City Council hosts special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday — Economic Development Director

The Susanville City Council holds a special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21 to consider hiring an Economic Development Director.

That portion of the meeting will be held in closed session, and the council is expected to announce any action taken in closed session when it returns to open session.

About the position
The city of Susanville in partnership with the Susanville Indian Rancheria is excited to offer its first Economic Development Director position. This exciting opportunity will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to build an economic development program in close partnership with local governments including the sovereign nation that is the Susanville Indian Rancheria.

The Economic Development Director will manage the city’s Economic Development programs. The Economic Development Department is new and currently funded to fill the Economic Development Director position and one part-time Administrative Staff Assistant through June 30, 2026. Supported by a memorandum of understanding between the city of Susanville and the Susanville Indian Rancheria. The program may be extended based on funding and agreement of both parties.

This department’s budget will include $50,000 annual funding for consultant support. The Economic Development Director will be instrumental in guiding the city’s economic development strategies, working closely with all city staff, and stakeholders and providing recommendations to the city administrator.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can build and foster interagency relationships through collaboration and effective leadership.

The Economic Development Director is expected to engage the community through various media platforms, make recommendations to optimize community engagement, and collaboratively lead the development of the city’s Economic Development Implementation Plan.

Salary and Benefits: The city of Susanville provides excellent benefits including financial support towards continuing education, longevity pay, paid State Disability Insurance as well as the following benefits:

Annual salary: $89,426 to $132,123, placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Retirement: The city participates in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. For legacy members the benefit level is 3 percent at 60 with a contribution rate of 9 percent of gross pay per period. For new members, the benefit level is 2 percent at 62 with a current employee contribution rate of 6.75 percent of gross salary per pay period.

Employer Paid Member Contribution: The city pays and reports the value of EPMC to CalPERS as additional compensation. New employees as defined by the CalPERS hired after Jan. 1, 2013 will be subject to the mandatory provisions of AB340/pepra.

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance: 90/10 plan provided through Anthem Blue Cross as well as Dental and Vision coverage. The policy covers employee, spouses, and any eligible dependents, with the current employee contribution of $46 per month.

Life Insurance: $25,000 term life insurance policy.

Deferred Compensation Plan: Voluntary plans available including IRS section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan with city contribution of $40 per pay period.

Flexible Benefits: $400 annually General Leave: Holidays: 14 paid holidays and one annual birthday holiday vacation: accrued at 136 hours in first year of service; 160 hours after five years of service; 200 hours after ten years of service; 240 after fifteen full years of service.

Management Leave: Eight hours per fiscal year, 3.69 hours accrued per pay period for a total of 12 days per year.