Economic Development Job Postings

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CURRENT 2018-2019 JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

Director, Department of Planning and Development 
County of Santa Clara
Salary: $176,073 – $225,939, Annually
Deadline Date: Friday, September 7, 2018

Job Description:  Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Business or Public Administration AND a minimum of four (4) years recent experience managing staff and operations in a complex organization in two or more of the following areas: community development, land use planning, policy development, or civil engineering/surveying is required. A portion of the management experience must be in or related to public sector planning. Candidates should possess thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and trends in land use, environmental law, urban and regional planning, building inspection, land development and the development permit process. Experience or the ability get up to speed quickly in Intergovernmental agency relationships; State Planning Act, Subdivision Act and California Environmental Quality Act is a must.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and six work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Resumes should reflect years and months of employment, positions held. Apply on our website here: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=370

For additional information, contact:
Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: (916) 471-3111

Online brochure: www.cpshr.us/search

Santa Clara County Department of Planning and Development: www.sccgov.org/sites/dpd EOE

Economic Development Specialist II
City of Santa Ana
Salary: $6,670 – $8,941 Monthly
Deadline Date: August 31, 2018

Job Description: Under direction, performs difficult and responsible professional work in various economic development-related activities, project management, and other business assistance programs. Three years of progressively responsible experience in government, international trade or private enterprise in the area of international trade development.  Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Economics, Business or Public Administration, Commercial and Mortgage Finance, Real Estate or other related field. Must possess and retain a valid California Class C Driver’s License as a condition of employment. Willingness and ability to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends as needed. Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is highly desirable but not required.

For more information, please visit www.santa-ana.org or contact Human Resources at (714) 647-5371.

Economic Development Specialist
City of Vista
Salary: $5,044 – $6,131 Monthly
Deadline Date: August 30, 2018 by 5:30pm

Job Description: The City of Vista’s Economic Development Department is seeking an energetic, motivated team player to serve as an Economic Development Specialist. This position will support the general operations of the Economic Development Department with activities related to proactive business attraction, retention and expansion. In addition, the incumbent develops small business assistance plans; acts as liaison to outside local, regional, state and federal economic development agencies and organizations; develops staff reports; coordinates and facilitates meetings with local businesses and associations; develops marketing materials; and prepares reports and speeches. The incumbent will also assume responsibility for coordinating and managing various Economic Development programs.

A typical qualifying background would include college coursework in public or business administration, or a closely related field, and at least one year of technical level experience performing varied responsible economic development activities, including special events.

A City application form and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted and received by the closing date. Application materials may be obtained from the City of Vista, Human Resources Office, 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084 OR applicants can apply online at www.cityofvista.com.

Contact information – City of Vista – Human Resources
200 Civic Center Drive
Vista, CA  92084

Economic Development Manager #2564
City of Redwood City
Salary: $11,300 – $15,255 Monthly
Deadline Date: August 23, 2018

Job Description: Under direction of the Deputy City Manager, this position will identify opportunities to support a diverse and strong business community using both traditional and innovative techniques, and will initiate key economic activities based on the City’s General Plan, Downtown Precise Plan, and regional initiatives. As a key member of the City Manager’s Office, the incumbent will develop strong internal and external Relationships that will foster a positive business climate, and will recommend the tools to facilitate desired objectives.  The Economic Development Manager will initiate Marketing and outreach activities to identify retail, restaurant, entertainment, and business opportunities for the downtown area and other key business districts.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for success in this position. The ideal candidate will also possess demonstrated past knowledge and success with the on-going implementation of economic development initiatives including marketing, outreach and business retention efforts. Professionalism and skill in working with a wide range of stakeholders including internal City departments and business entities is critical.

Please click here review the complete job announcement and apply for the job.
Contact information: Jane Yang, jyang@redwoodcity.org, (650) 780-7282

Economic Development Director (M/C)-County Administrative Office
County of Humboldt
Salary: $7,209.66 – $9,251.62 Monthly/ $86,515.92 – $111,019.44 Annually
Deadline Date: August 23, 2018

Job Description: Under general direction of the County Administrative Officer, the Economic Development Director focuses on the retention and expansion of existing companies, attracting new business by targeting key industry sectors and clusters, and the continuous development, refinement and strengthening of successful economic development strategies.

Must possess a valid California driver’s license.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills outlined above is:

An advanced degree in business or public administration, marketing, economics, political science, community and regional planning or a closely related field and eight (8) years of increasing supervisory or administrative responsibility experience in business and economic development which has included community development, economic development, redevelopment, real estate, business financing, or related field.

For more information about this position please click here.

Contact information
County of Humboldt – Human Resources
Candidates must apply online at https://humboldtgov.org/HR/jobs

Associate Governmental Program Analyst-CA Competes Tax Credit Analyst
GO-Biz Headquarters
Salary: $4,784.00 – $6,168.00 Monthly
Deadline Date: August 21, 2018

Job Description: The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) Analyst will receive direct supervision from the Staff Services Manager II (SSMII), Assistant Deputy Director of the CCTC program, and indirect supervision from the Deputy Director of the CCTC program. The CCTC Analyst will work independently and with the CCTC team to promote and achieve the goals of the CCTC program and GO-Biz.

For more information and to apply for this position, please click here.

Economic Development Manager
City of Eastvale
Salary: $88,055.57 – $118,002.88
Deadline Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018 by 5:00pm

Job Description: The City of Eastvale has an opportunity available for one (1) full-time/benefitted Economic Development Manager. This is a FLSA exempt position that works under the general supervision and reports directly to the City Manager or designee to plan, coordinate, recommend and implement the strategies, activities and operations of the City’s economic development program; to develop and implement marketing programs emphasizing business retention, attraction and development; to serves as a resource for the public including developers, property owners, community organizations, businesses and residents; and to perform related duties as required. The typical work schedule is a 4/10 Plan, and the assigned work days may vary depending on the needs of the City, which at times may include evening and/or weekend work.


A City Employment Application must be completed and submitted along with the supplemental questionnaire, a resume, cover letter, and references. The City’s Employment Application is available on the City’s website at http://www.eastvaleca.gov/city-hall/employment.

Completed City Employment Applications may be submitted to the City of Eastvale at 12363 Limonite, Suite 910, Eastvale, CA 91752 or via email hr@eastvaleca.gov and must be received no later than 5:00 PM Thursday, August 16, 2018. No late applications will be considered.

  • For specific questions regarding this position, contact Human Resources at (951) 361-0900, or emailhr@eastvaleca.gov.
Research Assistant/Analyst
RSG, Inc.
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, along with excellent benefits

Job Description:  Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college/university with major coursework in Economics, Finance, Real Estate, and/or related field.

Technical Abilities:  Highly proficient in Excel and Word, demonstrated abilities to analyze complex topics quickly and present findings to management and clients, articulate, detail-oriented, and highly effective time/project management skills. Fluent in Spanish highly preferred, but not required.

Abilities: 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 approximately one day per week) and have 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.

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.

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.

  • Contact information:

Submit all resumes and cover letters to jobs@webrsg.com

Address: 309 W 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: (714) 541-4585