Outdoors, Mountain, Nature, Person, Painting, Valley, Landscape, Scenery, Panoramic, Canyon

Apply Now

Not You?

Thank you

Administrative Assistant 1

  • 509741
  • Full-time


The Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) is a social and human services agency whose mission is to successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency. DCS has field office locations located throughout the state of Arizona, with its central office located in Downtown Phoenix. DCS employs over 2,800 employees who share the common vision of ensuring children thrive in family environments free from abuse and neglect.

Administrative Assistant 1

Adoptions & Permanent Guardianship Subsidy

Job Location:

4201 S. Santa Rita Ave. Tucson, AZ  85714 

Posting Details:

Salary: $14.1488 per hour 

Grade: 13

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

This position performs administrative functions of a standard and confidential nature, and regularly prepares letters/memos, which require knowledge of and involvement in program objectives.

Bi-Lingual Stipend
DCS offers a Bi-Lingual Stipend to all interested and eligible DCS Employees who successfully complete a language proficiency exam. Qualifying employees will receive a $500 annual stipend paid in equal increments.

Job Duties:

- Receiving, screening, and setting up new cases in Guardian for Adoption Subsidy benefits for children with special needs who are adopted from foster care.
- Maintains and balances data base for payments for special services for Children on approval agreements. Writes and mails letters to adoptive parents requesting additional information, if needed for the prompt and accurate payment of claims.
- Enters information into Lanport, enters time sheet data into FMCS, and completes requisitions for services and equipment.
- Maintains unit letters and forms, assists case managers with letters and forms, completes and disperses office reports.
- Prepared initial adoption subsidy agreements. Prepares case record annual reviews, including maintaining documentation log.
- Processes incoming and outgoing mail, greets walk-in clients, assists clients with application information.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Department and adoption subsidy program procedures
- Formatting reports and business letters and e-mail correspondence to the public
- Support functions required for this program.

Skill in:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- computer, typing, workload management, answering multi-phone lines, business practices, letter writing.

Ability to:
- Prioritize assignments
- Handle multiple important assignments at the same time and follow-through with each of the assignments
- Gather information required for adoption subsidy agreements,
- Follow-through without direct supervision on tasks and responsibility needed to assist unit case managers
- Compose business reports, including entering information into databases such as Excel·

Selective Preference(s):


Pre-Employment Requirements:

Ability to secure and maintain clearance from the DCS Central Registry


As an employee of the Department of Child Safety you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that can become effective as soon as two weeks after starting!
Benefits include:
- Paid sick leave.
- Paid vacation that includes ten (10) holidays per year.
- Competitive health and dental insurance plans.
- Life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
We also offer optional employee benefits that include:
- Vision coverage.
- Short-term disability insurance.
- Deferred compensation plans.
- Supplemental life insurance.
- Employee wellness plans

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.