of San José
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (1992)
Under direction, performs work of considerable
difficulty planning and coordinating assistance to and incentives for small
businesses, industry, and employment training activities. Performs professional
analytic work in planning and coordinating research and analysis on the latest
industrial market trends and provides information services on the San Jose
economy. Performs related work as required.
DUTIES AND RESULTS (Any one position
may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties
which may be performed.)
a program of business and industry assistance and incentives, including
outreach, referrals, marketing, tracking, reporting, and location
economic research and analysis related to small business and
education/training issues, and on topics concerning San Jose’s economy.
presentations to business and community groups on the San Jose small
business market and economy.
staff support to the Small Business and Employment Affairs Committee of the
Economic Development Board.
as primary City liaison for selected small business and employment training
programs and services, such as the Enterprise Zone Resource Center, Working
Group on Employment and Training, Private Industry Council, and Community
Development Block Grant review team.
the Office of Economic Development at meetings and events related to small
business and employment.
as primary liaison to other City departments, Redevelopment Agency, County
offices, regional entities, and State and Federal agencies on matters
relating to small business, education/training, and economic data and
and monitors contracts for services to the small business community and for
key market indicator data and tracks economic trends. Data collected on
effect of transportation improvements, retail markets, and trends in the
labor market/employment, real estate, international development, industrial
structure, and population demographics.
quarterly economic update and market profile publications and prepares
economic and demographic information for other publications and/or reports.
and maintains a comprehensive economic database on the San Jose area.
to inquiries on economic data, trends, and resources.
as project coordinator for the City's Foreign Trade Zone.
preparation/implementation of special projects; writes reports.
and implements business retention, expansion, and conversion strategies.
corporate human resources offices with San Jose profile materials to improve
economic vitality of businesses in San Jose.
provided with Enterprise Zone information on tax credits; sales leads; and
business assistance, incentive and loan programs.
of small and startup businesses with the potential for expansion and
provision of management, financial, and employee referral services.
into training programs and funding regarding the unemployed, including
workers displaced due to plant closings.
of service programs provided by the Office of Economic Development, City
departments, and community based organizations.
in areas of concern to Office of Economic development, such as plant closing
policy, marketing strategies, employment and training programs, and business
assistance and incentive programs.
comprehensive, and accurate research and information services on the San
Jose economy provided in order to identify economic opportunities, inform
decision makers, support programs/projects, and provide customized responses
of quarterly analysis of trends and key issues in the high technology
electronics market and their specific impact on the City of San Jose.
implemented to support continued viability of San Jose businesses through
retention, expansion, conversion, and recruitment assistance.
An incumbent of this class may act as primary
City liaison providing coordination and comprehensive services to the small
business community and employment training programs/services or may coordinate
and manage multiple research projects of varying size and scope on topics
concerning the San Jose economy, including contract research projects. This
class differs from the class of Development Officer in that incumbents of the
latter class perform development and redevelopment service activities for the
City, working closely with developers on specific projects. This class differs
from the general Analyst series in that it is
a technical specialist in economic development services and research. This
position is directly responsible to the Assistant Director of Economic
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
of principles and practices of economic and community development.
of principles and practices of small business management.
of approaches for linking employment training and economic development
of basic economic research and analysis principles, practices, and
of principles and practices of project management.
of local, state, national and international economic trends.
of local resources, organizations, and institutions in the economic
of data base management, statistical programming, spreadsheets, and word
processing computer skills.
of interviewing and surveying techniques.
to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and to
edit written material.
to speak effectively to large and small audiences.
to coordinate projects with interdisciplinary staff.
to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data.
to write clear, concise reports.
to work effectively with diverse cultures.
to interact effectively with the public, government staff, business
representatives, and contract personnel.
Competency Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
of contract writing, negotiation techniques, and liability requirements.
of municipal organizational structure, functions, and management processes.
of financial mechanics for loans and bonds, and cash flow analysis.
of municipal codes and regulations covering business licenses, bond
redemptions, and related activities.
of public contact skills, staff support, and group process skills.
Completion of a Baccalaureate degree from an
accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Economics, Business
Administration or a closely related field.
Four years of increasingly responsible experience
in economic or community development or a closely related field in an urban area
(Rev 0/91), (Rev. 6/97)