• Full Time
  • Modesto, CA
  • $94,224 - $114,525 USD / Year

Website City of Modesto

The Business Development Representative is a dynamic role that is integral to the city’s economic development efforts—bridging the gap between various City departments and the businesses they serve. You will be primarily responsible for identifying, developing, and maintaining relationships with potential and existing local businesses and assisting them in setting up and obtaining necessary permits for their operations. You are tasked with understanding the clients’ needs and aligning them with the City’s services to create a mutually beneficial relationship.

In this role, you will be supporting the Community & Economic Development Department in their renewed commitment to fostering a business-friendly environment. The Business Development Representative is responsible for initiating development agreements, achieving successful outcomes, and ensuring client satisfaction throughout a project lifecycle. You will collaborate closely with other divisions in the City to ensure that client requirements are met and projects are delivered on time and within budget.

In addition to public-facing responsibilities, the Business Development Representative plays a significant role in shaping the City’s business strategy. They provide valuable market insights, identify growth opportunities, and contribute to the development of strategic plans. Their understanding of the market landscape and local businesses needs helps the City to stay competitive and relevant as a partner to industry. They will help us be a proactive, high-performance organization.

Overall, this position offers the opportunity to make a significant impact on the economic growth and sustainability of the City of Modesto. It requires a dedicated individual with a passion for community engagement, a strong understanding of economic development principles, and excellent communication skills.


Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is the most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant’s responsibility to fill out the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application with the words “SEE RESUME.”

The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations. Applicants considered to be the most qualified will be invited to continue in the testing process.

Tentative Schedule

TestGenius Online Test

June 21, 2024- June 27, 2024

Interview Timeline

1st Round Teams Interview – July 12, 2024

Selection Interview (In-person) – July 19, 2024

Human Resources reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City. The City of Modesto is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Apply online at www.modestogov.com . A City application is required, including Supplemental Questionnaire. The deadline to apply is June 20, 2024 at 5pm.


Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Two years of responsible experience equivalent to a Business Analyst with the City of Modesto.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, economics, engineering, or a related field.


Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.