Principal Project Coordinator

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

contact information

Keisha Rudolph

job description


The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) is accepting applications to fill one (1) Principal Project Coordinator position. The position will be assigned to support the Real Estate Section in the Economic Development Division.

Annual Salary Range -: $103,293 to $151,004***


1. A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized four-year college or university in real estate, urban planning, geography, business, finance, economics, or a closely related field.


2. Four (4) years of full-time paid professional experience in real estate development, financing, public infrastructure development, or economic development.

NOTE: For qualifying work experience gained outside of the City of Los Angeles, the term “professional experience” means work experience in a full-time position that requires the possession of a four-year degree from a recognized college or university to obtain that position. Therefore, to be considered “professional”, non-City qualifying experience must be gained in positions held after obtaining a four-year degree.

The duties and responsibilities also include, but are not limited to the following:


·Develop and implement long-term strategic plans on the use, reuse, management, and disposition of the City’s real estate assets.

·Administers real estate or economic development transactions.

·Develop, issue, and oversee the process for Requests for Proposals (RFP) for City-owned properties.

·Prepare site development and project feasibility analyses.

·Assist in negotiating contracts of sale, leases, and other contracts.

·Coordinate the evaluation of City-owned properties and facilities acquisition and/or disposition for economic development purposes including:

    • Coordinate public outreach and technical analysis
    • Develop market studies
    • Engage real estate professionals, appraisers, and other technical services
    • Engage engineers and architects to develop concept plans and facility studies
    • Oversight of environmental studies and/or clean-up efforts
    • Utilize GIS and other graphic/mapping programs to analyze properties
    • Preparing comprehensive reports for presentation to various public and legislative bodies

·Lead and participate in marketing efforts for City-owned properties and specific asset-related projects.

·Prepare for property dispositions by leading preparation of legal description, clearing title issues, leading subdivision process, addressing easements or dedications, preparing escrow and ensuring proper recording, and preparing offers for land acquisition.


The primary work location for this position is 1200 W. 7th Street, 6th Fl., Los Angeles, CA, 90017.

The preferred candidate will possess a professional history that demonstrates the following knowledge, experience, and qualities:

  1. A good knowledge of project management principles, methods, and techniques.
  2. Strong experience with real estate development and financing.
  3. Experience with economic development investment, including a background in evaluating complex development projects and programs or financings.
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills, along with excellent organizational skills.
  5. Experience formulating funding recommendations and plans.
  6. Has managed real estate portfolios at varying development phases

How to apply



Applications will only be accepted by email. Interested candidates should immediately submit the following in PDF format:

1.   Résumé detailing applicable background and work experience.

2.  A completed City of Los Angeles job application

The email must be sent to  The subject line must read, “Principal Project Coordinator” – then the applicant’s first and last name.



- Incomplete applications, including those stating “see résumé” for work experience


DEADLINE TO APPLY: Filing period may close at any time.