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The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Coordinator of Governmental Affairs is responsible for supervising, planning, and coordinating the agency’s research and statistical operations. This

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Supervises a medium-sized professional and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending applicants for hire, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Plans and coordinates research and data analysis on state and national education issues and compiles reports to provide statistical information to school district administrators. Provides technical assistance concerning legislation and the legislative process for agency staff, school administration, state officials, and the public. Reviews and maintains education related state legislation and files, including school district budgets and statistical reports. Coordinates the activities of the legislative services unit and tracks progress on required actions from new and existing legislation. Develops and recommends new and revised policies and procedures to respond to changes in operational needs and objectives of the agency, including budget and accounting procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of principles and practices of statistical research. Knowledge of research and analysis techniques. Knowledge of state legislative process. Knowledge of local, state, and national education issues. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to plan and coordinate statewide statistical data collection. Ability to analyze statistical data and prepare comprehensive reports. Ability to assess work unit needs to develop budget requests. Ability to interpret and explain state laws affecting school district budget and accounting procedures. Ability to communicate, orally, in writing, and in a public forum.

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The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, mathematics, or a related field; plus four years of experience in research and statistics, business administration or a related field, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

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