Fitness & Wellness Officer
State of Arkansas
Department of Human Services
Announces Job Search for Candidates for
Fitness and Wellness Officer
(Health Program Specialist I)
Position No. 22104316
Little Rock, Arkansas
The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 7,000 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill the position of Fitness and Wellness Officer (Health Program Specialist I) in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Responsibilities: Position will develop, plan and implement fitness and wellness programs and services for DHS Employees for a total wellbeing initiative. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Knowledge of principles and practices of public health program administration. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Ability to monitor the effectiveness of programs and services. Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats. Ability to analyze data and prepare reports.
Minimum Qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in public health, public health administration, public administration or related field -OR- The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public health, public health administration, public administration or related field; plus one year of experience in health program administration or operations. 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/Special Work Condition: Develop, plan and implement fitness and wellness programs and services for employees for a total well-being initiative.
Excellent computer and communication skills; Occasional overtime / flexible schedule and travel; Experience in a corporate wellness program; Fitness experience in the workplace.
This position provides a competitive starting salary from $36,155.00 - $52,425.00 depending on qualifications, and excellent benefits including group health and life insurance, state retirement plan, and a tax deferred compensation plan, holidays and annual leave time off.