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Arkansas Government Job ADH Public Health Section Chief I in Little Rock, Arkansas


The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Public Health Section Chief I is responsible for directing the operations of a public health program section. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Typical Functions

Identifies goals and objectives for programs consistent with state and agency priorities, and state and federal laws, regulations, and policies. Develops future strategic plans for programs, performs cost analyses for grants and programs, forecasts service needs, and directs preparation of section budget. Monitors and assesses existing programs and determines work assignments for program coordinators, supervisors, and professional staff. Cultivates relationships with state, federal, and local officials and community members. Interprets the goals and policies of the ADH section program in meetings, conferences and workgroups. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations, methodology, and practices relating to administering public health programs. Ability to interpret, analyze, and resolve complex administrative and personnel problems. Ability to monitor the effectiveness of public health programs and services. Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written formats. Ability to analyze data, prepare reports and produce recommendations.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration or related field; plus three years of experience in public health program operations, including one year in a managerial or 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with occupational licensing preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information

**This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.

Hiring Official- M. Gilmore

This office only accepts completed applications, resumes and relevant transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants should present other documents to the hiring official upon interview, if applicable.

If you are a Veteran, Disable Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remains unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state you shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications. Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to the address below.


All Applicants must submit complete and accurate information and complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original written resume to supplement their application or a paper addendum for additional work history section of the application. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.

When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your resume for the Employment History if your resume includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).

Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.

All ADH applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable. Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.

**Human Resources Office- Recruitment Section 4815 W Markham St., Slot 26 Little Rock, AR 72205-3867 Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday Fax No. 501-661-2675