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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Director/Deputy Director
Pay:$70,613 - Salary
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The Deputy Director of Capital Development coordinates all general fund real estate activity, while reporting to the Director. Within this position, the Deputy Director is tasked with identifying needs, 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, and draft purchase and development agreements. Moreover, this position should be filled with experts in tax abetments, and the County's role.

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.

Potential candidates will possess a Bachelor's Degree and at least 5 years of work experience involving strategic planning and analysis, project management and communications. Developing construction plans, or serving as a site supervisor is also considered an asset.

A list of general duties are as follows:

  • Performs independently, or works with a vendor to conduct a regular lease audits of all Wayne County leased properties to ensure the County needs are being met, and/or not underutilized. Moreover, this will make certain that rates being paid on utilities and for common space is being allocated properly.
  • Lead the 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 resolve parcel splits needed for sale of the property.
  • Work with the community of jurisdiction where Wayne County properties are being sold to assure that they are included in the marketing and decision making process.
  • 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 businessand works in any project.
  • Liaise with Wayne County corporation counsel to guarantee that business and legal decisions are in harmony.
  • Meet with developers seeking tax abetments and draft development agreements pursuant to their request.
  • 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.

Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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