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Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Date Posted: 12/06/2017
Posting Expires: 12/17/2017
The Department of Human Services (DHS) County Administrator I is responsible forcoordinating departmental operations within a smaller county facility. This position isgoverned by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Provides general supervision of the work of a subordinate staff by assigning and prioritizingwork assignments, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluatingemployee performance. Coordinates and integrates the delivery of services through departmental personnel bymonitoring 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 updatingresource materials and referral processes, tracking utilization of system through verbal andwritten reports, and contacting appropriate personnel to resolve system problems. Develops resources within the county by contacting community and provider organizationsto identify needs and assess programs or service availability, assisting with grant proposalpreparation, recruiting volunteers, providing guidance for the establishment andimplementation of programs and related policies and procedures, and monitoring theeffectiveness of program or service delivery. Develops county office procedures ensuring compliance with departmental and divisionalpolicy and disseminates new and revised departmental policies and procedures throughstaff meetings and in-service training. Develops, implements, and monitors the operational budget and monitors and approvesexpenditures; coordinates purchasing and inventory activities for the various divisions;monitors facility agreements and contracts, and prepares related reports. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of state budgetary practices and procedures. Knowledge of the programs and services administered by the agency. Knowledge of community referral resources. Ability to supervise a subordinate staff. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities, and to assign and direct the work of others. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services. Ability to research, interpret, and apply laws and departmental policies and procedures.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, public administration, business administration or a related field; plus three years of progressively more responsible experience in a human services program area or a related field, including one year in a management or 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
At least 5 years experience in human services or related field with 4 years supervisory experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Division of County Operations

Hiring Official
Karen Rettmann

Special Work Condition
DHS County Administrator I position requires frequent travel, including some overnight; lifting up to 20 pounds; frequent stooping and bending; ability to sit for extended periods of time including riding in a vehicle; extensive computer work utilizing Microsoft Office Suite; occasional overtime; ability to utilize current phone system; clear enunciation; excellent verbal and written communication skills. This position is FSLA exempt and overtime is not compensated. This position is housed in the Franklin County DHS office in Ozark with a starting salary of $45,010.

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.: 22098916
Class Code: G130C
Grade: GS08
Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $58,513.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Ozark
Job County/Region: Franklin
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1001
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