Job: Front Office Receptionist(Job Id 30296)

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Job Description

05/19/2017 05/21/2017
SURPRISE 0.00-21,647.00

Department of Economic Security

Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona


Front Office Receptionist

11526 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85378

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.

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 a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Front Office Receptionist. This position is responsible for performing secretarial duties for one or more individuals. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Answering the phone, greeting visitors and providing a variety of information related to the Division's Services; appropriately routing calls and visitors (manages sign-in log for visitors)

- Typing a variety of forms, letters, memos and reports using Microsoft Office programs; maintains office files and filing system

- Composing letters and memos for a variety of purposes, using correct grammar, punctuation and sentence structure

- Opening, sorts, prioritizes and distributes incoming mail and providing progress reports



- Proper grammar, sentence construction and punctuation

- Telephone and office etiquette

- Computer software, (e.g. Excel, Word, Power point, Outlook, etc.)

- Effective verbal and written communication skills - ability to follow written and verbal instruction

- Greet and assist with general public and physically and/or cognitively challenged visitors with tact and diplomacy


Preferred Qualifications

- One year of experience in an office setting

- Experience using computer systems, (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.) is highly desirable



DES promotes career development and a work/life balance by offering a learning environment, team oriented culture, and flexible schedules. Our new hires enjoy several other benefits such as 10 paid holidays per year, 13 vacation days, up to 12 days of sick leave, affordable medical, dental, and vision benefits, $15,000 life insurance with the option to increase as desired. We also offer short and long term disability and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.


Staffing Disclosure

Applicants will be required to:

- 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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E-Verify: All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: 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 sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


If you experience issues while applying for this position, please dial 602-542-4700 and select option 9 for assistance.