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The Director of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Section is
responsible for developing, enforcing, and publicizing regulations for the heating, ventilation,
air conditioning and refrigeration industries. This position is governed by state and federal
laws and agency policy.

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Typical Functions:

Supervises the activities of a technical staff by interviewing applicants, recommending hire, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Oversees a statewide inspection program by providing guidance and technical assistance to staff or contracted inspectors, who coordinate with local mechanical systems inspectors, to ensure compliance with the Arkansas HVACR/mechanical code. Administers a training and licensing program for mechanical systems contractors by serving as secretary for the HVACR Licensing Committee, assisting vocational technical schools and private companies in organizing HVACR apprenticeship training programs, reviewing applications for licensure, and monitoring a contracted testing program. Reviews major violations of HVACR code and recommends appropriate legal action to the Licensing Committee or the board. Disseminates information on HVACR code changes, rules, regulations, and interpretations by conducting public hearings, responding to questions from local officials regarding topics such as material compliance, code exceptions and licensing requirements, and providing routine and technical information to HVACR mechanics and the general public. Coordinates program activities with other state agencies, communicates with HVACR regulatory agencies in other states and participates in various professional seminars and conferences, in order to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field. Develops, monitors, and makes adjustments in the section budget and oversees the accounting, receipt and expenditure of section’s special revenue funds. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of mechanically-related construction trades and activities. Knowledge of state building codes, laws, and regulations governing mechanical systems (HVACR). Knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and installation and repair techniques. Ability to plan, organize, and supervise a subordinate technical staff. Ability to interpret and apply applicable laws, rules and regulations. Ability to provide information and technical assistance regarding the regulation of heating ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering or a related field; plus three years of experience in maintenance or facility operations, mechanical systems contracting or a related field with two years in HVACR operations, including two years in a managerial or supervisory capacity. OR The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus seven years of experience as a mechanical systems contractor, code enforcement official or a related field with two years in HVACR operations, including three years in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

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