Economic Development Job Postings2020-03-26T12:38:58-07:00

Economic Development Job Postings

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CURRENT 2019 JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

Community and Economic Development Director

City of Stanton

Annual salary range of $122,076—$155,796 DOQ

Filing Deadline  – April 24, 2020

The new Community and Economic Development Director must be a hands-on manager with at least 6 years of professional experience in community planning and development including three years of administrative and supervisory experience.  The Community Development Department as a whole, focuses on a business-friendly platform, with the goal of working towards “yes”. The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills and must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public administration or a related field. The City of Stanton offers a highly competitive compensation package. The Community and Economic Development Director position has an annual salary range of $122,076—$155,796 depending on qualifications.

Filing Deadline is April 24, 2020. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a compelling cover letter, and resume that reflects your scope of responsibility and significant accomplishments to For more information about this position, follow this link to see our Community and Economic Development Director Brochure.

If you have questions about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Bob Hall at (714) 309-9104.

Deputy City Manager of Community Development & Social Services

City of Palm Springs

Annual salary: up to $200,390 annually DOE/DOQ

Resume & Cover Letter Due by: Monday, April 6, 2020

The City of Palm Springs is seeking a Deputy City Manager of Community Development & Social Services. With a staff of 11 employees and a FY 2019/2020 budget of 3.5 million, the Department of Community and Economic Development administers community and social programs including affordable housing, homelessness, the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), federal grant funding to non-profit organizations benefiting low and moderate-income residents, as well as a home repair assistance program. Serving at the pleasure of the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager assumes full management responsibility for all department and division services and activities. Essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to: developing and managing the community and economic development strategy for the City; managing continued efforts for social service programs and community development strategies including affordable housing and homelessness initiatives; overseeing the operations and implementation of a variety of public and social programs including the community development block grant program, senior housing repair program, sustainability programs, and public arts; and overseeing the development and administration of the department budget.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of increasingly responsible administrative economic development experience in municipal government, preferably in California and in an advanced management position with experience working with social service programs within the last 10 years and including 3 years of direct management of a Department, Division, or reporting relationship to a City Manager’s Office. A Master’s degree is preferred.

The annual salary is up to $200,390 annually DOE/DOQ. A 2.5% salary increase is scheduled for July 1, 2020. The City also offers an attractive benefits package including CalPERS retirement.

Interested candidates should submit a compelling cover letter and a comprehensive resume to by Monday, April 6, 2020. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

Deputy Planning and Building Director

City of Anaheim, CA

Annual salary: $127,233.00 to $174,945.00 DOE

Application deadline: 04/03/2020

The successful candidate will have significant experience working with CEQA, be current with State Housing Element laws and processes, and have experience working on General Plan Updates, as well as complex large-scale development projects. This position interacts with many and varied internal and external stakeholders, thus requires exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills and astute political awareness.  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, public administration, engineering, or a related qualifying field AND eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in local government planning (including four years of administrative and staff supervision) or a related field is required. A master’s degree in urban planning or relevant subject area is desirable.

Submit your resume (reflecting years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed), cover letter and a list of five professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) on our website:

Frank Rojas, CPS HR Consulting

916 471-3111

Online brochure:

City of Anaheim website:


Assistant City Manager (Community and Economic Development)

City of Fairfield, CA

Annual Salary Range – $185,604-$241,284

First Review of Resumes: March 8, 2020

Filing Deadline: March 26, 2020

The City of Fairfield is seeking an excellent communicator to serve as the Assistant City Manager (Community and Economic Development). The incoming Assistant City Manager must possess a strong leadership ability, work to develop a cohesive team, and build support for the City’s vision.

Candidates must possess seven (7) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in planning, economic development, or a related field; this experience must include four (4) years of administrative and management responsibility. Experience in a public sector agency is highly desirable. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in city planning, economics, business, public administration, or other closely related field is required. The annual salary range for the incoming Community Development Director is $185,604-$241,284; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, apply online at and contact Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080, should you have any questions.

First Review of Resumes: March 8, 2020. Filing Deadline: March 26, 2020.

Director of Development Services

City of Encinitas, CA

Salary range – $126,210 to $195,793 DOQE

Filing deadline:  March 23, 2020

The City of Encinitas is a young, progressive city of 63,000 residents that pride themselves on being five distinct communities thriving as ONE great city known for its striking natural beauty, recreational opportunities and free-spiritedness. Reporting to the City Manager the Director oversees a department of 53 talented full-time employees within Engineering and Planning Divisions with a FY 2019-20 budget of $9.9M.  The Director will enjoy a dynamic and exciting environment where resources are provided and shared to accomplish quality projects.  The person selected for this position will be an outstanding communicator, personable, approachable, a team player, and an effective listener.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree plus eight years of professional managerial experience in a local government agency in development services, planning, engineering or public administration, including three years of supervisory experience. Coastal Act experience is essential for success in this role. The annual salary range for this position is $126,210 to $195,793; appointment DOQE.

To apply, please visit our website at: Peckham & McKenney,

Resumes acknowledged within two business days.  Call Bobbi Peckham at (866) 912-1919 for more information.  A detailed brochure is available at

City of Bakersfield

Economic Development Director

Salary: $114,090 to $138,681

Application deadline: Open until filled

Initial resume review: 03/16/2020

In November 2018, the residents of Bakersfield expressed their commitment to improving the quality of life in the community by passing the first ever local sales tax measure, known as the “Public Services and Vital Safety Measure.” As a result of this measure, the Development Services Department was allocated an additional $13.5 million to recreate the City’s Economic Development Program and to establish a Homeless Housing, Initiatives, and Services Program. The new Economic Development Director will play an instrumental role in the development of the new Economic Development Program and ultimately the future of Bakersfield overall.

The ideal candidate is an accomplished strategic leader and creative problem solver who is excited by the opportunity and challenge of building a new significant program within the Development Services Department, from the ground up.

Submit a detailed resume, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references by applying through our website:

For additional information contact:

Jill Engelmann

CPS HR Consulting


To view an online brochure for this position visit:

City of Bakersfield website:


Economic Vitality Manager

County of Ventura

Salary: DOQ

Closing Date: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.

The Economic Vitality division coordinates with all county agencies and external public and private partners to support economic vitality in Ventura County. This division oversees the

implementation of the County of Ventura Economic Vitality Strategic Plan, which includes activities designed to support local industries and entrepreneurs, workforce readiness, affordable housing, local arts and culture, and key infrastructure such as transportation, water, energy, and broadband. Additionally, this program area encourages a business-friendly approach by regulatory agencies and acts as the “Permit Navigator” to support customers and seek reasonable collaboration and accommodation without compromising regulatory requirements.

Under direction of the Deputy Executive Officer, the Economic Vitality Manager interfaces with community partners such as business leaders, education officials, elected officials, and entrepreneurial groups in support of regional economic vitality. This position also interfaces with County Executives and multi-disciplinary teams of managers, professionals, and technical staff in coordinating disaster recovery and resiliency efforts, strategic planning, process improvements and encouraging a culture of service excellence in all County Agencies and Departments.

For the complete job description and more information, please download additional information here.

Senior Analyst

RSG, Inc.

Location: Orange County, California

Open Until Filled

REQUIREMENTS: 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)


BA/BS/Master’s Degree (preferred)

3-5 years related experience

Advanced knowledge of MS Office, WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, ACCESS, and/or GIS Work in all RSG product lines Proven ability to work well with all partners Identify other work RSG can do for existing clients Develop relationships/ networking to increase industry knowledge


Project, schedule, and budget management Ability to direct and prioritize work Oversee and direct research and data collection Demonstrate leadership and mentorship skills Preparation of basic-level proposals Ability to work successfully on teams with all staff and partners

Key Tasks

Advanced research and data collection (including discovering new data sources and improved research and collection methods)

Advanced data analysis (including improving analyses methodology)

Written correspondence (internal and external) and reports independently

Advanced Excel spreadsheet preparation formatting/charts (including excel functions) Managing projects and work products


Model a commitment to sound research, analysis and master the ability to communicate Promote corporate well-being, ethical behavior, a well-balanced work pace and lifestyle, professionalism, openness and friendliness

Creating the most effective means to summarize or illustrate our work to a client

Observe and contextualize industry trends

Appropriately report personnel issues to management Identify and implement effective project management tools fitting each situation

Real Property Senior Program Manager

City of West Sacramento

Salary range – $94,608.00 – $114,972.00 Annually

Application due date – Continuous until filled

The City of West Sacramento is actively recruiting for a Senior Program Manager who is responsible for Real Property Management. Candidates should have knowledge of principles, practices, techniques and terminology related to the acquisition, negotiation, appraisal, disposal/sale, leasing, easements, relocation assistance and escrow activities of real property transactions and related matters; applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and policies related to eminent domain, easements, right-of-entry, real estate title, and other right-of-way technical, legal, and financial activities; techniques and terminology to obtain, examine, and interpret property records and title reports to determine the extent and types of encumbrances and the status of interests in properties.

Download Job Bulletin here or go to this link:

Contact information – Kaitlyn Montez –

Senior Program Manager

City of West Sacramento

Salary range – $94,608.00 – $114,972.00 Annually

Application due date – Continuous until filled

The City of West Sacramento is actively recruiting for a Senior Program Manager who is responsible for developing and managing a wide variety of complex economic development and transformational capital improvement projects including: 1) analysis and development of fiscal policies and investment strategies;  2) Coordination with private entities to create and implement public-private partnerships including development agreements and other transaction agreements; 3) securing grant funds and supporting formation of financing districts; 4) leading inter-department and interdisciplinary projects intended to transition land uses in specific areas; 5) developing policies and procedures and recommendations for fiscal, regulatory and analytical matters. The position interfaces frequently with private entities, public officials, local agencies and other governmental and non-profit organizations.   The Senior Program Manager is the top level in the Program Manager series.   Some positions within this series are distinguished by a focus on public-private transactions involving specialized consultants.

Download Job Bulletin here or go to this link:

Contact information – Kaitlyn Montez –

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