Economic Development Coordinator I

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Feb 05, 2023
Full Time Community and Economic Development Public Health
  • Salary: $69,700.80 - $93,475.20 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

The Economic Development Department of San Bernardino County is recruiting for an Economic Development Coordinator I, who will promote and assist in providing services for development, business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. Responsibilities may include coordinating, managing and implementing economic development projects, developing relationships with local businesses and partners, and providing technical assistance including the coordination of business workshops, website and collateral design, public relations, social media and advertising.

Economic Development Coordinator I is the entry-training level of the series. Incumbents continue to increase learning and leadership skills by supporting the work of Economic Development Coordinators II & III, while acquiring more responsibility by handling routine decisions and routine program activities.
Please refer to the Economic Coordinator I job description for a more detailed description of duties.

San Bernardino County's Department of Economic Development fosters sustainable economic growth opportunities for job creation and revenue enhancement through comprehensive business expansion, attraction, and retention programs and services. The Department creates strategic partnerships with public and private entities to enhance global competitiveness and entrepreneurial development. Our team of experts specialize in connecting businesses with resources in the areas of economic development, international investment, workforce development, entrepreneurship and small business development, travel and tourism, and film and photography. They are dedicated to fulfilling the County's vision of a vibrant, prosperous economy that creates a broad range of choices for our residents in how they live, work, and play. For more information, visit

Pre-Employment Process: Applicant must successfully pass a background check and medical exam prior to appointment.
Travel/License: A valid California Class C driver license is required at time of appointment, and must be maintained throughout employment. Employees in this class may be required to use personal vehicles and show proof of automobile liability insurance.
Promotion: Incumbents in the class of Economic Development Coordinator I are eligible for promotion to Economic Development Coordinator II ($74,568 - $95,750 annually) upon meeting the minimum qualifications to the higher classification and receipt of a satisfactory work progress report. Promotion to the higher classification is upon the recommendation of the appointing authority. Employees must qualify for promotion within eighteen (18) months or be terminated.

Minimum Requirements

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, planning, economic development, finance, or a closely related field;

Experience: (applicants must meet ONE of the following)
Option A: One and one half (1 ½) years of experience working for a public or private agency with a primary focus on economic development, business development, marketing, public relations, or commercial/industrial real estate.
Option B: One and one half (1 ½) years of experience interpreting, applying government regulations, policies, and procedures related to business management or grant management.

Qualifying degrees must be completed at a college or university accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. In addition, degrees completed outside of the U.S. must be accompanied by an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service indicating equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at the college or university accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have more than two (2) years of experience in an economic development agency, and a strong background in managing strategic departmental business retention initiatives with proven outcomes.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the application and supplemental questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the application and supplemental questionnaire You are encouraged to include detail descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will advance in the process.

Application Procedure : To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible. This is an continuous recruitment may close at any time without any notice. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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