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The Arkansas Sentencing Commission Assistant Director is responsible for the supervision of daily activities of a small executive level commission. This position is governed

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Special Job Requirements:

Occasional in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Serves as agency chief fiscal officer. Prepares biennial and fiscal-year budgets, and year-end closing book journal entries. Supervises agency purchasing and fund disbursement. Supervises payroll time reporting and maintains personnel files. Supervises and coordinates agency research projects relating to sentencing practices and policies of the state. Develops, coordinates, and analyzes data received from the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Department of Correction, and the Department of Community Correction. Supervises and conducts data collection from circuit court files throughout the state, develops Continuing Legal Education classes for courtroom personnel to improve the quantity and quality of data received from these agencies, and prepares statistical analyses for commission meetings and agency reports including biennial reports and impact assessments on proposed criminal justice legislation during legislative sessions. Works with professional consultants in the preparation of the annual prison population projections and monitors the accuracy of these projections. Answers inquires from criminal justice constituents, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, offenders, and the general public concerning the sentencing standards. Coordinates purchases and maintenance of agency information technology equipment and software. Develops agency information technology plan and works with Information Network of Arkansas in developing and maintaining the agency Internet web site. Supervises staff in daily operations of agency. Represents agency executive director and may perform additional duties in the absence of the Director. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the state’s criminal justice system and laws. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources, organizational management, and state budget and fiscal requirements. Ability to work with a wide variety of criminal justice professionals and members of other state agencies. Ability to make responses verbally and in writing to members of the criminal justice community and general public concerning the sentencing guidelines. Ability to plan, conduct and supervise continuing education programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, sociology, business administration or a related area; plus two years of experience in criminal justice or a related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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