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The Arkansas Tobacco Control (ATC) Director is responsible for overseeing the administration of the Tobacco Control Board. This position is governed by state and

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Typical Functions:

Enforces all federal and state laws pertaining to tobacco sales, possession, and consumption including communicating with other tobacco enforcement agencies concerning the enforcement issues of common interest. Works with the attorney general’s office to enforce provisions for the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Attends numerous types of meetings concerning illegal tobacco sales, including frequently attending legislative meetings in an attempt to answer requests from legislators. Prepares fiscal year and biennial budget request for agency. Manages subordinate employees of the tobacco control board. Responds to requests pertaining to the Freedom of Information Act. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state budgetary, human resources, and purchasing procedures. Knowledge of both the retail and wholesale tobacco industry. Knowledge of both federal and sate tobacco laws. Knowledge of the tobacco control board regulations. Knowledge of the operational methods for our judicial system. Knowledge of the operational methods for our legislative session. Ability to comprehend both simple instructions and short correspondences. Ability to properly interpret safety regulations from given procedure manuals. Ability to properly interpret numerous types of technical and legal documents. Ability to routinely write correspondences then relay their information to other personnel. Ability to clearly orally communicate to others specifically using the English language.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration or a related field; plus eight years of progressively more responsible experience in enforcement or regulatory operations, including five years in a professional managerial capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must be certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in accordance with ACA 12-9-106.


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