Business Development Rep – Major Employers

Salary   –  $36.76 – $53.73 Hourly
Location – Towson, MD
Job Type – NON MERIT
Job Number – 05027 07-2022
Closing – Continuous
Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development has an immediate opening for an Economic Development Representative responsible for engaging and establishing strong working relations directly with the County’s largest employers and anchor institutions.  

This is an exciting opportunity to help grow Baltimore County’s local economy by developing new business development initiatives, identifying the needs of our major employers, and creating innovative strategies to meet the needs of our diverse economy.

Applicants should have an interest in growing local businesses, enthusiastic about implementing innovative strategies, and establishing long-lasting relationships with Baltimore County businesses.

Interested applicants, please attach your resume and a short cover letter.

Regular Schedule:  Non-Merit , 34 hours per week, plus County benefits.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the “Work Experience” section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.

Examples of Duties
Job Purpose
Under general supervision, the Economic Development officer is responsible for cultivating and establishing strong relationships with Baltimore County’s major employers and institutions by facilitating employment/recruitment needs and economic growth.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, developing and maintaining close business connection with Baltimore County’s largest employers including: corporate executives, colleges, universities, federal agencies, and corporate business associations.
  • Establishing partnerships and acting as the main point of contact for developing and executing mutually beneficial growth strategies, and for any economic/workforce/operational needs involving the County.
  • Management of County/State tax incentive programs and oversight of Economic Development Grant recipient deliverables.
  • Contacting new businesses and increasing Baltimore County’s connectivity and responsiveness to them by developing a business engagement strategy for major employers.

Essential Job Duties
Establish partnerships and maintain relationships with anchor institutions such as colleges, universities, and hospitals through development of growth/engagement initiatives.

  • Develop and maintain reliable points of contact with Baltimore County’s major businesses.
  • Continue engagement as main point of contact with major federal agencies and Universities located in Baltimore County.
  • Lead the review of and deliverables from annual Economic Development Grant recipients to ensure scope and execution are met
  • Act as the main point of contact for all corporate business organizations within the county, schedule and attend regular meetings, and provide updates to the department.
  • Administer the Enterprise Zone and Brownfields Tax Credit programs.
  • Organize meetings with business executives and Baltimore County Government administration.
  • Conceptualize and lead the vision for developing a new Major Employer Engagement strategy.
  • Attend and represent Baltimore County Economic Development at business meetings, networking events, roundtables as needed.
  • Manage the coordination and preparation of complex presentation material
  • Provide advice and counsel to the Director of the Department as requested; represent the Director or management at meetings and act as agency liaison with other agencies, organizations and groups as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from college or university with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Possess outstanding professional credentials and at least 5 years’ experience within the following fields:
    • Economic Development
    • Real Estate
    • Sales
    • Finance
    • Management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  Extremely professional and organized with the ability to manage and lead multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Comfortable in public settings and events with the desire to meet new people and contacts.
  • Economic Development Professional with a background in sales, client development, or strong customer services is a plus.
  • Must be reliable and responsive to business clients.
  • Working knowledge of business practices, procedures and processes; and of business assistance programs.
  • General familiarity with the real estate development, zoning, lease/sales agreements, permitting process, transportation and utilities infrastructure practices and processes.
  • Operational skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and other Windows-based software systems, and client management systems.
  • Be able to work within a team but also independently on assigned tasks.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN:  Major Employers – Economic Development Representative Non-Merit 
Office of Human Resources

Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.


Conditions of Employment
This is a standard, non-merit 34 hours per week position, which includes full County benefits including outstanding health insurance, pension, and paid sick/vacation/personal leave

New employees are strongly encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccination.

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification entails frequent walking, standing, and other limited physical activities.
Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.

Baltimore County
308 Allegheny Avenue

Towson, Maryland, 21204


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