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Research Assistant (Bilingual) and

Research Assistant

RSG, Inc.

Salary: $45,600 – $61,800, commensurate with pertinent experience, along with an excellent benefits package

First Review of Applications – Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

RSG is seeking a passionate, intelligent, and capable individual for an entry level opportunity with our consulting business. The Research Assistant performs data collection and analysis on housing and economic development projects, and provides opportunities for growth and advancement. Candidates who succeed at RSG align with 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.

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Date Posted: 01-18-22

Supervisory International Trade Specialist

Department of Commerce – U.S. Commercial Service/Global Markets

Central California

Application Due Date: 02/2/2022

These positions are for three USEAC Directors within North/Central Florida, Central and Central Coastal California, and Austin/San Antonio, Texas territories within the Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service/Global Markets. The primary purpose of these positions is to manage and supervise USEAC functions, programs, employees, and resources dedicated to the U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) throughout the area.

  • Manages and supervises all U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) functions, programs, personnel, and budget resources dedicated to the USEAC, and is responsible for planning, leading, and assuring effective and timely delivery of all services.
  • Provides oversight of trade promotion operations and agency metrics.
  • Collaborates with other federal agencies, state and local government entities, business and industry associations, commercial and multilateral banks, other financial institutions, and prospective trading partners worldwide.
  • Counsels current and potential U.S. exporters to meet their export market development objectives.
  • Develops and disseminates trade information and materials on government products and services to U.S. businesses and associates.

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Date Posted: 01-18-22

GO-Biz Regional Economic Recovery Coordinator Positions

North State

Imperial County

Inland Empire

Application Due Dates: 01-28-22

For information on these positions, please go to the following links:

Associate Governmental Program Analyst – Regional Economic Recovery Coordinator (North State) – Final Filing Date: 1/28/2022

Associate Governmental Program Analyst – Regional Economic Recovery Coordinator (Imperial County) – Final Filing Date: 1/28/2022

Associate Governmental Program Analyst – Regional Economic Recovery Coordinator (Inland Empire) – Final Filing Date: 1/28/2022

Date Posted: 01-18-22

Director of Planning & Community Development

City of Patterson

Salary range: $118,392 – $157,860 annually, dependent on experience and qualifications

Application due date: Open Until Filled

The City of Patterson is seeking an exceptional, solution oriented, innovative, creative, adaptable, flexible, professional, and accountable team leader with a broad knowledge of planning and community development to lead the department towards the achievement of the City Council’s and the City’s long-term plans, goals, objectives, and priorities for the growth and development of the City.

The ideal candidate will be very experienced and knowledgeable in contemporary and urban planning practices. The individual will have a leadership style that is highly credible. He/she will manage the department using proactive leadership, integrity, vision, and excellent communications skills to create a high-performing team and department.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, city or regional planning, law, or a related field. Eight (8) years of progressively responsible management and administration experience in municipal planning and development, at least three (3) of which were at managerial level responsibility as a Director, Deputy Director or Manager.

If you desire to work for a small and growing community and be an integral part of its development and to be considered for this outstanding career opportunity, visit the City’s website  under “Employment Opportunities” for more information and to apply.

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

County of San Bernardino, CA

Director of Economic Development

Base Salary Range – $123,219.20-$166,296.00

Open Until Filled

The County of San Bernardino is seeking candidates with interest in the position of Director of Economic Development. Located in the heart of Southern California, the County of San Bernardino is the largest county in the contiguous United States and is known for its scenic beauty and strategic location.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, innovative, visionary, and results-driven individual that can build and lead successful team and cultivate trusting, sustainable relationships.

As a minimum requirement, candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in business of public administration, economics, behavioral science, or a closely related field; a Master’s degree is preferred. Five (5) or more years of executive or management level experience in economic development, community development or redevelopment activities for the public sector is required; local government experience within a complex, multifaceted economic development work environment is highly desired.

The annual base salary range for the Director of Economic Development is $123,219.20-$166,296.00; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at Please contact Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080 should you have any questions. Open Until Filled. Applications and resumes to be reviewed upon receipt. 

Posted 1-10-22

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

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.

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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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