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CURRENT JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

Director of Community Development 

City of South Gate

Salary range – $146,172 to $177,672

Application due date – April 8, 2021

The City of South Gate is seeking an energetic individual with excellent management skills to lead the Community Development Department and be a key member of the City’s Executive Management Team. The Director of Community Development reports to the City Manager and is responsible for the management and direction of all economic development, planning, building & safety, code enforcement and housing authority activities.

Under the direction of the City Manager, the Director of Community Development plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Community Development Department to design and implement economic development and marketing strategies and programs that will attract, retain and expand the City’s commercial, retail and business base, as well as manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the housing, planning, code enforcement and building & safety activities of the City.

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Community Development Director

City of Alameda

Salary range: $178,192 – $216,595

Application due date: Monday, March 22, 2021

This position provides an individual an exciting opportunity to see the continued development of the community including the continued redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station. The City is seeking a community oriented, collaborative professional with significant experience in one or more of the department’s service areas. This is a hands-on executive position that carries a diverse workload which includes meeting and working collaboratively with community groups, non-profit organizations, real estate development professionals, and regularly presenting to City Council and other City boards/commissions.

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Contact information: Sabina Netto, Senior Human Resources Analyst, 510-747-4921,

Community Development Director

City of West Sacramento

$150,000 to $180,000 depending upon qualifications

Applications Due Monday, March 22, 2021

The City of West Sacramento, California is conducting a search for a top caliber individual to join the City as the next Director of Community Development.

Located just across the Sacramento River from the State Capitol, the City of West Sacramento, with a population of just over 53,000, offers its residents and businesses a convenient location, quality housing choices, and numerous opportunities to work and live in the same community.

The Department consists of the Planning, Building, Development Engineering, Environmental Services, Code Enforcement, and Business License Divisions. Operating with an annual budget of $16.2 million, it is staffed with 33 employees and includes a large contract for solid waste collection.

Ten years of increasingly responsible professional and high-level management experience in planning, finance, redevelopment, housing, or economic development, including three years of supervisory experience. Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major in business, finance, urban planning, public administration, or related field.

The salary for the Community Development Director is $150,000 to $180,000 depending upon qualifications. The City offers an excellent benefits package including CalPERS retirement. Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to Apply by Monday, March 22, 2021. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Greg Nelson at (916) 630-4900. Brochure available at

Director of Employment & Economic Development

Employment and Economic Development Department San Joaquin County

Annual Base Salary: $119,855 —$145,684

Final Filing Date: Friday, March 19, 2021

San Joaquin County is recruiting for the Director of Employment and Economic Development. The position will require a high level of integrity and strong sense of ethics with experience in developing and maintaining a high-performance culture. The incumbent of this exempt, at-will position is responsible for administering all functions and activities of the Employment and Economic Development Department, including the development and administration of the County’s job training and economic development programs, in coordination with various state and federal programs. This position is appointed by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

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Project Specialist II

City of San Leandro

$8,141.00 – $9,895.00

March 19, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

The City of San Leandro’s Community Development Department consists of five divisions: Building and Safety Services, Economic Development, Housing, Code Enforcement, and Planning. Together, they work to promote quality development and increase investment in the community. There is one full-time position available in the Economic Development Division.

Incumbent will perform professional, specialized and complex program work involving economic development, planning, affordable housing development, or other designated areas and performs related work as required.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning, environmental design, public administration, business administration, city planning, architecture, economics, civil engineering, urban design or a closely-related field.

Possession and maintenance of an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certificate is highly desired.

Experience: Two years experience in economic development, planning, affordable housing, community development or a related area performing duties involving program development, administration, project and program evaluation and monitoring, capital improvement, and revitalization.

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Economic Development Associate, Business Development

City of Santa Clarita


Application due: Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Under the direction of the Marketing & Economic Development Manager, this position performs professional, technical, and administrative tasks related to economic development, specific to business development, including, but not limited to, business attraction, retention, and expansion. This includes administering City of Santa Clarita business development programs, such as the Business Incubator, the Business Sponsorship program, the Use Tax Rebate program, and others. This position researches and analyzes industry issues and trends and applies innovative strategies to strengthen Santa Clarita’s position as a leading Southern California destination for business. Download complete job description here.

Contact information: Chantelle White, Human Resources; Email:, 661-255-4320

Economic Development Program Manager

City of Vallejo

Salary range: $107,538.17 – $130,713.31

Application Due date: Monday, March 15, 2021 by 5:00PM

The Economic Development Division is seeking a dynamic candidate to play an important role in managing elements of the City’s economic development efforts, including programs and projects designed to expand the local economy, promote community vitality and expedite quality development and redevelopment in the City. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, creative problem solvers, experienced project managers who are versatile in all aspects of Economic Development, and can manage multiple projects within tight timeframes.

The most successful candidates will have a minimum of four years of increasingly responsible project management experience in Economic Development or Planning and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, or related field. While not required, senior-level experience with larger Economic Development and/or Planning projects and a project management certificate are highly desirable.

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Economic Development Analyst

City of Ontario

Salary range: $69,659.20 – $84,676.80 Annually

Application due date: 3/12/21 5:00PM PST

The City of Ontario Economic Development Department is seeking an Economic Development Analyst to assist with marketing and promotions, business retention, attraction, expansion, business outreach and concierge services focused on the City’s large business community. As a member of our team, you will have an opportunity to interact with City Staff as well as local government, educational, and business leaders.

The ideal candidate will have excellent problem solving, communication, and listening skills; ability to be objective; ability to assess situations, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; be able to work accurately and efficiently in a fast paced environment; be knowledgeable about basic economic development principles and practices. Additionally, the successful candidate will be a role model for the City’s Approach to Public Service and exude the qualities of a “Five Tool Player” – Leader, Thinker, Communicator, Operator and Public Servant.

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For more information and to apply, please visit the City’s website at before the closing date of 3/12/21.

Contact information: Amaris Rodriguez

Business Attraction Manager

Fresno County Economic Development Corporation

Salary Range – $55,000 – $65,000

Application Due Date – March 8, 2021

The Fresno County Economic Development Corporation is now recruiting for a Business Attraction Manager. This is an at-will, exempt position reporting to the President & CEO.

The Business Attraction Manager manages the business attraction activities; provides premium customer service to all clients interested in pursuing job creation and investment in Fresno County; manages the flow of information internally and externally to clients, investors, and other staff members; and regularly collaborates with a variety of personnel in an effort to continually improve upon the service provided to clients.

The Manager will create and manage relationships with site selectors, consultants, commercial brokers, developers, regional stakeholders, utility partners, and prospective companies and work in collaboration with all Fresno County cities, to oversee site inventory, promotion of available buildings, sites and properties;

The Manager will supervise one economic development coordinator and one attraction specialist. If you are interested in the exciting and challenging role of working with national and international companies we invite you to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit the EDC’s website at before the closing date of 3/8/21.

Director of Community Development

City of Brentwood

Salary range: $175,580.64 – $213,419.28 Annually

Application due date: 3/8/21

The City of Brentwood is now recruiting for a Community Development Director.  This is an at-will, executive management position reporting to the City Manager.

The Community Development Director plans, organizes, directs and personally performs professional work related to the City’s community development activities.  The Community Development Department shapes the existing and future development of Brentwood and is responsible for implementing City Council policies related to planning, economic development, building, code enforcement and housing.

Staffing includes approximately 24 FTEs.  The Director will supervise four division managers and a housing specialist as well as numerous consultants.  If you are interested in the exciting and challenging role of developing the future of Brentwood into a complete community we invite you to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit the City’s website at before the closing date of 3/8/21.

Contact information: Ashley Sosa

Director of Economic and Urban Development

City of Las Vegas, Nevada

Annual salary: $112,951 to $180,724

Application deadline: Open until filled

First resume review: 02/22/2021

The incumbent will coordinate with potential developers, business interests, and other city departments and outside agencies while providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Chief Operations and Development Officer as well as the City Manager.

The Director will focus on Priority 3 – Diversify Economy – of the 2020 Citywide Strategic Plan. It will be particularly important to incentivize private investment to increase business development and housing options, and to support large scale business development in the undeveloped portion of the city.

Business attraction and retention are key to the community’s economic health and the department employs a variety of tools to this end such as incentives, tax increment financing, opportunity zones, and new market tax credits. Traditional sectors such as hospitality/gaming and healthcare have been bolstered by e-commerce and technology businesses like and many successful small businesses.

Submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references, and resume to:

For additional information:

Josh Jones

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Research Assistant (Bilingual)

RSG, Inc.

Salary: $45,600 $61,800, commensurate with pertinent experience, along with an excellent benefits package

Open Until Filled

RSG is seeking a passionate, intelligent, and capable individual for an entry level opportunity with our consulting business. As described more fully below, the Research Assistant performs data collection and analysis on housing and economic development projects, and provides opportunities for growth and advancement. Candidates who succeed at RSG align with 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.

In this role, the successful candidate must be a Spanish-English bilingual individual who will be working out of our Irvine office. {Note, RSG is currently operating 100% work from home and expect to reopen our office gradually in the coming months). Primary functions include collecting data, performing Excel spreadsheet analysis, and presenting error-free fact-based findings to senior staff and clients.

Additionally, the Research Assistant will support public engagement activities including but not limited to surveys, interviews, and workshop support in communities of color in Southern California.

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