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The Department of Human Services (DHS) Chief Security and Compliance Officer is responsible for the oversight of physical security and compliance to all state

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel, night, weekend and holiday working hours and prompt responses to security emergencies are required.

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of the Office of Security and Compliance personnel through subordinate administrators and managers by determining overall goals and objectives and by managing subordinate staff, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and serving as performance evaluation reviewing official for lower level employees. Develops annual operating budget for assigned components and works through legislative process to ensure timely review and adoption. Implements policies and procedures to comply with federal and state regulatory legislation applicable to section programs, assists in the preparation of and with the introduction of new legislation relative to assigned programs, and ensures DHS’s compliance with all governing laws and agency policies and procedures. Responds to all emergencies involving security and safety of DHS staff and clients. Assesses and makes recommendations on physical security of buildings and facilities. In cases where there is security failure, conducts investigations as to why the failure occurred and makes recommendations from outcomes. Performs forensic investigations. Functions as the site commander for all incident responses. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the executive and legislative processes as well as state and federal requirements regarding physical security and related information technology. Knowledge of principles and practices of human resources, organizational, and fiscal management. Knowledge of state and federal laws and policies pertaining to the delivery of human services. Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Knowledge of the programs and information technology systems used by the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Knowledge of incident response protocols. Ability to prepare and provide information and reports to agency management, the legislative and executive branches, and others. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of a professional staff. Ability to establish program goals and objectives supporting strategic plans. Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions. Ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of findings and recommendations as needed and on demand. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Ability to communicate effectively and to represent the agency at public and official functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, political science, management, criminal justice or a related field, plus seven years of progressively more responsible administrative and operational experience in professional security and law enforcement fields, including three years in a professional managerial capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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