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  • 506446
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Oct 14 2022 at 23:55 MST

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Program and Policy Specialist VI

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Certification & Licensing


$63,591.00 annualized


All positions are open until filled.

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


The Certification & Licensing Division is responsible for protecting the public by assuring only qualified applicants become certified to engage in certain regulated professions and further assuring that, once certified, the professionals comply with regulatory standards. The Division is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a Program and Policy Specialist.

This position Performs highly responsible administrative duties for the Alternative Business Structures and Legal Paraprofessional programs.  Conducts complex investigations of applicants for licensure, writes reports, and makes recommendations to Boards and Committees in consultation with the Legal Service Innovations Officer. Coordinates with the State Bar of Arizona, assists with public records requests, automation projects, and responds to inquiries. Drafts and tracks regulatory changes while assisting in the statewide administration of the professions regulated by the Arizona Supreme Court. Additionally, this position will provide feedback on special projects and studies, conduct data collection and analysis, and write and present routine and confidential written and oral reports and recommendations for various entities. Responds to policy and procedural inquiries, and will draft and track changes to statutes, court rules, and the Arizona Code of Judicial Administration.

This position may offer the ability to work remotely, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program qualified employer.


The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, justice studies, education or a related field and at least 5 years progressive experience in government, courts, or a regulatory environment. Relevant experience may substitute for the educational requirements.

The successful candidate will possess strong verbal and written communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to work effectively, professionally, and respectfully to develop consensus on complex issues with executive leadership. Demonstrated ability to consistently exercise independent initiative and judgment on complex issues. Strong analytical skills, and the ability to work effectively, accurately and independently to complete multiple detailed tasks, projects and assignments.

The preferred candidate will have legal education experience, such as paralegal certificate, Master of Legal Studies, or juris doctorate.

Travel level: up to 10%


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 computer testing (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, proofreading, typing, etc.) and first and/or second round panel interviews. This is a Regular, Full-time, Exempt level position.


The Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Court 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.


  • 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


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.