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2/4/2018
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Research Director
KY Association of Counties | Frankfort, Kentucky
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The Research Director performs difficult professional and responsible administrative work in directing, planning, organizing and coordinating KACo's research services in support of KACo's programs. Duties: -Plan, manage and implement KACo research efforts. -Supervise accumulation of information, data analysis and preparation of reports on issues of relevance to local governance. -Design and implement appropriate research tools to meet KACo's priority information needs. -Provide research assistance to KACo staff as requested. -Develop budgets for specific research or information initiatives. -Maintain extensive contact with county officials and support staff to identify constituent information and data needs. -Assist KACo boards and committees with parliamentary procedure issues as requested. -Represent KACo as assigned at organizations of state and local officials. -Respond to inquiries from KACo members and conducts training regarding non-legal questions about best practices, parliamentary procedure, and other topics as approved. -Coordinate efforts to organize KACo archiving efforts of research and information materials, including periodicals, state and local issue documents, and other research. -Work with the KACo communications staff to devise the most effective and efficient means of delivering research-based information to KACo members and to the news media. -Assist in the editing and proofreading of CountyLine magazine and other documents as requested. -Other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) oBasic KSAs -Ten years research practices experience -Ten years local government experience -Knowledge of and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite programs -Excellent oral and written communications skills -Must be able to work well with others -Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service -Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices -Ability to safely and successfully perform job duties consistent with federal, state and local standards -Ability to maintain reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with federal, state and local standards -Must be able to routinely sit for extended periods daily -Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds -Overnight travel is required. -Must possess a valid driver's license oPreferred KSAs -College degree in public administration or related field -Insurance industry experience -Financial Services experience -Managerial experience
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