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Job Description

06/16/2017 06/23/2017
PHOENIX 0.00-47,999.00


Division of Developmental Disabilities

1789 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85007



Openings: 1


PLEASE NOTE: This announcement is open until a sufficient number of resumes are received. Interested applicants should apply for this position if they feel that they are qualified as quickly as possible to ensure a timely application.


Driving Requirement:  In-state travel is required.  An acceptable driving record for the last 39 months is required including no DUI, suspensions or revocations and less than 8 points on your license.  A copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required at the time of your interview, if an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).  Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

The Employee Relations Specialist researches and evaluates complex and sensitive employee relations issues impacted by the Division’s procedures/processes, Department Policy, the Personnel Rules, and numerous state and federal employment laws; provides technical guidance to all levels of management and employees on employee relations issues; formulates course of corrective actions and prepares comprehensive written recommendations for executive review; responds to information requests from managers, employees, and citizens; interprets policies, procedures, and state/federal employment laws and advises managers/employees on specific situations; maintains a good working relationship with and obtains guidance/advice from the Assistant Attorney General and Department level Employee Relations staff and other Department personnel; composes correspondences and periodic reports for executive management; maintains detailed and confidential records; responds to Ergonomic/ American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requests; researches and takes action on driving violations; prepares executive summaries specified situations and presents to senior leadership; follows through with management to ensure resolution; promotes consistency in management’s use of progressive disciplinary process; counsels employees and supervisors on policy compliance including harassment and employment preference, and techniques such as team building; conducts on-site internal investigations often involving complex employment matters and prepares comprehensive investigation reports with recommended findings; conducts exit interviews for voluntary separations;  completes Personnel Action Transmittals (PAT); reviews/evaluates modified duty requests; must maintain knowledge on current Employment Laws through annual continuing education training; represents the Division Human Resources (HR) on various committees and at Personnel Board Hearings; and other duties as assigned.    


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KNOWLEDGE OF:  Management, human resources, administrative and organizational principles, departmental policies/procedures, departmental structure and functions, state and federal employment laws, rules and regulations; Department of Economic Security (DES) organizational structure; administrative investigative techniques, interviewing techniques, and report writing/formatting; Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and other related software; Arizona Administration Personnel Rules; ADA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), and other federal and State employment laws.


SKILL IN:  Effective oral and written communication, public speaking, and interviewing techniques; organization; conducting research and compiling data in concise reports; time management and analytical decision making; interpersonal relations and establishing/maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse group of staff and various levels of management, other state agencies, community resources, vendors, and the public; training employee relations topics; demonstrated proficiency in standard office applications such as Microsoft (MS) Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and HRIS programs.


ABILITY TO:  Research and interpret applicable policies, procedures, rules, state and federal laws affecting personnel management.


PREFERRED/IDEAL:  Candidate will have a Bachelors’ Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of Employee Relations experience.  A PHR/SPHR certification is highly desirable.


RETIREMENT: Employees must participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 


All newly hired employees are subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.


BENEFITS: We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes 12 days’ sick leave, 13 days’ vacation, 10 paid holidays per year, health and dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance. Optional employee benefits include short-term disability, deferred compensation, and supplemental life insurance. 

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2870. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.