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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: WIOA Career Analyst- Crossett AR Workforce Center - PART-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

Deadline to apply: July 18, 2022

SEAEDD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

 

A public hearing will be held on February 23, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. at Monticello City Hall for the purpose of identifying and prioritizing the community needs of Monticello, Arkansas determining whether an application for Arkansas Community and Economic Development Program (ACEDP) funds should be developed and if so, for what community need.  Also, comments on proposed project activities will be discussed, especially those with possible impacts on the community, should the project receive funding.

JOB TITLE: Resource Specialist


LOCATION: Arkansas Workforce Center

Various Out stationed Offices- (see hire letter for specific location)

SUPERVISOR: WIOA Regional Manager


CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Non-Exempt

DESCRIPTION:
The Resource Specialist shall be responsible for playing a large role in the implementation and preservation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Act within the geographic area assigned. The person filling the position must work with minimum supervision and work with the Regional Manager to assure that all components of the WIOA program meet the requirements as established in the WIOA Law and regulations and as set forth by the local workforce development board.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Serve as intake person and registrar for WIOA services and Arkansas Workforce Center services.

  • Provide direct customer service to applicants by conducting pre-interviews, initial assessments and providing participants with the full array of services available in workforce centers.

  • Identify, recruit, and assist participants from targeted populations for WIOA Programs.

  • Serve as a resource coordinator for the office and work closely with partner agencies to refer customers for appropriate services.

  • Prepare materials for marketing events and other workforce-related/sponsored activities.

  • Assist WIOA Regional Manager in miscellaneous duties related to workforce center operations.

  • Operate in receptionist role as needed.

  • Assist with the day-to-day field work of special projects.

  • Represent the agency at marketing events and other workforce-related/sponsored activities.

  • Substitute at other centers when staff coverage is low.

  • Document events and services provided to participants using a computer software management information system and customer visit log.

  • Assist jobseekers in securing employment.

  • Provide 12 months of follow-up services, including but not limited to mentoring on the job and continual retention services throughout that timeframe.

  • Develop reports of workforce center activity and data related to assigned office and geographic region.

  • Ability to utilize and understand laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to perform all aspects of job responsibilities.

  • Other duties assigned by management.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Formal Equivalent of a High School Diploma with some college preferred. Relevant and related work experience may be substituted.

  • Self-Ability to manage one’s time efficiently to meet deadlines, problem-solve and be self-sufficient while working with little supervision, but with high ethical standards.

  • Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

  • An advanced skill set in word processing, communications, preparation of reports, data entry and other administrative skills.

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.

  • Extremely organized and detail oriented, ability to prioritize projects, multi-task, strong problem-solving skills and good research skills.

  • Proficiency in understanding protocol while communicating with colleagues, partners and leaders in the community.

  • Knowledge of general business operations.

  • Skilled and proficient in spelling, word processing, filing, punctuation and basic bookkeeping practices.

  • Use of proper grammar and telephone etiquette.

  • A dynamic, positive self-starter who is able to work autonomously.

  • Ability to critically think and take initiative.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects with the understanding of urgency in meeting impending deadlines.

  • Ability to operate office machines and equipment.

  • Knowledge of computer programs Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, etc.

  • Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license and automobile insurance.

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:
Ability to operate a motor vehicle and travel in state.

The City of Arkansas City is proposing to expend federal funds on a project located in a 100-Year-Floodplain area.

ACEDP Grant #790-09192-21

Wastewater Treatment Plant Lagoon Rehabilitation.

The City of Arkansas City is proposing to expend federal funds in an area that is subject to flooding as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The subject funds are from the Arkansas Community and Economic Development Program, which is administered by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and funded under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.

 

The City of Arkansas City, Arkansas is proposing to renovate the city’s three (3) lagoons at the wastewater treatment plant located 1-1/2 miles north by northwest of the city by reinforcing the lagoon levees and installing Riprap.


The purpose of this notice is to comply with Executive Order 11988 on Floodplain Management by giving early notice to interested agencies, groups, and persons. The City of Arkansas City is desirous of considering any feasible alternatives or adjustments to the anticipated project that might minimize any potential adverse effects upon the floodplain because as a result of the project.


The City of Arkansas City has additional information concerning this Project available for review and copying upon request at the Arkansas City, City Hall. Any comments to be considered in the decision process, relative to this proposed expenditure of Federal funds in an area identified as a flood hazard area, should be submitted in writing to Mayor Rick Hales, P.O. Box 369, Arkansas City, Arkansas 71630 on or
before December 6, 2022.

Public Notice for review

Combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

October 25, 2023
City of Star City, Arkansas
P O Box 219
Star City, Arkansas 71665
870-628-4166

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Star City, Arkansas.

 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

On or after the 10th of November 2023 the City of Star City, Arkansas will submit a request to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for the release of ACEDP funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to
undertake the following project:


Project Title: Food Pantry
Purpose: Provide food for low-income residents in a safe place.
Location: The project is located at 303 Wiley Street Star City, Arkansas.
Project Description: A new building will be constructed for the Food Pantry and the existing building will be Demolished.
Project Issues: No issues exist that need mitigation.
Mitigation Measures/Conditions/Permits (if any): No mitigation is required, and only local building permits will be needed.
Estimated Project Cost: AEDC will provide $300,000.00 for the project. The remaining will be provided through USDA and DRA. The total is estimated to be $540.000.00.

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

 

The City of Star City has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City of Star City City Hall located at 200 South Jefferson Star City, Arkansas 71665, and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Star City Mayor. All comments received by October 12, 2023, will be considered by the City of Star City prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Star City certifies to Arkansas Economic Development Commission that Paul Carter, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the the City of Star City to use ACEDP program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

Arkansas Economic Development Commission will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Star City’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases:
(a) The certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Star City.
(b) The RE has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58;
(c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by Arkansas Economic Development Commission; or
(d) Another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.
Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Grants Management Division, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, 1 Commerce Way, Suite 600, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. Potential objectors should contact Arkansas Economic Development Commission to verify the actual last day of the objection period.


Paul Carter Mayor Certifying Officer

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Youth Services Coordinator

 

Location:

Arkansas Workforce Center

Out stationed Office- (see hire letter for specific location)

SUPERVISOR: WIOA Regional Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Non-Exempt

DESCRIPTION:

The Youth Services Coordinator shall be responsible for playing a large role in the implementation and preservation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Act within the Southeast Arkansas Region. The person filling the position must work with minimum supervision and work with the WIOA Regional Manager to assure that all components of the youth program meet the requirements as established in the WIOA Law and regulations and as set forth by the SEAWDB.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Coordinate youth activities to assure that the goals and objectives established within the overall aims of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, State and Local Plan for WIOA, and the mission of SEAEDD and SEAWDB are met.

  • Coordinate activities required to provide youth services (14 youth program elements) via the Workforce Centers for the LWDA, including but not limited to SYEOP, LPWE, and various trainings with WIOA Youth.

  • Assist in the development of Youth Services curriculum. Develop monthly lesson plans, material and training tools to disperse to the WFC team.

  • Identify and recruit participants from targeted populations for the Youth Program. This position is responsible for promoting, marketing, and representing the organization at fairs and events in the community as an advocate for WIOA and SEAEDD.

  • Reviewing and assisting in approving and maintaining all youth files in preparation for the enrollment, individual service strategy and case closure processes. Extensive and continual knowledge of WIOA eligibility and program requirements will be necessary to perform this

  • function. Participation in various trainings, webinars, and meetings will be essential.

  • Research and interpret reports, policies, procedures, rules, regulations, directives, and laws and provide input to develop policies, procedures and directives for implementation of all required services for youth throughout the area.

  • Work cooperatively with the Workforce Center Staff to identify, develop, and implement service strategies aligned with the 14 youth program elements for the youth in the local area.

  • Collaborate with the WIOA Regional Manager to plan and conduct trainings, meetings and activities with Workforce Center staff as needed.

  • Collaborate with WIOA partners to ensure proper coordination of services for the Youth program.

  • Assist the WIOA Regional Manager with the development of responses to all inquiries and/or requests for information and/or documentation from WIOA funding agencies and/or monitoring reports concerning youth activities.

  • Develop reports and publications to be presented to local boards, the media, and other WIOA stakeholders.

  • Work with local employers on developing job/training sites and career opportunities for all WIOA customers.

  • Work in flexible roles, as needed including providing customer service and career/job search services to all participants.

  • Oversee youth work experiences throughout the year; including but not limited to planning, working with fiscal staff to process payroll documents, coordinating processes and systems with internal staff to ensure a smooth work experience operation.

  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned; including but not limited to case management responsibilities and more. Flexible work hours periodically.

  • All other duties as assigned.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Formal Equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business, Public Administration, Marketing, Communications, Social Work, or related field from an accredited College or University.

  • Relevant and related work experience may be substituted.

  • Five years of experience in a supervisory and leadership capacity.

  • Self-Ability to manage one’s time efficiently to meet deadlines, problem-solve and be self-sufficient while working with little supervision, but with high ethical standards.

  • Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

  • An advanced skill set in word processing, communications, preparation of reports, data entry and other administrative skills.

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.

  • Extremely organized and detail oriented, ability to prioritize projects, multi-task, strong problem-solving skills and good research skills.

  • Proficiency in understanding protocol while communicating with colleagues, partners and leaders in the community.

  • Knowledge of general business operations.

  • Skilled and proficient in spelling, word processing, filing, punctuation and basic bookkeeping practices.

  • Use of proper grammar and telephone etiquette.

  • A dynamic, positive self-starter who is able to work autonomously.

  • Ability to critically think and take initiative.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects with the understanding of urgency in meeting impending deadlines.

  • Ability to operate office machines and equipment.

  • Knowledge of computer programs Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint, etc.

  • Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license and automobile insurance.

SPECIAL NOTE:
The Youth Services Coordinator shall operate in a dual role within the workforce center system. The personal filling this position will also serve as a Career Advisor at a Southeast Arkansas Workforce Center. By accepting this position, the employee agrees to the terms described above.

 

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:
Ability to operate a motor vehicle and travel in state.

JOB TITLE: Career Advisor in Pine Bluf


LOCATION: Pine Bluff, AR

Various Out stationed Offices- (see hire letter for specific location)

SUPERVISOR: WIOA Regional Manager


CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Non-Exempt

DESCRIPTION:
The Career Advisor shall be responsible for playing a large role in the implementation and preservation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Act within the geographic area assigned. The person filling the position must work with minimum supervision and work with the Regional Manager to assure that all components of the WIOA program meet the requirements as established in the WIOA Law and regulations and as set forth by the local workforce development board.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

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

  • Identify and recruit participants from targeted populations for WIOA Programs.

  • Document events and services provided to participants using a computer software management information system. Build and maintain a participant paper file that serves as the record for each program participant.

  • Develop Individual Employment Plans and Individual Service Strategies for Youth, Adults and Dislocated Workers based on participant’s needs. This shall be done through interviewing, observations, and assessments that identify barriers to employment.

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

  • Monitor participant’s progress on a weekly basis and provide counseling, mentoring, resource sharing and other related services.

  • Track and maintain high levels of participant outcomes, in office, to ensure that WIOA performance measures are being met.

  • Maintain and track career advisor budget to ensure that participants on caseload have enough funds and resources to complete training programs or services.

  • Track and allocate time spent on workforce activities to report on bi-monthly timesheet.

  • Assist participants in securing employment when they have met all goals and completed the career pathways developed during enrollment and participation.

  • Provide 12 months of follow-up services, including but not limited to mentoring on the job and continual retention services throughout that timeframe.

  • Work closely with training providers and partner agencies to refer participants for appropriate services.

  • Work closely with employers to help meet the needs of business and industry and to secure placements for participants.

  • Develop reports of caseload activity and data related to assigned office and geographic region.

  • Ability to utilize and understand laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to perform all aspects of job responsibilities.

  • Create and prepare financial vouchers and agreements to be used to make payments to various training and service providers.

  • Other duties assigned by management.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Formal Equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Business, or related field from an accredited College or University. Relevant and related work experience or equivalent education may be substituted.

  • Self-Ability to manage one’s time efficiently to meet deadlines, problem-solve and be self-sufficient while working with little supervision, but with high ethical standards.

  • Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

  • An advanced skill set in word processing, communications, preparation of reports, data entry and other administrative skills.

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.

  • Extremely organized and detail oriented, ability to prioritize projects, multi-task, strong problem-solving skills and good research skills.

  • Proficiency in understanding protocol while communicating with colleagues, partners and leaders in the community.

  • Knowledge of general business operations.

  • Skilled and proficient in spelling, word processing, filing, punctuation and basic bookkeeping practices.

  • Use of proper grammar and telephone etiquette.

  • A dynamic, positive self-starter who is able to work autonomously.

  • Ability to critically think and take initiative.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects with the understanding of urgency in meeting impending deadlines.

  • Ability to operate office machines and equipment.

  • Knowledge of computer programs Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, etc.

  • Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license and automobile insurance.

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:
Ability to operate a motor vehicle and travel in state.

Notice of Explanation of Project Located in a 100-Year-Floodplain

The City of Arkansas City has determined that there is not a practical alternative to locating the
proposed Arkansas Community and Economic Development Program Sewer Pond Improvement Project. This project consists of strengthening its levee walls. It is an existing facility and relocating it to a location outside of the floodplain would be cost prohibitive.

 

The improvements must be located in the floodplain because in order to move the entire project would be cost prohibitive.

The sewer pond has been in this location for many years, to relocate this facility would involve the purchase of land, construction of new ponds, and rerouting of new main lines from the ponds to the city. This would place too much of a financial burden on the city, by remaining at its present location, this greatly reduces the cost of the project.

There will be no adverse effects on the floodplain since the ponds have been in this location without any negative effects on the surrounding area, there are levees surrounding and separating the ponds so flood waters are kept out of the ponds and there will be no change in land use.


No adverse comments were received after the publication of the Public Notice for Early Public Review on November 20, 2022.

By publication of this Notice, the City of Arkansas City is inviting any final comments prior to undertaking the proposed action in a floodplain. All comments must be addressed to:

Tracey Lawson, Sr.
Grants Administrator
SEAEDD
P.O. Box 6806
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
tracey.lawsonsr@southeastarkansas.org

Notice of Explanation of Project Located in a 100-Year-Floodplain: Arkansas City

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

Notice of Explanation of Project Located in a 100-Year-Floodplain: Stuttgart

Notice of Explanation of Project Located in a 100-Year-Floodplain

 

The City of Stuttgart and the Stuttgart Industrial Development Corporation (SIDC) has determined that there is not a practical alternative to locating the proposed Stuttgart Industrial Park Utilities Upgrade and Expansion project with subject funding from the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. This is an existing facility with current utilities, and relocating it to a location outside of the floodplain would be cost prohibitive.

 

The improvements must be located in the floodplain because in order to move the entire project would be cost prohibitive.

 

The industrial park has been at it’s present location for many years, and to re-locate the park would mean the city of Stuttgart would have to purchase land and install new utilities. This option is too costly for the city, the only other option is to leave the industrial park at its present location, by doing so, project cost will be greatly reduced.

There will be no adverse effects on the floodplain since utilities have already been and is presently in use within this location without any negative effects on the surrounding area, and there will be no change in land use.

No adverse comments were received after the publication of the Public Notice for Early Public Review on February 18, 2023.

By publication of this Notice, the City of Stuttgart is inviting any final comments prior to undertaking the proposed action in a floodplain. All comments must be addressed to:

Tracey Lawson, Sr.
Grants Administrator
SEAEDD
P.O. Box 6806
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
tracey.lawsonsr@southeastarkansas.org

Notice for Early Public Review to Support

Activity in the 100-Year-Floodplain

 

The City of Stuttgart and the Stuttgart Industrial Development corporation (SIDC) are applying for federal funds to make improvements in an location that is subject to flooding as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The subject funds are from the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.

 

The City of Stuttgart and the SIDC are proposing to upgrade and expand utilities near the Stuttgart Industrial Park.

 

The purpose of this notice is to comply with Executive Order 11988 on Floodplain Management by giving early notice to interested agencies, groups, and persons. The City of Stuttgart and SIDC are desirous of considering any feasible alternatives or adjustments to the anticipated project that might minimize any potential adverse effects upon the floodplain as a result of the project.

 

The City of Stuttgart and SIDC have additional information concerning this Project is available for review and copying upon request at Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, 721 South Walnut Street, Pine Bluff. Any comments to be considered in the decision process, this proposed project, should be submitted in writing to Tracey Lawson, Sr., Grants Administrator, at SEAEDD, P.O. Box 6806, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71611 or tracey.lawsonsr@southeastarkansas.org on or before March 06, 2023.

Notice for Early Public Review

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: WIOA Operations Specialist

 

LOCATION: SEAEDD Administrative Office
721 S Walnut St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601

 

SUPERVISOR: WIOA Director

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Non-Exempt

DESCRIPTION:
The WIOA Board & Eligible Provider Specialist shall be responsible for playing a large role in the implementation and preservation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Act within the Southeast Arkansas District. The person filling the position must work with minimum supervision and work with the Director of Workforce Development to assure that all components of the WIOA Board meet the requirements as established in the WIOA Law and regulations and as set forth by the SEAWDB.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • WIOA Board Member recruitment to ensure that all open positions are filled and in compliance.

  • WIOA Board Mailouts for monthly/bimonthly meetings.

  • New WIOA Board Member orientation and Board Member file management.

  • Help facilitate board meetings including but not limited to setting up locations, catering, speakers and zoom calls.

  • Backup for meeting minutes

  • Special Committee and WIOA Board Member backups as needed.

  • Organize special call/meetings for WIOA Board.

  • Responsible for provider recruitment, enrollment, and management including AJL Provider Link, Provider performance updates, and new Provider set up.

  • Manage Work Experience Program.

  • All other duties assigned.


SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Formal Equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Human Resources, Social Work, or related field from an accredited College or University. Relevant and related work experience may be substituted.

  • Two years of experience in a supervisory and leadership capacity.

  • Self-Ability to manage one’s time efficiently to meet deadlines, problem-solve and be self-sufficient while working with little supervision, but with high ethical standards.

  • Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

  • An advanced skill set in word processing, communications, preparation of reports, data entry and other administrative skills.

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.

  • Extremely organized and detail oriented, ability to prioritize projects, multi-task, strong problem-solving skills and good research skills.

  • Proficiency in understanding protocol while communicating with colleagues, partners and leaders in the community.

  • Knowledge of general business operations.

  • Skilled and proficient in spelling, word processing, filing, punctuation and basic bookkeeping practices.

  • Use of proper grammar and telephone etiquette.

  • A dynamic, positive self-starter who is able to work autonomously.

  • Ability to critically think and take initiative.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects with the understanding of urgency in meeting impending deadlines.

  • Ability to operate office machines and equipment.

  • Knowledge of computer programs Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint, etc.

  • Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license and automobile insurance.

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:
Ability to operate a motor vehicle and travel in state.

Public Notice of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) For Professional Consulting Services

Notice is hereby given that Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc. (SEAEDD) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, North Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad (NL&A) of Russellville, Arkansas, Lake Providence Port Commission (LPPC) of Lake Providence, Louisiana and the Chicot-Desha Metropolitan Port Authority (CDMPA) of McGehee, Arkansas are seeking statements of qualifications from qualified consulting firms to secure Federal awards and provide professional services that will support rail and port infrastructure improvements in Southeast Arkansas and Northeast Louisiana.


Procedures for the selection of a firm will be in accordance with the Federal procurement requirements. All RFQ responses will be evaluated in terms of:


(1) The firm’s general approach to providing the services required under this RFQ.
(2) The firm’s documented experience in successfully completing Federal and State funded projects of a similar size and scope.
(3) The qualifications and experience of the firm’s partners, associates, or other key personnel with emphasis on documented experience in successfully representing clients of similar size and delivering services similar in scope to the services required by this RFQ; and
(4) The firm's familiarity with the area in which the project is located.


Interested parties are invited to secure an RFQ package from Shane Knight, Deputy Director, Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc. at sknight@southeastarkansas.org


All interested parties must submit five hard copies of their response to the RFQ package to:

 

Shane Knight, Deputy Director

Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc.
Post Office Box 6806, 721 South Walnut Street

Pine Bluff, AR 71611
870-536-1971

All responses must be received by 12:00 noon CDT on Thursday, April 20, 2023. Responses received after the deadline will not be considered. Electronic responses will not be accepted.


SEAEDD, NL&A, LPPC, and CDMPA reserve the right to reject any or all submittals, waive any informalities or technicalities, and choose the respondent deemed most advantageous and to serve the best interests of SEAEDD, NL&A, LPPC, and CDMPA. This is a qualifications-based request, and any mention of fees or price will disqualify your submittal.


SEAEDD, NL&A, LPPC, and CDMPA are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.

JOB TITLE: Business Specialist in Pine Bluff


LOCATION: SEAEDD Administrative Office

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

SUPERVISOR: Director of Workforce Development/Deputy Director


CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Non-Exempt

DESCRIPTION:
The Business Services Coordinator (BSC) shall be responsible for playing a large role in the implementation and preservation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Act within the geographic area assigned. The person filling the position must work with minimum supervision and work with the Director of Workforce Development and WIOA Regional Manager to assure that all
components of the WIOA program meet the requirements as established in the WIOA Law and regulations and as set forth by the Southeast Arkansas Workforce Development Board.


The Business Services Coordinator is responsible for assisting Workforce Center customers in identifying the most appropriate tools and resources available within the local workforce development system that match customers’ employment related needs; Workforce Center customers include employers and job seekers.   For employers, the BSC will assist in recruiting skilled workers and finding solutions to their business challenges.  For job seekers, the BSC will assist in developing appropriate plans of action to lead to completion of educational/training activities and obtaining/retaining employment.    The BSC will work with the partner agencies operating in the SEAWDA to accomplish a seamless and integrated service delivery model. 

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Identify and recruit participants from targeted populations for WIOA Programs.

  • Track and maintain high levels of participant and employer outcomes, to ensure that WIOA performance measures are being met.

  • Convene, at a minimum-quarterly, and as serve as leader of SEAWDB Business Services Team; consisting of members from all WIOA Core Partners from all Titles and members from the SEAEDD grants administration department.

  • Track and allocate time spent on workforce activities to report on bi-monthly timesheet.

  • Assist participants in securing employment when they have met all goals and completed the career pathways developed during enrollment and participation.

  • Work closely with training providers and partner agencies to refer participants for appropriate services.

  • Work closely with employers to help meet the needs of business and industry and to secure placements for participants.

  • Ability to utilize and understand laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to perform all aspects of job responsibilities.

  • Prepare and execute agreements for Adult and Dislocated Worker work experience activities.

  • Coordinate Adult and Dislocated Worker work experiences, transitional jobs, OJT, and other special projects. Including but not limited to: job development, securing worksites, providing orientation sessions with employers/worksites, processing worksite agreements and distributing/collecting payroll documents and other necessary forms.

  • Contact businesses to solicit job vacancy listings, determine companies’ requirements, and develop relevant tools such as job descriptions.

  • Collaborate with Career Advisors in reviewing job orders to match applicants with job requirements, using manual and/or computerized file searches in ARJobLink.

  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Amended Act (ADA) and assist EEO officer with site visits and monitoring.

  • Participate as needed in on and off-site job fairs, career day events, workshops, seminars and other employment related activities.

  • Maintain existing business accounts while developing new accounts (particularly new business accounts in key industries).

  • Record Business Services activity and data into management information systems including ARJobLink and Salesforce.

  • Identify prospective customers by using business directories, following leads from existing clients, participating in organizations and civic groups, and attending trade shows and conferences.

  • Review and prescreen employer applications completed by job seekers.

  • Assess the needs of Chief Elected Officials and community leaders, identifying challenges and workforce concerns in ten-county region.

  • Strategically plan events and programs designed to connect jobseekers with employers.

  • Prepare and present monthly reports outlining the outreach efforts and outcomes of business services in Southeast Arkansas.

  • Collaborate with WIOA partners to develop a unified and robust business services delivery system.

  • Delegate and assign tasks and projects to Business Services Specialist.

  • All other duties as assigned in the areas of Economic Development and Recruitment

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Formal Equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Marketing, Communications, Social Work, or related field from an accredited College or University. Relevant and related work experience may be substituted.

  • Five years of experience in a supervisory and leadership capacity.

  • Self-Ability to manage one’s time efficiently to meet deadlines, problem-solve and be self-sufficient while working with little supervision, but with high ethical standards.

  • Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

  • An advanced skill set in word processing, communications, preparation of reports, data entry and other administrative skills.

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.

  • Extremely organized and detail oriented, ability to prioritize projects, multi-task, strong problem-solving skills and good research skills.

  • Proficiency in understanding protocol while communicating with colleagues, partners and leaders in the community.

  • Knowledge of general business operations.

  • Skilled and proficient in spelling, word processing, filing, punctuation and basic bookkeeping practices.

  • Use of proper grammar and telephone etiquette.

  • A dynamic, positive self-starter who is able to work autonomously.

  • Ability to critically think and take initiative.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects with the understanding of urgency in meeting impending deadlines.

  • Ability to operate office machines and equipment.

  • Knowledge of computer programs Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, etc.

  • Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license and automobile insurance.

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:

Ability to operate a motor vehicle and travel in state.

Bradley County
New Beginnings CASA Building Renovations
ACEDP Grant #790-09230-18


Bradley County has been approved for grant funds from Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Arkansas Community and Economic Development Program (ACEDP) to make necessary renovations to the newly purchased New Beginnings CASA Facility in Warren, Arkansas. The County is interested in acquiring the services of an architectural firm or individual to provide services for the above-referenced project.


Procedures for selection of an individual/firm will be in accordance with AECDP procurement requirements. All RFQ responses will be evaluated by a committee appointed by the Bradley County Judge. All RFQ responses will be evaluated in terms of specialized experience and
technical competence; performance; capacity and capability of the firm/individual to perform work; and proximity to and familiarity with the project area. Negotiations will begin with the respondent obtaining the highest total score in the evaluation process. The terms of any contract
for professional services awarded in conjunction with this RFQ shall be subject to approval of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.


Interested parties are invited to secure an RFQ package from:
Tracey Lawson, Sr., Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc., P O Box 6806, Pine Bluff AR 71611, 870-536-1971, tracey.lawsonsr@southeastarkansas.org


All interested parties must submit four copies of their response to the RFQ package to:
County Judge Klay McKinney, Bradley County Courthouse, 101 East Cedar, Suite 107, Warren, AR 71671.


All responses must be received by 12:00 noon on Monday, December 12, 2022


Bradley County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Klay McKinney, County Judge

Public Notice of RFQ for Professional Services

Regional Federal and State Partners

Local Power Companies

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Assistant

LOCATION: Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc.

721 S. Walnut Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director


CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Non-Exempt

 

RESPONSIBILITES/DUTIES:

  • Assistant to the Executive Director & Deputy Director

  • Manage the day-to-day calendars for the Executive Director & Deputy Director

  • Provide daily, weekly, & monthly updates to the Executive Director & Deputy Director on their activities & plans

  • Responsible for all correspondence and activities with Board members on behalf of SEAEDD

  • Gather and prepare content for Board meeting folders for distribution

  • Coordinate scheduling of office building meetings and functions.

  • Assist with answering the phone & upkeep of mail (incoming & outgoing)

  • Manages SEAEDD WEB Page and social media

  • SEAEDD Board of Directors Support

    • Plan all SEAEDD board meetings – securing locations

    • Including meals, mail outs, and agenda

    • Travel within the district for board meetings & special events

    • Time to time travel outside the district

  • Responsible for all Board Meeting Minutes including WDB, SEAEDD, Solid Waste, SAVE and SEAEDD Committees

  • Assist with all mail outs

  • Create documents & spreadsheets as needed

  • Maintain master lists of all affiliated agencies we are responsive to including but not limited to all SEAEDD, Solid Waste, and Workforce Boards, current Legislative Delegation, and other agencies

  • Distribute annual audit reports to funding and governmental agencies

 

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

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: WIOA Operations Specialist

LOCATION: SEAEDD Administrative Office
721 S Walnut St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601

 

SUPERVISOR: WIOA Director


CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Non-Exempt

 

DESCRIPTION:
The WIOA Board & Eligible Provider Specialist shall be responsible for playing a large role in the implementation and preservation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Act within the Southeast Arkansas District. The person filling the position must work with minimum supervision and work with the Director of Workforce Development to assure that all components of the WIOA Board meet the requirements as established in the WIOA Law and regulations and as set forth by the SEAWDB.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • WIOA Board Member recruitment to ensure that all open positions are filled and in compliance.

  • WIOA Board Mailouts for monthly/bimonthly meetings.

  • New WIOA Board Member orientation and Board Member file management.

  • Help facilitate board meetings including but not limited to setting up locations, catering, speakers and zoom calls.

  • Backup for meeting minutes

  • Special Committee and WIOA Board Member backups as needed.

  • Organize special call/meetings for WIOA Board.

  • Responsible for provider recruitment, enrollment, and management including AJL Provider

  • Link, Provider performance updates, and new Provider set up.

  • Manage Work Experience Program.

  • All other duties assigned.


SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Formal Equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Human Resources, Social Work, or related field from an accredited College or University. Relevant and related work experience may be substituted.

  • Two years of experience in a supervisory and leadership capacity.

  • Self-Ability to manage one’s time efficiently to meet deadlines, problem-solve and be self-sufficient while working with little supervision, but with high ethical standards.

  • Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

  • An advanced skill set in word processing, communications, preparation of reports, data entry and other administrative skills.

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.

  • Extremely organized and detail oriented, ability to prioritize projects, multi-task, strong problem- solving skills and good research skills.

  • Proficiency in understanding protocol while communicating with colleagues, partners and leaders in the community.

  • Knowledge of general business operations.

  • Skilled and proficient in spelling, word processing, filing, punctuation and basic bookkeeping practices.

  • Use of proper grammar and telephone etiquette.

  • A dynamic, positive self-starter who is able to work autonomously.

  • Ability to critically think and take initiative.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects with the understanding of urgency in meeting impending deadlines.

  • Ability to operate office machines and equipment.

  • Knowledge of computer programs Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint, etc.

  • Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license and automobile insurance.

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS:
Ability to operate a motor vehicle and travel in state.

Combined Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

October 25, 2023
City of Star City, Arkansas
P O Box 219
Star City, Arkansas 71665
870-628-4166

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Star City, Arkansas.

 

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

On or after the 10th of November 2023 the City of Star City, Arkansas will submit a request to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for the release of ACEDP funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to
undertake the following project:


Project Title: Food Pantry
Purpose: Provide food for low-income residents in a safe place.
Location: The project is located at 303 Wiley Street Star City, Arkansas.
Project Description: A new building will be constructed for the Food Pantry and the existing building will be Demolished.
Project Issues: No issues exist that need mitigation.
Mitigation Measures/Conditions/Permits (if any): No mitigation is required, and only local building permits will be needed.
Estimated Project Cost: AEDC will provide $300,000.00 for the project. The remaining will be provided through USDA and DRA. The total is estimated to be $540.000.00.

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

 

The City of Star City has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City of Star City City Hall located at 200 South Jefferson Star City, Arkansas 71665, and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Star City Mayor. All comments received by October 12, 2023, will be considered by the City of Star City prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Star City certifies to Arkansas Economic Development Commission that Paul Carter, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the the City of Star City to use ACEDP program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

Arkansas Economic Development Commission will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Star City’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases:
(a) The certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Star City.
(b) The RE has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58;
(c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by Arkansas Economic Development Commission; or
(d) Another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.
Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Grants Management Division, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, 1 Commerce Way, Suite 600, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. Potential objectors should contact Arkansas Economic Development Commission to verify the actual last day of the objection period.


Paul Carter Mayor Certifying Officer

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