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The Department of Workforce Education Division Manager is responsible for directing and coordinating Career and Technical Education programs in the State of Arkansas. This

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Provides general direction to subordinate staff by developing short and long term organizational goals and objectives, determining the allocation of internal and external resources, advising staff seeking guidance, and overseeing the functions of program activities to ensure fulfillment of the organization’s mission and objectives. Reviews and approves new, expanded, or existing programs for state Career and Technical Education to meet the needs of industry, business, technology, and students. Interprets laws, regulations, and procedures regarding the administration of Career and Technical Education programs and funding to staff and the general public. Proposes and monitors legislation which affects Career and Technical Education, and presents expert testimony regarding the impact of new regulations at legislative and public hearings. Formulates and recommends policies and procedures for new or revised programs or activities to the State Board of Career Education for implementation in local schools and monitors the implementation process. Provides guidance and assistance to schools in the preparation of individual budgets, assists in establishing priorities, and justifies budget requests to provide necessary resources. Manages the development of uniform course syllabi by designing formats and establishing methods to unify course selection and teaching methods. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of education program administration. Knowledge of federal requirements governing the processing and administration of federal grants. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of the organization, management, facilities, and programs of Career and Technical Education. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of law, rule, or regulation to specific circumstances. Ability to prepare detailed reports of specialized information and to make oral presentations to large groups. Ability to monitor / assess performance of others or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. Ability to estimate cost, time, manpower, equipment, and materials required to support current or planned operations. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinate managers.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in education administration or a related area; plus eight years of experience in the area of education, including two years in vocational education administration. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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