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The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) Administration Division Director is responsible for the fiscal management of the agency including budgeting, grants management, program

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Frequent in state and occasional out-of-state travel is required. Available for call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Immediate response to the State’s Emergency Operations Center and/or disaster/emergency site; 12 to 16 hour shifts d

Typical Functions:

Supervises activities of a medium to large sized professional and administrative staff by assigning and reviewing work, evaluating job performance, hiring, training, and counseling. Coordinates with the Director, Deputy Director and other Division Chiefs in the management and administration of the multiple programs involved in statewide risk and threat management to incorporate homeland security initiatives, mitigation, emergency management activities, chemical stockpile, and disaster response and recovery efforts. Coordinates with the Director, Deputy Director and other Division chiefs in the development of the annual budget. Prepares and oversees the development of grant program budgets for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, Mitigation Program, and Domestic Preparedness Program while ensuring compliance with all program goals, objectives and performance measures. Monitors and oversees the agency and all grant program expenditures by reviewing financial budgets and programmatic guidelines to ensure expenditures are within budget. Develops, recommends, and disseminates policy and procedures for new or revised accounting, budgetary, purchasing, or personnel systems. Trains and advises agency management and staff on personnel and fiscal policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles of emergency management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of the state personnel, purchasing, budgetary, and accounting policies and procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and fiscal management. Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines applicable to specialized program areas. Knowledge of grants administration techniques and practices. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and controls. Ability to analyze data, situations, project outcomes and resolve problems. Ability to develop, recommend and interpret policies and procedures related to personnel and financial operations. Ability to train and advise management and staff concerning personnel and fiscal matters. Ability to plan and direct personnel and financial management activities. Ability to coordinate activities with other divisions, agencies, services and organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, public administration or related field; plus five years of experience in financial, grants, or human resources management or a related field, plus two years of supervisory experience. 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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