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Date:  Jun 22, 2022
Req ID:  20065

Little Rock, AR, US, 72203

Anticipated Starting Salary:  50,221.81

Position Number: 22110419 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 07/06/2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 50,221.81 


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.


Hiring Manager:  Tammy Alexander


Special Requirements/Preferences:

This position starts at the Entry Rate of $50,221.81. This position acts as the Deaf Mental Health Coordinator.

A master’s degree or higher in a behavioral health or clinical field with a minimum of 3 years of experience providing one-on-one services to clients and families.  Fluent in American Sign Language and must possess a thorough understanding of the deaf community and culture and have the capacity to provide culturally affirmative mental health services and linguistically appropriate mental health services to a diverse population, but specifically the deaf and hard of hearing community.


Position Information

Class Code: G099C

Grade: GS09


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


The Department of Human Services (DHS) Program Administrator is responsible for overseeing, monitoring, and evaluating service and grant programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises a subordinate staff by developing short and long term goals and objectives, determining the allocation of internal and external resources, advising staff seeking guidance, and overseeing the functions of program activities to ensure fulfillment of the organization's mission and objectives. Interviews, recommends for hire, trains, coordinates, assigns, reviews work, and evaluates the performance of incumbents. Monitors and evaluates service programs and recommends corrective action when needed. Writes and implements grants, assesses grant criteria to ensure compliance, and researches alternative grant sources. Provides technical assistance regarding program, personnel, and policy matters and provides oral/written information and testimony. Develops and prepares operational and personnel budgets by analyzing, compiling, and preparing reports, proposals, and correspondence. Serves on various committees and task forces to stay abreast on service program information. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of grant writing techniques and administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of programs and services administered to aid children and families. Ability to conduct inspections to determine compliance with laws, standards and regulations. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in general business, sociology, psychology, or a related field; plus four years of experience in social services, organizational management, or a related area, including one year of experience in a supervisory 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.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock