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Date:  Jan 13, 2022
Req ID:  14675

Benton, AR, US, 72015

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $77,861.89

Position Number: 22102291 
County: Saline 
Posting End Date: 02/20/2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $77,861.89 




The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.



Please note: The ideal candidate will have a Nursing Home Administrators license in good standing and Long-term care experience. (Preferred)

Position Information

Class Code: M002C

Grade: GS13


Salary Range: $77,862.00 - $112,900.00


The Department of Human Services (DHS) Behavioral Health Associate Director of the Arkansas Health Center is responsible for planning and directing the operations of administrative and support services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Plans, coordinates, and directs the dietary, housekeeping, canteen, inventory control, personnel, fiscal, laundry, security, and switchboard operations of the Benton Services Center by establishing operational goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities to ensure consistency with overall agency goals. Develops, coordinates, and evaluates short and long-range plans, including methods of financing, client populations to be served, and services to be provided, to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Provides direction to section heads by interviewing and recommending for hire, providing or arranging training, providing assistance to staff in resolving work problems, approving personnel actions, evaluating the performance of incumbents, and ensuring objective performance appraisals. Develops and recommends staff, material, and equipment needs for the administrative and support services operations managed to contribute to the formulation and justification of budgetary requests and monitors expenditures. Consults with and coordinates Center's activities with other functions within the division and other state, private non-profit agencies, and vendors regarding lease arrangements and planning/negotiation for the provision of services. Consults with staff to exchange information and/or advises on or explains administrative and operational objectives, policies, procedures, and standards to identify the impact of work problems and formulate possible solutions. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of state budget, accounting, and purchasing procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws governing the management of and accounting for public funds. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinate managers. Ability to estimate cost, time, manpower, equipment, and materials required to support current or planned operations. Ability to investigate complaints, identify problems, and design corrective measures. Ability to coordinate the multiple support services of a residential care facility.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in business or public administration, or a related field; plus six years of progressively more responsible work experience in budget, accounting, purchasing, or a related field, including three years in a professional managerial capacity.


The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock