Economic Development Director
$57.82 – $77.49 Hourly
$4,625.85 – $6,199.12 Biweekly
$10,022.67 – $13,431.42 Monthly
$120,272.00 – $161,177.00 Annually
8401 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove, CA 95758, California
Human Resource Department
City of Elk Grove
8401 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone: (916) 683-7111
Fax: (916) 627-4450
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
1. Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the economic development function that are in alignment with the City’s vision, goals and objectives.
2. Provides administrative direction to activities relating to the effective use of programs, projects, personnel, resources, facilities and equipment related to the economic development function.
3. Supervises, coordinates and participates in the management of assigned projects; assigns, supervises and reviews the work of project management staff and contractors, reviews and updates project plans.
4. Coordinates and assists other agencies to secure grants and/or funding for infrastructure development.
5. Works closely with the City Manager, City Council, and other City departments, a variety of public and private organizations, and citizens groups in developing programs and implementing projects to solve problems related to the community’s economic development function; advises the City Manager and City Council on related issues and programs.
6. Develops and implements a plan to include attraction and retention of businesses and other regional economic partners.
7. Coordinates outreach, referrals, tracking and reporting, and focusing business attention and marketing activities for commercial and professional business.
8. Coordinates with the Economic Development Corporation targeted recruitment efforts.
9. Acts as liaison and makes public presentations to other city/county departments, regional agencies, state/federal agencies, legislative agencies, private business firms, developers, brokers, potential investors, local organization, property owners, and the general public as appropriate on matters relating to economic development.
10. Meets with the Economic Development Corporation and assesses the needs of existing business to develop programs for implementation; encourages the development of specific complex project areas working with and through developers.
11. Acts as lead on proposed and referred development projects; answers development questions, handles issues; tracks and responds to project proponents.
12. Determines entities and/or representatives to be included in technical team meetings to review specific proposed projects. Schedules and invites representatives to meetings; and develops and evaluates Requests for Proposals.
13. Negotiates and administers contracts between the City and consultants.
14. Perform related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
• Economic Development principles, practices, and implementation including business development, real estate development, redevelopment, international trade, and local government financial incentives for business and marketing.
• California redevelopment law; California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); general nature of redevelopment plans; planning entitlement codes and process; city zoning ordinances and entitlement processes; general nature of building codes.
• Urban studies; economic and social public policy implication of urban area problems.
• Current market trends in real estate development.
• Real estate development finance and financial analysis.
• California land use planning entitlement law and regulations.
• Public administration, budgeting principles, public policy analysis, and economics.
• Principles of urban and regional design and planning.
• Statistical analysis, project management and project/problem resolution; concepts of effective team building.
• Principles of effective personnel management, including supervision, training and evaluation.
• Principles and practices of marketing.
• Business community and neighborhood outreach and processes.
• Skill in public speaking.
• Use of modern office equipment including computer applications, and software.
• Organize, direct, and coordinate the activities of the economic development function.
• Accurately assess organizational issues and opportunities.
• Plan, coordinate, and direct the work of subordinate staff.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, department heads, developers, businesses, personnel from other jurisdictions, public officials, and the general public.
• Relate positively to the public in a group setting or in a one-to-one situation.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
• Prepare and present clear and concise reports.
• Analyze situations, review complex data and develop appropriate solutions.
• Present and explain complicated economic development issues to the City Council and the public.
• Make sound decisions and meet critical deadlines.
Education and Experience Guidelines – Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning, finance, real estate financing and development, public administration, business administration, political science, economics, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree is highly desirable.
Eight years of progressively responsible experience in real estate development, economic development, redevelopment, planning, business administration, or a closely related field, including three years of management experience.
License or Certificate:
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license.