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DPS PROGRAM COORDINATOR

The Arkansas State Police (ASP) Program Assistant Administrator is responsible for the operational and administrative functions of the Arkansas State Police. This position is

Class Code:

G086C

Job Grade:

GS08

Special Job Requirements:

Occasional in-state and limited out-of-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Plans and coordinates the path of the agency by developing goals, objectives, performance standards, short and long-range plans, and policies and procedures, and by identifying agency needs. Develops and updates policies and procedures within the department in relation to applicable state and federal law. Oversees implementation to assure proper execution of state and federal mandates. Develops and oversees implementation of audit schedules and procedures to insure proper application of agency policy. Appoints and oversees committees to develop methods to implement specific department programs, update policies and procedures, and develop training curriculum. Researches, analyzes, and interprets state and federal law and regulations pertaining to agency operations. Directs the research and gathering of data to evaluate existing program effectiveness, trends and issues which affect goals, and needs of personnel to provide information for the development of long-range plans. Confers with department personnel, related agencies, and organizations to exchange information and/or explain administrative and program objectives, policies, procedures, and standards. Identifies the characteristics and impact of work problems and formulates possible solutions. Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and precedents. Knowledge of the criminal justice system. Knowledge of general law enforcement practices, procedures, and standards. Knowledge of planning, research, writing, and analysis techniques. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs. Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply legislation and case related information. Ability to estimate cost, time, manpower, equipment, and materials required to support current or planned operations. Ability to assign and coordinate work activities and monitor progress. Ability to prepare detailed reports containing specialized information and to make public presentations. Ability to assess the effectiveness of programs, policies, and procedures and impact of current trends and forecast and to direct necessary modifications. Ability to develop procedures and oversee the conduct of policy and compliance audits.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, political science, or related field; plus three years of experience in law enforcement, organizational management, or public administration. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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