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The Heritage Agency Director is responsible for the planning and direction of the overall operation of a Department of Arkansas Heritage agency, providing direction

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Plans and directs the overall operation of the Agency within the Department by coordinating and evaluating all aspects of programs and services to ensure goals and objectives of division are met. Works within broad guidelines to develop programs and services to provide efficient operations; establishes policies and regulations for the agency with the advice and support of the Department of Arkansas Heritage director; implements departmental policies and programs, and recommends legislation affecting division. Provides direction to lower level managers and staff by interviewing and selecting managerial level applicants, reviewing and approving selections of lower level managers, and assessing managerial capability of staff in specific areas. Sets priorities and allocates resources. Delegates responsibility for specific programs and projects. Evaluates managers’ performance and reviews and approves personnel actions for key positions within the division. Provides guidance and budgetary limitations to lower level managers. Develops budget requests for division; monitors the status of funds for operations and directs adjustments where necessary. Approves/disapproves purchases of supplies and equipment, reviews and approves all contracts, capital improvements, and acquisitions in accordance with agency and departmental policy. Coordinates activities with other work units within and outside the department; serves as spokesman for the agency in promotion and interpretation of regulations, programs, services, and policies, negotiates agreements with other state, federal, local, or non-governmental organizations; provides information to federal, state, and local agencies and officials concerning the impact of proposed legislation and other relevant issues; serves on various committees as a representative of the division or department. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of fiscal management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of long-range planning. Knowledge of state budgetary and fiscal policies and procedures. Knowledge of statutory requirements relevant to work area. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to develop operational goals, plans, policies, and procedures. Ability to estimate and budget for future needs. Ability to evaluate programs and activities. Ability to conduct written and oral presentations

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related area; plus six years of experience in program development and administration, including three years 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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