State of Arizona - Phoenix, AZ3.6


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona


1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that helps Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance? The Arizona Department of Economic Security is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.

Why Should You Apply?

We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.

  • Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
  • 10 holidays per year
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
  • Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
  • Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
  • Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement

Apply through For questions about this career opportunity, please call (602) 542-8904. Requests for accommodations can be made by calling this number or by clicking this link to access the ADA Job Board.

The Department of Economic Security, Financial Services Administration, is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as Financial Analyst 2. This position has primary responsibility for all forecasting, analysis, federal reporting, and monitoring of assigned high-profile programs, which includes preparing various advanced fiscal and operating reports involving detailed analysis of financial outlooks, spending trends, staffing levels, and other comprehensive analyses; identifying, researching, and analyzing possible impacts of proposed legislation and funding modification; and preparing formal bill analyses, as well as cost benefit and break-even analyses. This position provides financial expertise to Department and programmatic leadership and to external partners, such as the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and federal grantors, on financial and budget matters pertaining to assigned programs, including budget, cash management, reconciliation, compliance with state and federal regulations, federal reports, forecasts, and monitoring. With minimal guidance, this position leads team and administration-wide trainings, coordinates cross-team initiatives, and performs ad-hoc analyses with quick turnaround.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Governmental accounting and fiscal principles, the budget, and state legislative process.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of business administration, including organization theory and management, fiscal management, and budgetary control.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and theory, and report writing techniques.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • Skill in initiating expenditure corrections.
  • Skill in journal vouchers and cash receipts, and analysis and interpretation of financial data.
  • Ability to absorb and retain large amounts of data.
  • Ability to evaluate complex problems and issues and formulate viable solutions.
  • Ability to monitor appropriations, revenues, and expenditures.
  • Ability to interpret and comprehend rules, issues identification, and resolution.
Licenses and Certifications:
  • Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on State business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record in accordance with DES Fleet Management-Safety Program policy and procedures (DES 1-07-26 & DES 1-07-26-01). Employees may be required to use their own transportation, as well as maintain valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration with a specialization in accounting, finance, or economics from an accredited college or university.
  • Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired state employees
  • Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Ÿ Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008; the Department prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities, or employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and retaliation. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy, contact your local office; TTY/TDD Services: 7-1-1. ŸFree language assistance for DES services is available upon request.