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The Executive Director of the Counseling Board is responsible for overseeing all functions of the Board of Examiners in Counseling (BOEC). This position is

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Supervises a small to medium-sized professional and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training new employees, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Monitors budgets and expenditures, provides approvals for transactions based on available budget and sponsoring agency restrictions, and monitors internal controls, procedures, and compliance issues for grants and/or contracts. Analyzes, interprets, and disseminates information related to legal issues received from various federal, state, local, and private agencies or citizens. Establishes and maintains general ledgers on agency operations, calculates and allocates funds for new and existing accounts or projects, develops forms and documents for special accounts, reviews posted entries to general ledgers and subsidiary accounts, balances accounts periodically, and closes books as required by AASIS. Prepares spreadsheets and database files from automated information systems, monitors purchasing procedures of agency personnel, determines account responsibility for payment of expenditures, and instructs new employees on purchasing and travel. Reviews, analyzes, and prepares reports designed to reflect aspects of the agency fiscal status, prepares special and periodic reports for use in planning by the Board, and compiles budgetary reports for fiscal requirements to Office of Budget, Legislative Council, AASIS, and BOEC. Meets with state personnel to discuss budgetary reports, provides advice on budgetary guidelines or other financial reporting matters, and works as liaison for agency with the Attorney General’s office for complaints and other legal matters. Provides technical assistance to board, staff, and the general public by providing information on regulations and procedures governing board practices and programs that comply with governmental regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of counseling and marriage and family therapy course work, programs, regulations, and certification requirements. Knowledge of office administration procedures and general accounting procedures. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to review university transcripts, applications, required supervision reports from licensed associate counselors, and complaints and recommend actions to the Board. Ability to supervise subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff engaged in board activities. Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports. Ability to provide guidance and technical assistance to staff, counselors, and the general public regarding board rules and policies. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of accounting procedures and controls, identify problems, and devise/recommend corrective actions.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education that is primarily professional counseling in content; plus five years of experience in education, counseling, management, or a related area, including two years in a professional managerial or leadership capacity. Must be licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arkansas. 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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