Job: District Program Manager(Job Id 35076)

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Job Description

01/04/2018 01/12/2018
PHOENIX 0.00-73,499.71

Department of Economic Security

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!

District Program Manager

Division of Developmental Disabilities

4000 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85012


As a member of the Division’s management team, this position participates in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of services, policy, and program design affecting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Within a designated geographic area, the District Program Manager (DPM) develops and implements policy and executive decisions. The DPM manages the provision of services through subordinate staff and contracted service providers. This position coordinates and networks with consumer groups, advocacy organizations, local governmental planning units, legislators, and media.


-        Provides leadership, direction and guidance to subordinate staff to effectively deliver quality services within the assigned geographic assignment.

-        Develops program policies and procedures to ensure the effective delivery of quality services and safety of individuals in residential settings.

-        Reviews and monitors provider contracts and expenditures to ensure budgetary compliance.

-        Conducts meeting with parents, advisory councils, service providers, local governmental entities, school districts, and other interested citizen groups to provide education and information regarding the Division and services provided.

-        Responds to general correspondence and communication received from parents, providers, advocacy groups and other governmental entities.



Knowledge of:

-        Contemporary program values, models, and technology for the care, treatment, and training of persons with developmental disabilities in home and community-based settings.

-        Etiology of developmental disabilities and the proper role of special education, rehabilitation, social services, and health and allied professionals in the support, training, and habilitation of persons with developmental disabilities.

-        Principles and practices of management in a large multi-tiered, community-based service delivery system.

-        State personnel and procurement rules and regulations.

-        National voluntary governmental programmatic and administrative standards for developmental disabilities services.

Skill in:

-        Developing, implementing, administering, monitoring, and evaluating developmental disabilities support services, training programs and health related services

-        Oral and written communication.

-        Decision-making, crisis management, negotiation, organization, supervision, delegation and leadership.

Ability to:

-        Plan, initiate, administer, monitor, and evaluate treatment and training programs.

-        Coordinate and administer a network of home and community-based services to persons with developmental disabilities through subordinate supervisors.

-        Analyze complex situations and problems accurately and quickly and adopt an effective course of action.

-        Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication with diverse individuals and community groups. This includes members, parents, provider advocates, community organizations, employees, media, and the general public.

-        Manage a complex array of projects with rapidly shifting priorities and time lines.

-        Consistently exhibit above average skills in reading, comprehension, calculation, negotiation, delegation, policy formulation, and leadership.


-        The preferred candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in the management of human service programs. Experience using current best practices in the field of developmental disabilities and working with a diverse community is highly desirable.


-        In-state travel is required. Must possess a valid Arizona driver license and be able to maintain a driving record in accordance with Department Policy. May be required to use their personal motor vehicle.


 The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

-        Sick leave

-        Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

-        Health and dental insurance

-        Retirement plan

-        Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-        Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact 602-542-0082 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-3981. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.