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Date:  Sep 14, 2021
Req ID:  11666

Harrisburg, Marked Tree, or Tr, AR, US, 72432, 723

Anticipated Starting Salary:  40,339.94

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205


Position Number: 22105943

County: Poinsett        City: Harrisburg, Marked Tree, or Trumann
Posting End Date: 09/27/21 
Center for Local Public Health – Poinsett County Local Public Health Unit


Additional Preferences:  


Must have a valid Driver’s License.  Some in-state travel may be required.


The office may be located in Harrisburg, Marked Tree, or Trumann.


Experience as a Clinic Manager preferred.


Hiring Official: C. Campbell

Recruitment Contact: Sheila.Smith@arkansas.gov - 501-661-2268

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: G143C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The Local Health Unit Administrator I serves as the Hometown Health Improvement Leader. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of the Local Health Unit (LHU). The LHU Administrator oversees all human resources functions and maintains county/local budgets and local facility. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Develops partnerships to address community health needs and actively participates in local coalitions to address the needs. Interfaces with community leaders, county judges, Quorum Court members, and other elected officials. Coordinates multi-media approaches to communicate public health issues. Supervises clinic, environmental, and administrative support staff by interviewing and hiring applicants, training employees, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of staff, and resolving conflicts. Coordinates and integrates the delivery of services by monitoring operations, identifying progress and problems, investigating complaints, and initiating performance improvement plans. Participates in county's emergency preparedness systems and ensures a continuous state of readiness, participates in local emergency drills, and serves as the county lead for public health preparedness. Manages local health unit productivity by reviewing various reports and making adjustments, as necessary. Develops, implements, and monitors the local/county budget, monitors and approves expenditures, coordinates the purchasing and inventory activities for the local health unit, and prepares related reports.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations in program areas. Knowledge of program evaluation, planning, and analysis techniques. Knowledge of practices, procedures, and method related to program area. Knowledge of public health and public health management. Knowledge of emergency preparedness. Knowledge of basic computers skills. Ability to adapt leadership and management styles to a variety of situations. Ability to plan, organize, and conduct meetings and workshops. Ability to set goals and priorities and provide clear directions. Ability to accurately interpret and clarify state/federal laws and agency policies and directives. Ability to assess personnel and financial resource needs. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and detailed reports. Ability to develop and assist in implementing programs.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, public administration, public health administration, public health, sociology, psychology, nursing or other program related fields; plus two years of experience in public health operations 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.



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.