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The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Assistant Personnel Administrator is responsible for formulating and administering classification and compensation practices and procedures, state payroll

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Directs the activities of a professional staff by interviewing applicants, hiring and terminating employees, assigning and reviewing work, training, and evaluating the performance of employees. Plans and directs compensation program development and establishes operational priorities by preparing and implementing short/long range plans for interim and biennial classification and compensation activities. Reviews and recommends to the Chief Fiscal Officer approval or disapproval of state agency personnel requests and provides consultative and advisory assistance in the areas of classification and compensation to state agencies. Manages the State Classification and Compensation Section, State Payroll Section or Special Projects to coordinate operations with other functions within the agency, including budgetary and fiscal units, and the Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System (AASIS) to ensure the establishment and implementation of section objectives and standards. Coordinates the development or revision of statewide policy based on state and federal legislation, Governor’s Policy Directives, Executive Orders, etc.; assists with the development of legislation; coordinates or conducts special personnel-related projects as directed by the State Personnel Administrator, Chief Fiscal Officer, Governor’s Office, or legislative committees by assigning work activities and monitoring progress through supervisory personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel/human resources management. Knowledge of state and federal employment laws, regulations, and executive orders. Knowledge of state budgetary and payroll policies and procedures. Knowledge of state classification and compensation systems. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, and Power Point. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, executive orders, and guidelines. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of personnel management systems, programs, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Ability to prepare proposed legislation, policies, and procedures for the implementation and administration of personnel systems and programs. Ability to analyze data, situations, project outcomes, and resolve problems. Ability to provide consultative and advisory assistance related to classification and compensation, payroll and other human resource related issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in personnel management, public administration, business administration, English or a related field; plus six years of progressively more responsible experience in personnel or human resources management, including three years in a professional managerial or supervisory capacity.

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