Community and Economic Development Director

Clermont County

Pay Range: 90,000-107,000 DOQ

Clermont County, with a population of 209,642, is a growing community on the east side of Cincinnati that contains suburban, rural, and historic communities with a range of development activity. The Clermont County Board of Commissioners are currently seeking an experienced, motivated, and collaborative Community and Economic Development Director to lead the county’s business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts. The Director will report directly to the County/Assistant County Administrator.

The Clermont County Department of Community and Economic Development (CED) contains several related disciplines and functions which will provide a supportive framework and broader context in which the Director will perform his/her duties. The CED includes the divisions of economic development, planning, community development block grants, and geographical information systems. The overall departmental culture is focused on providing the best environment to encourage business and residential growth.

The ideal candidate will:

· Possess a Master’s degree in Economic Development, Planning, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.

· Possess ten years of practical experience in public administration, regional, county, or other public planning/community/economic development agency.

· Possess strong professional judgment, business writing, and public speaking skills.

· Bring a collaborative leadership style to the position, developing and maintaining effective working relationships.

· Have knowledge or experience in government administration; water resource management; zoning; subdivision review; and transportation issues in a growing suburban or rural area.

· Have knowledge and experience in development and maintenance of Comprehensive Plans, Thoroughfare Plans, and Economic Development Strategic Plans.

· Have knowledge and experience in grant writing, community marketing/promotion, tax incentive program management, business retention program management, and proposal development for new company investment in the community.

The starting salary range is $90,000 - $107,000 depending upon qualifications and experience.

The Clermont County Board of Commissioners offers a variety of desirable benefits to its employee which include: Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; Long-term Disability; Flexible Spending Accounts; Employee Assistance Program (EAP); Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS); Deferred Compensation Plans (Supplemental Retirement Plans); Tuition Assistance Program; Paid Vacation; Paid Sick Leave (15 days per year with unlimited accrual); Paid Personal Leave (8 hours per year); 11 Paid Holidays per year; and Direct Deposit.

Applications must be submitted online at:

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 - $107,000.00 per year


Dental insurance

Employee assistance program

Flexible schedule

Flexible spending account

Health insurance

Health savings account

Life insurance

Paid time off

Professional development assistance

Retirement plan

Tuition reimbursement

Vision insurance


8 hour shift

Day shift

Monday to Friday

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