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Executive Director
July 25, 2017

Nature of Work
Under the policy direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for directing the administrative and technical activities of the Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission. This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Staff members will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by the Board of Directors.

General Responsibilities
  • Coordinating and overseeing all programs administered by the Kaysinger Basin RPC.
  • Acting as liaison with national, state and local government officials and agencies, other planning commissions, related organizations and the private sector.
  • Develop and implement effective methods of communication with local elected officials in the region.
  • Making personnel hiring and termination decisions.
  • Reviewing personnel grievances.
  • Supervising all planning commission communication activities, editing newsletter, news releases, bulletins, meeting agendas and office memos and releasing information for public to local media.
  • Promoting commission activities through public speaking functions, contact with news media, professional organizations and other public interest groups. Preparing and maintaining printed promotional materials.
  • Formulating and recommending program and budget policies to the board.
  • Working with fiscal officer and budget committee in preparation of annual budget. monitoring and recommending amendments to the budget.
  • Overseeing and directing activities involved in procuring all funds necessary for effective and ongoing operation of the planning commission.
  • Administering and reporting functions for certain commission grants to include the Economic Development Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Economic Development, USDA, Housing and Urban Development, Marketing, Government Procurement Assistance and others as assigned.
  • Research and write federal, state and/or foundation grants for the Kaysinger Basin RPC or its member governments.
  • Become familiar with a wide variety of granting programs and processes, with particular regard to Missouri Department of Economic Development's Community Development Block Grant and United States Department of Agriculture funding sources.
  • Remain knowledgeable of staff member projects and policies of the Kaysinger Basin RPC as a whole.
  • Attend Kaysinger Basin RPC staff meetings and board meetings.
  • Manage the organization and all separate non-profit organizations currently managed.
  • Travel as required. Some travel may require overnight stays.
  • Performance of any other task assigned by the board of directors.

Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major emphasis public administration, planning, business, economics or other closely related fields of study and two or more years of increasingly responsible experience in regional planning, community development, public administration or related field. A master's degree in public administration, business, economics, planning or related field may be substituted for two years of the required experience. Must have initiative, tenacity and commitment to understand and persevere in the pursuit of activities that will enhance the ability of local governments to provide services in the most cost effective, efficient manner possible. Must have personality traits conducive to working with superiors, peers, subordinates and members of the public from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Must also possess the following personality traits: maturity, honesty, integrity, adaptability, sensitivity, common sense, self-esteem, patience, wisdom, reliability, dedication to public service and problem-solving skills. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to communicate effectively, in writing, by phone and in person. Must be able to drive and/or ride long distances; travel to events and meetings in the region, throughout the state and across the nation if necessary; night time driving is necessary. Constant use of hands and arms to type and write in order to complete necessary paperwork. Must be able to sit long periods of time. Must be able to lift boxes of files to move them from one location to another. Must be able to kneel to go through files in lower level cabinets. Must be able to navigate rough, unimproved terrain to monitor projects.

Compensation & Benefits
KBRPC offers a competitive compensation and benefit package. The pay for the position is depending on experience/education. Benefits include: LAGERS retirement, health insurance, life insurance, AD&D, vision & dental reimbursement, etc.

Instructions to Apply
Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to KBRPC by either mail at:

Kaysinger Basin RPC 221 N Second Street, Clinton MO 64735

Or by e-mail at elizabeth@kaysinger.com prior to August 11th at 12:00 noon. The top candidates will be notified by August 18th of their interview time and all interviews will be held the week of August 21-25, in Clinton, Missouri.