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CURRENT JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

Economic Development Manager and

Economic Development Associate

City of Merced

Salary Range Manager – $96,120.12 – $116,834.04

Salary Range Associate – $58,614.40 – $71,260.80

Closing Dates for both: January 14, 2022 11:59 PM

For Economic Development Manager – Under general direction, to plan, schedule and manage a variety of projects related to the City’s Office of Economic Development to recruit and attract new businesses and industry to Redevelopment Areas and Enterprise Zones; to provide staff support for committees, boards, and commissions; and to do related work as required. To download the complete job description, click here

For Economic Development Associate – Under direction, to perform professional functions and assignments in the field of economic development and redevelopment; to conduct special projects and studies as assigned; to prepare reports and recommendations relative to assigned area of responsibility; and to perform related work as required.  To download the complete job description, click here.

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Date posted: 12-7-21

Community Development Director

City of Oakley

Salary range—$155,448 to $223,236

Application due date—January 6, 2022, 5 pm

The Community Development Director is part of the City’s senior management team and provides advice and counsel to the City Manager regarding strategic policy and problem-solving issues within their respective department. Community Development encompasses the activities and operations in Code Enforcement, Housing Element Compliance, Planning, and Building Inspection & Compliance.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, public administration, business administration, or related field and six (6) years of broad and extensive experience in urban planning, community development, economic development, or related experience, including three (3) years of management and administrative responsibility. A Master’s degree and certification as a professional planner from the American Institute of Certified Planners are highly desirable.

To apply, complete the required Employment Application through NeoGov, the applicant tracking system. Comprehensive resume and a cover letter are required and can be submitted through NeoGov. Deadline to complete is before 5:00pm on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

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Date posted: 12/1/21

Economic Development Manager

City of Ventura

Salary: $105,043 – $140,760 Annually DOQ

Filing Deadline: Monday, January 3, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.

The City of Ventura is accepting applications for the position of Economic Development Manager.

The Economic Development Manager works under the general direction of the City Manager’s Office and is charged with leading the City’s overall economic development efforts, programs, and services. This position works closely with businesses, community groups, developers, commercial real estate brokers, internal staff, and outside agencies to achieve the City’s overall economic development goals, policies, and programs. The Economic Development Manager will lead a comprehensive and focused commitment to business retention, expansion, and attraction for the City. The position plans, organizes, manages, and provides leadership to staff in the activities and operations of various economic development programs.

The ideal candidate is a strong collaborator, who understands the value of internal and external relationships to achieving the City’s economic development goals.

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary plus excellent benefits. Salary: $105,043 – $140,760 Annually DOQ.

To apply, candidates must submit a completed City job application, supplemental questions and attach a cover letter and resume. Application materials must be received by the filing deadline Monday, January 3, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.  Go to and apply.  EEO/ADA

Date Posted: 12-2-21

Program Manager II (Housing and Economic Empowerment) – Limited Term

Southern California Association of Governments

Salary Range: $141,772.80 – $184,288.00 Annually

Application due date: The first application review will take place on Monday, December 20, 2021 but we are accepting applications through Wednesday, December 27, 2021. 

The Southern California Association of Governments is seeking an independent self-starter with excellent project management and interpersonal skills to fill the role of Program Manager II in our Housing and Economic Empowerment department. If you have a passion for housing policy and supporting the housing production needs of the Southern California region, this position is for you!  Under the direction of the Manager for Housing and Economic and Empowerment and the Deputy Director of Planning for Land Use, the Program Manager II will lead the development and implementation of SCAG’s Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) 2021 program.  Through REAP 2021, SCAG’s Housing and Economic Empowerment Department will launch a $75 – $100 million grant program focused on accelerating infill development, housing supportive infrastructure, and other housing related programs that support implementation of the Sustainable Communities Strategy and realization of the region’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) goals. This is a two-year limited term position, funded through REAP 2021.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public policy, geography or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional planning experience.

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Contact Information: Applicants must submit an application through Neogov, the applicant tracking system. Click here to apply. Please contact with any questions.

Date posted: 12-7-21

Manager of Inclusive Economic Growth

Southern California Association of Governments

Salary Range: $141,772.80 – $184,288.00 Annually

Application due date: The first application review will take place on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 but we are accepting applications through Wednesday, December 22, 2021. 

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is seeking an economic development professional with a combination of “big picture” vision and on the ground implementation experience to manage implementation of a grant-funded initiative centered on SCAG’s recently adopted Inclusive Economic Recovery Strategy (IERS). Part of the newly formed Land Use subdivision of the Planning Division, this position will both develop and oversee a series of collaboratives, best practices toolkits and related studies focused on realizing the recommendations of the IERS and will support the integration of economic opportunity into other components of SCAG’s work, including development of the 2024 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS).  This is a two-year limited term position funded through a one-time grant from the State of California.

The Manager of Inclusive Economic Growth will lead program development and implementation for 4 key deliverables:

  1. Supporting the expansion of the number of, and access to, middle wage jobs.
  2. Strengthening supply chains and access to contracting opportunities.
  3. Construction apprenticeships and training.
  4. Addressing human capital needs.

Minimum qualifications:

EXPERIENCE: Equivalent to eight years of responsible economic development planning and/or implementation experience. Four years of management or supervisory experience is required.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Urban/Regional Planning, Public Administration, or Public Policy.

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Contact Information: Applicants must submit an application through Neogov, the applicant tracking system. Click here to apply. Please contact with any questions.

Date Posted: 12-2-21

Economic Development Director

City of Vista, CA

$135,000 to $175,000 annually

First Review of Applications – December 3, 2021

The City of Vista is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader to oversee its Economic Development Department. The City ‘s Economic Development team works to attract, retain and expand businesses within the City through support services and programs in order to strengthen the City’s financial base and provide quality jobs for residents. The Director serves as the City liaison and ombudsman to the business community and controls City-wide economic development programs; including marketing, financing, negotiation of agreements, site analysis, business recruitment, assistance, and retention.

The ideal candidate for the position of Director of Economic Development will be a creative problem solver, an excellent administrator who can collaborate and work with all constituencies, both internal and external, and is a strong communicator. A leadership style that is action oriented and focused on positive results, accountability, and confidentiality is expected in this role.

The successful candidate will typically have a Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or a closely related field; and at least five years of progressively responsible public sector management experience related to economic development programs. A Master’s degree is desirable. The Accredited California Economic Developer (ACE) and Certified Economic Director (CEcD) designations are highly encouraged.

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Date posted: 11/24/21

Real Property Agent

City of Riverside

Salary: $63,216.00 – $98,052.00 Annually

Open until Filled

The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of REAL PROPERTY AGENT to fill one (1) vacancy in the REAL PROPERTY DIVISION of the COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.   The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.

The Community & Economic Development Department is comprised of eight distinct divisions; each having a role to serve the public, facilitate investment consistent with community expectations, and advance our City’s outstanding quality of place through efforts aligned with important programs and initiatives within the City of Riverside. We are committed to the highest level of public service through neighborhood enrichment, arts, innovation, safety in our built environment, and economic growth that collectively improves the quality of place for our community.

The Real Property Agent, under general supervision, performs a wide variety of journey-level professional office and field duties in the management, acquisition, appraisal, and relocation of real property interests; and perform related work as required.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major work in business administration, economics, real estate, or a closely related field. Two years of additional qualifying experience may substitute for two years of education.

Experience: Three years of experience in the appraisal, acquisition, management, and/or record keeping of public property.

Highly Desired Qualifications: Leasing and property management experience.

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Date Posted: 11-22-21

Community Development Director

City of Marysville
Salary: Not to exceed $135,000
Application deadline: Open until filled
First resume review: Monday, November 15, 2021

This is an exceptional opportunity for those looking to take the next step in their community development career or for those who can retire from another retirement system other than CalPERS, but who still have the desire to make significant contributions in the public sector.

Known for its close-knit, community-oriented rural/suburban environment, the City of Marysville (population 12,200) is a unique and charming city located in Yuba County, just 40 miles north of Sacramento. The City provides services through six departments that include the City Manager’s Office, Community Development, Finance, Fire, Police, and Public Works. Marysville is supported by 65 FTE and a General Fund budget of approximately $11 million for FY 2020-21.

Ideal candidates possess exceptional management, interpersonal, and communication skills. The new Director will be a solutions-oriented problem solver, versed on all aspects of the Planning and Development Review Process, from entitlement through plan check and inspections. Desirable attributes include: an understanding of economic development and of California land use development laws; experience in grantsmanship and how to secure Planning and other Community Development grants; experience working with Councils, Commissions, Boards and Committees; an understanding of technology based permit tracking with the ability to lead the organization toward electronic plan check and GIS; and experience with economic strategic plans and economic development incentives.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references, and resume to:

For additional information contact: Pam Derby, CPS HR Consulting, 916-471-3126
To view the online brochure for this position visit:
City of Marysville website:

Posted: 10/28/21

Economic & Community Development Planner II

City of Bakersfield

Monthly Salary: $5,954.69-$7,239.79

Deadline: Continuous, may close any time after 10 days


Under general direction, is responsible for performing complex, specialized office and field work related to a variety of subjects based on assignment within the Department; including: economic development, redevelopment, community development, affordable housing development, neighborhood vitality and homeless services; including planning, financial management, monitoring grant compliance, contract administration, subrecipient and development monitoring, preparation of plans and reports, and serving as a resource to other City staff, outside agencies, and the public in answering questions, providing information, and assistance; and performs other duties as assigned.

For a full job description click here.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Applications will be accepted only from those applicants who clearly demonstrate on the City Application, Supplemental Questionnaire, and Resume that they have: 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, Public Administration, Planning or related field; AND
  • Three (3) years of professional planning, economic development, community development, and / or real estate experience preferably at the local government level; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the capabilities to perform the described duties.
  • Possession of a valid Class “C” California driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Highly Desirable:

  • Certification via the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), or similar

Date Posted: 11/1/21

Redevelopment & Economic Development Manager

City of Ceres

$8,460 to $10,284 per month

Open until filled

Under administrative direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the City’s Economic Development and Redevelopment activities; provides professional assistance to City management staff on community-wide economic development and redevelopment issues; and coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of:

  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of an economic development and redevelopment program.
  • Requirement and procedures of Community Development Block Grants.
  • Principles, practices and programs related to community and urban development.
  • Principles and practices of contract administration and evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Principles and applications of real estate and real property management.
  • Basic construction methods, terminology and financing techniques.
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations including those affecting redevelopment projects.

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Administrative Analyst, Business Development 

City of Santa Clarita 

Salary range: $36.50- 44.37 Hourly 

Open until filled  

Under the direction of the Economic Development Associate for Business Development, this position performs duties associated with all functions of the Economic Development division, including, but not limited to, business attraction, retention, and expansion, and oversees business development programs, such as the Business Incubator, various marketing campaigns, including Shop Local and Santa Clarita Business Minutes, the Use Tax Rebate Program and others.

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Economic Development Housing Manager

City of West Covina

$83,820.00 – $113,172.00 Annually

Open Until Filled

Under the general direction of the Redevelopment Director, the Economic Development/Housing Manager (ED/HM) will be a division head of the Economic Development/Housing Division. The ED/HM will assist with the planning, organizing, coordinating and managing of the City’s Economic Development and Housing programs which include: marketing, business assistance, attraction, retention and expansion efforts, as well as the implementation of housing programs and other projects. This position will also supervise the day-to-day activities involved in the administration of the Economic Development and Housing programs; work with staff to coordinate related activities with other departments, outside agencies, and the business community to provide highly responsible and effective staff assistance; serve as the official business liaison representing the City’s Community Development Commission at various marketing events; identify, apply, and oversee the application process for State and Federal grant opportunities; serve as a member of the Community Development Commission’s management team, and perform related work as required.

Education: Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning, Real Estate or a related field from an accredited college. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college in a related field is desirable.

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