City of Davis, CA
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The City of Davis (population nearly 69,000) is a college town known for its desirable quality of life, excellent K-12 schools, small-town atmosphere, and an emphasis on outdoor recreation, parks, and open spaces. Davis is conveniently located in Yolo County, twenty minutes from the state capital, and set between the coastal range to the west and the towering Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east. The City is home to the University of California, Davis (UCD)—one of the country’s premier public research universities, ranked first in the world for Veterinary Medicine and first nationally in Agriculture. 


Under administrative direction from the City Manager, the Economic Development Director serves as a Department Head within the City Manager’s Office. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and providing administrative direction and oversight to the economic development objectives, programs, and activities for the City. The Economic Development Director develops programs and engages in marketing activities to attract and retain businesses for the City while achieving a balance among economic, ecological, and social systems; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with City departments, other government agencies, business and development communities, real estate communities, and other local stakeholders; assists new businesses with the development process; and provides information to the public, businesses, and other key constituents on the City’s economic policies and procedures. 


The City is seeking a visionary leader for the new Economic Development Director position within the City Manager’s Office. Working under the direction of the City Manager, the Economic Development Director will bring a high level of energy and commitment to the Department, the organization, and to the community as a whole. The City of Davis is looking for an experienced economic development professional who is dedicated to moving the City of Davis forward through the creative use of technology and who can take the City’s new Economic Development position to the next level. 


The current annual salary range for the Economic Development Director is $156,167.23 - $189,822.05; placement within the range is dependent upon qualifications. The City also offers an attractive benefits package. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at www.bobmurrayassoc.com to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Carmen Valdez at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: January 7, 2024