Director of Development Services

City of Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount, NC United States


The Successful Candidate: 

  • Has experience with transformative services through technology implementation and management.
  • Successfully builds partnerships with community, regional and inter-governmental stakeholder groups;
  • Embraces and enjoys engagement in the community to clearly and proactively communicate City values and initiatives to stakeholders; 
  • Excels at innovative problem solving, seeking win-win solutions while keeping strategic goals in mind;
  • Communicates excellently including one on one, in small groups and public speaking to citizens, elected officials, community groups, and staff;
  • Has experience establishing budgets and business plans including developing, planning, organizing, and directing all of the staff and activities to meet established goals;
  • Is knowledgeable about and will administer sound planning, land use management, and community and business development programs for the City;
  • Has an extensive track record of successfully building and collaborating with cross functional teams, removing barriers and building bridges to achieve organizational goals;
  • Evaluates existing organizational, service and staffing structures and works with the planning team to maximize clear and coherent practices both internally and externally to meet the strategic objectives of the City; and
  • Is an empowering leader equally dedicated to building a cohesive team throughout the department as well as the development of individual employees.



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.  
Salary Range: $100,000 - $145,000. Base salary and compensation negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Benefit information can be found on the City's website

To apply, you must upload a cover letter and resume to be considered. 


Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Land Use and Development Regulation and Zoning
Salary Range
$100,000 - $145,000