Towson, MD – Assistant Deputy County Administrative Officer for Economic Development and Infrastructure
- Assistant Deputy County Administrative Officer for Economic Development and Infrastructure
- Towson, MD – Baltimore County
- Administrative Office Department
- Salary: Negotiable
- Closing Date: Continuous
The Assistant Deputy County Administrative Officer (ADCAO) for Economic Development and Infrastructure is a senior leadership position within Baltimore County Government, which reports to a Deputy Administrative Officer and works closely with the County Executive and Senior Leadership Team. The ADCAO will assist with the oversight of departments and functions related to economic development, workforce development and policies and procedures related to land use, development and redevelopment; monitor and seek to improve operations within those departments, and will assist with managing complex cross-departmental initiatives and goals that advance the County’s enterprise-wide strategic plan.
The ideal candidate will have experience with government operations; familiarity with economic development, workforce development and land development issues; understanding and knowledge of local and state laws and regulations impacting these issues; and experience developing and implementing strategies and standard business operating procedures among government agencies and external partners.
- Assists with the oversight of a portfolio of County departments including Economic & Workforce Development, Environmental Protection & Sustainability, Permits Approvals & Inspections, Planning, and Public Works & Transportation.
- Assists with monitoring operations with the portfolio of departments and work with department leaders and staff on ensuring smooth and effective government operations, navigating issues and challenges impacting operations, and identifying opportunities for operational improvement and increased efficiencies.
- Assists with coordinating with department leaders and staff on recommending operational or policy decisions to the County Executive and senior team.
- Assists with the implementation of economic development, workforce development and land development initiatives identified by the Administration, as well as items in the County’s strategic plan and other plans announced by the County Executive or the departments.
- Conducts research into new strategies or national best practices for improving policies and practices in the portfolio, including approaches that leverage public and private resources to spur economic development.
- Assists with managing the implementation of economic development, workforce development and land development efforts launched with the use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARPA) funding.
- Builds and maintains strong relationships with external partners, including federal and state agencies, community organizations, advocacy groups, non-profit groups and private sector representatives, regional economic development organizations, anchor institutions, and other entities that work in economic development, workforce development and land development.
- Identifies and assists with managing opportunities for inter-jurisdictional collaboration on economic and workforce development initiatives, particularly with Baltimore City and the State of Maryland, and serve as a liaison on these issues with partners from other jurisdictions.
- Assists the Office of Government Affairs in tracking and monitoring legislative initiatives at the federal, state and local levels that would have an impact on Baltimore County.
- Assists the Office of Government Reform and Strategic Initiatives and the BCStat team on developing performance metrics and tracking data related to programs and initiatives overseen or monitored by the Deputy Administrative Officer, and assist the County’s Chief Data and Performance Officer to support data-sharing initiatives and data analysis.
- Ensures economic development, workforce development and real estate development programs and strategies are implemented with an equity lens and that investments are targeted toward traditionally undeserved areas.
- Ensures economic development, workforce development and land development programs and strategies are evaluated with a sustainability lens.
Baltimore County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minority, female and disabled applicants. Undergraduate degree in public policy, public administration, government, political science, or a related field. Master’s degree or law degree a plus. Minimum of four years in government, corporate or non-profit management.
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