Employment Opportunities

Town of Duck, North Carolina

Director of Community Development

The Town of Duck, a coastal community on the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina, is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director of Community Development.  Join our dedicated team as a key staff member committed to maintaining high professional standards in support of the Town of Duck’s 2022 Vision, http://www.townofduck.com/2022-vision/.  

The Director of Community Development is a leadership position serving in an advisory capacity to the Town Manager on special projects including the Town’s shoreline management initiative, development of Town facilities including the Town’s park and boardwalk, the Town of Duck Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan, and general Town policies and programs. This position is also responsible for all aspects of the Town’s planning and development activities including zoning administration, building inspections, coastal management, and the National Flood Insurance Program.  

Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree in planning supplemented by at least five years progressively responsible experience.  A Master’s Degree and AICP designation are preferred.  The desired candidate will possess strong analytical, oral and written communication skills. Consistency, fairness, and flexibility are also essential traits for this position. Salary DOQ, range $67,958 – $86,647 – $110,475, hiring range is anticipated to be at the salary mid-point. 

If you would like to invest your community development skills to help preserve and guide a town with a very special sense of place, please submit your resume and letter of interest to Christopher Layton, Town Manager, Town of Duck, PO Box 8369, 1200 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949.  Position is open until filled; however, initial review of applications is expected to begin in early August.