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NJEDA Project Officer - Business Operations in Trenton, New Jersey

Job Summary

This position is responsible for ensuring a consistent framework of product policies, processes, and procedures across all business units, drafting and implementing compliance guidelines and interacting cross functionally throughout the organization to develop and maintain standard operating procedures.

$76,206 - $84,673


The NJEDA currently offers a hybrid work schedule for up to 2 days of telecommute work from home. To participate, you will be required to have high speed home internet access and a managers approval. This program does not supersede the "New Jersey First Act", which requires newly hired NJEDA employees to establish and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interprets Legislation and Regulations to ensure that established policies and due diligence procedures conform to legal standards.

  • Works with management and staff across all business units of the Authority to establish, enhance and create consistency for all policies and procedures for all existing EDA products.

  • Manages the maintenance of policies, procedures and processes once created, including policy clarifications and updates. Ensures all policy clarifications and updates are tracked, documented and communicated to relevant EDA staff.

  • Creates business flow charts to support business processes that have been developed.

  • Create documentation standards within the CRM system that will support audit purposes.

  • Provides training to applicable EDA staff on legal requirements, policies, procedures and processes, including any changes that may impact their specific business areas.

  • Liaison with business units to ensure the policies and procedures are being implemented and are consistent with the department’s expectations.

  • Collaborates with Communications and Product Development as new products are created to ensure manuals and process flow charts are created for all new products.

  • Liaison with Legal Affairs to ensure consistent reviews of legal questionnaires submitted by applicants and vendors, utilizing Lexis Nexis (or other comparable products) and other resources to determine whether the applicant/vendor has any history that would justify disqualification or debarment. May assist with such legal reviews, including interpreting findings and making recommendations, especially when demand is high.

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and works with peers to implement process improvements, tracks open items through final resolution, and manages reporting of program status, transactions, and statistics.

  • 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

  • Must possess advanced research ability and information technology skills

  • Knowledge of or ability to understand and communicate complex program legislation, rules & requirements

  • 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

  • Ability to obtain thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the Authority

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a cross-functional team

  • 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 understand and learn details of a highly regulated environment in order to meet all requirements for compliance

  • 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, Salesforce and the ability to learn new software packages

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or other related fields, and/or equivalent experience; Juris doctor or other advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum seven years’ experience in business, accounting, finance, legal analysis and/or project management

  • Experience reviewing legal documents and use of third-party legal software (e.g. Lexis-Nexis)

  • Knowledge of financial principles, public policy and tax credit incentives

  • Experience with compliance reporting

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.


ID: 2022-1825

External Company URL: njeda.com