Economic Development Job Postings2019-10-14T11:01:35+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: November 29, 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

Economic Development Director

City of Bakersfield

Salary Range: $9,275.59 – $11,274.99 / Month

FILING DEADLINE: 10/28/19 by 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Under administrative direction of the Development Services Director, manages activities of the Economic and Community Development Division. Work involves planning, organizing, and coordinating the City’s Comprehensive Economic Development Program and the Community Development Block Program; and performs other work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Applications will be accepted only for those applicants who clearly demonstrate on the COMPLETED City Application and Resume that they possess the minimum qualifications which include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Urban Planning or related field; AND
  • Five years of experience in Economic Development, Community Development and/or Redevelopment or related experience is required, of which two (2) years must be at supervising and/or division management level; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the capabilities to perform the described duties.
  • Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver’s license
  • Possession of a National Development Council or International Economic Development Certification

Highly Desirable:

  • Master’s Degree in related field
  • Additional training or certification in Economic Development Finance and a California real estate license.

For complete job description, click here.  APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT: or City Hall North, 1600 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Executive Director

Power Inn Alliance, Sacramento

Salary: $100,000+

Filing Deadline: October 25, 2019

The Power Inn Alliance (the Alliance) Board of Directors is seeking an Executive Director to lead and manage the activities of the business organization.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work with diverse business and community leaders, function independently and be extremely motivated with the highest integrity.

The candidate will also have thorough experience in organizing, implementing and managing staff, a strategic plan to promote the Power Inn area businesses, events, programs and activities and opportunities, as well as the ability to efficiently collaborate with diverse groups, businesses, local government agencies and organizations.

Qualified Candidate must possess equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in business or public administration, marketing, public relations, community development, economic development or a closely related field. Previous responsible experience in a similar organization involving familiarity with the full range of functions of a Property and Business Improvement District including the management of security and crime abatement programs, marketing, business development, transportation association management, fundraising, strategic planning, fiscal management, advocacy and economic development; five (5) to seven (7) years of business management experience with progressively increasing responsibilities, including oversight administration of financial and staff resources. The salary for the Executive Director is $100,000+ annually. Please visit to apply online. Please contact Mr. Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080, should you have any questions. Filing Deadline: October 25, 2019.

Development Project Coordinator

City of Napa

Salary Range: $88,474.00 – $106,903.00

Application Due Date: 10/21/19 at 11:59pm

Are you eager to produce exceptional work in the areas of economic development, real estate development, and project management? Has your collaborative work style allowed you to bring value that has made positive impact? Then APPLY today and continue that work with the City of Napa, benefiting not only the Community Development Department but also the community we serve!

The City is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill the Economic Development – Development Project Coordinator vacancy. The position reports to the Economic Development Manager as a part of the Community Development Department team. The position is responsible for coordinating and supporting diverse economic development projects, and using hard skills to assist in local economic development projects, programs and activities while working collaboratively with other departments and external partners.

You will have a consistent record of economic development accomplishments including navigating complex issues, solving problems, using strategy and tact in the creation and planning of major development projects. Through more than marketing, you will need to use cultivated practical skills to produce results that lead to an economically successful community.

The Economic Development Division’s goal is to work to improve the tax base of the community by encouraging economic development projects, real estate advancement, and business growth. The Division works under the umbrella of the Community Development Department with three (3) full-time professional staff.

Applications Only Accepted Here:

Contact: Gabby Petersen, HR Generalist at or 707-257-9212

Director of Community Development

City of West Sacramento

Salary range – $150,000-$180,000

Application due date – October 17, 2019

The City of West Sacramento is actively seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Community Development.  Annual salary range of $150,000 – $180,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package. The ideal candidate for the Director of Community Development will possess a strong background in Planning, Building, Development Engineering, Flood Protection, Environmental Services, Code Enforcement, and Business License Divisions. The City seeks a Director looking for a meaningful career who is excited to lead the continued growth and development of a thriving city. The Director must be professional, responsive, innovative, and dedicated to the mission of the City of West Sacramento and department and have a strategic vision for the future.

The following attributes are ideal for success in this role:

  • Collaborative professional with the ability to anticipate challenges in advance;
  • Relationship builder who works well in a team environment and is comfortable working across all areas of the organization and the community;
  • Ability to establish credibility and trust skillfully and quickly among stakeholders;
  • Provides exceptional customer service for both internal and external customers;
  • Capable of overseeing multiple projects and effectively translate direction clearly and concisely when delegating to others.

This recruitment will close at 11:59 p.m., October 17, 2019.

Contact information – Kaitlyn Montez; (916) 617-4508,

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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