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The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT) Research Project Coordinator is responsible for conducting the Tourism Divisions research program and overseeing the Divisions

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Conducts the Divisions research projects, including analyzing relevant research methodologies, developing new or enhanced methods to correct problems or address changing needs, and serving as a consultant to tourism partners and vendors regarding tourism research needs. Monitors the literature fulfillment process by evaluating and making recommendations regarding literature distribution issues. Develops and maintains research databases for accuracy and relevance to the Divisions information needs. Prepares research reports, analyses, and recommendations of use by senior management and the Arkansas State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission. Makes presentations and attends meetings and conferences. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the travel and tourism industries. Knowledge of market research principles and practices, and relevant statistical methodologies. Ability to analyze economic impact of tourism in Arkansas. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services. Ability to prepare and present programmatic or technical information to diverse groups. Ability to use various software applications to produce analyses, reports, and written communications.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in economics, statistics, hospitality, tourism, business administration/management, or a related field; plus three years of experience in hospitality, statistics, or tourism industry, including one year of leadership experience. 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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