The Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) is now accepting applications for Regional Development Specialist, Announcement #1906. This is a full-time position. Salary is grade eight (8), depending on experience. This position is responsible for researching and preparing grant applications, agency reports, and Regional Development Department projects. Also responsible for assisting in the administration of Federal, State, and Local grants in support of a variety of programs for the ATCOG region. As well as, responsible for assistance with outreach for Economic Development Programs.
Your application MUST identify the required minimum qualifications for this position. Please detail how you meet the minimum qualifications AND respond in detail to the KSA’s in the “Worked Performed” blocks of the application. You may use plain bond paper in order to effectively respond to all the KSA’s.
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree required, but work experience reflecting demonstrated attainment of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered in lieu of education. Military experience may be substituted for education and/or experience in related field. Experience in grant preparation, communications, journalism or other related field required, with at least three (3) years preferred.
Knowledge of grant programs, procedures, and regulations particularly relating to economic and community development; procedures of local government meetings; grant documentation requirements; and various electronic and physical research methods. Skills to effectively communicate, both written and orally; accurate documentation of pertinent data; and proficiency with standard office equipment and computers, Microsoft applications, online data entry and submissions. Ability to apply, read, and understand grant administration manuals and apply those procedures to active grants; interpret and apply broad standards and policies to programmatic operations; follow instructions; and build working relationships. Ability to see, hear, reach, stoop, bend, lift and carry up to 30 pounds required. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Additional Requirement: Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license subject to an approved motor vehicle report and reliable transportation with valid proof of insurance for travel within the ATCOG region.
Having met the above detailed minimum qualifications, your application will be evaluated on: additional related education and experience in the areas listed above.
To obtain an official ATCOG application form, call or write Ark-Tex Council of Governments, 4808 Elizabeth Street, P. O. Box 5307, Texarkana, TX, 75505-5307, (903) 832-8636, or access www.atcog.org. The position is open until filled. First round of applicants will be scored February 26, 2019. Resumes will only be accepted with completed application. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Description – Regional Development Specialist