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Economic Development Administrator
Description The Economic Development Administrator reports directly to the City Manager. The successful candidate will work closely with the Community Development Department, the Public Works Department and the Finance Department. The ideal candidate will be able to capitalize on Lathrop’s unique geographic location and assist the City in attracting a balanced mix of commercial, industrial and residential development.
Duties Ensures that economic development activities comply with City goals, policies and procedures as well as local, federal and state regulations; develops and maintains required reports, files and records. Participates in the development and administration of the Economic Development program budget; provides assistance and coordination to the City Council, commissions, committees and City management staff in matters related to a wide variety of economic development activities and programs; develops and proposes policies for the effective recruitment of new industry, business and investment in the area. Develops and proposes policies to stimulate the expansion of existing industry, business and investment in the area; serves as liaison with existing and potential industries, businesses, land and building owners, developers, marketing firms and federal, state, regional and county agencies regarding loans, grants, data and educational resources; researches and analyzes economic problems and prepares comprehensive reports; prepares reports and gives presentations to community groups, business and government committees, commissions and City Council; assists new and existing firms with expeditious permit processing and capital needs including packaging of financing from federal, state and local sources; attends meetings of local industrial, commercial and civic organizations to increase community contact and develop understanding of the economic development program.
Experience A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of: Three Years of professional level experience in economic/business development and municipal services. A Bachelor’s Degree from and accredited college or university with major coursework in Urban Planning, Business, Public Administration, Finance or a closely related field. California Class C Driver’s license.
Compensation $119,282 - $144,988
Other To join our dynamic team, please submit a City of Lathrop employment application by visiting the CalOpps website at: A résumé and/or cover letter may be submitted, but should not be used as a substitute for proper completion of the application. Employment offers are contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam, Department of Justice fingerprint clearance, and a thorough background check.
Department City Manager
Final Filing Date 01/23/2019
Closing Date 01/23/2019
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