DHS County Administrator I


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 I in Murfreesboro, AR.

The DHS County Administrator I is responsible for coordinating departmental operations within a smaller county facility. This position:

Provides general supervision of the work of a subordinate staff by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance.
Coordinates and integrates 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.
Administers and monitors 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.
Develops 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.
Develops county office procedures ensuring compliance with departmental and divisional policy and disseminates new and revised departmental policies and procedures through staff meetings and in-service training.
Develops, implements, and monitors the operational budget and monitors and approves expenditures; coordinates purchasing and inventory activities for the various divisions; monitors facility agreements and contracts, and prepares related reports.
Performs other duties as assigned.

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in sociology, psychology, public administration, or a related field; plus two years of experience in a human services or related field, including one year in a supervisory capacity.

Position number: 22099173

Closing date: June 17, 2014


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