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The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Assistant Director for Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR) is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the function

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Provides direction to managers and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, providing training, assigning and reviewing special projects and studies, reviewing and approving management and staff recommendations and administrative actions, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Plans and directs the state-wide property assessment activities by recommending goals and objectives, short and long-range plans, and policies and procedures by identifying program needs and modifications, monitoring and evaluating program or service delivery, and resolving problems. Provides status reports to the Director regarding program or service delivery progress and problems. Develops operating budget based on current and projected expenses, monitors and approves expenditures, identifies program, staffing, and facility budgetary needs and recommends reallocation of funds. Coordinates agency activities by probable trends and investigates differences of opinions. Acts for the Director in the Director’s absence or as requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of science and technology principles and practices. Knowledge of state laws governing EPSCOR activities. Knowledge of state budgetary, accounting, personnel, and purchasing policies and procedures. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinates. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of law, rules, or regulations to specific cases. Ability to assess the impact or effectiveness of programs, services, policies, or proposals. Ability to review and assess property appraisals and reappraisals. Ability to write detailed technical documents or reports and to make verbal presentations to groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field; plus six years of experience in management or a related field, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

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