County Administrator III
Arkansas Department of Human Services - Batesville, AR

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The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 8,200 employees working in 181 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking a to fill the position of DHS County Administrator III in Batesville, AR . The DHS County Administrator III is responsible for coordinating departmental operations within a large county facility.

Typical functions include: Providing general supervision of the work of a subordinate staff by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance. Coordinating and integrating the delivery of services through departmental personnel by monitoring the delivery system, identifying progress and problems, investigating complaints, notifying appropriate personnel, and implementing or recommending corrective action. Administering and monitoring the Information and Referral System by developing and updating resource materials and referral processes, tracking utilization of system through verbal and written reports, and contacting appropriate personnel to resolve system problems. Developing resources within the county by contacting community and provider organizations to identify needs and assess programs or service availability, assisting with grant proposal preparation, recruiting volunteers, providing guidance for the establishment and implementation of programs and related policies and procedures, and monitoring the effectiveness of program or service delivery.

Developing county office procedures ensuring compliance with departmental and divisional policy and disseminating new and revised departmental policies and procedures through staff meetings and in-service training. Developing, implementing, and monitoring the operational budget and monitoring and approving expenditures; coordinates purchasing and inventory activities for the various divisions; monitors facility agreements and contracts, and prepares related reports. Performing other duties as assigned. Special Work Condition: Some in-state and overnight travel may be required.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: - supervisory practices and techniques. - the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management - state budgetary practices and procedures. - the programs and services administered by the agency. - community referral resources.

Ability to: - supervise a subordinate staff. - plan work unit objectives and operational activities, and to assign and direct the work of others. - prepare, present, and review oral and written information. - develop, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of programs an

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