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Boxing/MMA Program Specialist

  • 506652
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 31 2022 at 23:55 MST

Arizona Department of Gaming

The Arizona Department of Gaming is dedicated to the safe and fair regulation of casino gaming, horse racing and unarmed combat sports. Dedicated to being a world class regulatory agency, ADG is committed not only to its stakeholders, but also to its employees with competitive benefits, professional development opportunities, college tuition reimbursement and a host of other benefits.

Boxing/MMA Program Specialist

Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts

Department of Gaming

Job Location:
Posting Details:

Salary: $43,000 - $48,000 (DOE)

Grade: 19

Official Classification Title: Program Project Specialist 2

Closing Date: Opened until filled

Job Summary:

The Department of Gaming is looking for an individual who will be able to work independently and as part of a team. Our Boxing/MMA Program Specialist assists staff at Boxing and MMA weigh-ins and events. Process and issue licenses to boxers, MMA combatant’s, corner men, and others at the weigh-ins and events. This includes accepting and processing all payments, taking photographs of applicants uploading them into a database, and entering all license information into said database. Position requires travel to events, which requires some evening events, and overnight stays. Work week is normally Monday through Friday, but may vary if Boxing and/or Mixed Martial Arts events are scheduled, approximately 60% of the time, this position would need to work late-nights and weekends. Bilingual in Spanish REQUIRED.

Job Duties:
  • Respond to inquiries via telephone, email and in person from the public and stakeholders regarding the licensing process for a Boxers and Mixed Martial Arts combatant’s, promoters, trainers, managers, seconds and matchmakers.
  • Review and process all Boxing & MMA deposits; this includes calculating and processing tax levies, as established.
  • Work closely with promoters to ensure all combatants’ are cleared to compete by collecting physical, eye, and blood work examinations.
  • Attend all Boxing/Mixed Martial Arts events and collect/review applications and issue licenses statewide.
  • Prepares monthly Boxing/MMA Commission meeting agendas and generates informational packets for Commission review.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft and G-Suite Software.
  • Database entry.
  • Cash handling.
  • Filing and basic accounting functions.

Skill in:

  • Organization and customer service.
  • Professional telephone etiquette.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Complete assignments in a timely manner.

Ability to:

  • Maintain confidential files and records.
  • Work in a stressful environment.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships.
  • Be professional.
  • Work late nights and weekends for Boxing & MMA Events
  • Travel – which may include overnight stays.
Selective Preference(s):
  • Associates Degree
  • Bilingual and Biliterate in Spanish REQUIRED (There will be a Spanish proficiency exercise).
  • Knowledge of Boxing/MMA rules and regulations, preferred.
  • Knowledge of First Aid, a plus.
  • Proficient Computer skills – Microsoft and G-Suite software
Pre-Employment Requirements:

Candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal history investigation. Requires 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 required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 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

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.
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gaming Recruitment at HumanResources@azgaming.gov or at (602) 771-4263 for assistance. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Elvis Reyes Ereyes@azgaming.gov or at (602) 639-1468. 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.