Deputy Director, Miami County Department of Development

Jun 9, 2023 | Jobs

POSITION SUMMARY: The primary function of the Deputy Director/Economic Development is to create, implement, and manage the Miami County Economic Development programs and provide additional assistance to the Director, as needed. Secondary functions include management of the Department of Development staff, development of departmental policies and procedures, preparation of annual budget projections and monitoring of actuals against budget.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning, or other related field, supplemented by more than five (5) years’ experience in economic development, business development or other related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable.

DUTIES: Under limited direction, performs economic development activities, promotes the economic welfare and improves the economic opportunities of Miami County residents, retains, expands, and develops existing Miami County businesses, attracts and recruits new businesses to locate in Miami County, coordinates economic development leads with Miami County political jurisdictions, assists with the marketing and promotion of Miami County and participates in the brand development for the Miami County region in a global marketplace.

Acts as the Board of Commissioners service delivery point for economic development activities and information distribution, assists townships and villages with economic development activities as requested, explores regional economic development opportunities with neighboring counties and organizations within the Miami Valley including, but not limited to the Dayton Development Coalition, provides direct support to the Miami County Community Improvement Corporation, develops and implements strategic plans, policies, and procedures for County economic development programs, advises and supports the DOD Director on economic development policy and procedures, coordinates planning and infrastructure activities reflective of the changes in the economy, labor force, and population of the County, maintains and develops business and government contacts, facilitates intergovernmental cooperation and a positive business climate in Miami County, plans program research of the department that will keep Miami County economically vibrant and competitive in a global marketplace.

Performs public relations liaison activities for the department, organizes, attends, and participates in various meetings, prepares graphics and other related audio-visual tools for use in speeches and presentations. Researches and applies for grant opportunities.

Requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or department including providing input on hiring and disciplinary actions and work objectives/effectiveness, performance evaluations, and realigning work, as needed.

Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.

Demonstrates regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.

These duties are illustrative only and employee may perform some or all of these duties or other job-related duties as assigned.

HOURS Monday- Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
COMPENSATION $74,000- $83,000 DOQ
FLSA Non-Exempt from Overtime
BENEFITS Medical, Health Savings Account County Contribution, Dental, Vision, Life & AD&D Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts for Health & Dependent Care, OPERS Retirement with Employer Contribution of 14% (Higher for Law Enforcement), Deferred Compensation Programs, Paid Vacation & Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Discounts, Fitness Center Discounts


TO APPLY: A Miami County employment application must be completed. Posting-specific applications are available online at and can also be picked up in person between 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday at Miami County Human Resources Department located in the Courthouse at 215 West Main Street, First Floor, Troy, Ohio 45373.  

The Miami County Board of Commissioners, including those agencies under other elected officials, is an equal opportunity employer and does not make employment decisions in a discriminatory manner based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities that can be reasonably accommodated, or veteran status. The County complies with all applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.

This policy prohibits both discrimination based on any of the above-listed protected characteristics, retaliation against a person who opposes or complains about prohibited conduct, or participates in any way in the complaint, investigation, or reasonable accommodation processes.

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