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The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Area Project Manager is responsible for acting as the planning coordinator in the assessment and development of master

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Coordinates communications and is the point of contact between the Associate Architect, Construction Manager, and school district on all matters relating to the facilities master plan. Assists in managing outside consultants for assigned projects, including elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Reviews contracts, architectural, structural, mechanical, life cycle cost, and general construction portions of design specifications and plans for conformance to Division standards. Assists management with the development and/or review of statewide programs, master plans, and policies for DPSAFT. Coordinates with other staff members to ensure continuous follow-through on school districts’ project to support the master plan. Represents the DPSAFT at public meetings. Executes statewide programs, master plans, and policies for the DPSAFT. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of construction and architectural principles. Knowledge of school site planning and school space planning. Knowledge of program development, management, and evaluation techniques. Knowledge of program planning techniques. Ability to analyze data and prepare analytical and narrative reports. Ability to develop, review, and monitor educational programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, or a related field; plus four years of experience in planning, design, construction, maintenance, or a related area, 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.

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