DHS Program Manager

Description:

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 to fill the position of DHS Program Manager in Jonesboro, AR.

The DHS Program Manager is responsible for planning and directing a specific human service program and providing technical assistance.This position:

Supervises a lower-level managerial, professional, and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, training employees or arranging training opportunities, assigning and reviewing work and special projects, evaluating the performance of incumbents, and conducting staff meetings to clarify problems and obtain status reports.
Determines program goals, objectives, and guidelines, develops and implements policies and procedures, evaluates program effectiveness and compliance, initiates corrective actions or revisions, and provides technical direction and administrative support to program personnel.
Disseminates and interprets regulations, policies, and procedures to program participants, coordinates internal and external personnel and activities to identify needs, problems, and accomplishments of program, conducts meetings to discuss program progress or problems, and presents program workshops or training.
Participates in the development of an operating budget by identifying program needs, preparing justifications, monitoring expenditures, approving reallocation of funds, and preparing related reports.
Performs one or more of the following activities related to program responsibilities, including approving final orders, system design and/or licenses, researching and compiling survey and statistical data, and performing the duties of professional program staff as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The ability to travel out of state is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in general business, social science,
or a related field; plus three years of experience in program planning or administration, including one year in a leadership capacity.

Position number: 22099310

Closing date: June 15, 2014

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