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The AEDC Project/Regional Manager is responsible for promoting Arkansas industries and products and industrial growth. This position is governed by state, federal, and international

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent and extensive overnight travel, up to five nights a week within the United States and up to six weeks outside the United States, is required.

Typical Functions:

Leads the activities of a professional staff by assigning projects to staff, offering input into interpretation of policies and procedures, and providing support and recommendations to staff in decision-making processes. Reviews staff reports for accuracy, organizes information, and compiles findings into year-end activity reports to reflect annual activity. Promotes industrial expansion within the State of Arkansas by establishing and maintaining personal contact with management representatives of businesses throughout the United States and overseas. Participates and conducts appropriate national and international trade shows, seminars, workshops, business negotiations, and trade and investment missions to obtain industrial prospect and trade leads and maintain updated information on economic trends. Researches and makes recommendations of specific Arkansas communities and companies through detailed, factual reports of economic, financial, employment, and other business and social conditions of the community or company. Identifies target sites for industries and makes recommendations by accompanying prospects to Arkansas communities whose sites meet specific prospect criteria. Provides technical assistance to prospects, clients, and communities to help resolve problems which include financing, state and local building codes or regulations, pollution control requirements, and employee training programs. May provide technical assistance to companies desiring to expand national and international market bases. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of national and international industrial and marketing trends and patterns. Knowledge of industrial relations. Knowledge of business negotiation proceedings. Knowledge of the principles and practices of marketing. Knowledge of research and analysis techniques and procedures. Knowledge of state regulations governing location of industry. Knowledge of geographical, economic, and cultural patterns. Ability to select, develop, and cultivate business prospects. Ability to analyze data and compile reports. Ability to interact with multi-cultural personalities. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of subordinates. Ability to interpret policies and procedures as they apply to developing industrial prospects. Ability to prepare and present training sessions, speeches, and written reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, marketing, or a related field; plus six years of experience in program organization and administration, including two years in a supervisory or leadership 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.

Required Certificates:

Completion the American Economic Council Basic Economic Development Course, a related course offered through NASDA/Thunderbird Training Programs, or an acceptable comparable course offered through a recognized training program approved by the Chief Fiscal


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