About Commerce

Employment Opportunities

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is accepting applications for the position(s) described below. Applicants should apply in writing to:

Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Human Resources & Organizational Development
900 N. Stiles, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

You may also send your application via e-mail to: recruiter@okcommerce.gov.

Anyone interested in being considered must submit a resume, cover letter, a list of current reference sources, and a Employment Application Form to the Human Resources & Organizational Development Division. We do not accept applications from other state agencies.

If you have questions about the recruitment process or an open Commerce position, please e-mail recruiter@okcommerce.gov or you may contact a member of the Human Resources & Organizational Development Division:
LaRonda Molina, Division Director, 405-815-5247
Christina Hamilton, Human Resource Manager, 405-815-5211
Icelyn Taylor, Human Resource Specialist, 405-815-5201

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce offers a variety of benefits including a benefit allowance towards benefit costs, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, vision plans, flexible spending accounts, retirement pension plan, longevity pay, annual and sick leave, and holiday pay.

Open Positions

  • J-642 Business Recruiter III  

    Works collaboratively on an outside sales program to increase new domestic and international investment in the state of Oklahoma. Marketing the state to site location consultants, companies, and other decision makers outside the state. Participates in the process of identifying and coordinating site locations with the economic development community within the state. May be assigned specific industry and/or geographic territory, and program implementation.
    Applications must be received by 12/31/14

  • J-643 Program Planner  

    The Economic Development Administration (EDA) Programs Planner is responsible for the implementation of the federal EDA grant for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. The EDA Program Manager will assist the global business services team with EDA program management, by receiving and recording applications, coordinating correspondence and developing ad hoc reporting and budgeting reports. In addition, this position will support other duties as specified by the Program Director. The Program Manager will ensure that paperwork and reporting is completed accurately, in a timely manner, and according to grant and funding requirements. Additionally, this position will assist the Program Director with the submission of performance measurement reports to ensure compliance of deliverables required by the Economic Development Administration.
    Applications must be received by 1/5/15.

  • J-644 Temporary Workforce  

    This temporary position work will be completed by June 30, 2015. The Executive Director will manage and coordinate the development of the Oklahoma Academic Standards as directed by the Oklahoma Academic Standards Setting Committee. The successful candidate will work with the Oklahoma Academic Standards Setting Committee to create and implement a process to develop the Oklahoma Academic Standards, establish a plan to evaluate the Standards by state and national experts and education organizations to be college and career ready, allow for appropriate public comment on the standards, and present and defend the standards to the Oklahoma State Board of Education for adoption. The Executive Director will seek input from the Department of Commerce, State Board of Education, State Department of Education, Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education and Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.
    Applications must be received by 1/9/15.

  • J-645 Rural Development Specialist - North Central - Business Development  

    The North Central (NC) Regional Development Specialist (RDS) serves as the lead representative of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC) to the 11-county NC service region, composed of: Creek, Grant, Kay, Lincoln, Logan, Noble, Okfuskee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne and Tulsa counties.
    As a member of the Commerce Regional Development Team, the NC RDS is responsible for coordinating and interfacing with local and regional community and economic development entities, private sector companies, local elected officials, workforce development, statewide partners/service providers, and regional partnerships in the NC region. In conjunction with local economic development entities, the Commerce representative provides direct assistance to companies through a comprehensive business retention and expansion (BR&E) program, and delivery of state business incentives. In addition, the NC RDS functions as a convener of resources and facilitates regional dialogue on community and economic development issues/goals, assists in the formation of regional partnerships, and works with municipalities (and others) to develop local community & economic development projects. The successful candidate will be familiar with the communities and economic development entities in the NC Region and have a sound working knowledge of community and economic development programs and practices, and live in the North Central Service Region. Candidates must possess experience and expertise in all aspects of BR&E, maintain a high degree of professionalism, personal initiative, and be capable of functioning independently.
    Applications must be received by 1/9/15.

  • J-646 Financial Management Specialist (Budget Manager) - Financial Services  

    This position is responsible for all areas of division-level budgeting, including budget preparation, monitoring and financial report preparation. It is also responsible for processing procurement requests. The Financial Management Specialist serves as a support to the Agency Budget Officer and will have contact with division-level managers, which requires strong written and verbal interpersonal communication skills. The successful candidate will comprehend the concept of fund availability and regularly check budgets against encumbrances to determine appropriate funding sources for new financial commitments.
    Applications must be received by 1/9/15.

  • J-647 Training and Outreach Specialist III - Main Street  

    The Training and Outreach Specialist III is responsible for developing, planning, promoting and monitoring the Main Street training programs to provide technical assistance, training and resources throughout the state. This position assists local Main Street program managers on-site, in developing and training local communities to provide services in board/volunteer development, vision training, project manager training, resource team visits, year-end assessments, special training and other site visits as deemed necessary..
    Applications must be received by 1/9/15.