Economic Development Analyst
Company: City of Oakley
Posted on: November 23, 2020
Full Time - $85,992.00 - $122,064.00 Annually
Under general direction of the Community Development Director,
performs a full range of responsible and varied professional,
analytical, financial, systems, statistical, programmatic,
management and other administrative analytical assignments in
support of the City's economic development activities; promotes the
City's economic development efforts to attract, retain, and help
businesses to expand and create new jobs; recommends action and
assists in policy, procedure, work methods, and budget development
and implementation related to economic growth and development; and
serves as a resource to other City staff, outside agencies, and the
general public in answering questions, providing information and
assistance, and solving problems. The Economic Development Analyst
is a class in which the incumbent coordinates the various aspects
of the City's economic development activities. Incumbents, at
times, exercise a considerable amount of independent judgement in
the use of City organizational resources for the purposes of
administering economic development activities throughout the
community. Incumbents may perform administrative and analytical
Examples of Duties
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
- Participates in the planning, review and implementation of
economic development activities which enhance and promote citywide
economic development, support business attraction, expansion,
retention, and economic research consistent with the City's
- Monitors legislation and development related to economic
development and evaluates the impact to City operations and
- Prepares a variety of complex reports and conducts economic
research on retention, expansion, and attraction of business
including outreach and education.
- Identifies assistance needed by developers, businesses, or the
general community including, marketing, business establishment and
promotion, and financial assistance.
- Prepares and updates a variety of materials, including written
documents, proposals, community profiles and marketing
materials/advertising, web page, brochures, etc.
- Assists in the preparation of budgets for specific economic
development programs and city-wide organizational budgets.
- Researches and prepares grant applications, including
maintaining existing programs for compliance with
- Conducts organizational, administrative fiscal studies,
conducts surveys, and collects information on operation and
administrative issues; evaluates programs and initiates studies and
- Confers with departmental representatives, public officials,
the business community, developers, and the general public in the
accomplishment of program objectives.
- Organizes and coordinates events and markets programs to public
agencies, the business community, or general public; coordinates
contract arrangements between the City and other agencies.
- Acts as the point of contact for business and property owners
to discuss issues regarding economic development, business
vitality, and development processing.
- Provides information and services to businesses and the
communities concerning site locations, buildings, infrastructure,
resources, environmental impact, etc.
- Represents the City, when directed, at public hearings,
community meetings and conferences.
- Assist in the coordination and recommendation of project
activities including real estate acquisition and disposition,
relocation, demolition, eminent domain actions, building
construction and rehabilitation, property management and project
- Develops and maintains a database of vacant or underutilized
commercial, office and industrial land and tenant spaces.
- Works with property owners and prospective tenants and
developers to match available properties with desired commercial
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of an economic
development program. The principles and practices of public
administration. Municipal organization and operation, especially as
it relates to economic development programs. Sources of information
related to a broad range of business programs, services, and
administration. Methods and techniques of research, statistical
analysis, and report preparation. Economic development concepts and
strategies. Business, market and economic indicators and trends.
Principles and practices of record keeping and records management.
General marketing concepts and principles. Principles and practices
of customer service. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws,
codes and regulations. Office procedures, methods, and equipment
including computers and applicable software applications such as
word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.Ability to: Interpret
and apply complex regulations, legislation, and guidelines. Conduct
research and prepare complete and accurate analysis, reports and
recommendations. Promote and implement the City's economic
development programs and projects. Understand the organization,
operation, and services of the City. Interpret and apply federal,
state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. Express
initiative, ingenuity, and sound judgment in solving difficult and
complex administrative and technical problems. Operate office
equipment including computers and supporting word processing,
spreadsheet, and database applications. Utilize computer
applications to perform analysis and prepare reports, charts,
graphs, and related materials including marketing materials.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those
contacted in the course of work.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEAny
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: Education/Training:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade and graduation
from a P.O.S.T. approved police academy. College level course work
and specialized training in law enforcement, criminal justice, or a
related field is highly desirable. An Associate's Degree is highly
desirable. Experience: Some work experience as a California peace
officer or other work experience that demonstrates a general
aptitude for police work. License or Certificate: Possession of a
valid driver's license. Qualify for or possess a P.O.S.T. Basic
Certificate upon completion of the probationary period. Additional
certifications may be required for specialized assignments.
Physical Demands & Working Environment
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job
functions.Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard
office environment with some travel to different sites; incumbents
may be required to work extended hours including evenings and
weekends and may be required to travel outside City boundaries to
attend meetings.Physical: Primary functions require sufficient
physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to
stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop,
bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or
pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office
equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination
including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations
using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and
to verbally communicate to exchange information.Vision: See in the
normal visual range with or without correction.Hearing: Hear in the
normal audio range with or without correction.
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