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Planning Bureau Manager
Department of Development Services
City of Long Beach, CA
Salary: Midrange is $145,000 Annually, and appointment is DOQ
Deadline Date: November 24, 2014

Job Description: Boasting amenities few cities can offer, Long Beach blends big city convenience with the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of an ocean-side community. With a diverse population of nearly 470,000, Long Beach provides exciting development opportunities to entice exceptional planning career professionals. Within Long Beach Development Services, the Planning Bureau Manager overseas a staff of 20 FTE's and a $4.5 million budget in the divisions of Advance Planning and Current Planning. The ideal candidate brings proven leadership and management skills as well as hands-on technical planning and zoning knowledge; coastal zoning and Coastal Commission experience is highly desired. A Bachelor's degree in planning or a related field and seven years of experience are required; Master's degree is preferred. 

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to: 

Peckham & McKenney

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


Community and Economic Development Director
City of Moreno Valley
Salary: $127,219 to $202,620 Annually, DOQ
Deadline Date: November 7, 2014

Job Description: Moreno Valley is a rapidly growing city with a population of nearly 200,000. The City has become the residential hub for the rapidly expanding Inland Southern California region, and offers its residents easy access to the wide range of activities that constitute the Southern California lifestyle. 

The community and Economic Development Director is an at-will position reporting to the City Manager and overseas a staff of 42 within three divisions consisting of Administration/ Economic Development, Planning and Building & Neighborhood Services. The ideal background will include solid and extensive experience in planning, building, community and economic development, consisting of 10 or more years of increasing responsibility in the development services field. This includes at least two years in a management capacity. The position also requires a Bachelor's degree in a closely related field. 

To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, current salary and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura at A full job announcement is available at

Economic Development Manager
City of Sierra Vista (AZ)
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications
Deadline Date: November 15, 2014

Job Description: City of Sierra Vista (AZ)- Economic Development Manager. Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search to recruit a self-motivated, innovative leader with excellent communication and presentation skills to occupy a highly visible position in the community to develop and execute initiatives and activities that help improve the City's local economy. Responsible for oversight and coordination of the City's economic development policies and programs, with emphasis on facilitating business recruitment. For a complete job profile email or visit JCI website, current searches at

Deputy Sector Navigator, Advanced Manufacturing/Director, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT)
College of the Canyons
Salary: DOQ
Deadline Date: October 23, 2014

Job Description: College of the Canyons, located 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles in the beautiful Santa Clarita Valley. This is a grant-funded Classified Management Position. 

To view a complete job announcement click the link below:

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience: Five (5) years of full-time equivalent managerial experience in an advanced manufacturing or advanced technology organization.

Education: A Bachelor's degree in business, education, industrial technology, manufacturing or a related field from an accredited college or university is required. Alternatively, possession of a Bachelor's degree in any discipline, plus an additional five years of experience as indicated above may be substituted for the specific Bachelor's degree. 

Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of day in the Human Resources Offices on October 23, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications online. Please visit our website at

EEDD Economic Development Director
San Joaquin County
Employment and Economic Development Department (EEDD)
Salary: Annual base salary $83,075-$101,005 plus excellent senior management cafeteria plan benefit package.
Deadline Date: October 31, 2014

Job Description: The Employment and Economic Development Department (EEDD) Economic Development Director is responsible for leading, managing and administering economic development, business retention and expansion, and other programs of the Economic Development Center. The incumbent assures that all assigned programs are in compliance with government requirements; plans and implements economic development strategies and serves as a key liaison between public and private sectors and the community to increase the economic viability of San Joaquin County. 

Desirable Qualifications: graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, business administration, economics or related field and six years of increasingly responsible experience in the area of economic development, including the financing of small businesses and technical preparation of government-guaranteed lending programs, with at least two years in a managerial position. Requires possession of a valid California driver's license. EOE

Contact Information:, San Joaquin County Human Resources, 44 N. San Joaquin St. Suite 330, Stockton, California 95202, Attn: Evelyn Oliveira, email:, phone: (209) 468-8579.

Director of the Workforce Development Office
County of Imperial
Salary: $6,942 - $8,438 monthly, approximately
Deadline Date: October 16, 2014

Job Description: Under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, plan, organize,  coordinate and administer assigned Workforce Development Office programs and services including Veteran Administration (VA) services for the County; assure compliance with applicable laws, codes rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; train, supervise and evaluate the performance assigned personal.

Education & Experience: A bachelor's degree social science, public administration or a related field and five years increasingly responsible experience in an employment training agency including three years in a supervisory capacity.

Licenses & Other Requirements: Valid California's Driver's License and proof of current California auto liability insurance at time of appointment, and throughout employment in this classification. Personal transportation for job- related travel. Application deadline is October 16, 2014.

Applications may be picked up at: The Imperial County Human Resources Department, 940 W. Main, Ste #101, El Centro, CA 92243 or Fax: (760) 352-2652. Resume not accepted in lieu of application. An EEOE. 

Business Recruitment Consultant
Destination Angels Camp Development Corporation
Angels Camp, Calaveras County, California
Status: Independent Contractor

Job Description: Seeking a business recruitment consultant to support the business recruitment efforts of Destination Angels Camp Development Corporation, a public-private partnership set up to handle economic development for the City of Angels Camp, California.


  • Join a dedicated team of volunteer professionals to recruit retail, professional and tourism-related businesses to Angels Camp.
  • Develop and implement strategic action plan for business recruitment.
  • Use and recommend market research data.
  • Develop marketing packages for target businesses.
  • Develop relationships with commercial realtors, commercial developers, corporate re-location specialists, and business owners.
  • Network with state, regional and local economic development and planning agencies.
  • Work with and report to the Executive Committee of Destination Angels Camp.

Proven experience in business recruitment for cities, retail center, business improvement associations or similar organizations; Extensive contracts within the California ED industry and with decision makers of targeted industries and business sectors; Strategic thinker with proven ability to develop strategies for targeting business/industrial sectors that would be appropriate for Angels Camp and for marketing to those sectors; Experiencing recruiting businesses for a major tourism destination; and proven experience in using and commissioning market research data to support business recruitment. 

Independent consultant or contractor status; no benefits; hourly or retainer relationship open to negotiation; Separate expenses budget; Start Date: As Soon As Possible.

Destination Angels Camp Development Corporation
PO Box 984
Angels Camp, CA 95222
(209) 736-0088;;


Director of Economic Development
City of Sacramento
Salary: Up to $187,000 annually

Job Description: The City of Sacramento is opening a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for an aggressive economic development professional to make an indelible imprint on the future of a great city. Sacramento is in the midst of a dynamic transition that is resetting its economic position and cultural identity in the nation and around the globe. At the forefront of this transition will be a dynamic leader of Sacramento's multifaceted economic development efforts.

Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Economic Development directs and coordinates revitalization activities aimed at the long-term economic success of Sacramento and the enhancement of the City's overall economic health; evaluates and assesses the local and regional economy and economic trends; develops programs to attract new businesses to the City and to retain and expand existing businesses; implements an economic development strategy; evaluates City real estate opportunities; and provides highly-responsible assistance to the City Manager. The economic Development Department has an operating budget of $3.2 million and employs eleven professional staff. 

The director has extensive contact with public officials, business leaders, developers, organizations and individuals, both public and private concerning the economic development work and goals of the City and serves as a member of the City's Executive Team.

For more information and to download the brochure, please go to:

Economic Development Director
City of Elk Grove
Salary: $120,272- $161,177

Job Description: The City of Elk Grove seeks an Economic Development Director who will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing ad executing the programs and activities of the city's economic development functions. This position requires a hands-on professional with high level of visibility in leading the City's economic development efforts, including representing the City with other agencies; business organizations and individuals; real estate brokers and developers; and the public.

The Ideal candidate will be a results-oriented leader skilled in: Supporting existing and attracting new business that provide increased opportunities for the City's highly skilled workforce to work where they live, attracting and retaining a variety of industry sectors, Developing catalyst sites and redeveloping older corridors, supporting existing and attracting new high quality retail and commercial enterprises, assisting a variety of business interests with wide range of needs, and building strong relationships with staff, federal, state and regional entities, appointed commissions, professional and trade organizations, citizen groups, elected officials and the media.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Economics or Business Development or closely related field (Master's degree is highly desirable.) Eight years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, redevelopment, planning, real estate, business administration, or closely related field (Experience in California preferred), Minimum of three years of experience leading and supervising successful municipal economic development efforts, training and/ or certification through the international Economic Development Council (IEDC) is desired, and proven track record of attracting and retaining businesses in a community through direct efforts. 

Candidates should include with their application a detailed listing of business accomplishments and measurable achievements that are consistent with the scope and responsibilities of this position. 

To apply and for more information about this position and its qualifications, please visit our website at

Director of Economic Development

Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Deadline Date: Immediate

Job Description: The DCBID, representing property owners of more than 2,200 parcels in the 65-block central business district, is committed to enhancing the quality of life in Downtown Los Angeles. The Director of Economic Development is responsible for the integrated management, strategic planning, and implementation of a comprehensive economic development program to retain and attract investment, development, residents, and businesses to Downtown Los Angeles.

The person selected will build relationships with investors, developers, real estate professionals, business owners, community leaders, elected officials, and local businesses with the goal of facilitating connections that result in increasing the economic viability of Downtown Los Angeles. The ideal candidate is personable, results-oriented, team-oriented, and a savvy and strategic thinker.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the position requires an advanced degree in business, urban planning or related field; a commercial real estate brokerage background and six years of experience in financial management, economic development or urban real estate development. The ideal candidate would be an active member of the Downtown Los Angeles community with 5+ years working and/or living in Downtown LA. Visit for full job description. 

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of work-related references via email to:

Suzanne Holley
Chief Operating Officer


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