Economic Development Project Manager

Firm: Contra Costa County DCD
Martinez, CA, Contra Costa County

Payment: Paid
Category: Economic Development
Posted: Jun 19, 2021

The Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development (DCD) is seeking to fill one (1) Economic Development Project Manager vacancy. The selected candidate will assist in developing, planning, organizing, and directing the activities and operations of the County’s Economic Development Program. This includes the business retention, expansion, attraction, and creation efforts to improve the economic well-being of the County and its residents, with a primary focus on unincorporated areas.

We are looking for someone who is:
Ethical. You will be a trusted liaison to businesses and cities.
Customer service oriented. You will have a significant role in building a coalition of local governments and other stakeholders to create a new framework for regional cooperation.
Responsive. You will build relationships with multiple stakeholders that will count on you for guidance.
Flexible! You should be willing to adjust or change course as needed to meet goals.
Quick learner. You should serve as a resource for your team and the department, as well as outside parties, on a variety of topics that may be new to you.
Collegial. You will have a shared responsibility for delivering results on your team.
Dynamic. You will need to maintain a positive attitude amid change.

What you will typically be responsible for:
Administering community and stakeholder outreach processes for economic project implementation purposes
Creating and publishing marketing materials for economic development programs
Gathering, calculating, and analyzing business and employment data for Contra Costa County for reports and recommendations
Supporting small businesses as a permit ombudsperson

A few reasons you might love this job:
The County-level work is a broader landscape than just one City or Agency
You will have the opportunity to meet and connect with a wide variety of officials
DCD employees are a fun, hardworking group
You will do meaningful work to support economic growth for a region
You will have the ability to shape policy

A few challenges you might face in this job:
This is a very large organization with bureaucratic procedures
There is no clear authority to implement Countywide directives
It will take time to get to know all the stakeholders
COVID-19 economic recovery issues are dynamic and changing quickly

Competencies Required:
Professional & Technical Expertise: - Applying technical subject matter to the job
Project Management: - Ensuring that projects are on-time, on-budget, and achieve their objectives
Legal & Regulatory Navigation: - Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations
Strategic Thinking & Perspective: - Evaluating immediate actions in context of achieving long range objective
Industry Monitoring: - Grasping the external political, economic, competitive, and social factors affecting the industry
Using Technology: - Working with electronic hardware and software applications
Displaying Ownership and Accountability: - Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results
Political & Organizational Savvy: - Working skillfully with politics, procedures, and protocols across organizational levels and boundaries
Oral Communication: - Engaging effectively in dialogue
Presentation Skill: - Formally delivering information to groups
Writing: - Communicating effectively in writing
Building & Maintaining Relationships: - Establishing rapport and maintaining mutually productive relationships
Teamwork: - Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
Analyzing & Interpreting Data: - Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data
Fact Finding: - Obtaining facts and data pertaining to an issue or question

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