Arkansas Government Job ADEQ Branch Manager in North Little Rock, Arkansas


The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Branch Manager is responsible for managing economic and community development programs regarding the environment or the health of the population within ADEQ. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Typical Functions

Plans and coordinates the operations of Community Development section of ADEQ to establish community and economic development program priorities and to coordinate these functions with other divisions within the agency and with state and federal agencies. Supervises a small to medium-sized professional and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Directs and provides guidance and recommendations to subordinate staff in the development and implementation of community and economic development programs to ensure establishment of appropriate goals and the plans of action to achieve these goals. Monitors and evaluates the environment and community development programs by reviewing submitted progress reports to assure goal attainment and adherence to time schedules. Answers technical questions related to environmental and community development programs for state and federal agency personnel, elected officials, and the general public and confers with contemporaries in other states to exchange program information. Develops and conducts workshops, seminars, and presentations to provide information and training in economic and community development. Determines and requests staff, material, and equipment needs for the section's programs to develop budget requests and monitors expenditures. Develops and recommends new and revised policies and procedures to respond to changes in program needs, objectives, and priorities and to improve program's effectiveness. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of state and local government organization and operating methods. Knowledge of environmental factors and conditions affecting community development. Knowledge of programs and resources available to local communities. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinates. Ability to prepare detailed written reports of specialized information and to make formal presentations to large groups. Ability to negotiate issues or conflict between individuals or organizations. Ability to estimate cost, time, manpower, equipment, and materials required to support current or planned operations.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in environmental science, natural science, business administration, economics, or a related field; plus five years of experience involving community or environmental development activities, including two years in a managerial or supervisory 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

  • Experience providing presentations/public speaking
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong technical writing skills

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information

* REQUIRED participation in the Medical Monitoring Program *

* REQUIRED frequent travel with occasional overnight stay *

SALARY: Starting salary is $56,039. A higher starting salary would apply only if a promotional opportunity for a current State employee.

REQUIRED: If the job you are applying for requires a college degree or professional certification, a copy must be submitted at time of interview.

If you are a Veteran, Disabled Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remain unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state, you shall be entitled to Veteran's Preference. Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation at the time of the interview.

Applications are screened from information on State Application. List ALL work and/or volunteer experience in "Employment Work History" Section. Resume WILL NOT Substitute. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

  • Direct Deposit of net pay [checking and/or savings account] is required for employment [Act 1887 of 2005].
  • 5% Mandatory contribution to AR Public Employee Retirement System.
  • Tobacco Free State Agency.
  • New employees hired in 2014 or later will be automatically enrolled into the Arkansas Diamond Deferred Compensation 457 Plan with a 3% automatic deduction. You have 90 days from your first deduction to opt out if you decide not to participate.