County of Alameda

Economic and Civic Development Specialist III (#2982)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Prof/Tech (011)
$54.72-$65.90 Hourly / $4,104.00-$4,942.50 BiWeekly /
$8,892.00-$10,708.75 Monthly / $106,704.00-$128,505.00 Yearly


Under direction, incumbents in this class are responsible for the performance of advanced professional duties which involve technical and analytic work in community revitalization and economic development programs; and performing related duties as required.


The Economic and Civic Development Specialist III is located in the Community Development Agency’s Economic and Civic Development Department. The Economic and Civic Development Specialist III performs the more complex professional functions of community revitalization and economic development and is expected to demonstrate proficiency in all areas of community revitalization and economic development programs.

The Economic Civic Development Specialist III is a team leader, while also instructing and participating with subordinates in professional work.

The Economic and Civic Development Specialist III is distinguished from the Economic and Civic Development Specialists II in that the latter is responsible for less complex activities, and works under general supervision once department and program policies and procedures are learned.


NOTE: The following are duties performed by employees in these classifications. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

1. Promote regular, organized communication within the business, commercial brokerage and property owner communities utilizing a variety of outreach techniques including production of newsletters, social media, marketing materials and other outreach tools.

2. Work with merchants and property owners to identify short and long term business goals and objectives for the district(s).

3. Develop and direct promotional activities to serve the needs of the business districts. Activities may include planning, organizing and facilitating brokers’ breakfast events and meetings for business associations, merchant associations and other stakeholder meetings.

4. Attend meetings as an advocate of the business community and to advise on programs, projects, and budgets.

5. Attend and make presentations to community associations, homeowners associations, merchants associations, and other community and business area events.

6. Assist in developing and promoting appropriate types of Economic and Civic Development Department programs.

7. Provide resource information to the business community appropriate to their needs and in conjunction with other County-sponsored projects.

8. Coordinate property maintenance and commercial construction activities.

9. Collect, organize, and analyze basic economic development data.

10. Work with consultants on projects.

11. Draft contracts and agreements and analyze and comment on proposed laws, regulations, procedures, etc.

12. Prepare, review, and analyze real estate development agreements, Requests for Qualifications and Proposal, consultant contracts, real estate transactions including acquisitions and transfers of real estate, purchase and sale agreements, and review of appraisals.

13. Write grant proposals, contribute to planning or policy documents, and review use permits for residential and commercial applicants.

14. Coordinate projects for various program contracts, infrastructure and special capital improvement projects.

15. Assist in the development and implementation of economic development plans.

Either I

The equivalent of one year full-time experience in the class of Economic and Civic Development Specialist II in the Alameda County classified service.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, behavioral science, social studies, political science, urban studies, education, marketing, economics, environmental sciences, geography or a related field. If Bachelor’s degree is in a related field, applicant must show academic studies nexus to economic development or community revitalization.


The equivalent of three years full-time community or program planning experience performing economic development or community revitalization functions.

NOTE: A Master’s degree in business or public administration, behavioral science, social studies, political science, urban studies, education, marketing, economics, environmental sciences, geography or a related field may be substituted for the equivalent of two years of the required experience.

Special Requirements:

Incumbents may be required to possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and may be required to drive in the performance of duties.

Incumbents may be required to attend night and/or weekend meetings.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Example of Duties” section of this specification.

The Redevelopment Specialist I/II/III requires general knowledge and proficiency in the following areas:

Knowledge of:

· General knowledge of the principles and practices of economic development, redevelopment commercial revitalization and real estate development.
· General knowledge of Federal, state and local regulations associated with business district and neighborhood improvement, including the California Redevelopment Law.
· Procedures and guidelines associated with redevelopment law, real estate finance, marketing and business attraction strategies.

Ability to:

· Interpret laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to assigned programs.
· Gather and analyze basic data.
· Plan and prepare materials to be used in promotional materials.
· Apply provisions of technical assistance regarding grant-funded programs.
· Plan and coordinate effective citizen participation groups.
· Understand, interpret, and apply the provisions of basic government.
· Reason logically, draw valid conclusions, generate and evaluate alternatives.
· Establish and maintain effective relations with community service agencies, civic groups, the general public, and fellow staff members.
· Communicate effectively in oral and written form to individuals and groups of various organizational and socio-economic levels.

5/20/99; 5/21/99; 5/25/99
Newspecs: 2980-2981-2982.doc
JC:pf Rev 1/29/01
CSC Date: 5/9/01
DRH:cs Revised and Retitled 3/4/14
Old Title: Redevelopment Specialist I/II/III
CSC Date: 4/30/14


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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