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ADPHT AGENCY DIRECTOR

Date:  Nov 16, 2021
Req ID:  13868
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Category:  DAH - CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION
Anticipated Starting Salary:  62530.83

AGENCY DIRECTOR

Position #:     22092748

Salary:          $62,531

Grade:          GS11

Requisition:    13868

Location:       DAH – OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM, LITTLE ROCK

 

Closing date:  Until filled

 

The Director of the Old State House Museum (OSH), a museum of the Division of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) works under the direction of the DAH Director and plans and directs the overall operation of the museum.  The Director will coordinate and evaluate all aspects of programs and services to ensure goals and objectives of the museum are met; will work within broad guidelines to develop programs and services to provide efficient operations.  Position will perform continuous review of established policy and regulation modification and implement with the advice and support of the DAH Director and will recommend legislation that affects the museum.

 

Position serves as spokesperson in promotion and interpretation of regulations, programs, services and policies; negotiates agreements with other state agencies; provides information to federal, state and local agencies and officials concerning the impact of proposed legislation and relevant issues; serves on various committees and task forces as a representative of the museum.  Work outside of normal business hours as well as out-of-state travel is required.

 

Candidates must meet the following qualifications:  Formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in Art, History, Historic Preservation, Library Sciences, Museum Studies, Natural Resources, or related field; plus, five years of experience in program development and administration, including three years in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

 

Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s degree with a major in public or business administration, management, history, art, museum studies or related field; plus, five years of progressively more responsible experience in the related area, including three years of supervisory and management experience.

 

EOE/AA/ADA Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



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: P003C

Grade: GS11

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $62,531.00 - $90,670.00

Summary

The Heritage Agency Director is responsible for the planning and direction of the overall operation of a Department of Arkansas Heritage agency, providing direction to lower level managers, performing administrative duties and coordinating activities with other work units within and outside the department. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Plans and directs the overall operation of the Agency within the Department by coordinating and evaluating all aspects of programs and services to ensure goals and objectives of division are met. Works within broad guidelines to develop programs and services to provide efficient operations; establishes policies and regulations for the agency with the advice and support of the Department of Arkansas Heritage director; implements departmental policies and programs, and recommends legislation affecting division. Provides direction to lower level managers and staff by interviewing and selecting managerial level applicants, reviewing and approving selections of lower level managers, and assessing managerial capability of staff in specific areas. Sets priorities and allocates resources. Delegates responsibility for specific programs and projects. Evaluates managers' performance and reviews and approves personnel actions for key positions within the division. Provides guidance and budgetary limitations to lower level managers. Develops budget requests for division; monitors the status of funds for operations and directs adjustments where necessary. Approves/disapproves purchases of supplies and equipment, reviews and approves all contracts, capital improvements, and acquisitions in accordance with agency and departmental policy. Coordinates activities with other work units within and outside the department; serves as spokesman for the agency in promotion and interpretation of regulations, programs, services, and policies, negotiates agreements with other state, federal, local, or non-governmental organizations; provides information to federal, state, and local agencies and officials concerning the impact of proposed legislation and other relevant issues; serves on various committees as a representative of the division or department. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of fiscal management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of long-range planning. Knowledge of state budgetary and fiscal policies and procedures. Knowledge of statutory requirements relevant to work area. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to develop operational goals, plans, policies, and procedures. Ability to estimate and budget for future needs. Ability to evaluate programs and activities. Ability to conduct written and oral presentations

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or a related area; plus six years of experience in program development and administration, including three years 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.

Licenses

None

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