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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Associate Director for Management and Operations is responsible for overseeing all administrative and financial operations of an assigned

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Directs and coordinates center administrative, financial, and human resources activities. Plans, guides, coordinates, and directs preparation of budgets, procurement, recruitment, discipline, termination, and all other administrative activities. Develops and directs operational procedures for center. Assures compliance with agency priorities, agency policy and procedures, and federal and state law and regulation. Monitors and evaluates center administrative and financial operations. Reviews and approves project and grant applications and reports. Responds to audit and monitoring findings. Participates in development of department administrative, financial, human resources, and information technology policy and procedures. Serves on department work teams to plan and implement operational initiatives. Responds to legislative information requests and represents center at legislative meetings as requested. Maintains close coordination and effective communication with other centers and agency administrative units. Represents center at meetings inside department and externally. Acts as external point of contact for business operations. Serves as member of Department of Health Senior Staff and Center management teams. Supervises staff and managers. Provides support for Center Director and implements Center Director’s initiatives. Serves as Acting Center Director in Center Director’s absence. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health. Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to the administration of public health. Knowledge of state and federal personnel laws, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of organizational management, financial, and budget processes. Knowledge of information systems. Ability to plan, coordinate and evaluate administrative activities of multiple work units engaged in a broad range of functions. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to interpret, analyze, and resolve highly complex administrative, financial, and personnel problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in public administration, public health, business administration, or related field; plus five years of progressive experience in public sector administration, including three 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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