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 and Vision
  • 10 holidays per year
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • 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) 771-2900. 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 is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Assistant Deputy Director of Programs. This position will perform work of considerable difficulty to ensure that the program infrastructure of DES is sufficient to support the agency initiatives. The Assistant Deputy Director will assume responsibility for the administration of the diverse day-to-day programmatic activities of assigned Program Divisions, while providing leadership, direction and support. This position will work with Division Executive Leadership to design long-range strategic plans, design and implement business strategies and establish organizational policies and procedures. Additionally, the Assistant Deputy Director will analyze organizational systems, policies and procedures, recommend changes and oversee the implementation of those changes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of legislative process and procedures and State government
Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations pertaining to health and human service programs
Knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
Knowledge of budget development and fiscal management
Knowledge of project management
Skill in strategic planning and business development
Skill in verbal and written communication, to include public speaking
Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships
Skill in developing comprehensive reports
Ability to lead and motivate a senior-level management team
Ability to problem solve and take decisive action
Ability to analyze and interpret complex data
Demonstrated ability to lead in a changing environment
Ability to anticipate and react calmly in emergency situations
Ability to work effectively with various program stakeholders
Ability to facilitate discussions with various groups

Licenses and Certifications:
If the position is required to drive on state business, the position will require the possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate tot the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Bachelor’s degree required in Business Administration, Public Administration, Health Care Administration or similar degree field. Master's degree preferred
Eight (8) years of work experience in operational management or strategic management preferred
A successful track record of partnering with senior leadership (or equivalent) to help integrate mission, vision and values into the organization preferred
Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired state employe
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.