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KY Association of Counties

Frankfort , KY
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Research Director

KY Association of Counties
Frankfort, KY Full time
Posted on February 4, 2018
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) o Basic 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 o Preferred KSAs - College degree in public administration or related field - Insurance industry experience - Financial Services experience - Managerial experience

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