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Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Grants Administrator

LOCATION: Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc

721 South Walnut Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Director


CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Non-Exempt

 

DESCRIPTION: The Grants Administrator is responsible for providing financial and administrative advice and support to designated elected officials, board members, program staff, awardees, and contractors in the areas of project development implementation and monitoring as applied to a wide variety of projects / externally funded programs; will also be responsible for the preparation of applications,
project approval documentation, project administration documentation, reporting requirements and project closeouts.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Write and administer economic development projects through various state and federal funding sources for cities and counties throughout the Southeast Arkansas District

  • Funding agencies and their respective grant programs:

    • Delta Regional Authority (DRA)

      • Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF)

      • State’s Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)

      • Emergency Funding

    • Arkansas Historic Preservation

    • Outdoor Recreational Park Grants

    • Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC)

      • Community Development Block Grants

        • General Assistance

        • Economic Development

        • Disaster Funding

      • Arkansas Department of Rural Services

        • Rural Services Block Grant (CDBG Umbrella)

        • Rural Community Grant Program

        • Wildlife Education Grants

    • Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC)

    • Arkansas Department Emergency Management (ADEM)

    • Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT)

    • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

      • Community Facility Grant

      • Water/Wastewater

    • Economic Development Administration (EDA)

      • Economic Adjustment Assistance

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the county judges and mayors in the district

  • Conduct an environmental review process before a project can be cleared for construction

  • Conduct public hearings & pre-construction conferences

  • Conduct final inspections for projects in the closeout stages

  • Conduct bid openings for projects that are about to go into construction

  • Submit quarterly reports for projects to keep the respective funding agency informed of the progress of the project

  • Prepare for monitoring and site visits for the city or county when the funding agency wants to inspect a project they have funded

  • Increase the welfare and livelihood of all communities throughout the district from an economic standpoint

  • Conduct an annual DRA workshop for our elected officials in Southeast Arkansas

  • Attend the annual DRA Local Development District Training for certification

  • Attend the annual CDBG Consolidated Plan public hearings

  • Attend annual CDBG training workshops

  • Attend the Arkansas Department of Rural Services Conference

  • Evaluate project procurement activities for adherence with federal and state purchasing policies and procedures

  • Interpret pre & post-award guidelines

  • Provide technical assistance to staff, governmental officials & community leaders

  • Serves as liaison between board members, funders, regulatory agencies, grantees & contractors

  • Prepare contracts, reporting worksheets, performance reports, and environmental assessments

 

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, or a related field from an accredited university is required and two (2) years of experience in state and federal application preparation and project administration is preferred

  • Exceptional organizational & time management skills

  • Superior attention to detail and the ability to multi-task

  • Must be self-motivated and committed to continuous improvement

  • Interest in community development and grant programs

  • Excellent research skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and proficient computer skills

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • A professional with an aptitude for analytical thinking and problem-solving

 

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:

  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid Arkansas driver’s license

  • Ability to travel in state, including overnight stays

Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Career Advisor in Lake Village

 

Location: Lake Village AR Workforce Center - FULL-TIME

Summary of Job  Duties:

  • Provide direct customer service to applicants by interviewing and collecting eligibility documents from interested parties for appropriate employment and training services.

  • Perform case management duties by documenting and tracking services and activities provided to program participants using a computer software management information system

  • Develop Individual Employment Plans and Individual Service Strategies for Youth, Adults and Dislocated Workers
    based on participant’s needs.

  • Assist participants with enrolling in adult education, college, vocational training, apprenticeships, and other opportunities that lead to placements in substantial employment.

  • Work closely with institutions of learning and partner agencies to refer clients for appropriate services.

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • Formal equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, social work, business, human services or related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Must be proficient in using Windows and Microsoft Office software including: Word, Excel, and Outlook. The ability to effectively maneuver through electronic management information systems assigned to the program.

  • Must have the ability to be self-sufficient and work with little supervision, but with high ethical standards. Ability to
    manage one’s time efficiently to meet project goals, performance measures and engage participants in services.

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel occasionally.

 

No phone calls please.

Please send cover letter and resume’ to: Payton Burgess, Director of Finance & Administration – SEAEDD, Inc. Arkansas Workforce Centers of Southeast Arkansas Via email to: pburgess@southeastarkansas.org

SEAEDD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Career Advisor in Pine Bluff

Location: Pine Bluff AR Workforce Center - FULL-TIME

Summary of Job  Duties:

  • Provide direct customer service to applicants by interviewing and collecting eligibility documents from interested parties for appropriate employment and training services.

  • Perform case management duties by documenting and tracking services and activities provided to program participants using a computer software management information system

  • Develop Individual Employment Plans and Individual Service Strategies for Youth, Adults and Dislocated Workers based on participant’s needs.

  • Assist participants with enrolling in adult education, college, vocational training, apprenticeships, and other opportunities that lead to placements in substantial employment.

  • Work closely with institutions of learning and partner agencies to refer clients for appropriate services.

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • Formal equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, social work, business, human services or related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Must be proficient in using Windows and Microsoft Office software including: Word, Excel, and Outlook. The ability to effectively maneuver through electronic management information systems assigned to the program.

  • Must have the ability to be self-sufficient and work with little supervision, but with high ethical standards. Ability to manage one’s time efficiently to meet project goals, performance measures and engage participants in services.

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel occasionally.

 

No phone calls please.

Please send cover letter and resume’ to: Payton Burgess, Director of Finance & Administration – SEAEDD, Inc. Arkansas Workforce Centers of Southeast Arkansas Via email to: pburgess@southeastarkansas.org

SEAEDD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District

 

Physical Address
721 S. Walnut Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

 

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6806
Pine Bluff, AR 71611

 

Email

admin@southeastarkansas.org

 

Telephone
Tel. 870-536-1971

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