Date: Jun 8, 2022

Location: DURHAM, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit



County Engineering 


DATE POSTED:            

June 8, 2022











POSITION NUMBER:            









 The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.


•    While representing Durham County, fosters successful economic development projects by identifying and coordinating opportunities, partners, and resources in the broader Durham Community as informed by County policy documents.
•    Works with County personnel and relevant stakeholders to develop proposals articulating potential use of County assets that advance County goals and strategies.
•    Coordinates with County personnel and relevant stakeholders on County development projects to support project management and advance the County’s economic development interests.
•    Collaborate with community partners to work more effectively with diverse constituencies, to foster business and workforce success across the broader community, and to help promote  equity and shared prosperity.
•    Leads, negotiates, and manages assigned incentive negotiation processes that produce timely and transparent communications advising OED Director, Management and BOCC on various methods of appropriately incenting potential client companies in accordance with applicable County policies and State law.
•    Develops relationships with relevant local government departments, local institutions and organizations, and commercial, regional, and state partners to facilitate progress on identified objectives.
•    Assists commercial partners in navigating the development process in coordination with appropriate departments to ensure that process and timeframe expectations are understood.
•    Evaluates membership agencies and local governments to be informed of emerging and best development practices, advise OED Director how the County may initiate new programming in support of the County’s inclusive Economic Development goals.
•    Provides routine and/or requested reports to OED Director as to status of active negotiations, projects, and initiatives, including recommendations to enhance desired outcomes and unforeseen challenges and opportunities.
•    Provides salient feedback on outcomes to OED Director on how Durham County investments might be better targeted to improve outcomes when desired metrics are not achieved.
•    Supports the Economic Development Director as necessary related to Business Recruitment and OED activities to include closed sessions, project announcements, public hearings, partnership engagements, administrative, and communication activities.
•    Develops and manages processes to collect and analyze economic development information and data, including actionable intelligence on trends and issues.
•    Draft, negotiate, execute, and administer agreements as necessary, while maintaining appropriate confidentiality as applicable, may include agreements outside of the position’s specific focus area.
•    Manages external partner contracts and agreements to ensure that the terms are maintained and that appropriate and desired outcomes, as defined in the documents, are achieved.
•    Maintains communications with partner organizations so that reporting deadlines and desired content are understood, records are properly maintained, and OED Director is advised of corrective actions if necessary
•    Performs related work as assigned.



•  Knowledge of modern principles and practices of economic development and practices of public and business administration.

• Knowledge of local economy, development, planning, public administration, and local government operations as well as pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

• Ability to attract and retain industry and businesses for the County; ability to promote strategies that advance shared economic prosperity.

• Ability to successfully manage programs and projects in accordance with the departments articulated guidelines.

• Skilled in designing technically complex visual aids such as maps, tables, and charts.

• Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, departments, associates, and the general public.

• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; and to solve problems with scope of responsibility.

• Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive financial and administrative reports.

• Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.



Requires a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Planning, or Business Administration from an appropriately accredited college or university supplemented by five years of experience in economic development, planning, business administration or public administration; or an equivalent combination of education, and experience.



• International Economic Development Council (IEDC) certification.

• American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification.

• Master’s degree in public administration, planning, or business administration.


Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh