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The Plant Board Assistant Director is responsible for the management of the administrative division of the agency, coordinating the activities between agency divisions, and

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Special Job Requirements:

Occasional in and out-of-state travel is required

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of a large professional, technical, and administrative support staff through lower-level supervisors including reviewing performance evaluations and evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and reviewing and approving/disapproving a variety of actions/policies/procedures recommended by subordinates. Provides input in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the agency by coordinating with the director and subordinate supervisors in the preparation of plans. Develops plans, programs, and procedures to accomplish agency administrative goals and to comply with laws and regulations. Reviews past budgets, positions, new programs, and projects to assist the director in the development of biennial budget requests. Interprets rules and regulations and directs the activities of the agency field staff. Provides technical assistance and guidance and responds to complaints and problems. Coordinates activities across divisional lines within the agency to ensure success of agency programs and projects. Researches and prepares reports of agency programs and presents to agency director, board, and/or public officials. Represents the agency director and acts as the director in his/her absence. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the Plant Board laws and regulations. Knowledge of inspection and regulatory control procedures as they apply to all Plant Board programs. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational and financial management. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinate managers. Ability to assist in monitoring and evaluating agency operations. Ability to interpret laws and regulations and develop applicable policies and procedures. Ability to prepare, review, analyze, and approve reports, budget recommendations, purchase requests, and expenditures. Ability to prepare and present information verbally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, entomology, business, agriculture business, or a related field; plus five years experience in agricultural programs and plant regulatory enforcement activities, including two years in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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