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Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services (DERS)
Quality Assurance Integrity Administration (QAIA)

Job Location:

Address:  1924 E. University Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034

Posting Details:

Salary: 20.1900 per hour

Grade: 19

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that helps Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance? The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services (DERS) performs an integral role in improving Arizona’s workforce by assisting individuals who are unemployed or underemployed, and those with barriers, to prepare for and obtain meaningful employment. DERS supports Arizona employers with recruitment assistance by connecting them to a skilled workforce.

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Auditor 2 with the Quality Assurance Integrity Administration (QAIA). This position is responsible for moderately complex work including the completion, monitoring, and analysis of DERS case audits.

Job Duties:

● Conduct and review case audit results, develop reports, and monitor progress. Offer suggestions and assist in the identification of actions that contribute to the strategic and operational objectives related to State, Federal, and Policy regulation/rule compliance.
● Prepare written documents and reports regarding audits, apply judgments and discretion. Issue findings to affected personnel (Internal/External organizations/institutions) or Management.
● Establish and maintain an accountability system to track progress on corrective measures and/or monitoring schedules. Develop detailed spreadsheets, charts, and databases to demonstrate basis for findings and/or recommendations.
● Examine and analyze statistical data, work procedures, methods, and make recommendations for enhancement.
● Extract case data information from automated systems to obtain sample information; enter results as necessary.
● Travel, as necessary, to compile and assess information. Prepare for and participate in Fair Hearings.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

● Knowledge of data gathering, auditing methods and procedures, report preparation and summarization methods.
● Knowledge of Federal and State rules and regulations governing federally-funded programs, policies and procedures.
● Knowledge of review and evaluation tools and/or processes.
● Knowledge of computer technology and software programs.
● Knowledge of strategy and program goal development.
● Knowledge of DES services and how programs across divisions/administrations are inter-related.
● Demonstrates skill in audit monitoring and response development.
● Demonstrates skill in the interpretation and application of Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations.
● Demonstrates skill in using automated programs for research, analysis, and work management.
● Demonstrates oral and written communication skills necessary to outline results of audits.
● Demonstrates skill in leading projects with professional personnel.
● Demonstrates skill in producing statistical and other reports; detail-oriented.
● Ability to communicate both orally and in writing at a high level.
● Ability to accurately read, understand, and interpret complex issues, laws, rules, regulations, policies, and data.
● Ability to plan, analyze, and coordinate activities, establish priorities, develop procedures, evaluate program compliance with established policies and procedures.
● Ability to summarize and analyze large amounts of information and data, to identify trends in material being reviewed and to present quantitative and/or qualitative information along with recommendations.
● Ability to compose correspondence and develop audit reports that call for discretion and judgment; replying to inquiries, presenting or requesting information.
● Experience which demonstrates the ability to provide advice, training, and guidance on complex issues.

Selective Preference(s):

● Bachelor's degree in Accounting or closely related field preferred. (Not required)
● Federal or State Auditing experience preferred. (Not required)
● Data analysis and compilation experience preferred. (Not required)

Pre-Employment Requirements:

● Experience in auditing work, principles, standards, and technique.
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.
● The position will require the possession of and 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 record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). Individuals may be required to use their personal motor vehicle.


We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.
-Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
-10 holidays per year
-Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
-Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
-Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
-Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
-Career Advancement Opportunities
-Tuition reimbursement
-Opportunity to work remotely (home office) on an ad-hoc basis

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


State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.
On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us:

Apply through azstatejobs.azdoa.gov. For questions about this career opportunity, please contact Brian Hemminger at (480) 202-3850 or email Brianhemminger@azdes.gov.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (480) 202-3850 or email Brianhemminger@azdes.gov.
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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.