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Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Date Posted: 12/06/2017
Posting Expires: 12/17/2017
The Human Resources Administrator is responsible for supervising a professional and paraprofessional staff that oversees all human resources functions for a large state agency. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Provides agency leadership and guidance in all matters related to human resources. Directs, oversees, and monitors the operations of human resources including but not limited to recruiting and selection, benefits, employee relations, employee training, records management, compensation and classification. Ensures compliance with all federal, state and agency employment policies and procedures. Plans, develops new or revised human resources programs and systems to address changing needs of a large and diverse workforce in multi-locations. Presents and or defends the Department’s position in all legal and legislative proceedings involving personnel administrative matters. Counsels agency directors, section heads and employees in regard to reconciling complex complaints and workforce issues. Maintains liaisons with other state entities such as: the Office of Personnel Management, Legislative Audit, Employee Benefits Division, the Arkansas Public Employee’s Retirement System, the Attorney General’s Office, the Department of Labor and the Governor’s office, as necessary. Assists Division directors and the Executive Director in the preparation and submittal of the biennial and annual personnel related budget. Interprets, researches, and communicates Federal, State and Departmental policy regarding human resource management to agency directors, section heads, employees and applicants. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources. Knowledge of state and federal personnel laws, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of organizational management, payroll, benefits, and budget processes. Ability to administer overall human resource programs, payroll functions, benefits, employee training, safety, and related human resource functions. Ability to plan and maintain budgets. Ability to communicate with a diverse group of employees and population. Ability to supervise employees, administer work plans, and evaluate progress. Ability to interpret policies and application human resource state and federal laws.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, or a related field; plus seven years of human resources experience, including three years in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
-Master’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development and Training, Business or related field.
-Eight years of Human Resources experience.
-Six years Recruitment experience
-Four years of supervisory experience.
-Four years Human Resources experience in an Arkansas state agency
-Four years AASIS experience
-Knowledge of the state legislative process
-Knowledge of state budgeting process
-SHRM Certification
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Human Resources Office

Hiring Official
Charles Warriner

Special Work Condition
The starting salary for this position is $69,776 annually. This position is located in Little Rock, AR. Grade: GS12

Position requires in-state travel and occasional work on weekends.

Special Application Information
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: 22109908
Class Code: R006C
Grade: GS12
Salary Range: $69,776.00 - $90,708.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1001
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