Administrative Officer III, City of Charlotte Economic Development (closes 10/25/21)

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Closing: 10/25/2021 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $66,126 – $73,474 annually

Job Description:

The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.
Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.
The City of Charlotte’s Economic Development Department takes great pride in our success with bringing together public and private resources to create places that attract a diversity of talent, job opportunities, and businesses. We are driven to make Charlotte competitive in the global market and facilitate an environment through which all residents and businesses have opportunities for economic success. Areas of focus include development/redevelopment, entrepreneurship and small business support, business recruitment and retention and talent development. Through active and strategic collaborations with other City departments and community partners, the team fulfills its purpose of helping businesses and residents thrive.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department is seeking an Administrative Officer III to provide support to the Economic Development team. The candidate must have excellent communications skills, have experience with supporting contract and financial administration, and have a demonstrated track record of effective problem-solving.

  • Provide direct administrative support to the department’s leadership team.
  • Lead approval process and management of contracts.
  • Support the department’s work programs and management of annual budget and expenditures.
  • Assist with analyzing operations and championing the implementation of new methods and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City departments, City officials, and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Complete special projects and additional administrative support assignments, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree with one or more years of relevant administrative support work experience
  • Municipal government work experience
  • Procurement and contract management experience
  • Budget and financial data administrative experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written/oral communication skills with a variety of audiences.
  • Proven ability to work as a team member and collaborate well with diverse partners and stakeholder groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform at high levels and deliver results in a fast-paced work environment with minimum direction.
  • Ability to be proactive and adaptable while setting work priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and work with financial management systems.
  • Ability to scan the environment, anticipate needs and concerns, and develop and communicate solutions.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills capacity.

Supplemental Information:

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.