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The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Strategic Planning Assistant Director is responsible for directing research activities in support of the agency’s economic growth and

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Special Job Requirements:

In-state and out-of-state travel is required

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of a small professional staff through lower-level supervisors, including approving hire recommendations, reviewing performance evaluations, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and reviewing and approving/disapproving a variety of actions/policies/procedures recommended by subordinates. Provides advice and consultation on economic relationships to businesses, public and private agencies, and other employers. Formulates recommendations, policies, or plans to solve economic problems or to interpret markets. Develops economic guidelines and standards and prepares reports used in forecasting trends and formulating economic policy. Prepares or oversees the preparation of reports, photocopies, brochures, books, directories, and other publications and materials in response to requests. Designs surveys to gather information on research topics or for producing updated publications, such as a directory of Arkansas manufacturers. Schedules and prioritizes requests to ensure effective utilization of resources and conformance to agency policy. Makes presentations and conducts seminars on research techniques or industrial development topics in order to publicize agency services. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data. Knowledge of economic research methods, techniques, and resources. Knowledge of computerized data bases and their utilization in research. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Ability to manage and organize research projects, set priorities, and direct staff. Ability to present and prepare technical information orally and in writing. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in general business, public administration, economics, or a related field; plus five years of experience in community or industrial development and research activities, including two years in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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