Deputy Director of Economic Development and Planning, Wayne County

The Wayne County, NY Human Resources Department is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Deputy Director of Economic Development and Planning. The position will be filled pending civil service classification in the non-competitive class. The County’s Managerial/Confidential Employees Salary Program allows for annual salary growth based on performance. Wayne County offers an excellent benefit package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

About Wayne County: 

Wayne County’s northern boundary is Lake Ontario. The Erie Canal runs through the southern parts of the county. Lake Ontario creates an ideal climate for agriculture. Wayne County is the second largest producer of apples in the United States, and also excels in the cultivation of sour cherries and peaches. Rich muck land to the east is ideal for vegetable farming. The Lake Ontario Wine Trail, the Seaway Trail, and a growing number of community supported agriculture farms bring visitors from Rochester and Syracuse seeking recreation and the amenities of country life. The county is 1,384 square miles, half of which is water in four major bays off Lake Ontario. The county has a population of over 93,000 people in fifteen towns and seven villages. 

About the Position: 

This position manages and supervises portions of the work of the Department of Economic Development, including significant work managing the day-to-day operations of the Wayne county Industrial Development Agency (IDA), under the direction of the Director. The successful incumbent will apply business and economic principles and practices to attract new industry, increase employment and serve existing businesses. The duties are performed with exercise of judgment within the confines of the applicable state and federal laws and policies established by the County Board of Supervisors and under the general supervision of the Director of Economic Development and Planning. 

The successful candidate will have experience in the review and underwriting of loans, knowledge of principles and methods of economic development, municipal, regional and community planning, land use, and zoning, economic, business and financial principles and practices, County goals and objectives, funding sources and application procedures; ability to organize, plan and supervise the work of professional and support staff; ability to coordinate department activities with the funding requirements of the IDA; ability to advocate development plans, ability to represent the County in public forums. High ethical standards are expected. 

Minimum Acceptable Training and Experience: 

(A) Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited university with a Master’s Degree in Planning, Business, Public Administration or a closely related field and two (2) years of paid full time experience in economic development, one year of which must have been in a responsible supervisory or administrative capacity; Or 

(B) Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Business, Public Administrative or a closely related field and five (5) years of paid full time experience as described in A above; Or 

(C) Any equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in “a” and “b” above. 

How to Apply: 

An application may be obtained from the Wayne County website Applications may also be obtained at the Wayne County Human Resources Department, 26 Church Street, Lyons, NY 14489. Return completed applications to Charles A. Dye, Director of Human Resources. First review of applications will be April 16, 2018; the position will remain open until filled. 

Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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