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Senior Development Project Coordinator (Limited Term-Application Available as of July 25, 2014)

City of Napa
Salary: $83,973-$101,441/Annually
Deadline Date: August 17,2014 at 11:59 PM (PDT)

Job Description: The City of Napa is looking for a motivated professional with a background in project management: research and analysis of economic data and trends; public outreach; problem solving; and public process to join its expanding economic development team. The City is actively engaged in plans to continue its business and economic prosperity and build on its status as an international wine and food tourist destination. This is a visible position within the community which will provide leadership for business attraction, expansion and retention activities, and the revitalization of key focus areas including Downtown Napa, commercial gateways/retail corridors, and industrial areas. The person selected will serve as the primary business liaison for the City and will have regular interactions with developers, real estate professionals, business owners, community leaders, elected officials, other City employees, and local business organizations.

The initial hire from the eligible list created from this examination will be a Limited Term appointment for up to two years, with a possible one year extension. A Limited Term appointment is 'at will' and not part of the City of Napa classified service. Visit: www.cityofnapajobs.org for more information. 

Economic Development Specialist

City of Burlingame
Salary: $40.28-$48.96/Hourly
Deadline Date: August 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Job Description: The City of Burlingame's Community Development Department has an immediate opening for the position of part-time Economic Development Specialist to work approximately 20 hours per week. The Community Development Department consists of the Planning Division and the Building Division. The Community Development Department staff works closely with other City departments and with City commissions in serving the citizens on a daily basis and planning for the City's future.

Under the direction of the Community Development Director, the Economic Development Specialist is responsible for the performance of moderately complex technical and professional functions related to the coordination, marketing, implementation, and monitoring of various Economic Development programs and special projects. The incumbent will identify opportunities for economic growth, develop programs and actively implements Economic Development strategies, including business retention and attraction programs, and provides outreach to business owners, associations, districts, property owners and developers regarding economic development matters.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration, or Urban Planning, and a minimum of two-years of progressively responsible experience. Please contact HR@burlingame.org or at (650) 558-7206.

Economic Development Specialist

Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA)
Salary: $90,745-$115,816 Annually, Depending on Qualifications
Deadline Date: August 8, 2014 by 5:00 PM

The primary function of the Economic Development Specialist is to perform economic development recovery for the former Fort Ord military base by promoting educational and research based business development services through implementing the 1997 Fort Ord Base Reuse Plan.

Job responsibilities include attracting new businesses and aiding existing businesses in expansion, while also supporting efforts to strengthen and retain the Monterey Bay Region's military mission. The successful candidate will implement economic development efforts in support of FORA's general plan policy to generate or increase the area's education, recreational, environmental, agricultural, and tourist industries. The ability to support and promote planning, research and markeing endeavors to attract new industries and businesses to Fort Ord are key talents required of this assignment.

The ideal candidate wil have excellent communication skills that allow for successful and effective interaction with FORA's Board of Directors, community business members, Monterey County representatives, and other economic development professionals. The ideal candidate will also be innovative, flexible, a self-starter, highly energetic, and an efficient multi-tasker.

The position package is available at the following link: http://fora.org/Reports/HR/EDSpecialistApp-FINAL.pdf

Housing Manager

City of Bell
Salary: $78,252-$95,088 Annually + Generous Benefits Package
Deadline Date: July 31, 2014

If you are interested in joining a management team committed to re-establishing trust and public confidence in local government, this opportunity may be for you! The City of Bell (population 38,000) is seeking an experienced housing professional to become its first Housing Manager. This newly created “at-will” management position will report directly to the Community Services Director and will be a hands-on, Housing professional who is capable of providing direction, guidance and support to all members of the organization. This individual will be knowledgeable of federal and state laws dealing Housing such as CDBG, HUD, HCD, Los Angeles County Assessor’s office and LA County Courts.  This person will be required to work with personnel administration, contract negotiations, and property issues that pertain to abandonments, evictions, loans, deaths, property transfer, etc. 

The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and will demonstrate the ability to manage and resolve conflict. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding of the uses and applications of technology. Education and experience appropriate to these responsibilities will be required. A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning or business administration is required and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience with a public agency. A Master’s degree and bilingual skills are desirable.  

If you are the kind of individual who wants to restore integrity to public administration, submit a resume no later than July 31, 2014 to the Human Resources Department, City of Bell, 6330 Pine Ave, Bell CA 90201, Attn: Housing Manager Recruitment.  Interviews are schedule to take place on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.  For further information, visit our website at: www.cityofbell.org.

President and CEO

Longmont Area Economic Council
Salary: Competitive
Deadline: Immediate

The Longmont Area Economic Council (LAEC) has retained Jorgenson Consulting to conduct a national search to recruit an executive with the credentials, leadership and vision to further the economic development strategies and initiatives for the City of Longmont and Boulder County in Colorado. The LAEC works constantly to provide Longmont information to site selectors and individuals, to promote a strong business environment and to encourage Longmont economic development through business recruitment and retention. The ideal candidate will thrive in the unique collaborative environment that exists between the Longmont Area Economic Council, the City of Longmont and other development partners. Timing for responses from interested candidates is immediate. For a list of qualifications and a complete job description visit Jorgenson Consulting’s current searches at www.jci-inc.net or submit confidential resume to longmont@jci-inc.net.

San Fernando Valley Regional Manager

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
Salary Range: $5,667 - $6,667 monthly, DOE
Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

Summary:
Works with San Fernando Valley (SFV) businesses and cities, LA County, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, partners and all levels of the LAEDC organization. Plans, develops, and implements strategies and marketing programs to attract, retain, and expand businesses and jobs in the SFV.

Duties:

  • First point of contact within the SFV region providing hands-on business attraction, retention and expansion, job growth and layoff aversion assistance to companies
  • Market and promote LA County and SFV region and outreach to targeted key industries and businesses through monthly business visits and in-person consultations
  • Assess needs of businesses, develop an action plan of resources and programs to help sustain companies and reduce the loss of businesses and jobs in the region
  • Develop a pipeline of business attraction, retention and expansion projects in the region
  • Provide Customer Satisfaction Survey from all businesses that participated in business assistance and layoff aversion services, earning a 90% customer satisfaction rate
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with established economic and workforce development partners, regulatory agencies and local governments within the region, identifying/matching/utilizing resources as needed to assist in business attraction, retention, expansion and job growth efforts

Qualifications:
The successful candidate is an energetic, results-oriented professional with a background equivalent to fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven experience in business attraction, retention and expansion in private sector, government or non-profit organizations; project management, customer service, business acumen, initiative, and high performance.
Salary Range: $5,667 - $6,667 monthly, DOE

TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to Carrie Rogers, VP Business Assistance, carrie.rogers@laedc.org. If you have questions, feel free to contact Carrie at: 213-236-4824.

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