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Deputy ABRC (Arizona Biomedical Research Centre)

  • 512682
  • Full-time


COME WORK WITH US! The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.



Job Location:

Address:  250 N 17th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85007


Posting Details:

Salary: $57,200 

Grade: 21

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Program Director of the Arizona Biomedical Research Centre (ABRC), the position will assist in the management of daily centralized program operations of the ABRC; including budgetary, accounting, contract administration, purchasing, and/or other staff functions. Depending upon the complexity of program services, an incumbent may have control of such functions as administering research grants and research grant education program and the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program, a small to medium-sized organization.

Job Duties:

- Manage daily program operations through subordinates, interns, and external contracted personnel. This can involve working with professionals, para-professionals, medical directors, nurses, post-doctoral scientists and researchers, and internal managers and executives.
- Works with stakeholders and ADHS procurement personnel to develop Requests for Grant Proposals, Intergovernmental Agreements, and Inter-Service Agreements; report progress; monitor contract compliance; and recommend improvement if indicated.
- Directs or assists in directing fiscal activities such as contract administration, purchasing, budget preparation and control, and preparation of statistical, financial, and other reports.
- Supervises and evaluates professionals and other staff.
- Conduct studies of operational practices, policies, and procedures and makes recommendations for improvement.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Principles and practices of program administration and management.
- Procurement.
- Grant and contract administration.
- Fiscal management and budgetary control.
- General administrative services.
- Planning, control, and supervision.
- Performance Management (PM); and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Directing a comprehensive administrative services program for an organization.
- Performing complex analytic and managerial work.
- Supervision.
- Speaking and writing effectively.

Ability to:
- Manage and/or perform multiple tasks with tight deadlines, timely and effectively.
- Use various software programs such as Google Suite, or Microsoft Office, and various virtual meeting tools, in the performance of job duties.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in business or public administration from an accredited college or university. Three years of administrative or program management experience equivalent to or above the Administrative Services I in such fields as personnel, budget analysis, purchasing, accounting, data processing, or related administrative services work; a Master's Degree may substitute for one year's experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the 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 checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

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


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27-week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


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.