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Job Description

05/08/2017 05/19/2017
PHOENIX 37,564.18-51,321.09


Arizona Department of Economic Security



4620 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016  

Openings:     1

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 Employment and Rehabilitation Services (DERS) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Human Services Program Development Specialist. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Provides computer AT assessments, one-on one training services, and basic installation, configuration and maintenance of equipment for clients who are blind or visually impaired.

- Conducts work station evaluations for both ILB and VR clients.

- Writes and implements individualized program training for each client receiving services.

- Develops and maintains curriculum for computer applications and any AT software or hardware training.

- Completes documentation such as daily progress notes and monthly reports.

- Provides consultations for AT Best Practices, Training, and Policies.

- Assists in maintaining up-to-date AT Inventory.



- Knowledge of Assistive Technology

- Skills in oral and written communications

- Ability to work cooperatively with staff in achieving client program goals.

- Ability to travel when required.

- Ability to perform other duties assigned.

- Certification or BA degree in Education, Special Education, Rehabilitation, Computer/AT Applications or equivalent technical teaching experience.

- Two years’ experience in computer training or two years’ experience in providing  computer training to individuals with disabilities

- Demonstrated competency with current computer technology and AT.

- Have knowledge in Assistive Technology as documented by supporting (e.g. Bachelor or Master degree(s) in rehabilitation engineering, occupational therapy, Information Technology or similar; or certificates in assistive technology, and have one (1) year of experience in providing AT services for persons with blindness or vision impairment.



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 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

- Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.


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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) 771-2842. 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]