Saturday, February 20, 2010

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE INVESTIGATOR -- PHILLIPS COUNTY

 
Job Details
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE INVESTIGATOR
Agency:Arkansas Department of Human Services
Date Posted:02/19/2010
Posting Expires:03/04/2010
Summary
The Public Assistance Investigator is responsible for conducting field investigations to obtain evidence of various program fraud or abuse. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Typical Functions
Reviews existing referrals and case files, and notes discrepancies or possible violations to perform preliminary investigations of alleged fraud cases, concerning food stamps, Transitional Employment Assistance, AFDC, Medicaid, client abuse, or employee misconduct. Conducts field investigations of alleged fraud cases by locating and interviewing witnesses, obtaining sworn statements, verifying existing information, and interviewing alleged offender. Compiles evidence and prepares technical reports including exhibits and sworn statements, and submits to prosecuting attorney to assist in prosecuting recipients who knowingly committed fraud. Provides technical assistance to field office staff on a case by case basis by interpreting policies and procedures and discussing problems. Testifies in court as an expert witness. Attends certification classes for Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) terminal operations. Presents required and/or specialized training programs for schools, civic, and/or other groups. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of investigative techniques involved in locating individuals and/or in determining the facts of a matter. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of others. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and materials. Ability to record, compile, and present evidence. Ability to research, interpret, and apply state and federal laws and departmental policies and procedures. Ability to investigate, observe, and follow up on leads or relevant material.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree social work, sociology, or a related field; plus one year of experience in investigative work or within a social service program. 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 IN INVESTIGATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTER SKILLS
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Application Information
H DIVISION OF COUNTY OPERATIONS
HIRING OFFICIAL - JR MAYER
JOB DUTIES - TRAVEL WILL BE REQUIRED WITHIN AN ASSIGNED AREA. MUST BE ABLE TO USE PERSONAL VHEHICLE FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL.
SPECIAL APPLICATION INFORMATION

• Applicant must submit an original transcript by mail to apply for FAMILY SERVICE WORKER positions. Transcripts will remain in file for future applications. 

• For all applications submitted for a continuously advertised class code. YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR THIS INFORMATION WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION ON-LINE. This addendum includes your preferences for the county(ies) and divisions you are willing to work. Please list only the counties in which you would be interested in working. Statewide designations will not be accepted.

• Continuously advertised classifications, are intended to allow DHS to keep available a pool of qualified applicants should a position open. 

• All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.

• Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that you submit. (With the exception of transcripts, do not submit references, certificates, or other documents; bring them to your interview.) Therefore, it is important that you submit complete and accurate information and that you complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. (Include all experience, even if you do not believe that experience to be relevant to the position for which you are applying.) 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 résumé for the Employment History if your résumé 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.). 

• Inadequate completion of your job history will adversely impact your comparison with other candidates.

• Benefit Package May Include: Health & Life Insurance, Vacation & Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Credit Union Available, Retirement, Career Bonus, and Deferred Compensation
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Job Details
Position No.:22102251H
Class Code:X154C
Grade:C114
Salary Range: $27,858.00 - $47,317.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Location Information
Job City:HELENA
Job County/Region:Phillips
Contact Information
Contact name:DHS Recruitment
Phone:501-682-1001
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov


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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
Helena-West Helena, 72342
870-817-7400 Phone
870-817-4035 Cell
800-517-7240 Fax

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Job Openings in Phillips County, Arkansas -- State Highway Department

Job Openings in Phillips County, Arkansas

Arkansas Highway Department

Construction Helper
District 1 - West Helena - Resident Engineer #11

  Starting Salary:  $22,620
Closing Date:  March 4, 2010

General Laborer
District 1 - Walnut Corner - Phillips County  

 Starting Salary:  $20,748
Closing Date:  March 4, 2010

For more information, call or visit the Personnel Office Monday through Friday between the hours of  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Personnel Office
Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
10324 Interstate 30
Little Rock, Arkansas 72209

Phone: 501-569-2454
Fax: 501-569-2664
E-Mail: Employment@ArkansasHighways.com

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
Helena-West Helena, 72342
870-817-7400 Phone
870-817-4035 Cell
800-517-7240 Fax

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Friday, February 19, 2010

District Court Weekly DHR (2-22-10)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of February 12 – 18, 2010)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date: February 22, 2010

Prepared by: Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

February 12 - 18, 2010 – Processed civil and small claims action as received; input traffic violations and criminal actions into court database in preparation for arraignment; prepared scheduled traffic violations and criminal actions for bench trial; processed warrants of arrest issued by the court; and reported dispositions to Arkansas Driver Control.

Fri., February 12, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) – Plea/Arraignment

    Total number of cases scheduled – 158

Wed., February 17, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

    Total number of cases scheduled – 11 civil claims

Thurs., February 18, 2010 – Court Officer's Training (Eureka Springs, AR) – NO COURT

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved on February 12, 2010

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

2 

 

1

3

G 

29 

1 

21

51

NP 

1 

 

2

3

TOTAL 

32 

1 

24

57

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena – OLD

Finding 

Criminal 

Total 

G

4

4

TOTAL 

4

4

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic

Total 

BF 

1 

2 

3 

G 

2 

23 

25 

NP 

 

1 

1 

TOTAL 

3 

26 

29 

ALL JURISDICTIONS:

Finding 

Criminal 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

1

 

2

3

DM 

2

 

1

3

G 

35

1

44

80

NP 

1

 

3

4

TOTAL

39

1

50

90

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit 

G – Guilty

DM – Dismissed 

NP – Nolle Prosequi

Jail Roster

(February 12 - 18, 2010)

Name 

Case# 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Carter, Terrell 

Cr-10-474 

1/31/10 

02/12/10

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $920.00 and sentenced to 12 months supervised probation. Conditions of probation: (1) good behavior; (2) Domestic Violence workshop; (3) Aggression Management class; (4) drug testing at defendant's expense; and (5) drug & alcohol counseling. Appeal bond set at $3250.00.

Denson, Willie 

CR-09-3863

CR-09-4275

CR-09-4653

CR-09-4654

CR-09-4655 

12/22/09 

 

Plea of guilty to CR-09-4275 and CR-09-4655 only. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $560.00 and sentenced to 20 days in jail with credit for 18 days served. Remaining charges set for trial on 2/11/10. On 2/11/09, requested an attorney; public defender appointed and case set for 2/25/10.

Johnson, Keynon 

CR-10-540 

12/03/09 

02/12/10

Plea of guilty. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $240.00. Probation revoked in original case, sentenced to 1 year in jail; however authorized to serve out jail sentence in custodial treatment facility.

Pyron, Trinity 

TR-08-2249

CR-08-4079

CR-09-78

CR-09-79

TR-10-387

CR-10-528

2/09/10

 

Brought to court on 2/11/10 TR-08-2249, CR-08-4079, CR-09-78, and CR-09-79. Public Defender appointed. Case set for 2/25/10. Scheduled for plea on 2/12/10 on TR-10-387 and CR-10-528. Ordered to pay $855.00 and sentenced to 120 days in jail. Appeal bond set at $6,000.00.

Stewart, Germany M. 

CR-10-459 

Served while in jail on other charges

2/12/10

Plea of guilty. Probation revoked in original case. Sentenced to 1 year in jail.


 

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

∙ Thurs., February 25, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Trial Violations

∙ Thurs., February 25, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

∙ Fri., February 26, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment

∙ Wed., March 3, 2010 – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

∙ Thurs., March 4, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Trial Violations

∙ Thurs., March 4, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

∙ Fri., March 5, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment

∙ Thurs., March 11, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Trial Violations

∙ Thurs., March 11, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

∙ Fri., March 12, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment

∙ Wed., March 17, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

∙ Thurs., March 18, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Trial Violations

∙ Thurs., March 18, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

∙ Fri., March 19, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

∙ Process warrants of arrest as directed by the Court

∙ Process civil and small claims actions as they are received;

∙ Input new citations and criminal actions as they are received from Records into database in preparation for court.

∙ Prepare pending actions for trial, i.e. issue subpoenas.

∙ Prepare abstract of the court's dispositions for Arkansas Driver Control.

STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:

∙ Complete installation and set up of court server.

∙ Training for dispatch personnel on use of Virtual Justice (court software) after installation of serve completed.

SanitationDHR


SANITATION DEPARTMENT


WEEKLY REPORT


 

Prepared by: Victor L. Jordan

Date: 2-22-10


 

Weekly Activities:

Monday 2-15-10

Closed for Presidents Day


 

Tuesday 2-16-10

Began the regular Lakeview trash route at 4:00am

Put a battery on the fork lift

Installed the hydraulic pump on unit 26

Repaired the packer on unit 26

Repositioned the gate lock on unit 27

Processed the collected paper

Picked up a cart from 841 Alabama

Delivered carts to 125 Sacret Heart, 618 Phillips, 770 Liberty

Total tonnage taken to Landfill 2-12-10 36.83

Total tonnage taken to Landfill 47.05


 

Wednesday 2-17-10

Began the regular trash route at 4:00am

Repaired the passenger side window on unit 29

Continued to process the collected paper

Delivered carts to 852 Georgia, 55 Lincoln Ct. 1011 Walnut, 1 Parkdale, 811 Phillips, 224 Joe Brady, 202 Baldwin and 304 Anderson

Total tonnage taken to Landfill 33.99


 

Thursday 2-18-10

Began the regular trash route at 4:00am

Began the demolition of the old Coca Cola building

Assisted Frank Hobbs in removing the old bucket truck from the yard

Repaired a brake fluid leak on unit 29

Repaired the mirror on unit 30

Replaced lever pin on unit 29

Repaired fender on unit 26

Picked up 6 yard dumpster from Ashley's

Picked up boxes from Church of the Living God, Food Pantry and Central High

Picked up carts from 1071 Old Hwy and 950 Holly

Replaced carts at 313 Oak and 14 Holiday Hills

Total tonnage taken to Landfill 23.66


 

Friday 2-19-10

Began the regular trash route at 4:00am

Serviced units 24 and 30

Replaced a cart at 1201 Holly

Picked up carts from 139 S. 8th, 543 Kentucky 2 carts and 225 N. 9th

Continued to assist the demolition efforts of the Coca Cola building

Picked up boxes from Wendy's, Juengel Interior's, Corner Market, Southern Furniture and Sonic


 

Follow up Activities:

On the status of unit 25 the repairs are not finished yet

Writing estimates for Code Enforcement

The completion of the Washington St. water control project


 

Future Activities:

Razing dilapidated structures

Selling the processed paper

Working on plans for plans plastic recycling

Finalizing plans for the Sims ditch project


 

Staff Concerns:

One employee was out for bereavement


 

Weekly Fire Department Report 2/22/10

Weekly Department Report

Department-Fire

Date: 2/22/10

Prepared by Chief Reginald Wilson


 

Specific Weekly Activities

East Side Runs

2/13/10-104 Moore – Good Intent

2/13/10-1122 Walnut Street – Light Smoke

2/14/10 – Hwy 49 ( Lula) – Extrication

2/15/10 – 801 Newman - Alarm

West Side Runs

2/12/10-614 Kentucky – Med Assist

2/13/10-233 North 3rd – House Fire

2/13/10-816 North Sebastian – Car Fire

2/15/10 -701 South Ridge – Stove Fire

2/17/10 – 605 St. Regis – Public Service

2/18/10 – Anderson Street – Trash Fire

2/18/10 – 401 St. Jean – Med. Assist

2/19/10 – 409 South Baringo – Smoke Scare


 

Future Activities

***Schedule Fire Inspections in Helena-West Helena

***HWHFD BBQ Sale – Place your orders before Friday Feb. 26th 2010

***Drug Education Class – March 16 & 17 from 10:00 – 12:00 in the Council Room


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Gas Log

F1

   

F2

2/10/10

2/16/10

F-2

F-2

24.2

22.7

F3

2/16/10

F-13

10.0

#5

   

#8

   

Gas Cans

   

Total

  

56.9

HMWS- East DHR 2-22-10

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East Water Weekly Report

Weekly Department Report
Date: 2/19/10
Prepared by: Terry McGinister

Specific Weekly Activities 2/12/10 - 2/18/10
Monthly meter reading completed
Checked lift stations
Repaired man hole at Poplar and Rightor Street
Unstopped sewer on Poplar, Rightor, Sulphur Springs Road and Pecan, McDonough Street
Cleaned up the water plant
Ordered chemicals for the plant
Repaired water leaks on Franklin, Lithicum Street
Robbins Alarm checked problem at the water plant
Cleaned out baskets at lift stations #1 , 6
Pulled electric motor on pump #2 at lift station #4 the motor was taken to M&W Electric for repairs

Future Weekly Activities
Finish repairs on pumps at lift station #2,3,4

Follow up Activities
Finish putting rip rap on levees at the sewer ponds, finish installing by pass hook up at the remaining lift stations

Staff Concerns/Issues
Scheduling classes for all employees to attend to have enough hours to renew their licenses

H.W.H.P.D. Office of Investigations (D.H.R.) 02/22/2010

PREPARED BY:

CID COMMANDER, LT. R. COVINGTON SR.

DATE: February 19, 2010 Month of February 12-18, 2010

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CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY

Investigators are currently investigating 2- Residential Burglaries one in the area of Cook Street and the other in the area of N. 10th Street where two arrests were made after neighbors identified something suspicious and notified police with descriptions of the subjects involved and the vehicle driven, we had 1- Attempted Residential Burglary in the area of Edgewood Circle where one arrest was made, we had 1- Theft of Property that accompanied these felony crimes committed, and 1- Theft by Receiving.

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CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS

Investigators are currently investigating 1 alleged Domestic Battery 3rd & 1 Terroristic Act after a Helena- West Helena man physically assaulted his girlfriend and later fired several rounds inside the home in the area of the Beech Street apartments. There are active warrants pending in this case.

Investigators are currently investigating 1 alleged Attempted Murder 2 counts, Kidnapping 2 counts, and Stalking, after a Massachusetts man entered into a local business armed with several weapons and held his estranged wife and her current boyfriend against their will. There were two people injured in this incident and both were transported to the HRMC and were treated and released. The subject in this matter was arrested and currently being held in the Phillips County Jail.

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NARCOTICS CRIMES

Investigators are currently investigating several reported areas of drugs sales and have several covert operations fully functional at this time.

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MISCELLENEOUS

Investigators arrested 4 Juveniles this week 3 on the charges of 2 counts of Battery 3rd Degree and Engaging in Violent Criminal Group Activity and 1 on the charge of Theft of Property.

Also arrested was George Rochester on the charges of Attempted Murder 2 counts, Kidnapping 2 counts, and Stalking, Rochester is currently being held on $1,250,000.00 bond.

Milton Ross Jr. is also being held on $25,000.00 bond after being arrested on Attempted Residential Burglary earlier this week.

Investigators also responded to the unattended death of Mr. Jeffery Willis after Willis was found collapsed inside a home located on Valley Drive the cause of death at this point is still undetermined but investigators don’t suspect in foul play was involved.

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FUEL:

Criminal Investigation Division fuel Purchased for the week of February 12-18, 2010

Unit

Investigator

Date

Gallons

Fuel Usage Cost

400

Roy Covington Sr.

02/14/2010

15.3 Gal. @ $2.59

$40.00

401

Dennis Cox

02/12/2010

02/16/2010

19.2 Gal. @ $2.59

15.3 Gal. @ $2.59

$50.00

$40.00

402

Tommy Bivens

02/11/2010

18.4 Gal. @ $2.59

$48.00

403

Vacant

405

Chanta Mansfield

02/__/2010

0.0 Gal. @ $2.59

$0.00

TOTAL

68.2 gallons

$178.00

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Police DHR 02/22/2010

Police (DHR) February 22, 2010

Helena- West Helena Police Department

“We Serve, We Care”

Date: February 22, 2010

Reporting Dates: February 13-19, 2010

Prepared By: Office Manager, Records & Communications Department

Crime Data

Disturbance: 32

Burglary: 05

Stolen Vehicle: 00

Alarm: 28

Escort: 21

Missing Person: 00

Communication Center:

Dispatch/ Call Intake:

Landline: 3,007

911 Calls: 601

Officers Weekly Gas Usage

$1,375.42

Bond & Fine

$5,464.00

Vehicle Status

Unit 16 / Out of Service / Accident

Unit 20/ Out of Service/ Accident

Officer Contacts

Tickets: 30

Arrest: 19

Affidavits: 05

Reports: 25

Accidents: 04

Building Checks: 326

Officer Response to Citizens/ Contacts: 472

Uniform Patrol Division

Shift 1 / Target Areas (Day)

11 Citations

08 Disturbances

04 Misdemeanor Arrest

21 Traffic Stops

72 Building Checks

Shift 2/ Target Areas (Evening)

02 Citations

04 Disturbances

02 Misdemeanor Arrest

08 Traffic Stops

41 Building Checks

Shift 3 / Target Areas (Day)

03 Citations

07 Disturbances

02 Misdemeanor Arrest

10 Traffic Stops

99 Building Checks

Shift 4 / Target Areas (Evening)

05 Citations

08 Disturbances

06 Misdemeanor Arrest

12 Traffic Stops

114 Building Checks

Tickets Issued for reporting period

DWI: 00 (Year to Date: 00)

Suspended Driver License: 03

Possession Controlled Substance: 00

Speeding: 06

Loud Music: 02

Seat Belt: 08

Stop Sign Violation: 04

No Insurance: 03

No Vehicle Registration: 02

Specific Weekly Activities

Captain Meeting / Plan of Action

Projects

False Alarms / Compliances

DWI/ Task Force

Drug Awareness/ City Schools

Underage Drinking Coalition/ City Schools

Alcohol & Drugs Treatment Center/ Grand Opening

Youth Services / Little Rock

Special Services

Domestic Violence Unit / Support Group

Central High School Concert/ Security

Up and Coming Activities

Domestic Violence / Task Force Meeting

Communication/ Meeting

Special Training

Anger Management

Domestic Violence/ Marianna/ Feb 24

ACIC / Level II/ Little Rock


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