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The Claims Commission Director is responsible for overseeing the functions of the Claims Commission and staff. This position is governed by state and federal

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Typical Functions:

Directs activities related to the hearing and adjudication of claims against the state of Arkansas, it’s agencies and institutions with regard to property damage, personal injury, refunds and breach of contract. Supervises a support staff by interviewing, hiring, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, approving time and leave, and providing training. Coordinates the hearings and claims processes to ensure filings comply with rules and regulations and are appropriate for presentation; schedules hearings; assists the Commission during and following hearings; ensures Commission orders are implemented, prepares hearing minutes, and develops recommended rules and regulations for Commission consideration, implements and interprets upon approval. Represents the Commission internally and externally to meet the needs of the Commission; makes presentations and provides information to state and federal governmental agencies, state legislators/legislature, legislative audit, private organizations, and the public. Manages daily operations related to the interpretation of laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, distribution of funds for claims awarded, agency budget and fiscal activities, procurement, asset management, human resources and control of processes that ensure the effective and efficient operation of the agency. Prepares, reviews, and submits reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, government statutes and rulings, and other items affecting the Commission. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, government regulations, and agency rules. Knowledge of state government operations and structures. Knowledge of budgetary, fiscal management, procurement and human resource practices. Knowledge of program operations and services. Ability to develop, implement and interpret rules and regulations related to the Commission’s function. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of governmental staff, a diverse customer base and the public. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to direct, plan, and implement policies, objectives, and activities of an agency. Ability to prepare and present information to the legislature, governmental entities and the public. Ability to monitor, prepare, review, and submit reports concerning activities, purchases, expenses, budgets, government statutes and rulings, and other items affecting the agency. Ability to plan and direct the work of a support staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a law degree from an accredited law school; plus six years of legal experience, including three years in a professional managerial capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must be licensed to practice law and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar in accordance with ACA 16-22-201.


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