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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Public Health Administrator is responsible for determining all policies and procedures of a public health branch, including the supervision of mid-level managers, section chiefs, and professional staff. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Typical Functions:

Identifies goals and objectives for health programs utilizing state and federal laws and policies, provides management for multiple programs, and determines work assignments for staff. Directs major plans, goals, and objectives for programs, directs the preparation of cost analyses for grants and programs, and forecasts service needs. Identifies funding opportunities and directs the preparation of grant requests. Maintains appropriate contact with federal, state, and local officials and community members, and interprets the health program mission and goals in meetings and conferences. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws relating to the administration of public health programs. Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of public health programs. Knowledge of organizational and human resources management. Knowledge of grants administration and financial analysis techniques. Ability to interpret, analyze, and resolve complex administrative and personnel problems. Ability to monitor the effectiveness of public health programs and services. Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written formats. Ability to analyze data, prepare reports, and produce recommendations for health programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in public health, public administration, or related field; plus three years of related work experience, 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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