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Business Attraction and Expansion Specialist

Kern Economic Development Corporation

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package

Application Due Date: June 7, 2021

Kern Economic Development Corporation (Kern EDC) is seeking a dynamic candidate to play an important role in the organization’s business recruitment and expansion efforts.

Kern EDC is a private, non-profit organization, with the mission to promote Kern County’s boundless opportunities for business.

For more information about Kern EDC and the region’s incredible economic vitality and diversity, visit www.KernEDC.com.

To be considered, please submit a letter of interest and resume to kedc@kedc.com by June 7, 2021.

This position provides the opportunity to work in a fast-paced office, while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism, attention to detail, and follow-through on assignments.

The successful candidate will have the prerequisite knowledge of EDO best practices and the understanding of implementable business recruitment and expansion/retention strategies.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Performing quantitative and qualitative analysis of current market conditions, relative economic factors, and competitive markets
  • Providing support for request for information (RFI) inquiries with Vice President to produce high-quality and data-driven submittals
  • Ongoing CRM tracking and updating of project activity
  • Producing industry factsheets, quarterly consultant newsletters, and additional collaterals, as needed
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or similar graphic design programs
  • Proficiency in JobsEQ, Emsi, Gazelle.ai, or similar analytic platforms

Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, finance, or a related field, and three (3) years to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, community development, or commercial development.


Deputy Administrative Officer – Economic & Community

Butte County

Salary Range: $99,132 – $132,849 annually

Application due date: Recruitment closes 5/21/2021 at 5pm

The 2018 Camp Fire destroyed over 14,000 homes and business causing broad impacts to the local and regional economies.  The Deputy Administrative Officer for Economic and Community Development will initially focus on economic and community development related to the Camp Fire recovery efforts.

In addition, he/she will organize, review and direct the County’s Economic and Community Development functions, which includes oversight of State and federal grant sources such as CDBG, HOME, CalHOME and EDA; manage and implement the County’s long-term economic development strategy; coordinate with other departments, outside agencies and other governmental agencies; and provide highly responsible and complex support to the CAO and Board of Supervisors. The position receives policy direction from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Board of Supervisors.

Please apply online at  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/buttecountyca/jobs/3068149/deputy-administrative-officer-economic-community-development


Economic Development Manager

County of Monterey

Salary Range: $109,782 – $149,926 depending on qualifications

Application filing date: May 21, 2021

The Economic Development Manager is responsible for developing and recommending overall economic development policies. This innovative leader will coordinate activities with other agencies that promote financial health on a Countywide basis, while fostering opportunities for economic development programs. Duties include creating economic opportunity, providing analysis of proposals, overseeing implementation of programs and providing expertise to County departments and the business community.

The ideal candidate will have a solid background in federal and state economic development programs and financing methods and will serve as a resource to other departments and to the economic development community. They will be discerning in their review of proposals and contracts for economic feasibility, in their research and preparation of complex grant and funding applications. The Economic Development Manager will be well experienced in contract negotiation and administration, as well as preparation and oversight of program budgets. This very public, community-minded Manager will perform many public relations activities and may serve on various boards and committees.

You may download the complete brochure here.

To view more about this exciting opportunity and to apply, please visit by clicking the link: County of Monterey job opportunities. To apply, your completed Monterey County employment application, resume and answers to required supplemental questions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2021.

For questions, please contact Ginger Ramirez at ramirezgb@co.monterey.ca.us or (831)759-6723.


Management Technician – Economic Development

City of Rancho Cordova

Salary range: $59,883 – $73,112 per year + benefits

Application due date: May 21, 2021

The Economic Development Department is recruiting for a MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN.  Working closely with the City’s Economic Development Analyst, the Management Technician will support local businesses and the City as we grow together.

  • Respond to commercial space availability inquiries
  • Research, collect and compile Economic Development data
  • Coordinate meeting logistics
  • Update web-based information
  • Liaison and problem-solve along with staff in Building and Planning
  • Assist in marketing materials development
  • Manage contracts, monitor the budget, assist in budget development
  • Perform a variety of administrative tasks

The Ideal Candidate is detail oriented, with outstanding organizational skills who can easily manage multiple assignments and deadlines, while performing detailed data research.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter, who is eager to learn, and who is able to problem solve and solicit information with diplomacy and professionalism.  Excellent interpersonal skills are important, to build and maintain good working relationships in the community as well as with staff in various city departments.

Experience in Economic Development is preferred, but not required.  A sincere interest in building a career in the Economic Development field is essential!

Minimum Qualifications include at least 2 years of increasing responsible administrative support or technical experience, along with good computer skills and a valid California driver’s license.

Apply online at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ranchocordova


County of Sonoma

Strategic and Resilient Initiative Analyst – Time-Limited

$5,963 – $7,247/Monthly*

Application due by 5/17/21

Please note: This is a time-limited position through June 30, 2022

This position will manage consultant contracting and community outreach, conduct data collection and industry research, and oversee the final federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) approval related to the CEDS development and implementation. Additionally, this position will:

  • Develop and implement specific and impactful programming related to approved CEDS recommendations for resiliency
  • Build and manage partnerships and project-based activities related to near-term strategies included in the County’s Economic Recovery Action Plan
  • Work closely with Economic Development Board (EDB) staff and community partners to develop and support projects recommended in the five-year economic development strategic action plan, Strategic Sonoma
  • Convene and lead workgroups and taskforces as needed to gain input, direction, and consensus on critical issues/actions
  • Maintain an understanding of key economic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Facilitate and strengthen relationships with external partners, other County staff, and the community
  • Support EDB staff and other County departments with special projects and initiatives

*Salary is negotiable within the established range. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE


President/Chief Executive Officer

TeamCalifornia

Salary: Negotiable, including bonus based on growth

Cover letter and resume due by May 15, 2021

TeamCalifornia is actively recruiting for a President/Chief Executive Officer. This position can be fulfilled through direct employment or on a contract basis.

As the brand ambassador for a diverse membership, the President/CEO is responsible for managing all facets of the organization. The position represents members and sponsors in the promotion of California’s competitive advantages to site selectors, real estate representatives, and industry-specific organizations.

The successful candidate will have experience managing a range of industry/trade events and programs, marketing and promotional creativity, understand the complexities and confidential nature of the economic development landscape, and have experience reporting to and working collaboratively with an active Board of Directors.

Compensation is negotiable, including bonus based on growth. The position will be located in the office of a TeamCA member, although remote work will be considered. A cover letter outlining your interest, along with a complete resume, should be submitted by May 15 to: info@teamca.org.


Economic Development Director

City of Anaheim

Salary: $145,060.00 – $217,590.00 Annually

Application Filing Date: 5/10/2021 5:00 PM

The City of Anaheim seeks a dynamic, professional leader to serve in the capacity of Economic Development Director.  This at-will executive level position will be responsible for planning, directing, managing, operating, and oversight of the administration and operations of the Economic Development Department, which include promoting, attracting, and supporting business development interests within the City.  Responsibilities of the position requires coordination with other departments and outside agencies, provide complex administrative support to the City Manager’s Office and City Council.  The Economic Development Director reports to the City Manager or Assistant/Deputy City Manager.

Candidates will possess ten years of increasingly responsible experience in coordinating economic development, redevelopment, or community development activities,  including three years of management and administrative experience, supplemented by a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, community development, public administration, or a related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

To see the full job description and how to apply, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/anaheim/jobs/3061161/economic-development-director?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Community Development Director

City of Red Bluff

Salary range: $86,145 – $119,488

Application due date: Open until Filled

Administer and coordinate updating of the provisions of the City’s General Plan, building and zoning regulations, annexation procedures, land and easement acquisition and trade procedures, land divisions and reversion regulations, occupancy housing and grading regulations, mobile home installation regulations, design review guidelines, trash enclosure regulations, condominium conversion regulations, sign regulations, flood protection regulations, and other development related regulations, standards and procedures as required. Administer and coordinate enforcement of State mandated regulations including Subdivision Map Act, California Environmental Quality Act, Mobile Home Parks Act, energy regulations.

Develop and coordinate the City’s Economic Development program. Promote local business, encourage new businesses to locate in the City, help reduce barriers encountered by current and prospective businesses.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Planning or closely related field; Masters Degree is preferred. Ongoing job-related formal training or education is encouraged.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a department head, supervisor or lead planner in Community Development or Planning.

You may download the complete job description and employment application here.

Contact information: hr.redbluff@cityofredbluff.org or 530-527-2605 ext. 3051


Economic Development Director

County of Alpine

Salary Range: $7,616-$8,406 Per Month

Final Filing Date: UPDATED: Open Until Filled

Serving at under general direction of the County Administrative Officer, manages the Administrative Department’s economic development functions and directs the programs to achieve the departmental missions; drafts, implements and maintains the Economic Development Strategic Plan; develops and implements policies aimed at business retention and recruitment programs; identify County policies and procedures that could be streamlined to make doing business easier in the County, markets, promotes and facilitates business attraction and retention efforts, including preparation of press releases; communicates the program’s strategy to  diverse groups; seeks and applies for grants to enhance, promote and support the plan; assures compliance of all activities with County goals and objectives, state and federal laws, and County policies and procedures.

You may download complete job description here. Apply at this link:

https://www.alpinecountyca.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=99&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Economic-Development-DirectorAdministrat-232


Program/Special Projects Manager

Superior California Economic Development, Inc.

Salary Range: $65K-$77K DOE

Application due date: Open until filled

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the preparation and administration of contracts, projects, plans, reports, grant applications and budgets.
  • Monitors program performance on existing contracts.
  • Maintains professional relationships with elected officials, government and agency staff, and the private sector
  • Coordinates with economic development agencies and workforce development agencies for implementation of comprehensive economic development projects and programs.
  • Conducts ongoing evaluation and follow-up.
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal laws, program requirements, constraints and regulations applicable to projects and programs.
  • Represents SCED at community functions and events.
  • Reports to SCED Board of Directors on a timely basis

Download the complete job description here.


Economic Development Manager

City of Gilroy, CA

$9,704 – $12,941 per month plus excellent benefits

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The City of Gilroy is recruiting for a newly created Economic Development Manager position in the City Administrator’s Office. The person hired will be the face of Gilroy’s economic development efforts and will be Gilroy’s champion and advocate focused on Gilroy’s economic development strategy.

Implementing the City Council’s seven Economic Development Initiatives will be a top priority: focus on revenue enhancing development; evaluate return on investment and community benefit; recognize incentives are catalysts; promote a “can do” mindset for economic development; use data for insight and expand accessibility; be visionary; and sustainability is viability.

Access Gilroy’s Economic Development Guiding Principles here.

For more information and to apply, please go to:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofgilroy.


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