Job: Front Office Receptionist(Job Id 32748)

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Job Description

09/12/2017 09/15/2017
SURPRISE 0.00-10.40


Arizona Department of Economic Security


Front Office Receptionist

11526 West Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85378  

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 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

- 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 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:


- 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]