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The Minority Health and Health Disparities Director is responsible for ensuring that programs and services are delivered in a culturally sensitive manner by the

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Directs the activities of divisional personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall division 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. Coordinates and integrates Office of Minority Health initiatives with other divisions within the Arkansas Department of Health. Monitors and assesses effectiveness of initiatives and identifies problems. Recommends and implements corrective system actions as necessary. Establishes policy and procedures for the elimination of ethnic and racial health disparities. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources, organizational, and fiscal management. Knowledge of state budgetary practices and procedures. Ability to analyze, evaluate, and manage program and service effectiveness and compliance. Ability to supervise employees, administer work plans, and evaluate progress. Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate information and prepare reports. Ability to prepare, present, and review verbal and written information.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public health administration, social work, or related field; plus seven years of experience in public health program administration, or a related field, including three years in a professional managerial capacity. 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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