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Date:  May 13, 2022
Req ID:  17996

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $86,886.60

Functional title: DHS Director of Budget, Forecast & Financial Analysis



Position Number: 22100862 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 05/26/2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $86,886.60 



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.


Preferred qualifications:
•    5+ years SAP or AASIS experience.
•    Ability to coordinate and lead agency wide projects across stakeholders at multiple levels.
•    Ability to review, analyze, and perform complex and difficult analysis on financial information concerning revenues and expenditures.
•    Ability to serve as agency lead for fiscal impacts during legislative or fiscal session and on an ad hoc basis. 
•    Knowledge, skill, and ability to serve as the agency's state lead for critical informational technology projects to drive change in financial operations.

Position Information

Class Code: N123N

Grade: GS14


Salary Range: $86,887.00 - $125,986.00


The Department of Human Services (DHS) / Division of Services for the Blind (DBS) Assistant Director of Finance is responsible for overseeing all financial operations and transactions occurring within the division. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Directs the activities of an administrative staff through subordinate supervisory personnel, including interviewing applicants, developing recommendations, establishing personnel assignments, resolving complex problems, and evaluating employee performance. Directs the operational activities for the retirement system by establishing goals and objectives; and developing long-term plans for consistency. Directs the preparation of documents, including retirement system financial statements, comprehensive annual financial reports, financial position forecasts, biennial and annual budgets, as well as additional reports required by regulatory agencies. Creates methods for the development and distribution of intradepartmental policies effecting all new and revised retirement system fiscal and operational functions. Evaluates the effectiveness of fiscal operations to ensure that all departmental expenditure funding is properly allocated, all managerial personnel are provided with accurate information to base any arising decisions, and that departmental policies remain in full compliance with existing regulatory standards. Provides direct technical assistance to interdivisional and interdepartmental personnel by interpreting, and developing explanations for all federal and state financial standards. Coordinates activities with additional federal and state governmental personnel, and to information requests from executive and legislative officials. Serves on committees to communicate needs and provide recommendations. Coordinates numerous types of audits and takes necessary action for compliance assurance. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of general principles of fiscal management. Knowledge of specific auditing and accounting requirements. Knowledge of actuarial and investment principles and practices. Knowledge of administration procedures for the public pension fund. Knowledge of general techniques for management and supervision. Ability to monitor for the full compliance of all financial operations. Ability to analyze information and recommend appropriate action. Ability to interpret laws and apply them to specific departmental situations. Ability to clearly communicate information and ideas orally and through documentation. Ability to supervise subordinate administrative personnel engaged in financial operations. Ability to establish and maintain both positive communication and effective working relationships with numerous types of personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in business administration or finance; plus four years of experience in business or financial, including three years in a supervisory role. 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