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Date:  Jun 13, 2024
Req ID:  37153

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $78,862

ADPHT Administration Manager (Deputy Director – Division of Arkansas Tourism)

Position #:          22178722

Grade:                 GS13

Salary:                 $77,862 annually

Location:             Tourism Division - Little Rock

Req:                     37153

Closing date:      Until Filled


Job Duties:   Position serves as the Deputy Director for the Division of Arkansas Tourism with responsibilities to include assisting the director by controlling all daily operational activities and will serve as director in their absence.  Will work with subordinate supervisory personnel to create resolutions for problematic operational activities and provide various types of supervision to personnel, including both the completion of performance appraisals and recruiting and interviewing prospective employees.   Position will develop changes for departmental policies and ensuring policy adjustments are properly implemented for full attainment of program goals and objectives; will monitor federal legislative alterations that affect departmental operations; coordinate special events and committee meetings for public relations purposes with community leaders and will develop constructive relationships with interdepartmental personnel.  Position also provides strategic advisement regarding partnership opportunities and community engagement.; organizes the annual governor’s conference on tourism for approximately five hundred attendees; coordinates planning teams and makes arrangements for all special events occurring during the conference.  Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of all ADPHT facilities within the state. Knowledge of policies and procedures pertaining to departmental operational activities. Ability to analyze project outcome data and resolve potential problems. Ability to interpret laws or proposed legislation. Ability to coordinate numerous types of activities involving supervisory level personnel. Ability to provide assistance to both departmental personnel as well as the general public.


Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.


Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, general business , public administration, hospitality or related field; plus seven years of progressively more responsible experience in management including three years in a professional managerial or supervisory capacity.


We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

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Position Number: 22178722 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $78,862 

Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism 

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: G275C

Grade: GS13


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


The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT) Administration Director is responsible for managing the fiscal, personnel, human resources and administrative functions of the agency. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Supervises a small-sized professional and administrative support staff by interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating performance. Advises the Executive Director regarding the agency’s financial status, program priorities, changes in law or regulations and other factors affecting the department’s overall operation. Prepares various statistical and strategic planning reports such as monthly revenue and expense projections for all fund sources, workforce injuries, time and leave usage, workforce training and other workforce statistics as needed. Develops and disseminates budget processes and guidelines, and compiles annual and biennial budgets for submission to division and agency directors. Monitors agency expenditures by reviewing financial reports to ensure costs are within budgeted amounts, investigates discrepancies, and requests legislative approval to reallocate funds, if necessary. Reviews and evaluates personnel and fiscal requests submitted by central office and field staff, projects revenues and costs for existing, expanded, or new programs and parks, discusses and prioritizes requests with regional and divisional management, and recommends proper grades and classifications for all agency positions. Oversees, monitors and periodically audits functions such as personnel administration, payroll files and reports to ensure compliance with policy and procedures. Oversees a variety of administrative processes such as division grants, special projects, volunteer programs, evaluating and justifying the replacement of agency vehicles, arranging for the insurance of agency property, coordinating the processing of claims, and approving and processing travel requests, to ensure proper documentation and adherence to policy. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources and organizational management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting. Knowledge of state laws, procedures, and regulations pertaining to fiscal management, budgeting, personnel and purchasing. Knowledge of the business practices of retail operations. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to develop and project financial data. Ability to evaluate effectiveness of programs and activities. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal educational equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, accounting, general business, finance, public administration or a related field; plus seven years of progressively more responsible experience in fiscal or personnel management, including three years in a professional managerial or supervisory 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