Arkansas Government Job DHS PROGRAM COORDINATOR in Little Rock, Arkansas


The Department of Human Services (DHS) Program Coordinator is responsible fordeveloping and coordinating a statewide program. This position is governed by state andfederal laws and agency policy.

Typical Functions

Supervises a professional and administrative support staff by interviewing andrecommending for hire, training employees or arranging training opportunities, assigningand reviewing work and special projects, evaluating the performance of incumbents, andconducting staff meetings to address problems and obtain status reports. Establishes short and long-range goals, plans, and activities. Develops or participates inthe development of operating policies and procedures, staffing, and program needs. Defines monitoring methods, monitors program or service delivery effectiveness andcompliance, identifies problem areas, and initiates corrective action. Provides technical assistance to internal and external personnel by disseminating andinterpreting laws, policies, and proceduresCoordinates personnel and activities to identify program needs, problems, and progressand implement revisions or corrections. Monitors and approves program expenditures, prepares budget requests for programoperations and develops and monitors provider contracts. Performs administrative duties by reviewing and analyzing statistical data, compilingInformation, preparing reports and correspondence, and researching and recommendinglegislation, trends, and program options. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing specialized program area. Knowledge of human service programs and resources. Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management and budgetaryprocedures. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others. Ability to develop, evaluate and analyze programs, services, policies and procedures andimplement needed changes. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing programarea. Ability to prepare, present and review oral and written information and reports.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public administration, businessmanagement, early childhood education, child and family development, or a related field; plus three years of experience in social service program organization, development, administration, or a related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership 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

PREFERENCES: 1.) 3 years supervisory experience. 2.) 3 years experience in making public presentations. 3.) 3 years experience in leadership skills and strong management background. 4.) 2 years experience in financial systems and grant administration program to secure funding. 5). 2 years experience in education program planning with both governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information

Division Name Division of Behavioral Health Services

Hiring Official Tenesha Barnes

Special Work Condition The starting salary for this position is $40,340 annually. This position is located in Little Rock, AR.

Some over night travel is required.

Special Application Information GENERAL 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. CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS: 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. FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY: 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 Psychology Rehabilitation Science Social Welfare Sociology 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.