Duarte Mayor Pro Tem Tzeitel Paras-Caracci passed away on Saturday
Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Economic Development Department, including economic development, business and public affairs programs and projects; directs and administers comprehensive economic development departmental programs and activities of the City, which include business attraction, retention, and expansion, affordable housing, housing set-aside funds management; coordinates assigned activities with other City departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the City Manager and Assistant City Manager in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)
Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a Director of Economic Development. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in economics, planning, finance, public or business administration, or a related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development, public accounting, and financial work, including two (2) years in a supervisory or management capacity. A Master's Degree with major coursework in economics, planning, finance, public or business administration, or a related field is highly desirable.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California Class C driver's license.
In a landmark decision, the Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to purchase the Hillside Villa apartment complex in Chinatown to prevent the eviction of struggling tenants.