Economic Development Job Postings2019-11-12T12:31:55+00:00

Economic Development Job Postings

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CURRENT 2019 JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

City Manager

City of Weed, California, Population 3,000

Salary Range $120,132 – $144,144 DOQ, plus excellent benefits

FILING DEADLINE: Monday, December 16, 2019, 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time

Nestled at the base of majestic Mount Shasta, along the 500-mile Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, is the historic City of Weed. Named after founder Abner Weed, it is a dynamic community successfully transitioning from its lumber town legacy toward a vibrant tourism and transportation-based economy.  At the juncture of Interstate 5 and Highway 97, is the gateway to the eastside of the Cascades, and attractive to major travel facilities.

Affordable, livable, ethnically and culturally diverse community with excellent schools, Siskiyou Community College, medical facilities, entertainment and cultural events, and year round seasonal outdoor recreation Politically stable, Weed’s last two City Managers retired after 12 and 9 years of service.  City Council is seeking a long-term mutual commitment with its next City Manager, continuing its track of organizational improvement and community progress

Desired Education, Experience and Skills:  Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field (MPA desirable), minimum five years progressive municipal government management experience, including budget and finance, economic development, human resources, grantsmanship, employee negotiations.  Highly desirable attributes –collaborative teambuilding management style, a facilitator and leader within both City organization and community, stellar social and public relations, excellent oral, written, and computer communication skills, high ethical integrity.

Cover letter, detailed professional resume and five professional references to City of Weed, Attn: Jeff Butzlaff, P.O. Box 470, Weed, CA 96094, or to  or Phone inquiries to Mr. Butzlaff at (530) 859-1783.  Position Brochure available mid-Oct., and on website at

Business Retention & Expansion Program Manager

County of Sonoma

$6,558 – $7,972/Monthly

Apply by 11/26/19

Help Businesses in Sonoma County grow and thrive. Join the Economic Development Board (EDB) team as a Business Retention & Expansion Program Manager! For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply online, visit or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 11/26/19

Economic Development Manager

City of Santa Barbara, CA

Salary Range – $147,457 to $179,235

Filing deadline – November 25, 2019

Idyllically located on the central California coast, Santa Barbara comprises 21 square miles with a culturally diverse population of approximately 92,000. Visitors and residents alike have an abundance of world-class shopping, dining, resort accommodations, and miles of beautiful pristine beaches. With its spectacular mountains, sparkling-blue ocean, incredible landscapes, mission style architecture, and year-round sunny weather, Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places to live and work.

The Economic Development program resides in the City Administrator’s Office. The Economic Development Manager will work with businesses, developers, commercial brokers, property owners, organizations, and City agencies to achieve economic growth objectives. The position is responsible for defining, developing, implementing, promoting, and sustaining the City’s economic development goals; innovative economic development programs, processes and policies; strategies that strengthen and enhance the downtown business and commercial sector; and attracting commercial activity. Ten years of recent progressively responsible experience in economic development, planning, or redevelopment, and a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college is required.

The annual salary range of the position is $147,457 to $179,235, and the City provides a competitive benefit package.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity and/or a detailed brochure, please visit Peckham & McKenney,

Resumes are acknowledged within two business days. Call Tony Dahlerbruch at (866) 912-1919 for more information.

Director of Research

Greater Sacramento Economic Council


Open Until Filled

Responsibilities Include:

  • Independently lead the identification and development of new data-centric value propositions
  • Research, collect and analyze economic data for metropolitan areas, states, and municipalities from various sources
  • Analyze and prepare information to make a compelling business case for prospective clients
  • Serve as GSECs leading expert in data analysis, tracking and reporting on macro and micro level trends utilizing both primary and secondary data sources
  • Provide research support & advice to other internal teams to co-develop marketing materials, strategic documents and other analyses consistent with GSEC’s economic development objectives
  • Conduct competitive market and industry analyses across all sectors
  • Utilize various public and private datasets to conduct advanced data and statistical analysis on regional economic trends as well as financial and economic impact modeling tools to conduct analysis and report on the economic impact
  • Present to external audiences on behalf of GSEC
  • Oversee the day to day outcomes and activities of entry level research staff & interns

Preferred experience:

  • Masters degree preferred in related field
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Extensive evaluation, analytical and investigative skills to develop strong research proposals and policy briefs
  • Customer service, presentation and relationship management skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing metrics that measure the success of program drivers and impact
  • Working in a fast-paced environment and doing hands-on work in a growing organization
  • Strong familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research design
  • Possess experience in economic development or related industry
  • Direct policy experience in local, state or federal government

For more information, download complete job description here.

Vice-President / Senior Analyst

Kosmont Companies

Open Until Filled

Kosmont Companies is seeking a Vice-President / Senior Analyst to work with our economic development, real estate and finance consulting service groups. The position will work directly with the Chair & CEO and interface with private sector clients, government officials and senior level Kosmont staff on a range of ongoing consulting projects, research, and marketing assignments.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational skills, a strong analytical background, a proactive attitude, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently and the capacity to distill and use complex information. Candidate must be proficient with MS Office 365 applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams and Tasks) and have strong experience in finance, economics and/or real estate development and should have a passion for real estate.

Kosmont Companies ( is a respected advisory services and transaction firm offering a full range of real estate and economic advisory, project finance, investment and planning services for both the public and private sectors. Founded in 1986, Kosmont Companies is a nationally recognized expert in economic development, public finance and real estate development projects involving government and private sector partnerships.

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C.E. A. Level B Deputy Director of Credit, Chief Credit Officer


Non-Tenured – Full-Time

Salary: $10,360.00 – $12,341.00 per Month

Open Until Filled

Reference #JC-173404

Under the general direction of the Executive Director and Chief Deputy Executive Director, the Deputy Director of Credit, Chief Credit Officer is responsible for managing all credit underwriting and servicing activities of the Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program, the Bond Unit Program (Bond), the California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Program and any and all new IBank programs that have a credit component (New) for IBank within GO-Biz. The ISRF, Bond, CLEEN, and New Programs (collectively, Credit Programs) provide loans, bonds, guarantees and other financing and credit enhancements to state and local governmental entities, and conduit borrowers.

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Economic Development Executive Director

San Benito County Economic Development Corporation

Hollister, CA

Compensation: $9,167 per month

Open Until Filled

Company Profile:
The Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County is a collaboration of private and public investors, whose mission is to attract, grow and retain business and industry in San Benito County, in an effort to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in its communities of Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the EDC Board of Directors and initially within a contractual capacity, the Executive Director will drive the initiative to build momentum for economic development in San Benito County, while engaging with its investors, partners and the EDC Board of Directors to design, manage and implement programs and projects. The Executive Director will adopt a passion for EDC’s mission, adhere to the highest standards and quality of his/her work, possess excellent analytical skills, with exceptional oral and written communication skills.

Please apply directly for this position via this link:

Economic Development Manager

City of Camarillo

Salary Range: $108,242 – $146,003/annually

Open Until Filled

Under the general direction of the City Manager, this position will participate in, direct and manage the activities and operations of the City’s economic development functions and programs; will design and implement economic development programs consistent with the Economic Development Strategic Plan and City policy.

The Economic Development Manager is expected to have solid relationship building skills; the ability to recruit, retain and grow businesses; the experience to manage goals and expectations; demonstrate effective communication skills including a thorough understanding of social media; knowledge of smart city applications and other technology; and the ability to create and nurture a vibrant and sustainable economic ecosystem. The ideal candidate will be expected to prepare an execution strategy for the Economic Development Strategic Plan in accordance with City Council goals and expectations; and develop and implement tracking efforts to maximize the effectiveness of programs. The Economic Development Manager will need to be flexible and adaptable and able to react to changes in the economic environment.

The position requires four (4) years experience in economic development including two (2) years of management and administrative or project management experience. Experience in a governmental agency relative to economic development or experience in the private sector working with government officials in areas related to local economic development is desirable. A BS/BA degree in fields related to economics, urban and regional planning, public administration, business administration is required. The possession of an MPA/MBA degree is highly desirable.

Fore more information, call Human Resources, 805-383-5633,

Chief Executive Officer

South County Economic Development Council

Compensation: $125,000 – $145,000 DOE/neg

Location: San Diego, CA (Chula Vista)

Reports To: Board of Directors

Direct Reports: 3 (Assistant Director, Project Assistant, Administrative Assistant)

Open Until Filled

After 15 years of outstanding service with the South County EDC, our CEO has announced her retirement for early 2020. As we look to the next chapter of our organization’s history, we seek an innovative leader who will embrace and build upon this legacy. Reporting to our Board of Directors, the new CEO will assume responsibility for all areas of our programs and activities, including managing a team of 3 full- time staff, plus a dedicated cohort of capable interns, and an operating budget of approximately $750,000. The SCEDC CEO is a leading advocate for our region, forging innovative partnerships with private and public sector stakeholders, working closely with elected officials and backing key initiatives to move our region forward.

Primary responsibilities and focus allocations for this position are:

  • Business Attraction and Retention
  • Management and Administration
  • Marketing, Advocacy & Government Relations
  • Strategy & Implementation
  • Fundraising
  • Grants and contracts management and development

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For more information or to apply, please contact: Trevor Blair, Principal

Blair Search Partners: 550 West B Street, Fourth Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

Research Assistant/ Analyst

RSG, Inc.

Location: Orange County, California

Open Until Filled


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Policy & Planning, Economics, Finance, Public Administration, Real Estate, and/or other related field
  • However, any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered
  • Applicants must have a car (mileage is reimbursed by the company at current federal rates), a valid California Driver’s license and proof of car insurance
  • Candidates should be comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, and Word)


  • Collect, research, and analyze property and financial data
  • Create and update Excel spreadsheets using advanced formulas (some involving vlookups and pivot tables)
  • Prepare written reports
  • Assist with housing compliance monitoring (requires travel by car to various Southern California counties, approx. one day per week)
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Must be capable of working collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a team of driven and intelligent colleagues


  • Working collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced office environment?
  • Collecting, researching, and analyzing property/financial data?
  • Solving complex problems?
  • Working in Excel?
  • Helping communities thrive?
  • Having fun at work?


We pledge to give you the means to succeed, provide a clear path to responsibility and empower you to realize your fullest potential. We all share a common vision and core values. We want to facilitate staff advancement, learning and innovation.

We trust you. We are confident that you will always act in a manner to advance the organization – provide excellent work and customer service. We know that you can tackle the industry challenges we experience. There is no limit to what we can achieve together working as a team.

We ask for your highest level of engagement, problem solving capabilities, creativity, willingness to forge new ways to serve our clients, and your trust that the road forward will be rewarding and fun for all of us.


Candidates who succeed at RSG align to our core values, are quick learners, and are motivated not only by their own professional growth, but the outcomes they can help deliver to our public agency and private sector clients. If you think you could be a good fit for the team, please submit resumes.

Executive Director

California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA)

Open Until Filled

CCEDA seeks a visionary, dynamic and strategic executive director with a dedication to the field of community-based economic development (CED) and a commitment to advance the work of CCEDA’s members and the wider CED sector across California.

CCEDA is a statewide 501(c)3 membership organization of nonprofit community-based organizations and practitioners who are committed to economic change in California’s disadvantaged communities. CCEDA’s programs directly support practitioners representing locally-based community economic development organizations that specifically serve low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is a leader of and voice for the community economic development field in California. The ED is responsible for planning, administration, policy development, training and technical assistance oversight, research and program development, and fundraising. The ED manages three staff and assists in the development and implementation of organizational goals established by the Board.

The successful candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of CED issues, principles and techniques, including state and federal policies and programs. S/he must also have strong communication abilities, outstanding interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated track record and commitment to work effectively with culturally, geographically and ethnically diverse communities, such as the communities served by CCEDA members.

To apply, see