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

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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 division director regarding the agency’s financial status, program priorities, changes in law or regulations and other factors affecting the department’s overall operation. Prepares monthly revenue and expense projections for all fund sources. Develops and disseminates budget processes and guidelines, and compiles annual and biennium 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 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 division positions. Monitors and periodically audits personnel/payroll files and reports to ensure compliance with policy and procedures. Oversees a variety of administrative processes, including 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal educational equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, general business, finance, public administration, or a related field; plus seven years of experience in fiscal or personnel management, 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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