City of Tampa

Deputy Administrator for Development and Economic Opportunity (#901023) MM

$64.73-$101.56 Hourly / $11,219.87-$17,603.73 Monthly / $134,638.40-$211,244.80 Yearly


This is highly responsible work providing direct support to the Administrator for Development and Economic Opportunity in directing, coordinating and overseeing various programs and divisions related to economic development, (re) development, housing and business regulation.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class performs work of unusual difficulty that will focus on supporting the attraction of new businesses to Tampa, helping to grow entrepreneurship, and grow and retain existing businesses. Under administrative direction, the employee assists in the oversight responsibility for Planning and Development Department, the Community Redevelopment Areas (CRAs) and the Tampa Convention Center. Extensive initiative and independent judgment are required in ensuring the provision of the highest quality of municipal services while managing multiple projects simultaneously. The employee will support the administrator’s mission to provide customer satisfaction, while achieving a high level of productivity, efficiency and sustainability. Work is reviewed by conferences, reports submitted and results obtained. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Examples of Duties

Project management and various support for staffing, budgeting, planning, oversight, and direction for the following:

Planning and Development – consolidated Construction Services Center which includes Planning and Land Development Coordination, Housing, Real Estate, and Historic Preservation and Urban Design.

Community Redevelopment Areas – Heights, Central Park, Channel District, Downtown, Ybor, East Tampa and Drew Park, Tampa Convention Center.

Accomplishes the requirements of the Mayor, City Council, outside agencies, other departments, citizens, and customers.

Works with developers, citizen committees, other governmental agencies, and support departments to develop, establish and maintain positive working relationships.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of: principles and practices of planning, forecasting, and organizational analysis; methods of collection and analysis of planning data and of research design and methodology.

Extensive knowledge of: modern management practices and procedures; federal, state and local legislation impacting areas of responsibility; modern developments, current literature, and sources of information relating to utilities.

Ability to: write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; effectively establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers, the media, and others; plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of employees in a manner than promotes full performance; set clear objectives and measures and monitor process, progress and results.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s, preferably a master’s, degree in public or business administration, planning or a related field and five (5) years of experience in economic development, community planning or land development, public finance, negotiating, marketing and/or administering public/private partnerships including at least two (2) years of senior management level experience with proven planning and management experience appropriate to this level of responsibility.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers’ license required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 901023; EST: 5/17/2022;