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  • 511952
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Sep 27 2022 at 23:55 MST


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 Business Services

Office of Professional Development

Job Location:

Address:  1990 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85015

Posting Details:

Salary: $54,000 - $56,454 

Grade: 20

Closing Date: 09/27/2022

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security (DES) is seeking a professional Curriculum Designer to design and develop learning and practicing experiences with the Office of Professional Development, Leadership Development, and Operations, for the Division of Child Care.

Job Duties:

• Leads and manages the analysis, planning, design, development, and implementation of professional development education initiatives that are aligned with the Department's strategic and operational goals.
• Meets organizational product development goals, this individual develops innovative education solutions by utilizing sound instructional design methodologies, current technologies, and effective project management.
• Consults with leaders to identify course objectives and applicable evidence-based instructional strategies, as well as develop online and technology-enhanced course components.
• Coordinates computer-based training, including outreach and special events, and identifies training needs through needs assessments, surveys, and workgroup meetings.
• Conducts interviews with subject matter experts on organizational requirements and performance measures.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of adult learning and employee development principles.
• Knowledge of learning management systems, project planning concepts, and practices.
• Knowledge of instructional design strategies, methods, and the nature of the learning process.
• Knowledge of trends in employee training, administrative and management theory, and practices.
• Skill in customer service and team building, group dynamics, and facilitation.
• Skill in instructional system design, including distance learning technology.
• Skill in maintaining large volumes of information about complex programs.
• Skill in problem analysis, research, and resolution.
• Skill in using computer applications; Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace.
• Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate execution of training programs.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to adapt and maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes.
• Ability to learn State and Federal guidelines, policies, procedures, and rules.
• Ability to speak and write effectively, become knowledgeable in mainframe case management and related performance measures.

Selective Preference(s):

• Prefer a bachelor’s degree or higher in an applicable subject area, such as Human Resources Development, Adult Education, Psychology, English, or a similar field.
• One year of experience training adult learners as a full-time trainer responsible for instruction and group/team facilitation.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• 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.


The Arizona Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

- Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
- Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Stipend Opportunities
- Infant at Work Program
- RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
- Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision
- Life and Disability Insurance

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 lifelong 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 call Anna Rios at 480-338-6884 or email AnnaRios@azdes.gov.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 480-338-6884. 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.