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Job Description

05/14/2018 05/20/2018
TUCSON 46,932.08-65,544.75


Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!


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.


Division of Developmental Disabilities

400 W. Congress St.

Tucson, AZ 85701



As a member of the Division's management team, participates in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of services, policy, and program design affecting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the State of Arizona. Within a designated geographic area, develops and implements policy and executive decisions; manages the provision of services through subordinate staff and contracted service providers; 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::

-          Comprehensive 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;

-          Federal and state regulations governing the Title XIX Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTECS) and Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) requirement;

-          State personnel/procurement rules and regulations; and

-          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;

-          Coordinating and administering through subordinate supervisors a network of home and community-based services to individuals with developmental disabilities;

-          Analyzing complex problems and identifying and implementing solutions;

-          Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and communication with individuals and groups, including consumers, parents, professionals, providers advocates, community planning organizations, elected official, agency employees, media and the general public;

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


Ability to:

-          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 managers;

-          Analyze complex situations accurately and quickly and to adopt an effective course of action;

-          Establish and maintain effective working relationships/communication with diverse individuals and community groups, such as consumers, parents, professionals, elected officials, media and the general public;

-          Speak and write clearly and effectively;

-          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.



-          A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the management of human service programs; knowledge of current best practices in the field of developmental disabilities and proven ability in working effectively with a diverse community.


-         Have a current, valid state issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employee is subject to driver’s license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration, and must complete any required training (see Ari zona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

-          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.




 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 602.542.0081 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.


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