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The Arkansas Parole Board Program Administrator is responsible for overseeing support functions of the agency. This position is governed by state and federal laws

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Special Job Requirements:

Occasional in state and out of state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises the activities of a professional and administrative staff by interviewing and recommending applicants for employment, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating job performance, and overseeing disciplinary actions. Advises the Board regarding resource acquisition, allocation, and utilization. Advises the Board regarding applicable laws, policies, performance measures and standards for the release and revocation of adult offenders; coordinates the process of developing agency standards, performance measures and policies for the release and revocation of adult offenders. . Performs regular audits and reviews of operations to ensure compliance with applicable law, policies and standards. Assists with the development, administration and management of the agency budget. Develops internal administrative directives and memoranda regarding agency policy and procedures. Acts as liaison to legislative committees and staff, other state agencies and national associations. Coordinates media coverage for significant programs or events to ensure the accuracy and completeness of information. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of parole/probation/correctional programs, laws, and policies. Knowledge of parole and probation hearing procedures. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of the Electronic Offender Management Information System (EOMIS) program. Knowledge of applicable American Correctional Association (ACA) standards. Knowledge of legislative processes pertaining to parole/probation/corrections. Knowledge of state and federal budget, accounting, procurement, and human resource management. Ability to compile and understand detailed information and interpret statistical data. Ability to communicate in oral and written form. Ability to interpret and present budget findings and legislative proposals to the Board, supervisory personnel, legislative committees, and staff. Ability to provide various types of technical assistance to the agency and stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, social work or a related field; plus seven years of progressively more responsible work experience in a parole and probation or correctional capacity or a related field, including four years in a supervisory capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license. 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 F


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