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The Deputy Director of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission (ARLPC) is responsible for determining the general direction and strategy of the agency. This

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Directs the activities of agency personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall agency goals and objectives and by managing subordinate staff, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and serving as performance evaluation reviewing official for lower level divisional employees. Directs administrative activities for agency operations. Develops and recommends new and revised statues, policies, and procedures to respond to changes in operational needs, objectives, and priorities, and to improve the effectiveness of agency operations. Evaluates programs and services with departmental leaders, and makes changes, as necessary, to assure compliance with federal and state regulations and laws. Monitors, reviews, and approves agency financial systems, transactions, and reports of agency operations. Determines priorities and work sequences to achieve long range goals and objectives of agency. Assists Director in administering all divisions and programs of the agency. Serves in Directorâââ€ÂšÃƒÃ‚‚¬ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚¢ÃƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚€Ã‚žÃƒÃ‚‚¢s capacity at his or her direction. Directs federal grant administration, including work plans, applications, fund requests, and expenditure reports. Directs the preparation of various reports to state and federal entities. Directs County, District, and State Fair Programs associated with the receipt of state premium and construction funds. Drafts agency legislation. Represents agency and provides testimony at various Legislative Committee meetings. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of fiscal management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management. Knowledge of state budgetary and fiscal policies and management procedures. Knowledge of applicable state and federal rules and regulations. Knowledge of purchasing principles and procedures. Knowledge of public relations methods and procedures. Knowledge of the livestock and poultry industry and rules, regulations, state and federal laws governing the same. Ability to plan and direct the work of others. Ability to apply commission laws, regulations, and policies. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with affiliated organizations, the executive and legislative branches, and the general public. Ability to plan, coordinate, and execute the comprehensive personnel fiscal program.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelorâââ€ÂšÃƒÃ‚‚¬ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚¢ÃƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚€Ã‚žÃƒÃ‚‚¢s degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, or a related field; plus eight years of experience in public administration, business management, accounting, or a related field, including four years in a professional managerial 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 OF PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEWS COMMITTEE.

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