Development Specialist

County of Riverside
$62,555 - $70,816 Per year CA 3403 Tenth St, Riverside, CA 92501, United States Apply before 5/13/2024 11:59
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Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION

The County of Riverside seeks candidates to fill positions throughout Riverside County. A list of eligible candidates will be established to fill current and future vacancies.

The Riverside County Office of Economic Development is seeking a Development Specialist - Level II, based in Riverside.

The Development Specialist - Level II will take the lead on public relations campaigns designed to attract and engage

the multi-cultural/multi-generational communities throughout Riverside County through all social media channels, traditional broadcast and print media.
The incumbent will develop strong working relationships with internal c

lients, such as,

The Edward Dean Museum, La Quinta Museum and thirty-four free standing libraries.

The Development Specialist - Level II will take the lead with event planning,

responsible for taking a clients vision and bringing it to life. You must be adept at juggling many tasks, including cost effective ideas, preparations and day-of logistics. Your days will include selecting the perfect location, vendor selection: soliciting bids, seeking cost effective budgets, negotiating contracts, managing vendor deliverables and the clients overall budget.

The incumbent will also be tasked with

working collaboratively with colleagues across various County agencies to conceptualize and implement innovative

full-service campaigns that may include digital marketing

, branding, advertising planning and media outreach.

Competitive candidates will be highly proficient with graphic design software, the latest techniques and principles in web design, MS Office Suite, negotiating bids, contracts or agreements for products and/or services.


Knowledge of how to create, maintain and analyze contracts and budgets

; purchase specifications and licensing to accurately initiate the purchase of departmental electronic equipment and computer software, as needed.


You must be comfortable engaging with the public and, most importantly, adding your fresh perspective and ability to think outside PR traditions.


Looking for a career path?

The Development Specialist II is distinguished from the Development Specialist III in that the latter performs the advanced journey level work that requires comprehensive knowledge of assigned projects and programs and is expected to obtain desired results within established guidelines which require complex research and frequent independent judgments in interpretation. Advancement to the next level is obtained by competitive selection through an open recruitment.


Meet The Team!
The Riverside County mission is to elevate the economic position of the county and foster economic vitality, encourage business growth, build a positive business climate, preserve and enhance neighborhoods, improve the quality of life, provide and promote cultural and learning opportunities for all.   

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES


• Collect, organize and analyze program or project data.

• Conduct needs assessment and determine program priorities.

• Identify areas of economic, housing and community development, workforce development, and aviation needs; analyze the effectiveness of existing programs in these areas.

• Ensure implementation of programmatic, organizational, administrative, budgetary, financial, and personnel elements of a variety of economic, housing and community development, workforce development, and aviation programs funded by outside and governmental agencies.

• Assist in the preparation, modification, administration, and evaluation of funding requests from contractors, citizens, private agencies, and local, County and state officials for loan, grant funds or rebate incentive programs; analyze and review routine financial loan applications and proposed contracts for adherence to program guidelines and policies.

• Project and analyze sources and expenditures of grant and other financing funds.

• Assist in implementing public financing bonds, grants and programs.

• Cooperate with and advise cities, chambers of commerce and local non-profit organizations on developing and implementing workforce, economic and community development programs for workforce, commercial, industrial, tourist, and recreational attraction programs.

• Arrange facilities for the staging of various special events, conferences and meetings to publicize County developments and opportunities.

• Review routine property and equipment lease agreements, subcontracts, change orders, and contract extensions for departments or divisions; submit grant-funded program contracts to County, state and federal agencies for approval.

• Monitor the budgetary and financial management of community and economic development, public facilities and improvement projects; make periodic on-site visits to monitor grant-funded projects.

• Participate in coordinating and meeting with agencies, technical consultants, County personnel, and other involved persons to negotiate contract terms, work schedules and budgets.

• Employment and Training Programs: Assist with the promotion of training programs to gain program support and participation of employers and educators; represent the department at meetings and conferences.

• Negotiate routine contracts.

• Interview, counsel and maintain client cases.

• Prepare materials and conduct instructional client workshops.

• Serve as liaison between clients and program operators.

• Provide technical assistance to individuals, groups and employers regarding job and training opportunities, eligibility determination, intake procedures, and business support services.

• Conduct on-site visits to engage with employers and provide information about County resources and programs.

• Review allocation and encumbrances of project or program operations' budgets; monitor program contract compliance; assess and recommend procedure changes; evaluate program performance.

• Answer program inquiries.

• Perform research or analytical duties in the development of plans, projections, evaluations, recommendations, and statistical and narrative reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

OPTION I

Experience

One year as a Development Specialist I with the County of Riverside.

OPTION II

Education

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in business or public administration, behavioral science, social science, political science, aviation, public policy, urban studies, education, marketing, economics, environmental sciences, geography, or a job-related field similar to that utilized within the County of Riverside Office of Economic Development, Department of Housing & Workforce Solutions, Facilities Management Department, or Aviation within the Transportation & Land Management Agency.

OPTION III

Education

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public or business administration, behavioral science, social science, political science, aviation, urban studies, education, marketing, economics, environmental sciences, geography, or a job-related field similar to that utilized within the County of Riverside Office of Economic Development, Department of Housing & Workforce Solutions, Facilities Management Department, or Aviation within the Transportation & Land Management Agency. (Additional professional, technical or senior clerical experience in a job-related field similar to that utilized within the County of Riverside Office of Economic Development, Department of Housing & Workforce Solutions, Facilities Management Department, or Aviation within the Transportation & Land Management Agency may substitute for the required education on the basis of one year of qualifying full-time experience equaling 30 semester or 45 quarter units of education.)

Experience
One year of professional experience in a job-related field similar to that utilized within the County of Riverside Office of Economic Development, Department of Housing & Workforce Solutions, Facilities Management Department, or Aviation within the Transportation & Land Management Agency.

EXAMPLES OF BUSINESS & COMMUNITY SERVICES/HOUSING, HOMESLESSNESS PREVENTION AND WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS, FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, AVIATION FIELDS: Economic development; housing and community development; aviation; commercial development; real estate; facilities management; community services (e.g., parks, community centers or lighting, water and utilities programs); workforce development (e.g., employment programs or job training programs); eligibility or social programs; finance; contract monitoring/management; environmental or sustainability programs; foreign trade; public relations; marketing; fundraising; film; human resources; museums; libraries.

Other Requirements

A valid California Driver License: Class C


ALL OPTIONS

Knowledge Of

Basic laws, regulations and policies pertaining to assigned programs; basic structures and functions of local, state and federal governments, and community human services resources and organizations; basic principles and practices of economic, industrial, housing, and community development; basic principles and practices of public relations and job training; basic principles and practices utilized in governmental, business and financial administration; methods and techniques used in performing land use planning; economic and industrial development resources used to assist businesses to locate or relocate in the County; composition of the business community involved with economic, industrial and community development; purpose and structure of publicly funded training programs; laws and regulations governing the funding and operations of publicly funded training programs; employment problems of economically disadvantaged persons; local employment practices, conditions and needs; statistical applications used in analyzing labor market, economic and demographic data.

Ability To

Gather and analyze basic program data, reason logically, draw valid conclusions, generate and evaluate alternatives; plan and prepare materials to be used in promotional materials; provide technical assistance regarding grant-funded programs; plan and coordinate effective citizen participation groups; establish and maintain effective relations with clients, private and public employers, other community service agencies and civic groups, the general public, and fellow staff members; communicate effectively in oral and written form to individuals and groups of various organizational and socio-economic levels; understand, interpret and apply the provisions of basic government regulations, policies and program operator contracts.

GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

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