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The Arkansas Department of Health (AHD) Chief Human Resources Officer is responsible for overseeing and directing all human resource functions, leadership development training programs,

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Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of divisional personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall goals and objectives and by managing subordinate staff, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and serving as performance evaluation reviewing official for lower level divisional employees. Develops plans and strategies for administering staff recruitment, training, job classification and compensation, and personnel records. Ensures agency personnel policies and procedures are in compliance with federal and state requirements. Assists senior management with defining strategic mission, goals, and values. Recommends methodologies for aligning and integrating departmental and division goals; monitors performance targets and outcomes. Assists in the development of annual and biennial budgets for human resource administration and training programs. Provides counsel to all agency managers on personnel issues, policies, discipline decisions, and employee grievances. Coordinates the selection of external consultants and vendor training firms to support leadership, professional development, and classroom/on-line computer training activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources and organizational management. Knowledge of human resource and state budgetary policies and procedures. Knowledge of planning, monitoring, and evaluation techniques. Ability to plan and direct the work of others. Ability to interpret and apply related laws and regulations. Ability to evaluate program and service delivery effectiveness and revisions or corrective actions. Ability to prepare and present verbal and written information and reports. Ability to establish comprehensive organization systems and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, organizational development or a related field; plus six years of progressively more responsible experience in the management of human resource functions, including three years in a professional managerial capacity.

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