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Job Description

05/10/2017 05/24/2017
PHOENIX 65,000.00-75,000.00


Arizona Department of Economic Security



3443 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 850012  

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 Technology Services (DTS) is seeking a Senior / Lead Applications Developer to join the Development Administration team. You will be responsible for providing support for the DERS UI/EA web applications. This position will provide valuable technical expertise for planning, developing, and establishing objectives necessary for automation projects. This position will mentor junior developers, project future IT needs, analyze and develop alternatives, and recommend solutions to management.  Additionally, this position will communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner to technical and non-technical users and staff, as well as producing technical documentation, designs, plans and architectural diagrams.

 The candidate selected for this role will have thorough or in-depth knowledge of:

- Multiple programming languages, multiple database management systems, multiple development platforms, and systems integration

- Responds promptly to customer needs; takes a customer-centric approach to problem solving; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments; manages difficult or emotional customer situations

- Focuses on solving conflict; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things

- Works independently; occasionally participates in reviews of assigned and completed tasks

- Reviews and recommends equipment, resources and software; may assist with development or preparation of department level budget; may initiate purchasing             

- Identifies required resources; trains, schedules and monitors resources; may participate in hiring

- Prioritizes and plans work activities; sets goals and objectives; uses time efficiently; communicates activities and results as appropriate

The candidate will have the necessary skills to:

- Identify opportunities for use of solutions to improve efficiency and reduce waste          

- Lead initiatives to develop solutions and processes to meet needs; identifies unique innovative approaches                                   

- Strong customer service skills                                 

- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to:

- Balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks

- Work collaboratively in teams and across organizations

- Synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly

- Build strong relationships inside and outside the organization

- Develop and write technical documentation

- Quickly learn and develop in new programming languages, APIs, and platforms

- Evaluate and test emerging technologies

­- Apply creative solutions to business problems to ensure business needs are most effectively met 


- Knowledge of Agile Methodologies and ceremonies




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).

- Apply for and show proof of receipt of a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card that meets Level One requirements

- 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) 771-2842. 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].