Economic Vitality Manager

County of Ventura
Until Filled

Under direction of the Deputy Executive Officer, the Economic Vitality Manager interfaces with community partners such as business leaders, education officials, elected officials, and entrepreneurial groups in support of regional economic vitality. This position also interfaces with County Executives and multi-disciplinary teams of managers, professionals, and technical staff in coordinating disaster recovery and resiliency efforts, strategic planning, process improvements and encouraging a culture of service excellence in all County Agencies and Departments.

This management position is distinguished from departmental managers by community engagement and support of county-wide economic vitality, disaster recovery and resiliency, strategic planning, the assignment of county-wide change management, the specialized use of Lean Six Sigma methodology; and by regular interface with all levels of the County organization and external organizations including Executive Management and elected officials.
The ideal candidate will be a hands on, agile, highly motivated, innovative thinking and politically astute, professional with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently while empowering diverse teams of front line staff, executives and elected officials. The incumbent will also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to address systems' change and community engagement with tact and poise.

Visit the Ventura County Economic Vitality Strategic Plan website here and the County of Ventura's Service Excellence website here.

Considerable experience in economic development/vitality, workforce development, or a related field. The required knowledge, skills, and abilities can also be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field with five (5) or more years of experience.  Experience must include at least three (3) years of program management experience and/or three (3) years of supervisory experience.

A graduate degree
Strong demonstrated skills providing public presentations, training, and leading group activities
Current knowledge of County or City permitting processes and challenges
Current knowledge of Lean Six Sigma or comparable process improvement system
Experience assessing department or organizational needs and developing process improvement programs
Experience supporting disaster recovery and resiliency
Experience coaching and mentoring staff and colleagues
Project management experience
Competence with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Minitab or similar statistical analysis tool

Supplemental Information:
Work is performed primarily in an office environment, but incumbents may be required to visit various County departments/agencies on a regular basis and meet offsite with business and community leaders, staff of other governmental organizations, and the public.

FINAL FILING DATE:  This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 PM on the closing date.

To apply on-line refer to web site: If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

For further information regarding this recruitment, please call Monika Maine at (805) 654-2629 or e-mail at