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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Governmental Affairs Policy Director is responsible for developing a cooperative alliance of federal, state, and local resources to

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Monitors all federal and state legislation affecting public health. Provides information and analysis of public health issues to government, business, and community leaders. Serves as liaison for ADH and all federal, state, and local officials in the state of Arkansas. Coordinates each ADH division’s services and community support activities with external partners to ensure optimal utilization and efficiency in sustaining public health initiatives. Develops informative materials and training sessions on legislative processes and state and local government policies and procedures for statewide local health unit administrators. Assists ADH Deputy Director of Administration in developing agency budget and coordinating task assignments of administrative staff in the Director’s office. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of public health policy and initiatives Knowledge of state budgetary, human resource, and purchasing procedures. Ability to develop and deliver presentations to diverse audiences. Ability to communicate in verbal and written formats.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, political science, public administration, or related field; plus seven years of professional level experience in public health policy, governmental affairs, or a related field. 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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