Economic Development Job Postings2019-08-19T14:56:29+00:00

Economic Development Job Postings

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CURRENT 2019 JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

Director of Community Development

City of Bell, California 

Salary range: Annual salary: $137,917-$154,467

Application deadline: 09/30/2019

The City of Bell is located on the east bank of the Los Angeles River in southeast Los Angeles County.

Plans, direct, manage, coordinate, and supervise programs, functions and activities for the Community Development Department encompassing Building and Safety, Code Enforcement, Engineering, Planning, Economic Development and the Community Redevelopment Agency; conduct strategic planning for the department; develop and implement departmental policies and procedures; develop and manage the department’s annual budget; provide highly complex technical and administrative support, and serve as an advisor to the City Manager and City Council.

A bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning with an emphasis in economic development, or a related field, AND seven (7) years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory management experience in community development, planning or redevelopment is required. A master’s degree, AICP desirable.

Submit your cover letter, resume (reflecting years and months of employment and positions held) and six work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) by applying on our website:

Contact information

Frank Rojas, CPS HR Consulting, 916-471-3111

Online brochure:  

City of Bell website:  


Economic Development Manager

City of Oceanside, CA

Compensation: $94,344 to $126,396 Annually, Plus an Excellent Benefits Package

Deadline: September 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM

The City of Oceanside is accepting applications for the position of Economic Development Manager. There is currently one vacancy in the City Manager’s Office.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to establish effective working relationships, in a comparable organizational setting, with the citizenry and business community and with developers, brokers, business organizations, and city staff; must have a successful record of working with diverse citizen groups, business owners, and staff in accomplishing economic development projects, and must have direct experience with the regulatory approval process working in a California government agency. The successful candidate will possess strong analytical skills and project management skills, effective written and oral communication skills, and strong marketing skills in promoting the City.

Qualified applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional work AND a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Marketing, Public Relations, Economics, Finance, Public or Business Administration, or a related field.

Apply online at:


Director of Community Development

San Joaquin County, CA

Resume filing deadline is September 3, 2019.   

San Joaquin County, with a population of over 745,000, is located in northern California’s Central Valley and encompasses 1,391 square miles of land (over half being farmland) and 35 square miles of water, including the San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras and Mokelumne rivers.  San Joaquin County encompasses seven cities (Stockton is the County seat) and offers a unique opportunity to enjoy California’s beauty and nature, music, arts and culture.  The County is seeking a highly experienced Director of Community Development to provide executive-level leadership to the 57 staff in the areas of planning, zoning, building inspection, code enforcement, community development block grant programs, and fire prevention; serve as Secretary/Staff to the County Planning Commission; and to serve as Fire Warden.   The department’s divisions are Planning/Development Services, Building Inspection, and Neighborhood Preservation/Fiscal.  The ideal candidate will have extensive public sector, development services-related management experience in comprehensive planning and community development and will have strong administrative, human resources, fiscal and organizational development experience as well.  Bachelor’s degree and seven years of public sector, development services-related management work with at least four years in urban or regional planning required.  A Master’s degree is highly desirable.  Salary range is from $152,110 to $184,891 with a comprehensive benefits package.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:

Peckham & McKenney

Call Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 for more information or to request a detailed brochure that describes in greater detail this tremendous opportunity.  Resumes will be acknowledge within 2 business days.

The brochure is also available on our web site at

Deputy City Administrator for Economic Development

City of Gilroy, CA

Resume filing deadline is September 3, 2019.  

The vibrant, family-friendly City of Gilroy, with a population of over 55,000, is located approxiametly 25 miles south of San Jose.  The city’s peaceful residential setting, award winning parks and recreational opportunities, excellent schools and easy access to the entire Bay Area has made Gilroy one of the most affordable and fastest growing communities in southern Santa Clara County.  The new Deputy City Administrator for Economic Development (DCAED) must have a positive, forward-thinking, big-picture perspective. The position provides opportunities for problem solving, deal closing, management and organizational analysis, cross-departmental administrative coordination, program management, and supervision of the City’s economic development functions; carries out the citywide economic development strategy; provides expert professional assistance to City management staff on economic development matters; selects, assigns, directs, and reviews work of staff; meets with a wide variety of officials, business organizations, and individuals, both public and private, concerning the work and goals of the City in building a strong local and resilient economy; undertakes special projects with citywide significance as assigned; and performs related duties as required.  A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree and being bilingual are highly desirable.  Salary range is from $163,944 to $220,176 DOQE with excellent benefits.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:

Peckham & McKenney

Call Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 for more information or to request a detailed brochure that describes in greater detail this tremendous opportunity.  Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.

The brochure is also available on our web site at

Associate Planner

City of Vallejo

Salary Range: $71,489.93 – $86,896.46

Application Due Date: 8/26/19

The City of Vallejo is seeking candidates for three Associate Planner positions, as collaborative members of the City’s Planning and Development Services Department. This position serves as an integral role reviewing current planning applications and stewarding advanced planning work program items, and offers a unique opportunity for an individual interested in a variety of topics including progressive mixed-use redevelopment in a culturally-significant community.

The incumbent in this position will perform professional and technical level work in the field of current planning; will support advanced planning; and provide information and assistance to developers, the business community and the public on planning, zoning, resource management, GIS, historical preservation and development related matters.

With the recent adoption of General Plan 2040 and undergoing a new zoning code update, it is an exciting time to join the City of Vallejo’s Planning Department!

To apply please visit:

Economic Development Analyst

City of Thousand Oaks

Salary Range: $36.98 – $55.48

Application Due Date:  First review of candidates:  Monday, August 26, 2019

This position will provide Citywide economic development to support business attraction, expansion, retention, marketing and economic research activities; recommend policy actions, procedures, and budget implementation related to economic growth; and coordinate activities with other divisions and outside agencies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review, and implement economic and community development activities to promote Citywide economic development, support business attraction, expansion, and retention consistent with City’s economic vision.
  • Meet with business and community representatives to determine needs for overall growth and development of plans, support activities, and programs.
  • Act as a point of contact for business and property owners to discuss issues regarding economic development, business vitality, and development process.
  • Participate in meetings with citizen groups and provide cooperation with City Departments, Chamber of Commerce, and other economic development agencies.

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, economics, urban planning or a closely related field.
  • Governmental agency experience relative to economic development, or experience in the private sector working with government officials in areas related to local economic development.
  • Four or more years of responsible professional level administrative and management analysis experience.
  • A valid class C California driver’s license

For additional information and to apply online, please visit:

Management Analyst – Workforce Development

City of Moreno Valley Economic Development Department

Salary: $72,456.00 – $102,012.00 Annually

Due Date:
8/21/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

The City of Moreno Valley Economic Development Department is looking for a dynamic and motivated individual with experience designing and implementing workforce development programs.

The ideal candidate will be ready to provide confidential service to employers and job seekers in a workforce/career center environment; facilitate workshops; develop and implement job training programs; identify prospective customers by using business directories, following leads from existing clients; and market events and services using innovative outreach strategies.

Must also work with businesses and strategic partners to host job fairs, solicit job vacancy listings, and work with employers to develop employee training programs. Review and prescreen employer applications completed by job seekers.

Under general supervision, performs responsible administrative, financial, statistical and other management analyses in support of City and departmental activities, functions and programs; recommends action and assists in formulating policy and procedure and in budget development and administration; and performs related duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will also possess a bachelor’s degree in finance, public or business administration or a closely related field and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional experience performing administrative, operations, budgetary and similar analyses. Experience in a governmental agency is preferred. To apply please visit,

Executive Director

California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA)  

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