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The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) Program Coordinator administers program specific state and federal grant assistance programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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This position is subject to 24-hour on-call duty in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Typical Functions:

Reviews documentation, monitors eligible funds, and distributes funds on eligible projects. Works with disaster applicants and other state and federal agencies to obtain grants. Completes daily and weekly progress reports. Oversees the administration of program specific state and federal grant/assistance programs. Ensures that program specific state and federal grant/assistance programs are in compliance with all laws, regulations, policies, and program guidelines. Reviews all FEMA policies as related to grant/assistance programs. Monitors, closes, audits, and reconciles grant/assistance records. Updates grant administrative plans annually. Conducts training for local and county emergency management officials. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the all phases/levels of emergency management. Knowledge of state emergency management procedures. Knowledge of basic accounting principles. Knowledge of grant management principles. Knowledge of personal computer and software applications. Ability to assemble, correlate, and analyze facts related to emergency management. Ability to communicate and present information to professionals, other interested groups, and/or individuals. Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related emergency management information. Ability to consult and provide technical assistance. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, staff, public officials, civic and community groups, and the general public. Ability to prepare and interpret financial reports and statements. Ability to plan and prepare necessary quarterly progress reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field; plus four years of experience in program organization and administration. 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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