Economic Development Job Postings2018-12-11T15:41:56+00:00

Economic Development Job Postings

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CURRENT 2018-2019 JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date


City of Burbank
Salary: $4,308 to $5,666 per month
(Application) Deadline Date: January 11, 2019

The City of Burbank, a thriving community in southern California’s world-class media center, is a great place to live and an even better place to work. We currently have an opportunity for a qualified individual to assist with a variety of routine administrative, operational, research, financial, and analytical tasks.

You will assist with basic research, studies, surveys, and data gathering; prepare written reports and may assist in the preparation of presentations; assist with the implementation of existing policies, procedures, and practices, including routine personnel policy; assists in budget preparation, expenditure monitoring, and routine performance measurement monitoring; write legislative correspondence; and assist with responses to departmental and citizen inquiries. May assist with implementation of, and compliance monitoring for, contracts; may assist with community outreach or the administration of community programs; and may serve as staff to elected officials.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field, OR any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance as determined by the City. A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent may be required at time of hire.

We offer a starting salary of $4,308 to $5,666 per month. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City of Burbank application. In addition, a Supplemental Questionnaire must also be submitted. Please apply online at If you have a disability and need an accommodation with submitting your employment application online, please contact Human Resources at (818) 238-5021. Completed application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019. The City of Burbank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant City Manager

City of Brentwood, CA “Better in Brentwood”
Salary: $174,516 to $212,125 Annually; appointment DOQE.
Deadline Date: January 9, 2019

The City of Brentwood is situated in the center of an emerging mega-region that is one of the fastest growing economies in the United States.  The well-planned growth of Brentwood took the population of 3,500 to nearly 63,000 residents today, with an anticipated build-out population of close to 80,000.  Brentwood offers a high quality of life with competitively priced housing in beautiful, safe, family-friendly neighborhoods; excellent public schools; and small-town charm with big-city amenities.  This is an opportunity to join one of the most collaborative, dynamic, and professional leadership teams in the state. Brentwood is financially stable with a total budget of $324.4M, CIP budget of $80.5M, and 299 FTEs providing a full range of services. Focusing on economic development to increase jobs in the region, a Council-approved Strategic Action Plan is ready for action, and the selected Assistant City Manager will be primarily responsible for leading and implementing this plan.

Proven management and leadership experience and a thorough understanding of economic development, zoning and land use, commercial real estate, and municipal finance and budgeting is strongly desired. Candidates with leadership experience as a Deputy/Assistant City Manager or City Manager in a smaller community are strongly encouraged to apply.  A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public administration, business administration, or a related field is required; a Master’s degree is highly desirable. The annual salary range is $174,516 to $212,125; appointment DOQE.

To view a detailed brochure and apply, please visit: Peckham & McKenney, Resumes are acknowledged within two business days.  Call Bobbi Peckham at (866) 912-1919 for more information.  A detailed brochure is available at

Executive Director

East Bay Economic Development Alliance, County of Alameda
Salary: $131,913.60 – $194,854.40/year
Deadline Date: January 2, 2019

Alameda County is looking for their next Executive Director for the East Bay Economic Development Alliance.  The next Executive Director for the East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) will have the opportunity to lead a high-level, cross-sector, member-driven regional economic development organization in one of the world’s most economically active regions.  East Bay EDA helps shape the future economic policy and innovation for the region, and the Executive Director plays a key leadership role in effective public-private partnerships with leading corporations and institutions. The Executive Director plans, directs, manages and implements work focused on regional marketing, small business resources and support, international trade and investment, education that leads to sustainable employment and careers, land use and infrastructure policies, legislation that promotes economic development, and opportunities for member engagement.  The Executive Director represents the organization on state-wide and regional boards and committees, and acts as a public spokesperson at conferences, seminars, workshops and public events.  The Executive Director supports East Bay EDA’s Executive Committee by providing financial reports, event overviews, education forums and items of importance that enable this governing body to prioritize, evaluate and oversee the work of the organization. For more information and to apply, please visit before 1/2/19.
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Real Estate Managing Director

City of Oakland
Salary: $156,458 – $192,085 Annually, plus benefits

Job Description: Oakland (pop. 420,000) is recruiting for the Real Estate Managing Director position within the Department of Economic & Workforce Development. The Managing Director will report to the Department Director and manage a staff of 22 and an annual budget of $6.3 million.  The City is seeking an experienced real estate professional to lead the management, disposition, and development of the City’s real property assets. For more information on Oakland, visit  and for a detailed job profile visit,

Competitive candidates will have experience in all aspects of real property asset management including knowledge of development agreements, redevelopment successor agencies, affordable housing, and community engagement processes. Experience working in a local government is desirable. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and in a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible management experience is required.

Please submit a resume and letter of interest electronically, to .

Confidential inquiries should be directed to Ms. Yonnine Hawkins at 323-252-1655, Mr. Brett Byers at 323-403-8279,  or Mr. Bill Hawkins at 310-348-8800.