Housing and Economic Development Manager

Job Information

Job Category

Environmental, Land Use, Parks Planning, Rural Planning, Transportation, Urban Design

Company Name

City of Belmont

Position Level


Job Description

First review of applications will be February 16, 2024.  Applications are only being accepted via CalOpps.org.

First-round interview tentative the week of February 26, 2024.


Under limited direction, the Housing and Economic Development Manager directs and administers the division to which they are assigned. More specifically, the Housing and Economic Development and Housing Manager develops, coordinates, and implements the City’s housing and economic development programs and related activities; initiates key long range planning activities based on the City’s General Plan, Housing Element, Belmont Village Specific Plan, Economic Development Strategic Plan, and regional initiatives; provides housing and economic data to inform key policy decisionmakers; develops and implements marketing, branding and outreach activities for business engagement; and performs related duties as assigned.

Required Skills / Experience / Education

Ideal Candidate Knowledge of: Principles and practices of housing programs and development, economic development, public policy, and business development including best practices, statistical analysis, information technology applications. Procedures, regulations, and practices in housing and redevelopment, financing, land acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, and historic preservation. Real property acquisition principles and appraisal techniques. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations related to housing and/or redevelopment projects. Principles of building, zoning, and applicable local codes. Grant preparation and contract administration principles and techniques. Basic budgeting and loan accounting principles and practices. Basic methods for publicizing and disseminating information regarding housing and economic development projects. Hands on and effective techniques and information sources related to economic analysis and economic development. Federal, state, and local programs and resources for economic development activity in urban areas. Private financial institutions, including procedures, requirements, underwriting, real estate principles, and eligibility criteria pertaining to housing preservation and production. Physical, social, and economic implications involved in community development and neighborhood improvement matters. The utilization of generalized and specialized computer application systems and programs. Ability to: Analyze, interpret, apply, and explain laws, rules, codes and regulations related to housing production, preservation and maintenance, neighborhood improvement, redevelopment, and economic development. Interpret and explain pertinent economic development, housing and department policies and procedures. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, fellow staff, government representatives and consultants. Analyze, interpret, explain, and implement various Federal, State, and third-party regulations, rules and procedures, and department policies and procedures. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs. Understand and apply interpersonal skills to work effectively with internal and external partners. Plan, prioritize, communicate, delegate, and monitor a variety of concurrent projects while meeting critical deadlines. Analyze and synthesize data and complex information; write comprehensive reports. Plan, organize, train, supervise, review, and evaluate the work of staff in a manner conducive to independent judgment, high performance, and personal accountability. Research proposals, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations within established policy guidelines. Negotiate and prepare written agreements. Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Develop and monitor an assigned program budget. Use a computer, including modern job-related software. Operate a motor vehicle in order to attend meetings at offsite facilities and visit various sites for potential developments/business relocation.

US Citizenship Required?


Will security clearance be required?


Salary Range

$10,695.61-$13,650.62 monthly

Other Benefits

The following is a general overview of the benefits provided to City of Belmont full-time benefit eligible employees. For specific benefit information, please refer to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and its MMCEA labor group. The city provides health insurance to eligible employees and dependents via the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Health Benefit Program. The CalPERS program provides employees with several Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) options. The City provides each eligible employee who participates in a City sponsored CalPERS Health Plan with an employer contribution towards the monthly health insurance premium, currently $2,655.67 per month. The City provides dental insurance for employees and a nominal cost for eligible dependents. The City provides vision insurance for eligible employees and their dependents via the Vision Service Plan (VSP) or a vision benefit for eligible employees and their dependents vis the City's reimbursement program (varies by MOU). The City offers an Internal Revenue Code Section 125 Plan, which allows employees to contribute pre-tax income to the following accounts: Health Care Reimbursement Account (up to $2,500 annually) Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (up to $5,000 annually) The City provides basic group term life insurance, the specific benefit amount varies by labor group. Employees have the option of electing voluntary additional and dependent life at their expense. The City reclassifies the cost of long-term disability insurance to the employee's salary. The employee then pays the actual monthly cost of the premium on an after tax-basis. City sponsored deferred compensation account with monthly employer contribution of $335 per month. Retirement Health Savings (RHS) Account The City contributes a specified amount to a Retirement Health Savings Account based upon an employee's hire date and years of service with the City. For example: An employee working for the City for 1 to 5 years would be eligible for a monthly contribution of $150.00. An employee working for the City for 6 to 10 years would be eligible for a monthly contribution of $200.00. An employee working for the City for 11 to 15 years would be eligible for a monthly contribution of $250.00. Employees are vested in the Retiree Health Savings Account after 10 years of continuous service with the city. PAID TIME OFF Vacation Vacation is accrued on a monthly basis based on years of service. Holidays The City observes twelve (12) holidays per year. In addition employees are granted two (2) floating holidays to be taken after 1 year of service. Paid Sick Leave Sick leave is earned at the rate of eight (8) hours per calendar month of service. Administrative Leave Eighty (80) hours of administrative leave is granted each calendar year. A pro-rated amount is provided to new hires upon appointment.

Job Start Date


Position Type

Permanent Full-Time



Primary Language Required


Job Location

Location Address

Belmont City Hall
One Twin Pine Lane
Belmont, California

Contact Information

Hiring Contact Name

Alison Bell


[email protected]