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Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Career 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:

Anyone interested in being considered must submit a resume, cover letter, a list of current reference sources, and an 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 or you may contact a member of the Human Resources & Organizational Development Division: Icelyn Taylor, Deputy Director, Human Resources, 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

Rural Development Specialist (RDS) – South Central Region

The South Central Regional Development Specialist (RDS) serves as the lead representative of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC) to the 10-county South Central service region, composed of: Carter Cotton, Garvin, Grady, Jefferson, Love, Marshall, McClain, Murray, and Stephens Counties.

As a member of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC) Regional Development Team, the 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 South Central 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 South Central RDS identifies 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 and economic development projects. The successful candidate will be familiar with the communities and economic development entities in the South Central region and have a sound working knowledge of community and economic development programs and practices, and live in the South 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.

J-688 Rural Development Specialist (South Central OK)

Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline is Monday, December 31, 2018.



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