Arkansas Government Job Military Program Coordinator in Fort Smith, Arkansas


The Military Program Coordinator is responsible for providing technical assistance and conducting special research to monitor, promote, and coordinate project/program activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Typical Functions

Supervises administrative support and professional staff by training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, interviewing and recommending for hire. Provides technical assistance in program management, conducts special studies and cost analysis to determine effectiveness of agency programs. Develops program objectives and methods of administration, and explains benefits of the program. Identifies problem areas and provides solutions, reviews staff recommendations on methods of approach. Provides detailed analysis of program requirements and services to agency personnel and the general public. Plans, organizes, and schedules program/project data and prepares reports with findings and recommendations. Assists with preparing section budget. Reviews files and researches policies, directives, and regulations to evaluate existing programs. Visits community leaders and program site to evaluate program content, provides solutions to problem areas, and assists with implementation of solutions. Presents statistical, narratives, charts, and graphs to management. Conducts, organizes, and participates in seminars, training, meetings, and conventions to promote agency programs and community participation. Assists in designing and implementing grants review process, researches information, and prepares support materials for grants, represents agency on planning committees and Advisory Councils, and makes presentations to grant recipients. Maintains resource files on programs, fund raising, and marketing ideas for utilization by the general public. Conducts presentations to the media concerning services offered to the general public by the agency. Evaluates program/project effectiveness after implementation by conducting interviews review data and reports and personal observation. Coordinate activities that will maximize efficiency. Develops/revises agency policies, procedures, programs, and directives based on research. Develops handbooks/manuals for participant use and conducts training/workshops to educate personnel on updated policy, procedures, and directives. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations in program area. Knowledge of program evaluation, planning, and analysis techniques. Knowledge of practices, procedures, and method related to program area. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and detailed reports. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing specialized area of work. Ability to develop and assist in implementing programs and grant review processes. Ability to plan and organize comprehensive reports of project findings and write and develop manual and handbooks. Ability to make public presentations. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public administration, general business, or a related field; plus two years of experience in a specific program 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information

Must qualify and receive a Common Access Card, which includes a National Agency Check background investigation. Must have and maintain a valid drivers license and be able to meet the eligibility requirements covered by the state insurance policy. Occasional work hours other than regular daytime schedule and weekends are required.

Some in state travel is required. Microsoft Office Suite experience required. Basic Accounting principles preferred. Must be Able to stand for 4 to 6 hours at a time. Ability to lift 50 lbs.