DHS/DMS Seeks Assistant Director - Fiscal

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 7,500 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 11 major divisions and five support offices headquartered in Little Rock to provide services to Arkansan’s. DHS is seeking to fill a DHS/DMS Assistant Director - Fiscal in Little Rock, AR.

The Department of Human Services/Division of Medical Services (DHS/DMS) Assistant Director - Fiscal is responsible for directing the fiscal operations and activities of the Medicaid Program for the Division of Medical Services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Assists in directing the activities of the DMS Financial Activities Section through subordinate managers; establishes short term and long term goals and objectives to improve efficiency and accountability; monitors activities to ensure that efforts are being made to attain established goals. Directs the activities of subordinate personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall division goals and objectives and by managing subordinate staff, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and serving as performance evaluation reviewing official for lower level divisional employees. Analyzes financial information concerning Medicaid program area historical trends, determines growth rates, identifies possible program changes resulting from federal and/or state initiatives, and projects financial impacts or factors in financial impacts developed by provider reimbursement. Develops projections for major program appropriations which include services for approximately 60 state categories of service; balances budgets with funding, establishes income certifications, develops justifications for budget adjustments, and tracks adjustments and reallocation of resources. Monitors and reconciles expenditures and funds based on weekly funding requests and quarterly federal fund reports. Participates in surveys, studies, and legislative hearings concerning agency financial requirements, and conducts research and analysis to prepare proposed legislation. Researches and develops various financial reports and special projects for executive staff, legislative committees, Governor's office, federal and/or state representatives, and auditors. Performs other duties as assigned.


The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, or related field; plus seven years of experience in accounting, budgeting, finance, or a related area, including four years of professional managerial experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.


Knowledge of Medicaid, prepare and interpret financial reports and statements; perform complex, and difficult analysis of a wide-range of factors, to determine budget requirements; plan and director work of others (supervisory experience); strong oral and written experience.

Position number: 22103609

Closing date: February 18, 2017; 11:59 p.m.

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Arkansas Department of Human Services
Little Rock, AR
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Date Closing: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Contact Name: 
DHS Recruitment
Contact Email, Phone, or Address: 
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time