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ADMINISTRATIVE COUNSEL

  • 512889
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES

COME WORK WITH US! The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNSEL

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

Job Location:

Address:  150 N. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $85,500 

Grade: 24

Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Office of Injury and Violence Prevention Team!

Your Talent, Our Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.

Why work for ADHS? A great benefit of working for the State of Arizona is a fantastic work/life balance. State employees enjoy challenging work, popular remote work options, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, and career growth opportunities.

What You'll Do:

This position will provide in-house legal support, to the Director, Deputy Directors, and Executive team and acts as a liaison between the Department and the Attorney General's office or outside counsel. Respond to management and staff inquiries, conduct necessary legal research, and guide to assist in resolving issues affecting the Department. The position is accountable for: the oversight of administrative hearing cases; the assistance in the issuance of Director's decisions; the response to public records requests and the resolution of attendant confidentiality issues; and the acceptance of service of subpoenas, lawsuits, complaints, and claims and the coordination of responses. This position is a Director's Designee and is to sign on behalf of the Director: appealable agency actions and documents related to administrative hearings cases, including Director's Decisions.

This position may be asked to complete or assist in writing rules, five-year-review reports, substantive policy statements, and economic impact statements according to statutory requirements in A.R.S. 41-1001 et. seq and rules promulgated by the Secretary of State and Governor's Regulatory Review Council. The position may be accountable for meeting or interacting with internal and external customers to achieve approval of: rule packages; five-year-review reports; substantive policy statements; and economic impact statements. The person in this position may assist with writing, interpreting, and tracking legislation.

Job Duties:

- Provide in-house legal support, to the Director, Deputy Directors, and Executive team and acts as a liaison between the Department and the Attorney General's office or outside counsel. Review and sign the documents specified in item #1, paragraph 1.
- Responds to management and staff inquiries, conduct necessary legal research, and provide advice to and assist in resolving issues affecting the Department
- Coordinate responses to public records requests, subpoenas, search warrants, etc.
- Complete rules, five-year review reports, economic impact statements, etc.
- Review administrative hearing case matters

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-The Arizona Administrative Procedure Act
- Legal research methods and application of legal principles.
- State and federal statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
- The administrative hearing process, including the standard of proof, the burden of proof, application of the law to the facts of a particular administrative hearing case, and fair hearing requirements.
- The regulatory function of public health, areas sieved, and constituent need
- Rule drafting principles
- The rule-making process and the substantive policy process
- Economic impact statements
- Computer programs and tracking systems
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
Skill in:
- Researching, analyzing, and interpreting statutes, rules, and policies
- Analyzing and interpreting Department issues
- Developing technical written materials
- Communicating with Department personnel and the public.
- Operating a windows-based computer and various software applications

Ability to:
- Analyze complex problems
- Write in a clear, concise, and understandable manner
- Effectively communicate.
- Maintain effective interpersonal interaction
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

-Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
-Admission to the suite Bar of Arizona
-Preference given to applicants with public health experience

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
• (PLS Fingerprint cards) Must possess a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to A.R.S.41-1758.07 or must apply for a level one fingerprint clearance card within seven working days after beginning employment. You will be required to pay an $8.25 fee for fingerprint screening. If hired, you will be able to request reimbursement of the $8.25.

Benefits:

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

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

Retirement:

• To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will contribute to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27-week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

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.