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The Human Resources Administrator is responsible for supervising a professional and paraprofessional staff that oversees all human resources functions for a large state agency.

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Typical Functions:

Provides agency leadership and guidance in all matters related to human resources. Directs, oversees, and monitors the operations of human resources including but not limited to recruiting and selection, benefits, employee relations, employee training, records management, compensation and classification. Ensures compliance with all federal, state and agency employment policies and procedures. Plans, develops new or revised human resources programs and systems to address changing needs of a large and diverse workforce in multi-locations. Presents and or defends the Department’s position in all legal and legislative proceedings involving personnel administrative matters. Counsels agency directors, section heads and employees in regard to reconciling complex complaints and workforce issues. Maintains liaisons with other state entities such as: the Office of Personnel Management, Legislative Audit, Employee Benefits Division, the Arkansas Public Employee’s Retirement System, the Attorney General’s Office, the Department of Labor and the Governor’s office, as necessary. Assists Division directors and the Executive Director in the preparation and submittal of the biennial and annual personnel related budget. Interprets, researches, and communicates Federal, State and Departmental policy regarding human resource management to agency directors, section heads, employees and applicants. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources. Knowledge of state and federal personnel laws, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of organizational management, payroll, benefits, and budget processes. Ability to administer overall human resource programs, payroll functions, benefits, employee training, safety, and related human resource functions. Ability to plan and maintain budgets. Ability to communicate with a diverse group of employees and population. Ability to supervise employees, administer work plans, and evaluate progress. Ability to interpret policies and application human resource state and federal laws.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, or a related field; plus seven years of human resources experience, including three years supervisory experience. 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.

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