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The Director of Waterways Commission is responsible for executing the decisions and programs of the Commission though long-range strategic planning and day-to-day management of

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Initiates ongoing dialog and negotiations with federal government interests in accomplishing Commission goals Advises and consults with United States Coast Guard commanders on enforcement jurisdiction of all Arkansas federally managed rivers. Prepares and presents testimony and official comment before federal and state commissions and committees including the Mississippi River Valley Association and Arkansas General Assembly committees on transportation, economic development and budget Administers port improvement projects and monitors construction of roads, bridges, pipelines, and other infrastructure projects for compliance with priority river navigation. Advises railroads, pipeline, and bridge contractors on river navigation priorities. Examines, evaluates and provides official comment on state and federal construction projects requiring permitting under federal Clean Water Act. Responds to media inquiries and initiates media coverage. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of organizational management practices and techniques. Knowledge of state and federal laws governing waterways operations. Knowledge of U.S. Coast Guard rules and regulations related to waterways enforcement. Knowledge of the infrastructure of roads, bridges, and pipelines. Ability to develop and implement long range strategic plans. Ability to testify to state and federal agencies and committee. Ability to manage commission operations. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or a related field; plus five years of experience in waterways operation, engineering, or related field, including one year in a managerial or supervisory. 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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