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Job: Employee Relations Specialist(Job Id 31969)

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Job Description

08/08/2017 08/15/2017
PHOENIX 0.00-47,999.00


Arizona Department of Economic Security


Employee Relations Specialist

1789 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85007  

Openings: 1


Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) works with families, community organizations, advocates, and State and Federal partners to realize our collective mission to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need. To learn more about DES visit DES Overview and visit our careers page to see current job opportunities. Join the DES Team!



The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Employee Relations Specialist. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Conducts employee relations investigations often involving complex employee matters or inquiries and meets and interviews employees at all levels throughout the state

- Conducts research relative to the subject issues and prepares investigative reports, official responses, and other documents, including Notice of Charges, formal and informal corrective/disciplinary letters and performance improvement plans for the Division’s Assistant Director’s and DES Director’s review and signature

- Provides technical assistance and advice to division management, employees, and the public regarding laws, Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) rules and regulations, federal and state regulations, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA), Personnel rules and DES policies and procedures

- Confers with the Attorney General’s office for responding to complex legal issues

- Prepares executive summaries specified situations and presents to senior leadership and 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.

- Drafts division responses to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges for the Assistant Director’s review and signature; investigates and responds to complaints issued by the Director’s office of Equal Opportunity; drafts responses to covered employee grievances and employee concerns





- Knowledge of human resources, state and federal employment laws, rules and regulations

- Knowledge of administrative techniques, interviewing techniques, and writing/formatting investigation report

- Knowledge of the Arizona State Personnel Rules (ASPS), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

- Effective oral/written communication and public speaking/presentations

- Conduct research and compile data in concise reports

- Time management and analytical decision making

- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of staff and various levels of management, other state agencies, community resources, vendors and the public

- Ability to work in a fast paced environment, multi-task, set priorities and manage a diverse range of administrative functions

- Develop effective operating procedures; problem solve various issues and execute appropriate independent judgment

- The ideal/preferred candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other related field from an accredited college or university and three (3) years in an Employee Relations Specialist role.



DES promotes career development by offering a learning environment, team oriented culture. Our new hires enjoy several other benefits such as paid holidays, vacation days, sick leave, medical, dental, and vision benefits, tuition reimbursement, and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.


Staffing Disclosure

Applicants will be required to:

- 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 Arizona 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


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DES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Fair and Equal Employment Opportunity Practices: DES does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or military service.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: During all stages of the recruitment process, persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation which includes but are not limited to a sign language interpreter or an alternative format of documents. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2870. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please dial 602-542-4700 or email [email protected]

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