URBAN ECONOMIC ANALYST II
All qualified individuals may apply
November 14, 2003 at 5:00 pm
$4,319 � $5,303 per month, 37.5 hour work week
Civil Service Status
Classified (Job Code AP346)
The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill
one Urban Economic Analyst II vacancy with the
Community & Economic Development Agency. Under general
supervision of an Urban Economic Analyst IV,
incumbents prepare Neighborhood Commercial
Revitalization plans, assist in the preparation of
redevelopment plans, and implementation of specific
redevelopment and economic development programs and
projects; make presentations to community and business
groups; prepare and administer project budgets and
schedules for a wide range of redevelopment activities
in Oakland, prepare financial feasibility analyses,
cost estimates and market analyses, maps, and graphs;
and provide support services to community groups.
Incumbents may exercise lead direction over Student
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the
Prepare Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization plans
for targeted commercial and industrial areas;
inventory existing physical, economic, and demographic
conditions in the area; design and conduct merchant
and resident surveys; perform market analyses; develop
revitalization strategies; oversee production of
Work with the business community to implement specific
economic development programs; provide staff support
in the preparation of economic development and
Work with private developers and their project teams,
other City departments and private lenders and
investors in the implementation of retail, office,
housing and infrastructure projects, as well as
Collect data for the Overall Economic Development
Program of the City of Oakland; provide support
services to community groups in preparing economic
Assist in the preparation of grants applications for
federal and state funds.
Perform specific tasks to implement major economic
development and redevelopment projects, including the
preparation and administration of project work plans,
budgets and schedules, cost estimates, data
evaluation, design review; cost-benefit analyses,
prepare and evaluate project feasibility analysis,
contracts, staff reports and resolutions, maps and
graphics, and correspondence.
Present economic development and redevelopment
programs, plans and projects to community and business
groups; prepare written materials for public
Respond to inquiries regarding redevelopment and
economic development activities and projects.
Manage Redevelopment Agency assets; assist in the
acquisition and sale of public and privately held
property; administer professional services contracts;
prepare and issue Requests for Proposals.
Prepare and maintain records and reports.
Operate a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned
Minimum Requirements for Application
Any combination of education and experience that is
equivalent to the following minimum qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited
college or university in economics, business
administration, city and regional planning, or a
Experience: Two years of experience comparable to
Urban Economic Analyst I in the City of Oakland.
License: Successful incumbents in this position are
expected to operate automotive vehicles in the
performance of assigned duties. Due to the nature of
the assignment and the hours worked, public
transportation may not be a cost effective or
efficient method for traveling to the various
locations required. Individuals who are appointed to
this position will be required to maintain a valid
California Driver's License throughout the tenure of
employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to
various locations in a timely manner as required in
the performance of duties.
Considerable knowledge of: economic research
principles and techniques to stimulate economic
development in urban areas and Federal, state, and
local resources for economic development.
Working knowledge of: economic and social implications
of urban development; urban development theory;
principles and practices of real estate development,
real estate investment analysis, and redevelopment;
computer systems and applications; project management;
public speaking principles and practices; and public
contact and community relations.
Ability to: develop and implement economic development
programs and projects; interpret federal and state
regulations pertaining to economic development;
analyze situations correctly and recommend appropriate
courses of action; establish cooperative relationships
with business organizations and community groups;
communicate effectively in both oral and written form;
maintain accurate records; prepare clear, concise
reports; and establish and maintain effective work
relationships with those contacted in the performance
of required duties.
The Selection Process
Stage I: The first stage in the selection process will
consist of a review of each applicant�s employment
application and signed supplemental questionnaire for
minimum qualifications (weighted pass/fail).
Applications submitted without all required materials
will not be given further consideration. Meeting the
minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement
to Stage II.
Stage II: The second stage will consist of subject
matter experts evaluating and rating the completed
supplemental questionnaires. Applicant responses to
the supplemental questions must demonstrate the
knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the
qualifications section of this announcement. The
evaluation of supplemental questions may be weighted
100% of an applicant�s score (before residency and/or
veteran�s credit) and may determine rank on the
eligible list. If a sufficient number of quality
application packets are received, the supplemental
screening may be followed by a third stage.
Stage III: The third stage may consist of a written or
oral examination (weighted 100%) that will test the
knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the
The ranked eligible list may be developed directly
from the supplemental screening OR the results of
Stage III. Candidates must earn a scale score of 70 in
this examination process to be placed on the eligible
list for employment consideration.
The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the
selection process as necessary to conform to
administrative or business necessity.
Immigration and Reform Control Act: In compliance with
the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986 the
City of Oakland will only hire individuals who are
legally authorized to work in the United States.
Legal: In compliance with local, state and federal
laws and regulations, the City of Oakland will employ
and promote qualified individuals without regard to
disability. The City is committed to making reasonable
accommodations in the examination process and in the
work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable
accommodations in the examination process must do so
no later than five working days after the final filing
date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not
be possible to arrange accommodations for the
selection process. Such requests should be addressed
to the Office of Personnel, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza,
2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-2019 or call (510)
238-3112 or TDD (510) 238-6930.
How To Apply
City of Oakland application documents may be obtained
in person or by sending a self-addressed stamped
envelope and request to the Office of Personnel, 150
Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA
94612-2019. You may also call (510) 238-3112 for
You may access a copy of the City�s announcement and a
Microsoft Word or PDF version of the employment
application at the following Internet address:
www.oaklandnet.com. Click on "City Jobs" to view
current openings or access the employment application.
The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer. Please
read the City of Oakland's Employment Information
Pamphlet, which can be viewed online, prior to
applying for a position at the City of Oakland.
Suzie Lawson; (510) 238-6550
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URBAN ECONOMIC ANALYST II
Final Filing Date: Friday, November 14, 2003 at 5pm
The supplemental questionnaire is intended to give you
the opportunity to identify your qualifications and
experience in specific job-related areas. Please
return all completed application materials in person
or by mail to the Office of Personnel, 150 Frank H.
Ogawa Plaza, Second Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-2019 no
later than 5pm on Friday, November 14, 2003. Postmarks
will not be accepted. Applications submitted without
all required materials will not be given further
Respond to each of the following questions on a
separate sheet of paper (8 1/2" x 11"). Typewritten
pages are preferred. Please be sure your experience
relates directly to this position. The information you
provide will be verified prior to a final offer of
employment. Please specify the organization or
jurisdiction for which you worked, your title, and the
name and contact information of a supervisor who can
verify the information you have provided. Place this
information at the beginning of each response.
Applicants are responsible for clearly, completely,
and accurately identifying their qualifications. The
rating of the supplemental questions may determine
your rank on the list (before residency and/or
veteran�s credit is added).
Please type ONLY your Social Security Number on the
top of each page.
Describe your experience with three of the following
(2 pages maximum):
Assisting in the preparation of Negotiating
Development Disposition Agreements (DDA�s) or Owner
Participation Agreements (OPA�s) and their financial
and business terms.
Researching and interpreting zoning and development
standards and/or redevelopment policies.
Participating in the review of proformas and
Working with and/or organizing local merchant and
community groups to arrive at decisions that reflect
Provide an example of a business attraction/retention
effort you were directly involved in. What was your
role and what do you believe were the key(s) to its�
success (or failure)?
Describe your experience working as a team member
while building, negotiating, mediating and/or
arbitrating among individuals and groups having
different interests/points of view?
What techniques do you use to manage multiple (and
Describe your experience in analyzing existing
conditions (land use, market/demographic, vacancy
rate, physical conditions, sales tax revenue, etc.) in
an economically distressed commercial/industrial area
and recommending strategies for revitalization.
Certification Of Applicant
I understand that all information provided herein is
subject to verification, and is true to the best of my
knowledge. Please sign and return this page with your
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