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The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) Division Director is responsible for the supervision of employees, program/project management, and budget management for Divisions within the agency. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy

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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 Directors in the management and administration of the multiple programs involved in statewide risk and threat management to incorporate homeland security initiatives, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and emergency management activities. Coordinates with the Director, Deputy Director and other Division Directors in the development of the agency annual budget. Prepares and oversees the development of grant program budgets 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. In coordination with other Division Directors of the agency, develops policies and procedures to ensure full mission capable operation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). Oversees positional replacements of personnel within the assigned Division and provides division goals and objectives to achieve agency mission requirements. Coordinates division activities through Branch Managers. Compiles data and prepares or directs preparation of reports and correspondence. Provides technical assistance to the public, local government, state agencies and private non-profit organizations. Analyzes and evaluates emergency programs, procedures and policies to ensure objectives are met for all phases of emergency management. Develops methods of improvement, recommends solutions to problems, and forecasts long-range requirement for emergency planning, exercises and training to meet state and federal regulatory requirements. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles of emergency management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of the state personnel, purchasing, budgetary, accounting and fiscal management policies and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines applicable to specialized program areas within the Division. Knowledge of grants administration implementation, monitoring and fiscal control practices. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to develop, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of operations, programs and services. Ability to analyze data, situations, project outcomes and resolve problems or compliance issues. Ability to coordinate activities with other divisions, agencies, services and organizations at the local, state and federal level. Ability to analyze data and prepare and present oral and written information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, management, business administration, public administration, emergency management or a related field; plus five years of experience in the specialized program area of emergency management, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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