County of Alameda

Economic and Civic Development Manager (#2985)

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Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$62.61-$76.03 Hourly / $5,008.80-$6,082.40 BiWeekly /
$10,852.40-$13,178.53 Monthly / $130,228.80-$158,142.40 Yearly

Under direction, incumbents in this class are responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising the work of the economic development and/or community revitalization programs in the Community Development Agency’s Economic and Civic Development Department.


The Economic and Civic Development Manager reports to the Deputy Director, or Assistant Deputy Director, in the Economic and Civic Development Department. The Economic and Civic Development Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising the work of department programs and overseeing employees that develop and implement economic development and community revitalization activities directly and indirectly through the management of professional, technical and/or clerical personnel and a variety of professional consultants.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of economic development and/or community revitalization programs in the Department.

2. Participate in the development and review of department policies and goals.

3. Based on department guidelines, create, develop, and/or revise program policies, procedures and division goals.

4. Assist in the preparation of the annual budget by compiling and analyzing data on staffing, support resources, and program needs.

5. Assume responsibility for a variety of personnel activities, including performance evaluations, training, selection and disciplinary action.

6. Develop and maintain operational procedures for use by staff.

7. Maintain working relationships with federal, state, and local agencies, County departments, community groups and private-sector businesses and developers.

8. Negotiate, administer, and monitor contracts and agreements including joint public and private real estate development programs.

9. Provide technical advice to businesses, developers, County departments and staff.

10. Analyze and comment on proposed economic development and community revitalization laws, regulations, procedures, etc.

11. Develop and/or assist in the preparation and evaluation of Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals.

12. Participate in the selection and supervise the work of professional consultants retained for the development of economic development and community revitalization- related studies, reports and programs.

13. Develop and administer economic development strategies and programs; supervise the design, implementation and evaluation of economic development programs such as small business assistance, commercial revitalization, and business retention.

14. Develop and market techniques, strategies and programs to stimulate commercial and industrial activity, including the development of financial incentives and resources.

15. Other duties necessary to meet program objectives.

Either I

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


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, behavioral science, social studies, political science, urban studies, marketing, education, 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 four years of increasingly responsible, professional experience in a management or an administrative capacity in an economic development, redevelopment or community development agency, which included responsibility for directing the activities of subordinate staff, program budgeting, and management of economic, development or community revitalization activities. Work background must include a minimum of two years of supervision, lead or administrative experience.

NOTE: A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, behavioral science, social science, political science, urban studies, marketing, education, economics, environmental sciences, geography, or a related field may be substituted for one year of the required non-supervisory 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.

Knowledge of:

• Economic development practices and programs, including business attraction, retention and expansion strategies, job creation, and entrepreneurship
• Principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, contract administration, and fiscal management
• Principles and practices of supervision
• Community revitalization practices and programs, including community outreach, capital development planning and implementation, land use and entitlements, and the design and development process
• Laws, regulations and policies pertaining to grant funding, land use and development
• Principles and practices of real estate development, including the negotiation of
• development and disposition agreements

Ability to:

• Plan, organize and develop programs and projects
• Train, supervise and develop staff
• Read, understand and explain complex legislation, regulations, ordinances, contracts and financial documents
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing to individuals and groups representing various organizational and socio-economic levels
• Write grant proposals
• Plan, organize and coordinate citizen participation projects
• Develop and administer program budgets
• Set priorities and handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective relations with business representatives, civic groups, the general public and fellow employees

Old document: 2985
5/20/99; 5/25/99
New document: Jobspecs/2985
CSC Date: 6/23/99
DRH:pf Revise 11/3/05
CSC Date: 12/7/2005
DRH:cs Revised and Retitled 2/14/14
Old Title: Redevelopment Manager
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)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • 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
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • 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.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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