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The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT) Administration Director is responsible for managing the fiscal, personnel, human resources and administrative functions of the

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Supervises a small-sized professional and administrative support staff by interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating performance. Advises the Executive Director regarding the agency’s financial status, program priorities, changes in law or regulations and other factors affecting the department’s overall operation. Prepares various statistical and strategic planning reports such as monthly revenue and expense projections for all fund sources, workforce injuries, time and leave usage, workforce training and other workforce statistics as needed. Develops and disseminates budget processes and guidelines, and compiles annual and biennial budgets for submission to division and agency directors. Monitors agency expenditures by reviewing financial reports to ensure costs are within budgeted amounts, investigates discrepancies, and requests legislative approval to reallocate funds, if necessary. Reviews and evaluates personnel and fiscal requests submitted by central office and field staff, projects revenues and costs for existing, expanded, or new programs and parks, discusses and prioritizes requests with regional and divisional management, and recommends proper grades and classifications for all agency positions. Oversees, monitors and periodically audits functions such as personnel administration, payroll files and reports to ensure compliance with policy and procedures. Oversees a variety of administrative processes such as division grants, special projects, volunteer programs, evaluating and justifying the replacement of agency vehicles, arranging for the insurance of agency property, coordinating the processing of claims, and approving and processing travel requests, to ensure proper documentation and adherence to policy. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources and organizational management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting. Knowledge of state laws, procedures, and regulations pertaining to fiscal management, budgeting, personnel and purchasing. Knowledge of the business practices of retail operations. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to develop and project financial data. Ability to evaluate effectiveness of programs and activities. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal educational equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, accounting, general business, finance, public administration or a related field; plus seven years of progressively more responsible experience in fiscal or personnel management, including three years in a professional managerial or supervisory capacity.

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