Economic Development Specialist

Business Name: 
City of South San Francisco
Government/Public Administration
Type of Position: 
Part-Time Job
Grade Level: 
San Francisco/Peninsula
Days/Hours per Week: 
16 hours/ week
Pay Range: 
$23.75/ hour

This is a non-benefited, part-time hourly/temporary position.

Duration of Position: 

12 weeks

Position Description: 

Applications are being accepted for the position of Part-time Hourly/Temporary Economic Development Specialist with the City of South San Francisco’s Economic and Community Department.

TERM: Summer 2018

This part-time hourly/temporary Economic Development Specialist position is a non-benefited position.

The City of South San Francisco is a fully independent and highly commercialized full-service city with an estimated population of 65,710 growing to 100,000 during business hours. City departments include: Police, Fire, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, Economic and Community Development, Information Technology, City Attorney, Library, Finance, Human Resources and Office of the City Manager.  The City has a Council-City Manager form of government with more than 400 full– and part-time employees.


Position Responsibilities: 

The Economic Development Specialist will work with department leaders to assist the economic development, building, planning and housing divisions of the Department to develop new goals and best practices such as marketing and communications, data collection, cataloging development contracts and agreements, responding to constituent questions, assisting building and planning with analysis and customer relations, assisting with the implementation of business retention and attraction strategies and researching and recommending policy initiatives. The intern may also assist with website content and event coordination. The intern will be paid as an hourly employee.


Example of Duties

We would like the Economic Development specialist to learn about the work of all 3 divisions and be able to provide feedback about best practices and policies within the department. The incumbent will work with the department supervisor and staff to gain working knowledge of government processes and procedures.


Required Qualifications: 

Experience:  Some experience or educational background in urban planning, economics, political science or public administration are highly desired. Customer service skills, excellent writing skills, interest in government processes and protocol, proficient in Microsoft word, outlook, powerpoint and excel. Knowledge of website management a plus!

Education:  Bachelor's Degree or currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program.

License:  Possession of a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License.


How to Apply: 

APPLY ONLINE AND UPLOAD A COVER LETTER AND RESUME (required). For additional information, please contact Eliza Manchester, Management Analyst II – Economic and Community Development at


Application Deadline: