North County Job Opportunities


Business Development Officer


Our mission is to lead in the development and growth of long-term diversified business and employment opportunities by creating innovative solutions that generate increased wealth and enhanced quality of life for the citizens, businesses and institutions of the St. Louis region.

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership marks a new era of collaboration within St. Louis by aligning regional efforts in business development, business finance, entrepreneurial support and international trade services.

Today, the Economic Development Partnership provides a broader range of services than most agencies of its kind, boosting innovation and entrepreneurship, attracting and retaining companies, increasing the region’s international reach, and revitalizing municipalities, the partnership has become a key facilitator of regional growth for businesses and communities throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

Accredited Economic Development Organization

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is proud to have earned the distinguished title, Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The accreditation signifies the professional excellence of economic development entities throughout North America.


Supports the project management needs of the division in all aspects of its operational activities and functional areas including Request For Information (RFI) management, market research, economic development collaboration, proposal formulation and development, and strategic marketing efforts to help attract, expand, and retain St. Louis businesses. This position also interacts with government agencies and officials, other economic development organizations, business leaders, consultants, real estate professionals, and community leaders to retain, expand, and recruit businesses, as well as improve the local business climate.

Job Functions:

  • Responsible for supporting business development projects and special BD initiatives from commencement to completion.
  • Assist in the design and formulation of business proposals.
  • Manage the RFI process and workflow, including responses to clients.
  • Analyze data with a focus on real estate and economic impact.
  • Serve as point of contact for clients inquiring about SLEDP services and incentives.
  • Conduct market research to find answers about real estate inquiries, economic impact reports, and workforce trends and data.
  • Manage and publish the Business Development newsletter in addition to maintaining an accurate and current database of industry contacts.
  • Assist in development of ideas and creative marketing campaigns to attract businesses and talent to the region of St. Louis.
  • Provides support and assistance to the vice presidents of Business Development in major projects.
  • Occasionally manages smaller projects, as deemed appropriate by leadership.
  • Coordinates the Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) advisory committee meetings and other related activities and events, as they pertain to Business Development.
  • Seeks out organizations within and outside of the St. Louis region to present services that SLEDP can provide.
  • Develops presentation materials for presentations done within the Business Development department.
  • Perform various other duties and functions as required or assigned within area of expertise or scope of the position.

Professional qualifications for this position include:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business-related field such as Business Administration, Management, Urban Planning, or related field.


  • Two years of experience in business development, project coordination, economic development, public administration, or urban planning.
  • Experience with all MS Office products.
  • Must be able to demonstrate time management skills and organizational skills.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skill set with ability to interpret quantitative data and perform detailed trend analysis utilizing raw volume data.
  • Experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders in program/project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate creative solutions.
  • Salesforce and Adobe Creative Suite experience is a plus.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills with a proven ability to work collaboratively with others.

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Strong written and verbal communication skills are expected. The selected candidate should be a strong relationship builder and self-motivated.  It is expected that the selected candidate will recognize and respect diversity and work effectively with people of other backgrounds and cultures and will have a desire to make a positive difference within the community. A team player who works well with a wide variety of constituencies including elected officials, government agencies, business leaders, development officials, consultants, legal and financial professionals, and other actors associated with business development projects and economic development initiatives is highly desired.


Commensurate with experience, we offer a competitive base salary and a culture which fosters and supports creativity and innovation. The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership offers a full range of employee benefits as well.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit their resume to

Also, applicants are encouraged to visit our website to learn more about the organization:

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is an equal opportunity employer.  The organization considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


Saint Louis Zoo – Plumbing Manager

JOB TITLE: Manager, Plumbing

DEPARTMENT: Facilities Management

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director, Facilities Management



SUMMARY: The Manager of Plumbing will provide oversight of the Plumbing Department day-to-day operations responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of the plumbing systems throughout the Saint Louis Zoo. As a key leader of Facilities Management, this position will support the Zoo’s mission and advocate the Zoo’s core values and three keys.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following reflects Management’s definition of essential functions for this position but does not restrict additional assigned tasks. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position.

  • Plan, coordinate and direct the daily activities of the Plumbing Department including all facets of the installation, maintenance, inspection, operation and repair of pipes and fixtures associated with water distribution, sanitation and storm systems.
  • Establish and execute a preventative maintenance and routine servicing program including but not limited to the inspection, testing, and cleaning of drains, sewer lines, hot water heaters and boilers, grease traps and interceptors, backflows and pumps, valve exercising and hydro jetting.
  • Obtain plumbing permits with the City of St. Louis; ensure the safety of the work and its compliance with building, construction and zoning codes.
  • Develop and administer emergency response plans for plumbing related emergency-type situations including response procedures, standards and documentation of available resources.
  • Administer the Zoo’s human capital management software for time and attendance, payroll, benefits and workforce management.
  • Manage the CMMS work order system for work scheduling, preventative maintenance programs and record keeping related to this department.
  • Collaborate with all Facilities Management departments to assist with creative design solutions, construction and general maintenance needs.
  • Operate and train staff on all related tools, equipment and machines.
  • Utilize Zoo purchasing policies to procure goods and coordinate contractual services for the maintenance and repair of the Zoo.
  • Ensure that proper safety guidelines and usage of PPE are followed at all times.
  • Know and understand the Zoo employee handbook and adhere to all stated disciplinary actions and personnel policies.
  • Work in close collaboration with all Zoo internal departments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Supervise skilled trade personnel for the plumbing installation, maintenance and repair of the Zoo.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum five years of experience in the technical fields involving the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing systems and equipment required.
  • Journeyman plumber’s license required.
  • Possession or the ability to obtain master plumber certification within six months of employment required.
  • Minimum two years of experience in a supervisory position preferred.
  • Backflow certification preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with automated technologies, CMMS and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Possession or the ability to obtain OSHA 10/30-Hour Training certification.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities and workflow with enthusiasm.
  • Superb customer service with a commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with subordinates, peers, and superiors.
  • Possession or the ability to obtain a Missouri Class E Driver’s License is required for residents of Missouri.
  • All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.


  • Must be able to push, pull, bend, squat, stoop, climb stairs or ladders and twist many times a day.
  • Must be able to safely lift, carry and load 75 pounds.
  • Physical capacity to endure exposure to inclement weather, dust, potentially dangerous and unpredictable animal species, potentially dangerous machinery, restraint devices and hazardous chemicals. Use of proper PPE may be required.


  • This position will work in both a shop environment and outside. Significant exposure to weather is possible.

TO APPLY: Please visit our website at


Saint Louis Zoo has over 20 job openings – full-time, part-time and seasonal. All of them are posted online here.





North County Incorporated

350B Village Square Drive
Hazelwood, Missouri 63042
phone: (314) 895-6241


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