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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Branch Manager is responsible for directing the operations of a public health branch within ADH. This position is

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Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel.

Typical Functions:

Directs and coordinates branch administrative, financial, and human resources activities. Plans, guides, coordinates, and directs preparation of budget, procurement, recruitment, discipline, termination, and all other administrative activities. Develops and directs operational procedures for branch. 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 branch at legislative meetings as requested. Maintains close coordination and effective communication with other centers and agency administrative units. Represents branch 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 Agency Director and implements Director’s initiatives. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to public administration. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of public administration and program development. 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 one year 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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