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The Department of Human Services (DHS) Behavioral Health Associate Director of the Arkansas Health Center is responsible for planning and directing the operations of

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Plans, coordinates, and directs the dietary, housekeeping, canteen, inventory control, personnel, fiscal, laundry, security, and switchboard operations of the Benton Services Center by establishing operational goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities to ensure consistency with overall agency goals. Develops, coordinates, and evaluates short and long-range plans, including methods of financing, client populations to be served, and services to be provided, to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Provides direction to section heads by interviewing and recommending for hire, providing or arranging training, providing assistance to staff in resolving work problems, approving personnel actions, evaluating the performance of incumbents, and ensuring objective performance appraisals. Develops and recommends staff, material, and equipment needs for the administrative and support services operations managed to contribute to the formulation and justification of budgetary requests and monitors expenditures. Consults with and coordinates Center’s activities with other functions within the division and other state, private non-profit agencies, and vendors regarding lease arrangements and planning/negotiation for the provision of services. Consults with staff to exchange information and/or advises on or explains administrative and operational objectives, policies, procedures, and standards to identify the impact of work problems and formulate possible solutions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of state budget, accounting, and purchasing procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws governing the management of and accounting for public funds. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinate managers. Ability to estimate cost, time, manpower, equipment, and materials required to support current or planned operations. Ability to investigate complaints, identify problems, and design corrective measures. Ability to coordinate the multiple support services of a residential care facility.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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