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AMERICORPS PROGRAM SPECIALIST

  • 514524
  • PHOENIX
  • SUPREME COURT
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 3 2023 at 23:55 MST

To apply for this position, you must use the following link.

https://azcourts.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=2129624&&&nohd#job

Other applications will not be considered. 

JOB TITLE:
AmeriCorps Project Specialist VI

JOB #:
2631

DIVISION:
Adult Probation Services

HIRING SALARY:
$63,591.00 annualized

CLOSING DATE:
All positions are open until filled.

EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAM:
This position is eligible for an employee referral incentive payment of $1,000.00 (conditions apply).

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position serves as the key resource in oversight of the AmeriCorps grant-funded program, including recruitment for the program, and managing AmeriCorps members. The AmeriCorps Project Specialist develops and assists with the planning implementation of the AmeriCorps Program in county probation departments throughout Arizona.  Additional areas of responsibility include monitoring grant activities in each of the host sites in the probation departments and providing technical assistance and training to the probation departments to ensure the compliance and regulations of the AmeriCorps grant.

Essential functions include:

  • Serves as the subject matter expert on the AmeriCorps Grant award, the governing authority, the terms and conditions, the needs and expectations, and the financial management standards of the grant.
  • Serves as the main contact and support person for all probation departments participating in the AmeriCorps Grant.
  • Coordinates and implements marketing strategies to promote the AmeriCorps Grant project.
  • Works with the Division Programs Manager and county probation departments in the development of member position descriptions and duties in compliance with the AmeriCorps Grant award. 
  • Coordinates with probation departments in the recruitment and hiring of AmeriCorps members and assist departments in establishing policies governing the AmeriCorps members according to the grant.
  • Compose reports to be submitted to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) for distribution to the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) and other partnering agencies.
  • Prepares and tracks funding agreements.
  • Collaborate with AmeriCorps grant project partners to promote partnerships, and educate on the various grant requirements, such as, marketing branding, appropriate affiliations with AmeriCorps, and social media outreach.
  • Provides technical assistance to county probation departments in preparation for audits of grant, assists with grant maintenance, training and identify funding priorities or budget modifications, if necessary.
  • Determines and implements mechanisms for increasing accountability with grant recipients
  • Designs and implements correspondence and tracking systems

This position may be eligible for a hybrid-telework schedule once the employee has completed three (3) months of employment and has sufficiently proved their ability to perform assigned tasks.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program qualified employer.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least five years related experience. Equivalent work experience may substitute for a degree. This position also requires experience in project management or leading a team, excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills, excellent skills in and knowledge of Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint, and the ability to coordinate and facilitate meetings. In addition, this position requires the ability to read statutes and apply requirements to the grant process, effectively and independently handle multiple tasks, projects, and administrative assignments simultaneously, make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately, and to work effectively with court and probation staff, and the public.

Knowledge and experience related to National Service of Community Services Programs is preferred.

SELECTION PROCESS:
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Only applicants whose backgrounds most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to interview. Requests for a special accommodation to participate in the interview process should be made at the time you are contacted to schedule an interview. The Selection Process may include first and/or second round panel interviews. This is a Regular, Full-time, Exempt position.

BENEFITS:

The Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Accrued vacation pay and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
  • By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. The Court may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

RETIREMENT:

  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

The Arizona Supreme Court is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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.