Economic Development Technician

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Feb 05, 2023
Full Time Community and Economic Development
  • Salary: $46,030.40 - $63,273.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

The Economic Development Department is recruiting for Economic Development Technicians who will be responsible for performing a wide variety of technical duties in support of all program within the Economic Development (ED). Technicians conduct research, review, and organize data; prepare reports and documents; develop and maintain contract files, project files and databases; and provide program support and assistance to Economic Development staff.

For more detailed information, refer to the Economic and Community Development Technician job description.


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: Candidates must successfully complete a background check and medial exam prior to appointment.

Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required. 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.

Minimum Requirements

Must meet one of the Qualifying Options below.

EDUCATION: Thirty (30) semester (45 quarter) units of completed college coursework from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, economics, finance, marketing, or relevant field. A list of coursework must be submitted with the application if a degree in the areas listed above has not been conferred.


One (1) year of experience with a government agency or non-profit organization with responsibility for assisting organizations or businesses with related economic development services, such as business development, marketing, public relations, infrastructure construction/development, or grant management.

EDUCATION: Thirty (30) semester (45 quarter) units of completed college coursework from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, economics, finance, marketing, or relevant field. A list of coursework must be submitted with the application if a degree in the areas listed above has not been conferred.


Two (2) years of experience interpreting, applying, and explaining government regulations, policies and procedures related to business management or grant management.

Coursework/degree must be from an accredited college or university recognized by the US Department of Education. Coursework/degrees earned outside of the United States 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

A Bachelor's degree is highly desired. In addition, the preferred candidate will possess extensive experience in Microsoft Office Suite, such as creating auto-text in Word; creating macros in Word, Excel or Access; using complex formulas and PivotTables in Excel; and creating PowerPoint presentations for publication on the web. Knowledge of and experience with IT, GIS, and data research and analysis is also highly desired. The ideal candidate will possess experience working specifically in Economic Development activities and /or directly with federal or state grant programs.

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; do not refer to a resume as it will not be reviewed .

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 a continuous recruitment that may close without prior 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 before the posted filing deadline. 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.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

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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