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  • 508989
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jul 3 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 Child Care (DCC)

Job Location:

Address: 1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 

Posting Details:

Salary: $77,352 - $99,501 

Grade: 25

Closing Date: July 3, 2022

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

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is looking for highly skilled individuals who are committed to service, community, and teamwork to be part of our amazing culture of helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance.

The DES Child Care Administration has recently become its own Division within DES, and is responsible for the development, oversight, and implementation of the Child Care and Development Fund State Plan, and additional federal child care relief investments which require states to ensure equitable access to high quality child care, focused on child development and well-being. The Division of Child Care (DCC) is seeking three experienced and highly motivated individuals to join our team in the role of DCC Administrator (Bureau Chief). The position is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the Administration, as detailed below, and performing high-level leadership and management over the areas of assignment.

The three DCC Administrator (Bureau Chief) openings are:
(1) DCC Child Care Provider Network & Support Administrator: The Child Care Provider Network & Support Administration supports the recruitment, on-boarding, and monitoring of all CCDF Child Care Centers, Group Homes, Family Child Care providers, Tribal Providers, and Military Providers, including support, stabilization, and building the child care and early learning provider network, and collaborates with other state partners to ensure alignment with program standards.
(2) DCC Family Support Administrator: The Family Support Administration oversees the eligibility process for Child Care Financial Assistance; develops new family and eligibility support and coordination efforts with state agencies and community providers; and addresses alignment needs with community-based family support services, including enhancements to the statewide Child Care Resource & Referral system.
(3) DCC Early Childhood Education Quality and Systems Building Administrator: The Early Childhood Education Quality and Systems Building Administration supports the existing quality improvement activities for the Child Care and Development Fund; oversees new critical child development initiatives to increase access to quality child care and education; supports Policy and Quality Assurance and Improvement activities, including state and federal rules, regulations, case reads, and contractor quality assurance.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:

- Through managers, supervisors and staff, oversee and administer daily operations of the Administration, ensuring compliance with federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Budget and fiscal development.
- Engage in complex planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating assigned areas.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and policies related to assigned program duties.
- DES rules, regulations, policies and procedures and the principles and practices of public administration.
- Fundamentals of budget development and expenditure control.
- Leadership and team building methodologies, supervisory and evaluation practices.
- Long-range and strategic planning concepts.

Skill in:
- Program administration.
- Planning, analyzing, prioritizing and coordinating long and short-term projects including defining objectives and deadlines.
- Research, methodology, project planning, development, organization and workflow techniques.
- Building and maintaining working relationships with other departments, outside representatives, community groups, leaders, and staff.

Ability to:
- Understand, interpret, apply, and implement complex federal, state, department, and legislative laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Identify and analyze organizational and/or procedural problems and determine effective solutions.
- Serve as subject matter expert related to programmatic duties.
- Motivate, lead, coach, inspire and supervise subordinate employees in a fast-paced, changing working environment.
- Write clear, concise, and accurate reports, policy and procedures and develop grant proposals.
- Read, comprehend, interpret and apply policy and procedures.
- Manage and balance a full range of complex management and administrative functions.

Selective Preference(s):

- Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business, education, social work or related field and 2 years executive level or senior mgmt experience; OR 1 year as a Bureau Chief (or equivalent) or 2 years as a Deputy Program Administrator (or equivalent) in a state or local government agency. A Master’s degree or higher may substitute for 1 year of executive level or senior management experience.

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 a current, valid Arizona Driver’s License. Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) and have an acceptable driving record in accordance with DES Fleet Management-Safety Program policy and procedures (DES 1-07-26 & DES 1-07-26-01). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
- Candidates for this position shall be subject to a search of both the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804 and the Adult Protective Services Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459.
- Candidate shall have or meet the requirements to obtain prior to their first day of employment, a valid Level One Arizona fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-1758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults.


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
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. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

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:

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact Jeremy Einwalter at (602) 542-4592 or JEinwalter@azdes.gov.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (602) 542-8900. 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.