The Deputy Director for Capital Development coordinates all general fund real estate activity, while reporting to the Director. Within this position, the Deputy Director is tasked with identifying need, negotiating and executing all general fund leases, assisting with the disposition of general fund property assets, which includes engaging Wayne County's roster of brokers, scheduling all site surveys, resolving parcel splits and working with the community of jurisdiction to assure inclusion in the marketing and decision making process.
The Deputy Director must be able to give analytical, evidenced based opinions on proposed County projects or dispositions. The Deputy Director will also be responsible for developing budgets, staffing plans and inter-County working groups aimed at streamlining real estate management and/or transactional processes.
Tasks and Responsibilities will include:
- Conduct regular lease audits of all Wayne County leased properties to ensure the County needs are being met, and/or not underutilized.
- Lead Wayne County's property indexing project, which intends to identify all parcels in Wayne County where the County holds title. This requires work with the assessor and register of deeds to clean titles, and prepare for sale. Moreover, the Deputy Director will help determine which properties can be sold, and returned to the tax rolls.
- Assist with the disposition of general fund property assets. This includes the engagement of Wayne County's roster of brokers, and to determine which has the appropriate profile to sell specific properties.
- Schedule all site surveys, and work to resolve parcel splits needed for sale of the property.
- The Deputy Director will set matrix criteria for selecting offers.
- Draft purchase and development agreements that consider Wayne County priorities, such as scope, timeframe, minimum investment and the inclusion of Wayne County business and works in any project.
- Liaise with Wayne County corporation counsel to guarantee that business and legal decisions are in harmony.
- Prepare RFPs for Management and Budget as it relates to budgetary and finance requirements for building maintenance, security another property needs as required.
- Spearhead the process of backfilling vacancies in County owned facilities.
- Meet with prospective tenants to show properties, explain terms of occupancy, and provide information.
- Confer with legal authorities to ensure that renting and advertising practices are not discriminatory and that properties comply with state and federal regulations.
- Analyze bids form contractors for repairs, renovations, and maintenance.
- Oversee and maintain records of sales, rental or usage activity, special permits issued, maintenance and operating costs, or property availability.
- Other duties and responsibilities will be assigned as needed.
Candidates must meet the following qualifications to be considered for this position:
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university with major studies in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Administration, Finance or a Bachelor's Degree in a closely related field as determined acceptable by the hiring entity.
- The minimum level of work experience is 5 - 7 years involving strategic planning and analysis, project management and communications. Developing construction plans, or serving as a site supervisor is also considered an asset.
- Management experience is helpful