DHS Program Administrator-22168884


The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 7,500 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 11 major divisions and five support offices headquartered in Little Rock to provide services to Arkansan’s. DHS is seeking to fill DHS Program Administrator positions in Fort Smith, AR.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Program Administrator is responsible for overseeing, monitoring, and evaluating service and grant programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. This position:

Supervises a subordinate staff by developing short and long term goals and objectives, determining the allocation of internal and external resources, advising staff seeking guidance, and overseeing the functions of program activities to ensure fulfillment of the organization's mission and objectives. Interviews, recommends for hire, trains, coordinates, assigns, reviews work, and evaluates the performance of incumbents. Monitors and evaluates service programs and recommends corrective action when needed. Writes and implements grants, assesses grant criteria to ensure compliance, and researches alternative grant sources. Provides technical assistance regarding program, personnel, and policy matters and provides oral/written information and testimony. Develops and prepares operational and personnel budgets by analyzing, compiling, and preparing reports, proposals, and correspondence. Serves on various committees and task forces to stay abreast on service program information. Performs other duties as assigned.

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in general business, sociology, psychology, or a related field; plus five years of experience in social services, organizational management, or a related area, including one year of experience in a supervisory capacity.

Special qualifications: Five years supervisory experience with DCFS. Leadership skills, communication skills, problem solving skills, computer skills, people skills, ability to handle and mediate complaints.

Position number: 22168884

Closing date: June 17, 2018; 11:59 p.m.

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