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The Arkansas State Police (ASP) Highway Safety Office Administrator is responsible for administering the state’s Highway Safety Program. This position is governed by state

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Special Job Requirements:

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

Typical Functions:

Supervises a medium to large-sized professional and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training new employees, giving direction and instruction, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Directs and provides guidance to subordinate supervisors and staff in the development and implementation of highway safety programs to ensure the establishment of appropriate goals and the plans of action. Plans, coordinates, and directs the operations of the Highway Safety Office of the Arkansas State Police to establish highway safety priorities and to coordinate these functions with other divisions within the agency and with state and federal agencies. Evaluates and monitors program effectiveness by reviewing pertinent documentation, consulting with staff, and making recommendations for necessary changes. Answers technical questions related to highway safety programs for federal, state and local agency personnel, elected officials, and the general public and confers with contemporaries in other states to exchange program information. Determines and requests staff, material, and equipment needs for the section’s programs to develop budget requests and monitor expenditures. Develops and recommends new and revised policies and procedures to respond to changes in program needs, objectives, and priorities and to improve program effectiveness. Drafts program related legislation. Develops and conducts workshops, seminars, and presentations to provide information and training in highway safety. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines applicable to the Highway Safety Program. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of grants administration and budgeting procedures. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. 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 prepare detailed written reports or specialized information and to make presentations to large groups. Ability to estimate cost, time, manpower, equipment and materials required to support current or planned operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, general business, or a related field; plus five years of experience in highway safety activities or a related field, including three years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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