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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Social Services Program Director is responsible for directing the operations of the social services program. This position is

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Occasional in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Plans, develops, and organizes the state-wide social services program to improve patient care and coordinates work activities with other functions within the agency. Directs the activities of a large professional staff through lower-level supervisors, including approving hire recommendations, reviewing performance evaluations, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and reviewing and determining the direction of a variety of actions, policies, and procedures recommended by subordinates. Analyzes requirements for staff, material, and equipment and prepares annual and biennial operating budget requests. Provides advice and information to staff and to various agency committees in problem resolution or in methods of compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Drafts proposals for new or revised legislation and policies to respond to changes in social service needs, objectives, and priorities. Prepares various social services reports and represents the social services program on various task force teams and committees. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of social service program delivery. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing social service. Knowledge of state budgetary procedures. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and materials. Ability to compile statistical information and reports. Ability to direct, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of social services programs. Ability to research, interpret, and apply laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, public administration, or a related field; plus four years of experience in social service or a related field; including one year of experience in a supervisory or leadership 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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