessary to events, meetings, businesses, etc.

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Valid driver’s license


The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job description. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope, general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Your employment at NJEDA is voluntary and subject to termination by you or NJEDA at will, with or without cause, or with or without notice, at any time.  Nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to conflict, eliminate or modify the employment-at-will status of NJEDA employees.

This position is considered exempt and is excluded from minimum wage, overtime regulations, and other rights and protections afforded nonexempt workers under the FLSA.

NJEDA reserves the right to amend/revise this job description as necessary to meet current and changing business needs.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Requirements

  • Foreign degrees/transcripts must be evaluated by a reputable evaluation service at your own expense and must be submitted prior to a start date.  If this cannot be provided within 21 days of an offer the offer will be rescinded.
  • Must comply with the “New Jersey First Act” which requires employees hired after September 1, 2011 to reside in New Jersey. Non-New Jersey resident employees must relocate to New Jersey within one year of their date of hire and provide proof of residency to Human Resources.
  • Must complete an Outside Activity Questionnaire (disclosure of outside office or employment) on an annual basis.
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