The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) is looking to fill the newly created position of Arkansas Military Affairs Director.
The director will help the state’s efforts to support growth of the military presence in Arkansas as well as to improve Arkansas’ military-friendly environment for service members, military dependents, military retirees, and businesses that bring military and base-related jobs to the state.
The director will be housed at AEDC’s office in Little Rock, and will act as a liaison to Arkansas’ congressional delegation on defense, military, and base realignment and closure (BRAC) issues and will encourage the preservation and expansion of military missions in the state.
“Arkansas is home to several very significant military installations, and we want to ensure that we remain a great location for current and future servicemen,” said Mike Preston, AEDC executive director. “We know there are retired servicemen and others who have experience with military protocol and legislative issues who would be a great fit for this position.”
While prior military service is not required, preferred candidates will have extensive knowledge of the Department of Defense, the National Defense Authorization Act, the U.S. Air Force, National Guard or other defense organizations, as well as experience working with legislative issues at the local and national level.
Interested candidates may apply at www.arstatejobs.com by searching for position number 22094979. Candidates must apply prior to Aug. 20 when the position closes.