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  • 510271
  • Part-time


The Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) is the headquarters for the Arizona National Guard. The Army National Guard is "Always Ready - Always There" providing military forces to accomplish community, State and Federal missions. The Air National Guard maintains excellence with flexible, sustainable, expeditionary and joint interoperable capabilities in all facets of current Federal and State missions. The Division of Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate emergency services and efforts to governmental agencies to reduce the impact of disaster on person and property. The Division of Administrative Services maintains the business operations of human resources, finance, purchasing/contracting, and legislative activities. Many positions posted do not require military membership.



Job Location:

Work Location: Papago Park Military Reservation (PPMR), Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $16.0746 - $22.4623 per hour (DOE) 

Grade: 19

This position will remain posted until filled. Resumes will be reviewed weekly.

Job Summary:

The Disaster Recovery Specialist-Infrastructure position is a reservist position. A reservist is a part-time, as-needed employee. This position assists communities which suffer damages due to disasters. Performs programmatic administrative functions in the Public Assistance's mission of assisting jurisdictions in their recovery and communicates with local community members and political leaders to ensure procedural rules are followed.
Personally prepares for any time (24/7) response and no-notice recall to the State or Alternate Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and / or Joint Field Office (JFO) during disaster or exercise activations. Trains for specific SEOC positions and performs duties as assigned through internal agency policy.

Job Duties:

Responsibilities include:
• Monitors and tracks key documentation and correspondence to and from applicants. Creates and maintains both physical and electronic files. Submits documentation for auditing purposes.
• Variety of key administrative functions.
• Conducts and documents correspondence with Applicants and DEMA staff.
• Coordinating logistical arrangements for field personnel.
• Preparation of material for presentations and outreach.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Processes and procedures utilized in delivering recovery public assistance.
• Laws, rules and regulations related to disaster recovery and the Public Assistance program.

Skilled in:
• Preparation of reports and material for presentations and outreach; and a variety of key administrative functions.
• Verbal and written communication, communicating effectively with co-workers and recovery applicants.
• Use of a personal computer, including composing correspondence, building/maintaining spreadsheets, navigating the internet, and communicating by email.
• Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat, Google Meets.

Ability to:
• Monitor and track key documentation and correspondence to and from applicants; coordinate logistical arrangements for field personnel.
• Listen effectively and take action based on communication received.
• Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with coworkers, and recovery applicants.
• Multitask and manage time efficiently.
• Maintain accurate and orderly records, including hard copy files and e-files using Microsoft application.

Selective Preference(s):

Desired qualifications include any combination of experience, education and training that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities described. Preference given those with experience in Public Assistance and/or administrative customer service experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state issued driver's license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete a required driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
• In and out of State travel required.
• Candidates for this position will be required to pass a criminal background investigation and have identification enabling them to enter federal facilities.


This position is not eligible for State benefits.


Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact hr@azdema.gov.
DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.
ADA/EEO Employer
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and 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.