Economic Development Job Postings

Economic Development Job Postings

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CURRENT 2017-2018 JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

Senior Planner

City of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Salary: Up to $86,181 – $111,933 Annually, with excellent benefits
Deadline Date: October 9, 2017

Job Description: For those looking for a supportive environment to accomplish some exciting projects, this is the position you’ve been seeking.  The City of Rancho Palos Verdes (pop. 42,000), situated atop the hills and bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, is a contract city that has maintained its low-tax, low density, semi-rural environment with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles basin.  Residents enjoy 7.5 miles of Pacific coastline, the 1,400-acre Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, and hundreds more acres of open space.  The Senior Planner will have an integral role in the zoning and planning within the Community Development Department.  The Senior Planner’s essential functions will include the interpretation of planning, zoning, and other codes and regulations that vary with a wide variety of complex assignments, and just as important, interacting and working effectively with private developers, regional agencies and the public in an effort to enhance and further develop these relationships.  A Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or a closely related field and four years of professional planning experience is required. Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is preferred, but not required.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:

Peckham & McKenney
Call Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 for more information.
Detailed brochure is available at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Director of Economic and Housing Development

City of San Bernardino
Salary: $142,536 – $173,244, DOQE Annually and benefits package for this position.
Deadline Date: October 9, 2017

Job Description: The City of San Bernardino (213,000) is the second largest city in the Inland Empire. Its strategic location has made it home to nationally known companies such as Mattel, Amazon, Kohl’s and BNSF Railway.  Last year San Bernardino voters approved a charter revision to the Council Manager form of government, and the City has now successfully exited its bankruptcy process. The Director is a new entrepreneurial position reporting directly to the City Manager and oversees a new department with 8 full-time employees managing the consolidated functions of economic development, housing and property management. This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic, ethical, creative and effective professional to make a significant impact in the community and contribute to San Bernardino’s renaissance. The position requires at least ten years of increasingly responsible professional experience in economic development, housing, municipal planning, property management, or land development including a minimum five years in a management capacity.  Related experience in a government agency within California is highly desirable. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, finance, economics, housing, planning, urban studies, real estate, marketing or a closely related field is a typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities required.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:

Peckham & McKenney

Resumes acknowledged within two business days.  Call Ellen Volmert at (866) 912-1919 for more information.  A detailed brochure is available at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Housing Manager-Program Manager III

City of Stockton
Salary: DOQ
Deadline Date: October 6, 2017, by 5:00pm

Job Description: The City of Stockton is seeking an innovative, self-motived, highly professional candidate to serve as its Housing Manager. The ideal person should possess the following skills and experience:

  • Implementation of affordable housing strategies and/or programs,
  • Management of affordable housing development projects, including assistance with site acquisition, project eligibility review, financing, contract administration, and monitoring,
  • Development of programs aimed at reducing homelessness and/or supporting home ownership,
  • Experience in administering federal funds such as CDBG, ESG and HOME,
  • Knowledge of underwriting practices,
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to collaborate effectively with the affordable housing and nonprofit community; and
  • Desire to make a positive impact in the Stockton community by creating and preserving affordable housing opportunities.

One (1) vacancy currently exists in the Economic Development Department. The Housing Manager – Program Manager III will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays, with alternating Fridays off. The incumbent in this position may be required to work additional hours and/or weekends as needed by the department.

Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration or a closely related field, or the field of the program to which assigned, and four (4) years of experience managing or supervising highly visible programs or projects with major departmental or citywide impact.

For requirements and detailed information go to: www.stocktonca.gov/jobs or visit the City of Stockton’s HR Dept., located at 400 E. Main St, 3rd Floor, Stockton, CA 95202. 209-937-8233. EOE

Chief Executive Officer

California Association for Mirco Enterprise Opportunity
Salary: $112,000 – $140,000 Annually
Deadline Date: October 2, 2017

Job Description: The CEO will lead all aspects of the organization with a specific focus on communicating the impacts of micro business, enlivening the member network, setting strategy, and securing resources that help our members expand and sustain CAMEO’s operations.

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Community Development Director

City of Fairfield
Salary: $150,000 – $180,000 Annually
Deadline Date: October 2, 2017

Job Description: The City of Fairfield is seeking an experienced and innovative leader who can think strategically and thrive in a collaborative, problem-solving environment.

With policy direction from the City Manager, the Community Development Director (CDD) plans, organizes, directs and reviews the activities and operations of the Community Development Department by providing long range planning, economic development, redevelopment, and affordable housing; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning or a related field, a minimum of seven years of increasingly responsible professional experience in areas such as planning, economic development, and housing, which should include four years of administrative and management responsibility, and a valid California drivers’ license.

To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please visit the Koff & Associates website atwww.koffassociates.com to download the application. Please email your cover letter, resume and application to infokoff@koffassociates.com or mail it to Koff & Associates, 2835 7th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 by October 2, 2017.

Economic Development Manager

Contra Costa County
Salary: Up to $132,775 Annually, and supplemented by an attractive benefits package.
Deadline Date: October 1, 2017

Job Description: Located in northern California, Contra Costa County covers approximately 733 square miles extending from the northeastern shore of San Francisco Bay east to San Joaquin County. With a population numbering just over 1 million, Contra Costa is among the top ten most populous counties and home to one of the State’s most diverse populations and fastest growing work forces.

The County is seeking a self-initiated individual considered an acknowledged specialist in economic development for the newly created Economic Development Manager position.  Politically astute and intuitive, this Manager will be equally adept at developing strategic plans and delivering projects intended to boost the local economy.  Persuasive communication skills and ability to present before a variety of audiences are also required.  As an experienced collaborator, the successful candidate serves as the County’s liaison to other agencies in the effort to advance economic development opportunities in the region.  Qualifications include Bachelor’s degree and 6 years relevant experience, at least 2 as a manager.

To download recruitment brochure and apply online, visit www.tbcrecruiting.com.

Julie Yuan-Miu • tel 925.820.8436

Teri Black • tel 424.296.3111



Economic Development Project Manager

City of Monterey Park
Salary: $7,215 – $9,231 Monthly
Deadline Date: September 29, 2017 by 4:30pm

Job Description: Under general direction of the Director of Community and Economic Development, the Economic Development Project Manager assists in the planning, management, coordination and implementation of a variety of complex economic development activities, projects and programs; and performs related duties as assigned. This mid-management position leads a staff of three in the Economic Development Division.

Formulates, organizes and directs programs, specific plans, policies, and procedures related to economic and real estate development activities, analyzes the economic and financial feasibility of proposed economic and real estate development projects; analyzes alternative methods of financing; makes appropriate recommendations, negotiates terms of developments with developers, business persons, homeowners and commercial tenants; conducts complex research, studies, surveys and produces reports recommending appropriate courses of action; prepares and/or oversee the preparation of commercial proformas and feasibility studies; supervises acquisition and deposition of property; prepares and disseminates information; performs contract preparation; and participates in a variety of meetings with the Director.

For more details regarding qualifications, benefits, and the selection process, please visit the City website at www.montereypark.ca.gov.

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