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Job: Executive Consultant 2(Job Id 32027)

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Job Description

08/08/2017 08/15/2017
PHOENIX 43,239.00-60,354.00


Arizona Department of Economic Security


Executive Consultant 2

1789 W. Jefferson, 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 experience and highly motived individual to join our team as an Executive Consultant 2.  This position has a direct confidential working relationship with the Assistant Director; works independently on extremely sensitive and critical issues and provides recommendations based on their findings. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Speaks and takes action on behalf of the Assistant Director including assigning work and delegating tasks as needed; may represent the Assistant Director at both internal and external meetings and serve as a member and/or lead in projects as assigned.

- Works with a variety of internal stakeholders regarding constituent issues; gathers information and follows up to ensure the solutions are carried out; ensures timely monitoring and oversight of member services issues and that concerns are responded to promptly; drafts correspondence; assigns and tracks time lines.

- Serves as a direct contact for members/families/providers, Division staff, and other agency staff seeking answers to questions or concerns and direction; provides statistical information, tracking and trending via complex spreadsheets; develops reports; gathers and consolidates information; works with the Division’s Human Resources staff on developing, tracking and hiring positions; works with contracted providers and the Division’s Business Operations Unit on resolving billing, authorization and other issues.

- Responsible for the review of some deliverables for submission to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) to ensure compliance with the Division’s contract for the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) program.  Coordinates with the Communications Manager in the Assistant Director’s Office to prepare communications to internal and external constituents.

- Supervision and guidance of an Executive Staff Assistant and two Administrative Assistant 3s including hiring and evaluations.  Assign work assignments and ensures coverage in the absence of staff.



- Knowledge of services provided to people with developmental disabilities.

- Knowledge of AHCCCS Medicaid contract requirements for the provision of ALTCS, acute care services, and behavioral health services.

- Experience supervising of staff.

- Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules and regulations.

- Knowledge of Federal Emergency Management Agency business continuity practices and disaster preparedness.

- Experience with interpreting and accurately explaining federal and state laws, policies, and administrative regulations, as well as record keeping and maintaining files.

- Ability to effectively represent the Division professionally with internal and external stakeholders.

- Work with diverse individuals, agency staff, outside staff, and others.

- Multi-task, work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities, and meet time lines.

- Write and prepare a plan for action or program activity based on information provided.



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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