Economic Development Job Postings

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CURRENT 2017-2018 JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

Director of Community Development

City of Bell
Salary: $10,833 – $12,133 Monthly
Deadline Date: February 9, 2018

Job Description:  The City of Bell is a warm and friendly town composed of young families, small businesses, and an industrial district located on the east bank of the Los Angeles River in southeast Los Angeles County. Bell is known as the key to industry, given it is located in the heart of the central Los Angeles industrial market.

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 preferred; AICP desirable.

To be considered, please submit your cover letter with current salary, résumé (reflecting years and months of positions held), and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) by applying on our website here: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=275

For more information about this recruitment, please contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Tel: 916 471-3111

Online brochure: www.cpshr.us/search

City of Bell website: www.cityofbell.org



Development Services Director

City of Suisun City
Salary: $108,648 – $131,856 Annually, DOQ
Deadline Date: February 11, 2018

Job Description: New development and strong business attraction, retention and expansion programs are critical for Suisun City’s long-term success.  The Development Services Director is an integral part of our development team who serves on the executive management team, and is responsible for all program activities of the Department, including economic development, planning and housing.  In addition to managing the department, the Director is directly responsible for participating in and coordinating the City’s economic development efforts, including development of properties controlled by the city, housing authority, successor agency and private parties.  The Director coordinates activities of the Planning Commission, the Successor Agency to the RDA and the Oversight Board.  The Director reports directly to the City Manager and provides advice and counsel regarding strategic policy and problem solving issues related to the Department and the City overall.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with major course work in real estate, business administration, economics, public administration, marketing, planning or a related field.  A Master’s degree desirable. Eight years increasingly responsible economic development and/or planning experience with emphasis economic development, including three years of management and administrative responsibility.

For details and application instructions, please visit www.Suisun.com

Economic Development Analyst

City of Stockton
Salary: $5,621.24 – $7216.86 Monthly
Deadline Date: January 26, 2018 by 5:30pm

Job Description: The City of Stockton’s Economic Development Department is seeking an Economic Development Analyst to assist with the implementation of programs and projects focused on business retention, attraction, and expansion. There is currently one (1) vacancy in the Economic Development Department. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and be a flexible, detail oriented person that can work effectively with members of the public. Experience in marketing, research, and small business development is highly desired. Coordination with other City departments to facilitate zoning, permitting, licensing and other related issues is required.  This incumbent will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fridays; with every other Friday off.

APPLY BY: 5:30 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018. For requirements and detailed information go to: www.stocktonca.gov/jobs or visit the City of Stockton’s HR Dept., located at 400 E. Main St, 3rd Floor, Stockton, CA 95202. 209-937-8233. EOE

Economic Development Management Analyst

City of Tracy
Salary: $6,550 – $7,961 Monthly
Deadline Date: January 25, 2018 by 3:00pm

Job Description: The City of Tracy is seeking an Economic Development Management Analyst to join its Economic Development team.  The professional selected for this position will report directly to the Economic Development Manager, and must be able to work independently while being a team player.  The successful candidate will work on a variety of projects that support the goals and objectives of the City’s Economic Development Strategic Priorities.  This professional will be expected to engage in all aspects of traditional economic development with specific duties related to Business Retention & Expansion activities.  As part of the Economic Development team, this professional will also coordinate, participate and support marketing and outreach activities that promote investment, development, and job growth in the City of Tracy.

For more information and to apply online, please visit the City of Tracy’s website atwww.cityoftracy.org and click on Employment Opportunities in the upper right hand corner.

Assistant Program Manager

California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)
Salary: $4,500 – $5,800 Monthly
Deadline Date: January 25, 2018

Job Description: The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) is the premier statewide professional economic development organization dedicated to advancing its members’ ability to achieve excellence in delivering economic development services to their communities and business clients. CALED’s membership consists of public and private organizations and individuals involved in economic development: the business of growing local economies by helping businesses thrive. We do this through managing three organizations: CALED, the California Academy for Economic Development (the Academy), and the California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA). We collectively refer to these as CALED and our affiliates.

Over the past several years, our organizations are growing, and we are achieving major milestones in supporting economic development professionals and promoting the value of economic development. We are looking to add an Assistant Program Manager to our team that can help us share those milestones, engage with the purpose of gathering input from members and partners to inform future programs, and work with the CEO to manage and implement special programs and projects.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for our mission and will understand and value being part of a high-functioning team.  The Assistant Program Manager will need to focus on accuracy, adhere to high standards for the quality of his/her work, have excellent analytical skills, and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills.  Please see the full job description for more information. For more information about the position and how to apply please click here.

Deputy Director of Development Services-Economic Development

City of Murrieta
Salary: $119,579 – $145,350 Annually, DOQ
Deadline Date: January 21, 2018

Job Description: Located just north of San Diego County, the City of Murrieta is home to approximately 114,000 residents. The community is known for being family oriented and offering exceptional quality of life amenities. Reporting to the Development Services Director, the Deputy Director is charged with ensuring that the City maintains a business-friendly environment that facilitates growth of businesses and employment for Murrieta residents.

The ideal candidate will be a people-focused visionary and open-minded economic development professional with a notable passion for business retention, expansion, and sustainability. He/she will be an accessible and responsive relationship builder with a strong customer orientation. Extensive project experience and a sophisticated understanding of the development process will be expected. A proven track record of designing and implementing innovative business retention initiatives will be considered favorably. Supervisory experience is desirable, but not required. Competitive candidates will bring at least five (5) years of progressively responsible economic development, community development or redevelopment experience, service in a local government setting, and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Visit www.tbcrecruiting.com for recruitment brochure and to apply online.

Teri Black · 424.296.3111
Bradley Wardle · 650.450.3299

Chief Executive Officer

Regional Trade and Economic Development Alliance
Salary: DOQ

Job Description: The Regional Trade and Economic Development Alliance is a new regional organization developed to enhance economic development efforts and bring a broad-based and inclusive economic growth and prosperity of the Puget Sound. The CEO will have the opportunity to lead and support the founding of this new organization for the Puget Sound region. This will be a new collaborative endeavor to foster greater coordination and cooperation within the Puget Sound region to support trade and economic development that is broad-based, inclusive and provides opportunity for all of the region’s residents. A complete job profile can be requested at SeattleREDA@jci-inc.net

Contact information – Todd Jorgenson SeattleREDA@jci-inc.net 866.564.3138

Economic Development Analyst

City of Thousand Oaks
Salary: $35.90 – $53.85 Hourly
Deadline Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED, or until sufficient qualified applicants

Job Description: This position will provide Citywide economic and community development in support of business attraction, expansion, retention, marketing and economic research activities; recommend action and assist in policy, procedure, work methods and budget development and implementation related to economic growth and development.

  • Participate in the analysis, review, and implementation of economic and community development activities to enhance and promote Citywide economic development, support business attraction, expansion, retention and economic research.
  • Meet with business representatives and community officials to assist in determining 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 processing.
  • Provide information and services to businesses and communities concerning issues such as financial analysis, impact, planning, development, resources and/or issues.

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public administration, business administration, economics, urban planning or a 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 or responsible professional level administrative and management analysis experience.

View recruitment and apply online at:


Contact Information:  Human Resources, 805/499-2144, humanresources@toaks.org

Project Analyst

Kosmont Companies
Salary: Compensation is up to $30 per hour, commensurate with experience

Job Description: Kosmont & Associates, Inc., doing business as “Kosmont Companies” is currently seeking a Project Analyst related to real estate, economic development and financial analysis services which we provide to clients. The Project Analyst will work with the President and senior-level Kosmont Companies’ staff, and will consistently interface with private sector clients, government officials and Kosmont staff on a range of ongoing consulting projects, research, and marketing assignments. 

Kosmont Companies (www.Kosmont.com) 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. 

Kosmont Companies’ headquarter offices are located at 1230 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 630, Manhattan Beach, California. Our mailing address is 1601 N. Sepulveda Blvd., #382, Manhattan Beach. 

Job Description:
Project Analyst duties will include: 

• Economic analysis 

• Financial modeling/pro forma analysis 

• Real estate and financial transaction due diligence efforts 

• Market studies (various real estate products) 

• Urban infill/mixed use transactions 

• Economic Development strategies and implementation 

• Marketing tasks and social media 

• Proposal and presentation writing 

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 comprehend complex information. Candidate must be competent with MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and should possess relevant experience in finance, economics and/or real estate development and should have a passion for real estate. GIS and Internet/website capabilities are a strong plus. 

This full time Position will require attendance at Client and business meetings in various locations, primarily in Southern California. Compensation is up to $30 per hour, commensurate with experience. Review after 9 months with consideration of a full-time staff position. 

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to: 

Susan Perry, Chief Operating Officer 

Kosmont Companies