Community & Economic Development Director

City of Martinez

Martinez, CA

Experience Level: Senior

Salary: $168,554 to $234,012

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Community & Economic Development Director

City of Martinez, California

Located along the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers in the central part of Contra Costa County, the City of Martinez is just 35 miles northeast of San Francisco.  The City serves as the County Seat of Contra Costa and covers 13.1 square miles with approximately 36,098 residents.

Martinez is home to an abundance of scenic, outdoor recreational facilities, including 17 parks, an award-wining Aquatic Center, playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts, trails, a soccer field, an Amphitheater, a dog park, a 10,000 sq. ft. skate park, a Marina, the 42-acre Rankin Park, 31-acre Waterfront Park, 24-acre Hidden Lakes Park, 16-acre Hidden Valley Park, and 7-acre Golden Hills Park, just to name a few. The City participates in many annual festivals and events which include a 4th of July Parade,  Beaver Festival, Martini Festival, Holiday Light Parade, Beer Fest, Fishing Derby, and many more!   To learn more about this charming and historic city, please visit the City of Martinez website at and watch a recent showcase of the city on KTVU’s Zip Trip from this past Summer at

The ideal candidate will have a strong planning background, a proven track record in administering economic development initiatives, and will oversee the areas of economic development, planning, building, and code enforcement.  The City Manager seeks a forward-thinking visionary to join an organization with a supportive Mayor and Council and an excellent Executive Team to take a leadership role during an exciting evolution towards becoming a more innovative, collaborative, and responsive department committed to efficiency and quality customer service. This Director will lead the department with streamlining and modernizing internal functions with technology solutions for greater efficiency, while understanding that streamlining processes translates into an enhanced external customer service.

The next Director will recognize the importance of honoring the City’s historic legacy and pave a new path by modernizing and adapting for the City’s future development and economic needs. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, team-oriented, out-of-the-box leader who will work collaboratively with internal and external partners to realize the next chapter of housing, jobs, and retail and economic growth in Martinez. Candidates who are motivated by the opportunity to make transformational change are highly desirable. The successful candidate will strongly commit to investing in mentorship and professional development of department staff and demonstrate an ability to harness the unique abilities of each member to optimize their contributions and enhance the department’s and overall organization’s effectiveness. 

The annual salary range is $168,554.88 to $234,012.48.  Placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:

Peckham & McKenney

Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.

Filing Deadline:  March 26, 2023

Posted February 24, 2023, 12:35 PM PST

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