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The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT) Tourism Administrative Director is responsible for overseeing operational activities within the department and serving as the

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Represents the Arkansas Great River Road program by serving as the executive director for the Arkansas Mississippi River Parkway Commission, serving as the chair of the communications and public relations committee for the National Mississippi River Parkway Commission, and assisting with marketing promotions for the Mississippi River Country. Develops changes for departmental policies and ensures that policy alterations are properly implemented for full attainment of program goals and objectives. Monitors federal legislative alterations that effect departmental operations. Assists the director by controlling all daily operational activities and acting as the director in their absence and works with subordinate supervisory personnel to create resolutions for problematic operational activities. Monitors the annual and biennial budgets for the department ensuring that appropriate accounting measures are implemented and followed for compliance with all laws. Provides numerous types of supervision to personnel, including both the completion of performance appraisals as well as recruiting and interviewing prospective employees. Coordinates special events and committee meetings for public relations purposes with community leaders to present information pertaining to the Great River Road and develop constructive relationships with interdepartmental personnel. Organizes the annual governor’s conference on parks and tourism for approximately seven hundred attendees, coordinating planning teams as well as making arrangements for all special events occurring during the conference. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of budgetary and fiscal regulations. Knowledge of all parks and tourism facilities within the state. Knowledge of methods for interpreting aerial photographs. Knowledge of policies and procedures pertaining to departmental operational activities. Ability to draft proposed legislation. Ability to provide information pertaining to state parks on demand. Ability to analyze project outcome data and resolve potential problems. Ability to interpret laws or proposed legislation. Ability to coordinate numerous types of activities involving supervisory level personnel. Ability to provide assistance to both departmental personnel as well as the general public.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration; plus four years of experience in business, including three years in a supervisory 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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