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The Military Affairs Director is responsible for providing leadership in the State of Arkansas’s efforts to support growth and enhancement of the military presence

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent travel required throughout the country.

Typical Functions:

Coordinates efforts throughout the state to preserve and enhance existing military installations. Coordinates endeavors specifically to maximize input from the State of Arkansas into the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. Functions as a liaison between the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and the congressional delegation on defense, military, and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action. Recommends alterations for existing state government policies that effect military facilities, service members, veterans, and retirees. Supplies requisitioned information to the general public and government officials concerning the economic impact of military installations throughout the state. Develops executable strategies to enhance the quality of life of both military personnel stationed in or deploying from Arkansas in addition to their families living in Arkansas. Coordinates the Arkansas Military Affairs Board so that it provides practical technical advice. Establishes collaborate partnerships with military commanders and localities. Prepares a variety of reports for submission to the Office of the Governor and Legislature. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of military regulations and requirements. Knowledge of state budgetary policies and procedures. Knowledge of general public administration regulations. Knowledge of technological advancements applied to military products. Knowledge of federal systems pertaining to military operational activities. Knowledge of Arkansas military installations and their mission objectives. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of requisite expertise for effective communications and presentations. Ability to assess the realistic potential of project proposals. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems. Ability to establish integration methods for comprehensive organizational systems. Ability to control operational activities through subordinate personnel. Ability to statistically analyze and interpret data. Ability to use analyzed and interpreted data to create the appropriate reports. Ability to establish and subsequently maintain effective working relationships. Ability to prepare budgets and ensure expenditures comply with these budgets. Ability to develop procedures which allow for a concentration on continuous improvement. Ability to demonstrate initiative and discernment in all interactions with external customers. Ability to interpret and apply federal and state policies, laws, and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field; plus five years of increasingly responsible experience working within a military connected installation or facility. 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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