SECTION 100 STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION
100.01 Organization. Figure 100-1 shows the Master Organization Chart of the Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department (AHTD).
100.02 General Administrative. The AHTD is an agency organized for the purpose of designing, constructing and maintaining an adequate system of safe highways capable of meeting the traffic needs of the Public. This Agency is governed by a five member State Highway Commission in accordance with Amendment 42. A new member is appointed each odd numbered year to serve a ten-year term. The Director of Highways and Transportation is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Highway Commission. He is assisted in implementing the policies of the Commission by the Deputy Director and Chief Engineer and various Divisions, each under a responsible administrator.
100.03 Chief Engineer. The Chief Engineer is accountable for overseeing all engineering activities of the Department.
100.04 Assistant to the Director. The Assistant to the Director is accountable for providing a wide variety of administrative and support functions to facilitate overall achievement of Department objectives and compliance with various fiscal, technical, and regulatory policies and procedures.
100.05 Assistant Chief Engineer - Operations. The Assistant Chief Engineer - Operations has responsibility for administrative and professional civil engineering work in performing the necessary liaison between the Chief Engineer and the various divisions,
which are under his jurisdiction. The Construction responsibility of the Assistant Chief Engineer - Operations.
100.06 State Construction Engineer. The Construction Division is charged with the following responsibilities on all phases of the contract until the project is completed and the contractor paid in full:
Coordination between the various divisions, which are involved in the contract.
Consulting with the Resident Engineer and District Engineer, the FHWA, utilities, and other divisions on construction problems.
Inspecting records and field work including review and approval of all changes to the contract.
Processing current and final estimates.
Training of Division employees in order to promote statewide uniformity in the application of specifications.