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Date:  Apr 6, 2021
Req ID:  4872

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  40,340

Position Number: 22095198
County: Pulaski
Posting End Date: May 5, 2021

Anticipated Starting Salary: 40,340 

Capitol Zoning District Commission

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.



Internal Job Description:


The Program Manager serves as the administrator of the Capitol Zoning District Commission (CZDC)and is charged with providing leadership to the CZDC and its advisory committees; administering the CZDC office, staff and resources; enforcing the CZD Ordinance and Master Plan, bylaws, etc.; managing the agency’s personnel and fiscal activities and operations; developing linkages with those who can enhance the effectiveness of the CZDC; and maintaining relationships with the Arkansas General Assembly, the Governor, and other related government entities.  This position shall work under the purview and direction of the CZD Commission and is governed by state and federal laws and Commission policies and procedures. 


Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications:  Formal education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, the program field, or related field; plus three years in a specific program related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.


Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, Architecture, Urban Design, or related field;  five (5) years of experience in Zoning Administration, Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, or related field; five (5) years’ experience in office, personnel and fiscal management; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; and should have general knowledge of experience in public speaking and strategic planning; working with volunteer boards; technical and narrative writing of reports, newsletters, and publications; and working with state legislatures, executive branches of government, and other government entities.


Position is eligible for full benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, and annual and sick leave. 


Please note that the Work History section of the application must be completed even if you are attaching a resume. 


Thank you for your interest in employment with the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.

Position Information

Class Code: G155C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The Department of Arkansas Heritage Program Manager is responsible for providing technical assistance and developing, implementing, monitoring, and promoting various agency programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises a small to medium staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, training and/or providing training, making work assignments, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. May recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers. Develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates programs including the development of program objectives, program materials, and methods of administration. Provides detailed analysis of program requirements and services to agency personnel and the general public. Conducts, organizes, and participates in special events and seminars promoting agency programs and community participation. Provides technical assistance and information in program area, coordinates fundraising activities, develops marketing ideas, conducts research, prepares grant applications, serves on various committees, and represents the agency at public events and/or with other agencies inside the department and outside organizations. Serves as liaison with other professionals. Performs administrative duties including preparing annual budget proposals, monitoring expenditures, developing long-range plans, and maintaining resource data. Disseminates information and written reports, conducts oral presentations, and writes articles as needed. May coordinate the acquisition and management of public property. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations in program area. Knowledge of program evaluation, planning, and analysis techniques. Knowledge of practices, procedures, and methods related to program area. Knowledge of state budgetary procedures. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to develop and coordinate implementation of programs. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing including detailed reports. Ability to make public presentations.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, the program field, or related field; plus three years of experience in a specific program related field, including one year in a leadership or 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.



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: Little Rock