THE POSITION Benefits Supplemental Questions
The Economic Development Manager is responsible to plan,
develop, implement, and evaluate Community and Economic Development
policies; to manage sensitive, high-priority projects; to plan,
organize, direct, and supervise administrative functions, including
budget and personnel activities; to plan, organize, and direct
economic development and redevelopment; and to provide highly
complex staff assistance to the Director of Community and Economic
The Economic Development Manager will lead the charge on all
matters related to economic development in the City--a top priority
for the City Council. This position will direct, supervise and lead
the Economic Development Division, a small, but integral division
for the work of the City. For the City, economic development
includes both growth in the economy and improvements to the quality
of life. With this in mind, the Economic Development Division
coordinates with Planning, Building and Engineering to improve the
This exciting position will set the foundation for the City for
the next 20+ years and will build off the many great things
currently happening, including the significant progress in
downtown, the overall improvement of the business climate and
diversification of the economy.
Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to
the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened
for the purpose of determining who is most qualified to compete in
the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to fill
out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the
application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not
substitute any part of the application form with the words "see
The following information is provided for you to use as a
reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to
schedule make-up examinations.
Applicants may be screened to the most qualified and invited to
continue to the next phase of the testing process which may include
an oral board interview.
Oral Board Interviews
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Human Resources Department reserves the right to revise the
testing process to best meet the needs of the City.
ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS:
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may
include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plan, organize, and direct Economic Development Division
activities, including development finance, asset management,
redevelopment, business retention and recruitment, business loans,
work force development, and development regulations.
Assist in developing and implementing departmental goals,
objectives, policies, and procedures.
Lead teams of staff and consultants in completing complex
interdivisional and interdepartmental, high-priority special
Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the
Economic Development and Redevelopment Divisions work plan; assign
work activities, projects, and programs; monitor workflow; review
and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.
Conduct comprehensive cost benefit analyses; assist with the
recommending and establishing of fees.
Prepare the Administration, Economic Development, and
Redevelopment Divisions budgets; assist in budget implementation;
participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for
staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; administer the
Oversee and direct department personnel related matters; process
and approve recruitment and hiring requests; organize and conduct
investigations; implement discipline procedures as required;
maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient
and professional operation of the Department; derive as department
liaison to Human Resources Department and employee
Engage the private sector and other public agencies in the
implementation of economic development and redevelopment activities
by forming partnerships, supporting strategic planning, and
developing and implementing programs; serve as project manager over
Serve as key negotiator for economic development projects,
including the preparation of documents such as development
agreements, owner participation agreements, exclusive negotiating
agreements, property options, contracts, resolutions, and request
Monitor activities of City consultants, including preparing and
Manage high visibility departmental projects and activities and
assist the Director of Community and Economic Development in
administration of departmental programs.
Evaluate, analyze, and recommend regarding the Redevelopment
Successor Agency wind-down activities and administration of
remaining payment and contractual obligations.
Review impact of economic and redevelopment regulations and
laws; make recommendations for legislative amendments; represent
the City with regulatory and other governmental agencies.
Evaluate proposals containing incentives to help broaden the
local tax bases, generate or attract new capital, increase business
activity, produce jobs and diversify the local economy.
Represent the department to outside agencies and organizations;
participate in outside community and professional groups and
committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
Represent the department in meetings of the City Council,
Council committees, and commissions.
Conduct special projects and administrative studies as assigned
by the Director; prepare complex research and analytical
Act as Department Director in the Director's absence.
Answer questions and provide information to the public;
investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary
to resolve complaints.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with
co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles
of good customer service.
Observe and maintain a safe working environment in compliance
with established safety programs and procedures.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Principles, practices, and trends of business development,
redevelopment, financing programs, and public and business
administration with special reference to organization, fiscal, and
budgetary preparation and control.
California Redevelopment Law and general legal authority and
parameters for carrying out bonds, grants, assessment, loans, and
other financial transactions.
Principles and practices of policy development and
Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team
building, and conflict resolution.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules, and
Principles and practices of organizational analysis and
Principles and practices of supervision, training, and
Principles and practices of budget development, implementation,
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers
and applicable software applications such as word processing,
spreadsheets, and databases.
Organize, direct, and implement comprehensive community and
economic development and redevelopment programs.
Effectively manage multiple cross divisional and cross
Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate activities of several
divisions within the department.
Develop and monitor assigned program budgets.
Ensure project and grant compliance with federal, state and
local rules, laws, and regulations.
Schedule and program work on a long and short-term basis.
Prepare, review, and approve comprehensive analyses and reports;
make effective presentations, conclusions, and recommendations
orally and in writing.
Negotiate and administer contract services.
Develop, recommend, and implement policies and procedures
related to assigned operations.
Interpret, explain, and apply federal, state, local, and
department policies, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations.
Conduct administrative, disciplinary, and fact-finding
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project
consequences or proposed actions, and implement recommendations in
support of goals.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word
processing, spreadsheet, database applications, and specialized
engineering and project management software.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely
provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience
in community development involving administration, economic
development, and redevelopment, or a related field, including one
year of supervisory responsibility.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university with major course work in business development,
redevelopment, public administration, business administration,
business/development finance, or a related field.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long
periods of time; occasional bending or squatting. Lifting:
frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 25 pounds. Vision:
constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work;
occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive
motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching.
Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the
phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and
concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional
working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise.
Work is performed in a typical temperature-controlled office
environment subject to typical office noise and environment.
Positions require occasional overtime or weekend work and the
ability to travel.