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Date:  Sep 7, 2023
Req ID:  33183

Fort Smith, AR, US, 72903

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $56,039

Position Number: 22091261 
County: Sebastian 
Posting End Date: October 3, 2023 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $56,039 


The mission of the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment is to provide effective and efficient energy and environmental solutions informed by science. The Department promotes responsible management of resources and protects the environment for the benefit of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: G063C

Grade: GS10


Salary Range: $56,039.00 - $81,257.00


The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment (E&E) Branch Manager is responsible for managing economic and community development programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and department policy.


Plans and coordinates the operations of Community Development section of E&E to establish community and economic development program priorities and to coordinate these functions with other divisions within the agency and with state and federal agencies. Supervises a small to medium-sized professional and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Directs and provides guidance and recommendations to subordinate staff in the development and implementation of community and economic development programs to ensure establishment of appropriate goals and the plans of action to achieve these goals. Monitors and evaluates the environment and community development programs by reviewing submitted progress reports to assure goal attainment and adherence to time schedules. Answers technical questions related to environmental and community development programs for state and federal agency personnel, elected officials, and the general public and confers with contemporaries in other states to exchange program information. Develops and conducts workshops, seminars, and presentations to provide information and training in economic and community development. Determines and requests staff, material, and equipment needs for the section's programs to develop budget requests and monitors expenditures. Develops and recommends new and revised policies and procedures to respond to changes in program needs, objectives, and priorities and to improve program's effectiveness. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and local government organization and operating methods. Knowledge of programs and resources available to local communities. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinates. Ability to prepare detailed written reports of specialized information and to make formal presentations to large groups. Ability to negotiate issues or conflict between individuals or organizations. Ability to estimate cost, time, personnel, equipment, and materials required to support current or planned operations.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in science, business administration, economics, or a related field, plus three years of experience involving environmental or energy program development activities, including one year in a managerial, supervisory, or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the department 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.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in engineering, construction management, geology, or mining technology
  • Management experience overseeing large scale construction or earth moving projects
  • Working knowledge of engineering design contract management


The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith