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TRAINING PROJECT MANAGER

Date:  Oct 13, 2021
Req ID:  12851
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72202

Category:  AR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMM
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $45,010

Position Summary

The Community Development Regional Manager works strategically and professionally with regional partnerships and local communities to deploy Arkansas Economic Development Commission technical assistance, programs, and services that provide tools to prepare regions and communities to excel at all facets of economic development.  This position also assists the Project Management Team in site visits, lead generation, existing business expansions, and other business development activities.  This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

 

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in psychology, business administration, or a related field; plus three years of experience in training or a related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership 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.

 

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

 

  • Knowledge of training program design and development requirements for business, agency, or industry work force.
  • Knowledge of audio-visual equipment and operation.
  • Knowledge of budgetary practices.
  • Ability to analyze information and assess training needs for business, agency, or industry work force.
  • Ability to negotiate and implement contracts.
  • Ability to produce and edit audio-visual training aids.
  • Ability to recruit, select, and instruct trainers in program presentation techniques.
  • Ability to gather information and prepare reports.

 

Key Business Processes

  1. Providing service to assigned counties in the region.
  2. Convene public and private stakeholders and resources to promote growth and opportunities in assigned territory.
  3. Develop and provide training, implementation and general assistance to enhance opportunities in assigned territory.
  4. Coordinate with federal, state, and local entities on behalf of AEDC for the betterment of assigned territory.
  5. Assist the Project Management Team in various aspects.
  6. Other Duties as assigned.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Represent AEDC’s priorities and mission while seeking ways to address regional and local issues and opportunities by: 1) Personalizing the commitment to the region, taking ownership and tackling issues head on; 2) Helping the region to assess strengths and limitations; 3) Facilitating meetings with key decision makers;
  2. Develop and maintain contact and relationships with regions and communities: 1) Working with local elected officials, community and regional leaders and organizations; 2) Actively participating in regional meetings, economic development organizations, chamber of commerce meetings, as well as regional activities dealing with economic development; 3)Managing AEDC’s information booth at statewide conferences that include: Municipal League, Rural Development, County Judges Association, and AR Economic Developers. Serve to represent the agency by speaking at public and civic organizations, state conferences, workshops and educational forums.
  3. Develop and conduct training at the local level to prepare regions for economic development growth:  1) Preparing community leaders for prospect visits; 2) Assisting local/regional teams to conduct existing business/industry visits; 3) Assisting in educational seminars for elected officials; 4) Guiding communities as they maintain their buildings, sites and profiles on the Arkansas Site Selection Center website.
  4. Proactively provide regions with critical information and resources that address economic development issues. Network with organizations outside of the agency to gain knowledge of all programs that can benefit regions and local communities.  These organizations include: Congressional Staff, USDA, Planning and Development Districts, ASU Delta Center, DRA, Municipal League, County Judges Association, UCA-CDI, IEA, Universities and Two-Year Colleges, Dept. of Rural Services, Dept. of Parks and Tourism, Cooperative Extension, Workforce Services, utility providers and others.
  5. Assist the Project Management Team with site visits, lead generation, existing business expansions and other business development activities taking place within the assigned region. 
  6. Other duties as assigned.

 

Position Information

Class Code: E023C

Grade: GS08

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00

Summary

The Training Project Manager is responsible for developing training programs for workers in industry. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Receives request for training information from industries, Chambers of Commerce, or Arkansas Industrial Development Commission, visits industry in need of services, and analyzes present situations to determine needs. Reviews preliminary report findings and makes proposals for programs to industries. Develops criteria, goals, objectives, and standards for each approved training program and develops training manuals to be used in educating trainees about needed technology. Develops contracts for services between agency and industry specifying responsibilities for each. Produces, edits, and films audio-visual training aids needed to complement training. Recruits, tests, and selects trainees to participate in program. Develops and monitors individual budgets for approved programs by authorizing and approving expenditures. Recruits trainers from within an industry for training by analyzing qualifications of industry personnel, selecting personnel qualified to operate necessary machinery, and instructing trainers in proper teaching methods. Collects and compiles data on individual programs and develops reports to provide information to state officials. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of training program design and development requirements for business, agency, or industry work force. Knowledge of audio-visual equipment and operation. Knowledge of budgetary practices. Ability to analyze information and assess training needs for business, agency, or industry work force. Ability to negotiate and implement contracts. Ability to produce and edit audio-visual training aids. Ability to recruit, select, and instruct trainers in program presentation techniques. Ability to gather information and prepare reports.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in psychology, business administration, or a related field; plus four years of experience in training or a related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership 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.

Licenses

None


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock