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DPS PROGRAM MANAGER

The Arkansas State Police (ASP) Program Manager is responsible for managing the activities of an agency program. This position is governed by state and

Class Code:

G156C

Job Grade:

GS10

Special Job Requirements:

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

Typical Functions:

Supervises a small to medium-sized professional and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training new employees, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Develops and implements guidelines, policies, and procedures for program development and coordinates program activities within the section and outside of the agency. Evaluates and monitors program effectiveness by reviewing pertinent documentation, consulting with staff, and making recommendations for any necessary changes. Develops and monitors federal grants used to fund special projects within the program by preparing grant proposals, establishing evaluation methods, and reviewing grants to ensure compliance. Develops and monitors budgets for program activities or grant proposals and reviews and approves expenditures. Identifies needs and problems and conducts workshops or in-service training to address problems and issues, provide new information, and instruct in new procedures. Conducts research pertinent to assigned program activities such as market development, laws and regulations, and data collection to provide information for report development. Prepares reports pertinent to specific program functions to provide information to upper-level management and program personnel. Provides technical assistance to staff and program personnel by gathering and processing information, providing consultations, and answering technical questions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines applicable to specialized program area. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of grants administration. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to analyze programs and recommend implementation methods or modifications. Ability to coordinate activities with other sections, agencies, services and organizations. Ability to interpret and apply federal and state guidelines and regulations. Ability to provide technical assistance for equipment or service acquisitions and contract negotiations. Ability to plan, prepare, and present oral and written reports. Ability to develop and document complex technical and operational procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field; plus four years of experience in program organization and administration, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. 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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