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The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Director of Community Development and Improvement is responsible for functioning as the grants division director and overseeing federal and state grant programs administered through the agency. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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Generates reports for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development documenting the achievements and disappointment of objectives delineated through their Five-Year Consolidated Plan. Communicates with elected officials concerning economic development needs throughout their respective communities and methods for channeling funding to address those needs. Collaborates with external state government agencies to cultivate a Five-Year Consolidated Plan addressing community and economic development needs. Coordinates grants and loan programs for community and economic development as established by both the Office of the Governor and the agency. Manages professional and administrative support staff by assigning and reviewing projects or assignments, hiring, counseling, providing training opportunities, and evaluating their performance. Provides information to legislative auditors and the Office of the Inspector General concerning the use of federal and state funds. Monitors development and delivery of instruction and technical assistance for grantees and grants projects administrators. Generates reports for a variety of personnel concerning the use of federal and state funded grant and loan programs. Monitors operational activities within their community development block grant program. Provides information to Arkansans on grant opportunities available through the agency. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing grants administration. Knowledge of financial grants management. Knowledge of grants, contracts, and funding programs. Knowledge of accounting and budgetary principles and practices. Knowledge of grants programs execution and fiscal control practices. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinate personnel. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate grant program compliance. Ability to prepare written technical information through the use of reports. Ability to examine and apply federal and state regulations governing grants administration.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, economics, finance, or a related field; plus six years of experience in grants program operations, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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