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The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Assistant Administrative Services Administrator is responsible for directing the Administrative Services Section of DFA. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of a medium-sized administrative support staff by interviewing applicants, hiring and terminating incumbents, assigning and reviewing work, training, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Demonstrates knowledge of agency missions, programs, goals, and objectives and effectively communicates program-specific information to subordinate staff. Develops, administers, and maintains agency division budgets, programs, policies, and procedures and prepares financial and administrative revenue impact statements when assigned. Researches, identifies, and resolves issues and potential problems, delegates authority to staff to maximize organizational effectiveness, and develops and implements new approaches, solutions, and processes to better serve the citizens of the state of Arkansas. Works with senior management and legislators during legislative sessions when assigned and consistently provides superiors with professional, complete, and correct reports, proposals, and organizational plans. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and executive orders related to administrative areas, including budget, human resources, purchasing, and accounting. Knowledge of state budgeting, accounting, and human resources policies and procedures. Knowledge of DFA policies and procedures. Knowledge of organizational and financial management. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to interpret and apply laws, executive orders, rules, guidelines, and policies related to administrative areas. Ability to provide technical assistance to other staff inside and outside the office regarding administrative functions. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services. Ability to direct personnel and budgeting activities. Ability to develop and revise operational objectives, methods, and procedures. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, business administration or a related area; plus six years of progressively more responsible experience in financial or accounting operations or a related field, including three years in a professional managerial capacity.

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