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AHIRB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Administrator for the Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Board (AHIRB) is responsible to the Board for the day to day operations of the Board.

Class Code:

X193C

Job Grade:

GS06

Special Job Requirements:

Familiarity with the Home Inspection Industry. If the individual holds a current home inspector license the individual cannot perform a home inspection for a fee while they are employed by the Board. The individual cannot maintain any association or bus

Typical Functions:

Maintains the day to day operations of the AHIRB by answering phone number assigned to the Board. Receives all electronic, voice and written communications on behalf of the Board. Processes licensee applications maintaining accurate physical and electronic data base files of all licensed Home Inspectors in Arkansas. Processes new and yearly renewal applications and provides the AHIRB with copies of all applications for review. Monitors licenses monthly, providing licensees and insurance companies notification of status of general liability insurance coverage. Initiates suspension of licensees who do not maintain insurance coverage or fail to submit required documentation on time. Works with the AHIRB to process and analyze requests by providers of Home Inspector Initial and continuing education offerings. Distributes course and instructor documentation to the Education subcommittee along with critiques of deficiencies noted. Notifies providers upon approval/disapproval. Maintains classification of course offerings into subject matter categories. Create and maintain a database of continuing education courses taken by licensees. Provide the Board with a report of each home inspectors continuing education record reflecting fulfillment of course content requirements whenever an individual home inspectors registration is being reviewed by the Board for any reason. Such report shall be transmitted to the home inspector annually with their notice of renewal. Investigates and processes complaint cases against Home Inspectors received from either the public, clients, or the Board itself. Documents the investigative process, evidence and findings. Maintains the chain of possession/custody for all evidence collected in each case. Coordinates the investigation with the AHIRB and the Attorney Generals representative. Solicits any additional information/documentation requested from complainant. Can require solicitation and supervision of a home inspector, contractor or other agency to act as an additional investigator. Identifies laws, rules, or standards of practice allegedly broken by an inspector. Composes Consent Agreements or Orders and Notices of Hearings depending on the decision of the AHIRB or Subcommittee. Works with Subcommittee members and the Attorney General’s Office to discuss/assess any applicability of mitigating factors, harm performed and comparable previous cases before submission of Subcommittee recommendation to the AHIRB for acceptance of a Consent Agreement or to hold a formal disciplinary hearing. Assists the Attorney General’s Office in preparing for disciplinary hearings or court proceedings including solicitation of expert witnesses. Ability to testify at hearings when necessary. Requires composition and transmission of Findings of Fact and Order following disciplinary hearings to accused home inspector. Requires posting and deposit of fines collected. Other administrative job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations and codes governing specialized program areas such as residential and commercial buildings inspection and construction. Knowledge of the principles and practices of state budgetary procedures. Ability to develop, evaluate, and analyze programs, services, policies, and procedures and implement needed changes. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices and Principles. Ability to interpret and apply rules, laws, and policies to specific situations. Ability to use computer software programs to produce reports and correspondence. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in administration, business or public, construction management or engineering, safety, or any other applicable discipline. 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, UPON APPROVAL OF THE AHIRB.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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