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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Public Health Section Chief II is responsible for directing the operations of a public health program section. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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Typical Functions:

Identifies goals and objectives for programs consistent with state and agency priorities, and state and federal laws, regulations, and policies. Develops future strategic plans for programs, performs cost analyses for grants and programs, forecasts service needs, and directs preparation of section budget. Monitors and assesses existing programs and determines work assignments for program coordinators, supervisors, and professional staff. Cultivates relationships with state, federal, and local officials and community members. Interprets the goals and policies of the ADH section program in meetings, conferences and workgroups. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations, methodology, and practices relating to administering public health programs. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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