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Economic Development Director – Full-Time

(Posted 5/15/23) Clarksville seeks an outgoing, creative, and progressive leader with the experience and skills needed to take the Town to the next level and help realize its vision for continued sustainable growth and development. The new Economic Development Director will be a resourceful and dynamic innovator who will work closely with the Town Manager in setting achievable goals and developing viable strategies while addressing the needs and expectations of a diverse and rapidly changing community.

The new Economic Development Director will help Clarksville achieve short and long-range goals through strategic planning for future development and redevelopment with a focus on investment opportunities. A candidate who is an enthusiastic public servant with extensive knowledge of real estate development including purchasing, developing requests for proposals, conducting due diligence, negotiating development terms and conditions, and reviewing purchase/sales agreements is desired.

The successful candidate must be able to adapt easily to change and must be comfortable with operating in an evolving development and redevelopment environment while balancing and advancing multiple projects at once. The selected candidate should be an excellent communicator, able to effectively convey information at all levels and to all audiences and be visibly engaged in the community.

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Duties and Responsibilities:
• Developing a clear mission and vision to accomplish desired development outcomes coupled with the identification of associated short and long-range goals and strategies.
• Planning and management of complex projects and redevelopment opportunities; addressing the need for additional mixed-use redevelopment planning and support, especially in older commercial corridors.
• Refinement of current incentive policies and coordinating the negotiation of proposed terms and conditions for development projects.
• Distinguishing Clarksville in the region, branding its identity, and aligning policies, programs, and short and long-term economic development goals with the Town’s overall strategic vision.
• Improving engagement, outreach, and transparency within the community; developing specialized engagement strategies for different commercial districts and residential neighborhoods to address gentrification issues, safety concerns, and changing community expectations.
• Assisting the Town in developing strategic economic development partnerships with federal, state, and local governmental units and agencies.
• Promoting new development and redevelopment projects through effective communication across the entire organization and community.

Experience and Qualifications:
• A bachelor’s degree in planning, economic development, business administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required. A master’s degree is preferred.
• The selected candidate must have five or more years of progressively responsible experience managing an economic development department and real estate development projects, preferably as a director or associate director of a comparable economic development agency.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
• Commercial development and redevelopment planning, strategic planning, brownfield remediation, and finance and capital budgeting experience are highly desired qualifications.

Salary: $85,000 (FLSA: Full-Time, Exempt)

Benefits: The Town of Clarksville participates in the Public Employee Retirement Fund (PERF) and pays both the employee and employer contributions (currently 14.2%) of gross annual income.  A full range of health insurance, PTO leave, and other traditional benefits are also offered

Application Deadline: 4:00pm on June 5, 2023.

Application Process:
Qualified applicants should return resume and completed Employment Application to Amy Schoenbachler at amys@townofclarksville.com or mail to:

Town of Clarksville
ATTN: Amy Schoenbachler
2000 Broadway Street
Clarksville, IN 47129


General Laborer – Full-Time

(Posted 5/24/23) The Town of Clarksville is now accepting applications for a full time General Laborer with the Clarksville Public Works Department at 3 Leuthart Dr. This position assists in a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the construction, street maintenance/repair of streets, sidewalks, storm drains and other related public works facilities, painting of traffic markings and street signs and right –a-way maintenance, housekeeping, sanitation collection and operate light and moderately heavy power-driven equipment. The hours of operations will be 6:30 am – 2:30 pm Monday through Friday. General laborers are often required to work outside in all types of weather-related conditions.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Debris removal from streets and other related public works facilities.
• Dig Holes and cut trenches.
• Load and transport equipment.
• Prepare surfaces for paving.
• Installs street signs and paint traffic markings.
• Collection of residential trash.
• Operate street sweeper, chipper, commercial mowers and other powered equipment.
• Ability to lift up to 100 lbs. and follow all safety guidelines.

Experience and Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED
• Valid Commercial Driver’s license, prefer Class A with “N” endorsement, but Class B with Air Brakes is the minimum required.
• Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check.
• Must be available for on-call and weekend work.
• Basic computer skills.

Salary: $17.26 (Starting)

Benefits: Excellent benefit package including health, dental, and vision insurance.

Application Deadline: 4:00pm on June 7, 2023.

Application Process:
Qualified applicants should return resume and completed Employment Application to Amy Schoenbachler at amys@townofclarksville.com or mail to:

Town of Clarksville
ATTN: Amy Schoenbachler
2000 Broadway Street
Clarksville, IN 47129


Applications for Employment are available in the Human Resource office, or download the Application Form.

The Town of Clarksville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, religion, income status, or limited English proficiency. The Town of Clarksville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Resolution No. 2018-R-29 – Equal Opportunity Employer.

Indiana Public Retirement System

Municipal Employees Pension Plan

Clarksville offers a pension plan to employees through the Indiana Public Retirement System.