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The Athletic Commission Program Manager is responsible for oversight of combative sports within Arkansas, as well as maintenance of licensee database, issuance of licenses,

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Approves/denies boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) event requests to ensure compliance with national standards requirements. Reviews promoters license requests to ensure state and federal requirements are fulfilled; accepts and inspects bonds for licensure; approves/denies and issues licenses. Prepares, administers, and maintains training data and tests for inspector licensing; advises requestors of licensing processes; prints state licenses and national identification cards and files corresponding paperwork. Assigns inspectors to conduct event venue inspections prior to a live event; reviews inspection results to determine compliance with requirements; reviews/accepts Fighter Accident and Health Insurance from promoter for events; consults with event hosts to resolve issues; attends live events, interacts with the public at live events, and networks with national athletic organizations. Creates quarterly Commission meeting agendas; provides information and guidance during Commission meetings; consults with legal counsel regarding interpretation of Commission Rules and Regulations when necessary; presents complaints/suspensions for Commission determinations; informs inspectors/complainants of Commission determinations. Maintains Arkansas State Athletic Commission website and responds to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Receives fees and oversees the accounting and deposit of monies; prepares invoices and manages Commission financial records; maintains vendor/venue information and coordinates logistics of events/venues. Supervises a small office staff by hiring and firing employees, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, and conducting performance evaluations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations affecting accounting, budgeting, purchasing, and human resource management. Knowledge of state and federal legislation and standards affecting Combative Sports. Knowledge of departmental licensing standards and evaluation methods for related Combative Sports. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports. Ability to evaluate community-based Combative Sports for events and develop corrective action plans. Ability to provide technical assistance before, during, and after events and recommend changes. Ability to confer with the public concerning licensure criteria. Ability to plan and direct the work of subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in business administration, public administration, education, sociology, or a related field; plus two years of experience working with athletic programs or a related field.

Required Certificates:

Arkansas State Athletic Commission Inspectors License; Completion of the Association of Boxing Commission Training and Certification. Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes


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