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Date:  Jun 27, 2024
Req ID:  40232

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $50,222

Position Number: 22133939 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Continuous 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $50,222 
Legal Counsel 

The mission of the Department of Finance and Administration is to provide Arkansas citizens convenient, effective, and courteous service which will encourage voluntary compliance with tax, license, and child support laws.

Position Information

Class Code: R043C

Grade: GS09


Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00


The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Statewide Program Specialist is responsible for performing specialized duties within a program or project and providing technical assistance to state agencies and institutions of higher education regarding the area of expertise. This position is governed by state and federal law and agency/institution policy.


Discusses routine and non-routine issues and problems with agencies and institutions of higher education; reviews, analyzes, and processes requests; meets with requestors to ascertain additional information or reasoning for request or action; interprets and disseminates legislation, policies, and procedures, and ensures state agencies' and institutions' compliance through review of organizational structures or activities; provides technical assistance on a wide range of topics and issues which may relate to Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP), state and federal accounting, budgeting, or personnel procedures, best business practices, fiscal laws and regulations, and compliance with the established state guidelines. Participates in the review and development of legislation, policy, procedure, action, and guidance in the area of expertise, including accounting, budgeting, and human resource management. Coordinates routine and non-routine process requests and actions with other DFA offices and sections. Performs area of expertise duties in conjunction with annual or biennial needs or in preparation of the State's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for governmental entities from information submitted by state all agencies; assists agencies and institutions of higher education with requirements and justification; prepares or enters system information, including Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System (AASIS), Planning, Budgeting, and Administrative System (PBAS), etc.; performs analytical reviews of accounting, budgeting, and/or human resource requests to ensure the accuracy of data and the diagnosis and appropriate corrections/resolutions of problems, prior to the production of agency budget manuals or financial statements and the CAFR. Responds to executive and legislative information requests and represents office at meetings as required or requested. Prepares written and electronic communication items for state agencies and institutions of higher education. Represents office at meetings inside department and externally. Performs other duties as assigned.


May require occasional in-state and out-of-state travel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to area of expertise, including Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures, budgeting guidelines, and/or human resource requirements. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of public administration and program development. Knowledge of accounting and financial management, budget management, and/or human resource management. Knowledge of state accounting, budgetary, human resource, and payroll policies and procedures. Knowledge of information technology systems related to area of expertise. Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, executive orders, policies and procedures. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of systems, programs, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate assigned activities engaged in a broad range of functions. Ability to utilize information technology systems related to area of expertise. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to prepare proposed legislation, policies, and procedures for the implementation and administration of area of expertise. Ability to interpret, analyze, and resolve highly complex administrative, financial, and human resource problems and issues.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, public administration, or a related field; plus three years of progressively more responsible experience in accounting, budget administration, fiscal analysis, or a related area. 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.


Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license.

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.


Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application. False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.

Veteran Preference:   A copy of a DD-214 must be submitted to the Hiring Official at the time of interview to be considered for Veteran Preference.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS at (888) 897-7781 or


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock