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The Department of Human Services (DHS) / Division of Youth Services (DYS) Administrator Program Compliance is responsible for setting expectations and overseeing the performance of all teaching positions in the division and resources for their educational efforts. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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Typical Functions:

Directs, coordinates, and supervises the educational program and related services for the division. Develops and implements DYS education program operating procedures and represents the division in establishing a juvenile justice education system. Develops and updates educational goals and objectives and implements methods used to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, standards, and agency policies. Develops and implements curricula, course design, and education programs that meet the needs of the students and comply with the Department of Education’s Arkansas frameworks. Maintains attendance records and identifies juvenile progress records in accordance with the DYS Performance Base Accounting System requirements. Serves as the DYS liaison with the Arkansas Department of Education and interfaces with Arkansas legislators. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing the Division of Youth Services Knowledge of the principles and practices of contract development and enforcement Ability to develop effective contract performance indicators Ability to interpret and apply rules, laws, or policy to specific situations Ability to evaluate programs, identify areas of non-compliance, and develop corrective action plans Ability to compile supporting documentation and prepare and present oral and written reports Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of supervisors and subordinates

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in educational administration, special education, public administration or a related field; plus four years of experience as a special education teacher or administrator or a related field, including three years in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

Required Certificates:

Licensed as a Superintendent, Administrator, or Curriculum Specialist by the Department of Education in accordance with ACA 6-17-402 or able to obtain licensure within one year of hire.