Development Services Director – Rocky Mount, NC | 6.4.18

Name of Employer: City of Rocky Mount

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Rocky Mount, NC

Job title: Development Services Director

Job Details / Description

The City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, seeks a customer focused, entrepreneurial Development Services Director to lead the newly renamed and reorganized Development Services and Inspections Divisions. A 2016 winner of the “Great Main Street in the Making” Award by the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Development Services Department is leading the way in development and revitalization efforts for the City. The award is just one example of working with internal and external stakeholders delivering on the community’s vision. The Development Services Director must be an excellent communicator, collaborator and strategic thinker who will be part of the executive team providing leadership and oversight to carry out the goals of the organization. About the City Government: The City of Rocky Mount operates under a Council / Manager form of government with a City Manager, two Assistant City Managers and 12 departments employing 900 FTE employees. The City Manager reports to a Mayor and a seven-member Council. About the Department: The Development Services Department includes planning, zoning, subdivision administration, as well as inspection services. Daily functions of the Development Services Director involve the following: support of the City Council’s goals for implementation of a Comprehensive Plan and related policy documents, development of information, data, mapping, and analysis, administration and enforcement of regulations for building, zoning, land subdivision, planning and preservation. The Office is responsible for promoting a strong community to enhance and create quality of life options for all residents; preserving and enhancing the City’s diverse neighborhoods; fostering quality environments; involving stakeholders in planning for the City’s future; and helping the City’s government administer its programs and operations consistent with the community’s vision for a sustainable future. The Development Services department accomplishes its work with 19 dedicated employees and a budget of $1.8M. About the Position: The Director reports to the City Manager’s office. The Position is responsible for leading and directing staff in coordination with other City Departments. The Director appears before the City Council multiple advisory boards and commissions, and public groups; represents the Manager’s interests and assists the Manager in carrying out directives and recommendations of the Boards and Commissions and the Council. A key goal for the next Director is to lead the effort to establish a customer focused development process with the integration of technology to facilitate one-stop service for developers and contractors. Expediting the entire development process from review to permitting, through inspections and “CO” is the primary Council driven focus for this department.

The hiring range is $88,848-$111,060. Base salary and compensation are negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Job Candidate Qualifications

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have a Master’s degree in urban planning, architecture, public administration, business administration or closely related field from an accredited University and 5-7 years of progressive experience responsibility with managerial experience in urban planning and community development. The hiring range is $88,848-$111,060. Base salary and compensation are negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Residency within the City limits is required within 12 months of hire.

How to Apply

To apply, you must complete an online application via Developmental Associates’ website at Resumes and digital portfolios may be uploaded to the system but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application. All inquiries should be emailed to The application review begins July 5th and interviews and skill assessments will be held in Rocky Mount for selected finalists August 2-3, 2018. The City of Rocky Mount is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.


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June 4, 2018

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