Economic Development Job Postings (2023)

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CURRENT JOB ADVERTISEMENTS: Listed by Application Date

Economic Development Manager

City of Tracy

Salary: $127,538 – $155,023 Annually (Salary Effective 1/1/23)

Final Filing Date: Open Continuous Until Filled/Early Applications Encouraged

The Economic Development Manager performs responsible administrative work in the coordinating of the City’s Economic Development Program, including industrial, commercial and retail recruitment and retention. Acting as the City’s economic development liaison, works closely and in conjunction with, community organizations and county-wide partnerships. This position will provide technical support on economic development issues to other City departments, and external organizations/agencies. Program coordination includes the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects.

Five years of progressively responsible professional level experience working in public sector economic development, land use planning, and/or community development department performing complex project work, or related business management experience in the private sector with responsibility for staff supervision, contract negotiation, project planning and development, marketing, land development and/or economic development. Experience in California, current knowledge of highly technical industries and municipal government is desirable.

Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, public administration, economics, business administration or a related field. Possession of a master’s degree in a related area is desirable

For more information and to apply online, go to

Early application is encouraged as the recruitment will close without notice once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. A limited number of applicants whose qualifications best meet the needs of the city will be invited to participate in the selection process. The City reserves the right to modify the selection process at any time. Appointment will be contingent upon the ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States and satisfactory criminal clearance, which includes completing a Live Scan process.

Date posted: 12-8-22

Deputy Director of Economic and Community Development

City of Palmdale

$140,400.00 – $179,171.20 Annually

Application Due Date: Open Until Filled

The Deputy Director of Economic and Community Development is responsible for providing professional-level support to the Director in a variety of areas. Assists in short and long-term planning, development, and administration of the Department’s policies, procedures, and services. Successful performance of the work requires a professional background, as well as skills in coordinating departmental work with other City departments and public agencies.

First review of applications will take place on December 15th.

Please apply online at

For more information, please contact City of Palmdale Human Resources at 661-267-5400.

Date posted: 12-8-22

Assistant Planner

City of Bishop

$4,818 – $6,416 monthly + benefits

Open until Filled

The City of Bishop is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Planner. The Assistant Planner is a full-time position reporting to the City Administrator/Planning Director that will perform journey level work in the field of current planning, advanced planning, and environmental analysis. The City of Bishop offers a generous benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, vacation and retirement benefits.

The City of Bishop is a small town, with a BIG Backyard! Located in the spectacular Eastern Sierra region of California. The Eastern Sierra region is in the middle of the state along its eastern border with Nevada and roughly halfway between Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks. While Bishop sits atan elevation of 4,100 feet, just a few miles away in either direction peaks tower to 14,000 feet, giving Bishop a truly spectacular setting.

Although it is a small city (population 3,879), Bishop and its surrounding area are the primary commercial and population hubin the region and the only incorporated city in Inyo County. Primary industries include tourism and recreation, government,and related support services. On a busy day, the City of Bishop will attract more than 30,000 visitors for various events andrecreation. Mining, agriculture, and Native American heritage are also important to making Bishop what it is.

A detailed job description and application forms are available at City Hall, 377 West Line Street, Bishop, CA 93514 or at For more information contact Jana Currie at 760-873-5863 Ext. 122. EOE.

Date posted: 12-8-22

Assistant Community Development Director

City of Ontario, CA

Salary Range: $178,027.20 – $216,361.56 Annually

Filing Deadline: January 6, 2023

The Assistant Community Development Director (ACDD) will have the opportunity to work with the Community Development staff and the City Manager’s office defining daily, short-term, and long-term responsibilities supporting the City’s missions. This includes Planning, Housing, Building, Engineering, and Community Improvement. The ACDD has the responsibility to oversee, direct, manage, and participate in the day-to-day activities of multiple divisions of the Community Development Agency. The ACDD assists in planning, engineering, building, community improvement, and housing. This includes assisting in formulating departmental policies, goals, and directives, coordinating assigned activities with other City departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public, and fostering cooperative working relationships among City departments and with intergovernmental, regulatory agencies, and various public and private groups. This position provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Executive Director of Community Development for major Community Development Agency programs, services, and activities.

For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:

To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five work related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to:

Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of past organization(s).

For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas at: (510) 495-0448



Management Analyst I/II – Economic Development

City of Rancho Cordova

$78,960 – $106,043/year

Closing date: January 4, 2023

The City of Rancho Cordova has an exciting opportunity for aManagement Analystfocused on initiatives and strategies designed to supportEconomic Developmentand business growth in our thriving city.

Responsibilities include specific assignments related to business recruitment, outreach, development of market materials, research and analysis, and business retention, with direction from department professionals. As experience is gained, assignments may become more complex and project-oriented, requiring more independent work. The incumbent would require program expertise to function independently, with little direction, to recruit and retain businesses and accomplish broader economic development goals.This position may be filled at one of the following 2 levels, depending upon qualifications:

Management Analyst I($78,960 – $92,403/year + benefits)

Management Analyst II($86,864 –$106,043/year + benefits)

The City of Rancho Cordova is an emerging urban center with a small-town feel. Rancho Cordova is one of the largest employment centers in the Sacramento region with a continually expanding workforce of 65,000+.

For more information and to apply, go to

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, to be included in early application review. The City of Rancho Cordova is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date posted: 11-29-22

Economic Development Program Manager

City of Elk Grove

$105,641.00 – $141,582.00 annually + excellent benefits

Filing Deadline: 11:59 PM, December 26, 2022

The City of Elk Grove Office of Economic Development is seeking a highly skilled, experienced economic development professional to join our team. Economic Development is responsible for planning and directing all aspects of the City’s economic development programs and activities. We measure success in terms of job creation, capital investment, and tax base growth and this position will play a critical role in furthering those goals. The ideal candidate will have direct economic development experience at the local government level, be equally passionate about Elk Grove and public service, and be a believer that strong economies make strong communities. Come join one of the most innovative and forward-thinkingeconomic development departments in California and accelerate your career with us.

For a complete job description, further details about the benefit package and to apply, please visit:

Date posted: 11-23-22

Manager of Special Districts

County of Sacramento

Salary: $149, 626.08 – $164,952.00 Annually (There is an additional 3.35% Management Differential which is added to the posted salary for this class.)

Cut-off Dates: 11/23/22, 12/14/22 (final)

Under general direction, the Manager of Special Districts is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the performance of work involving the formation and administration of community facilities districts, development impact fee programs, county service areas, property and business improvement districts, assessment districts and other special financing districts along with the development, review and implementation of public facilities financing plans and urban services plans.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by5:00 PMon the posted cut-off date. Apply here. Additional information regarding the position and minimum qualifications can be found on the job application.

Date posted: 11-20-22

Economic Development and Marketing Specialist

Sacramento County

Salary range: $106,696.80 – $117,617.04 annually

Application Due Date: Cut-offs: 12/2/22,12/30/22 (Final)

Under general supervision, the Economic Development and Marketing Specialist performs economic development and marketing activities of the Office of Economic Development and Marketing to ensure business retention and expansion.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of full-time, paid, demonstrated experience, in economic development, redevelopment or community development, business assistance, commercial development, public and/or private finance or workforce development;
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or above from an accredited four-year college or university. A Master’s Degree or other graduate degree is desirable.

Filing dates: 12/2/22, 12/30/22 (final)

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by5:00 PMon the posted cut-off date.Applyhere.

Date Posted: 11-20-22

Real Estate Specialist – Economic Dev. Dept.

City of Victorville

Salary – $7,001 – $8,510 (per month) + Benefits

Apply No Later Than: December 9, 2022

Under general supervision, performs complex duties in the collection or assisting in the collection, organization, and analysis of data, appraisals, opinion of valuations, negotiation, property management and budgeting involving real property acquisition, sale, transfer or leasing of City and its related entities transactions. Coordinates with outside agencies, including, but not limited to title, escrow and appraisal companies, brokerage firms, private and public agencies to facilitate the renewal, transfer, sale or acquisition of real property within various City departments, and performs other duties, as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, supplemented by five (5) full-time equivalent years of real estate work experience in completing transactions involving the purchase or sale of real property, or a combination of experience and education to meet the requirements; A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration or Business Real Estate is preferred. Real Estate, Escrow and Appraisal certificates or certificates in a related field are preferred.

Download a complete job description here. Apply online at

Date Posted 11-22-22

Economic Development Project Manager I/II

City of Colton

Salary: up to $97,339 Annually

Closing: Continuous until filled

Job Type – Full-time

Colton Means Business!!!

Where the 10 and 215 Freeways meet!

The City of Colton has an exciting future opportunity for an Economic Development Project Manager I/II. Depending on qualifications and experience, candidates may be hired at a I or a II level. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, urban planning, marketing, business administration or a related field is required. Master’s degree in Public Administration or related field may be substituted for six months of the required experience.

Level I– One (1) year of related experience working on economic development issues and with the public and business community.

Level II– Two (2) years of related experience including extensively working on economic development issues and with the public and the business community.

Possession of a valid Class “C” California Driver’s license and good driving record.

Please visit City website to apply at

Date posted: 11-17-22

Economic Development Project Lead

City of Brentwood

Salary range – $125,940 – $153,081 annually

Application due date – December 2, 2022

The Economic Development Project Leadposition plays a key role as part of the City of Brentwood’s economic development team who is expected to perform work with minimum supervision and considerable independent judgment. Located in eastern Contra Costa County, Brentwood is a dynamic, fast growing, and high quality of life community. Attraction of high paying, quality employers is one of the City’s top priorities. Support of existing businesses, retail attraction, event facilitation, and downtown revitalization are also important goals. The position will support the Economic Development Manager and Assistant City Manager to implement the City’s economic development strategy. Under direction of the Economic Development Manager and Assistant City Manager, the incumbent will perform technical and administrative duties necessary to achieve economic development program goals and objectives.

The ideal candidate is expected to be a self-starter and to use creativity and resourcefulness in carrying out tasks. The candidate is expected to have the skill set to utilize various data platforms, subscriptions, and tools for research and analysis purposes, andis responsible for creating and finalizing reports, communications and information packets for both the City Council, businesses and the community. Excellent organization, writing and editing skills are required with GIS or design skills being an added bonus.

Apply online

Date Posted: 11-7-22

Director of Economic Development

County of Sacramento

Salary range – $181,570 – $200,193 annually

Initial filing cutoff is 5:00PM on November 28, 2022

As part of the Community Services Agency, the Office of Economic Development provides expertise in business development and expansion strategies and works with local regulatory agencies to find solutions for businesses.The Economic Development team is dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of the community and encouraging diverse businesses to locate, expand, and thrive in Sacramento County. Reporting to the Deputy County Executive – Community Services, the Director of Economic Development & Marketing is responsible for the overall planning, organization, and evaluation of all Office operations and services. The Director of Economic Development &
Marketing directs and coordinates the activities and operations of the Office of Economic Development, including the County’s Business Environmental Resource Center, redevelopment activities, marketing efforts of the County, and coordinates assigned activities with other
divisions, departments, outside agencies, and the general public.

The Minimum Qualifications for this position are as follows:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or above from an accredited four- year college or university. A Master’s Degree is desirable.
  • Seven years of full-time, paid experience, two years of which must be at the supervisor level or higher, engaged in real estate development, urban or regional planning, or economic development.

Complete recruitment brochure and how to apply can be found at:

Date posted: 11-1-22

Principal Project Coordinator

City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD)

Starting Annual Salary: $103,293 ($49.47 per hr)

Deadline to Apply: January 13, 2023

The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) is accepting applications to fill one (1) Principal Project Coordinator position. The position will be assigned to support the Real Estate Section in the Economic Development Division.

For complete information, including how to apply and complete job description, go to

Date posted:10-31-22

Planning Manager (two positions)

City of Salinas

Salary: $107,472 – $137,172 Annually

Application due date: Open until filled

Planning Managers are responsible for the overall planning, direction, and coordination of their assigned division. Incumbents provide highly skilled, responsible, and experienced technical staff assistance to direct activities of their assigned division. This recruitment is for two Planning Managers; one to oversee the Advanced Planning and Project Implementation (APPI) Division and the other the Economic Development (ED) Division.

The ideal candidate is a strong leader, team player, and staff manager; possessing excellent supervisory skills necessary to guide, mentor, and develop employees and create a respectful and high performing working environment. The successful candidate will have broad experience in all areas of planning with extensive expertise managing staff and creating an organizational structure with a sense of team and purpose.

For additional information, to download the brochure and to apply, go to:

For additional information, please contact:

Carlo Zabala

Phone (510) 342-3233


Date Posted: 11-14-22

Harbor Director

City of Morro Bay

Salary Range:$146,753.00 – $178,379.00

Application due date: Open until filled

The City of Morro Bay is searching for a new Harbor Director who is a forward-thinker, relationship-oriented, has current knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, has a proven ability to work effectively with inter-governmental agencies, and brings enthusiasm for public safety to the position of Harbor Director and member of the City’s leadership team. The right candidate is a business-driven leader fully invested in empowering and leading the department. Learn more within the recruitment brochure.

Electronic submittals are strongly preferred and should be directed to Bob Hall at and include the following: Completed application, compelling cover letter; and comprehensive resume. This position is open until filled, apply immediately to be considered.

Date posted: 10-31-22

Community Development Director

City of Rialto

Salary range: $172,860 – $231,648 Annually

Application due date: Open until filled

This at-will position is a key member of the City Manager’s Executive Team and provides day-to-day management of the Community Development Department.

  • Provide professional advice and guidance to the City Manager, Economic Development Committee and City Council, and stakeholder groups.
  • Coordinate community development activities with other City departments and regulatory agencies.
  • Evaluate land use, economic development, and growth management proposals to ensure compliance with applicable City, State, and Federal laws.
  • Manage complex issues, rules, and regulations impacting various areas of the City with an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving and timely resolution.
  • Deal with remaining issues related to dissolution of redevelopment and the successor agency.
  • Assume fiscal responsibility for department and project-related budgets.

For more details, visit the job brochure at:

Electronically submit your resume, cover letter and a list of six professional references (references will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to:

Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.

For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas at: (510) 495-0448


Date posted:10-27-22

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