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  • 508332
  • Full-time


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:  150 N 18th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $65,000 - $68,000 

Grade: 23

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Branch Chief, this position oversees, manages, and develops policies for the business and financial activities for the Licensing Division which includes the Bureaus of Vital Records, Child Care Licensing, Special Licensing, Radiation Control, Medical Licensing, Long-term Care Licensing and Residential Licensing.

For each bureau within the Licensing Division, duties include but are not limited to:
- development and preparation of budgets;
- developing budget performance reports and forecasting revenues and expenditures;
- compiling monthly budget reports;
- monitoring financial activities including revenues, expenditures, appropriations, budgets, obligations, and contractual activities;
- conducting monthly budget meetings with Bureau and Office Chiefs; ensuring fiscal accountability;
- ensuring compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, rules, and policies; supporting and enhancing the Agency's Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives;
- strategic planning;
- leading/supervising subordinate staff and ensures Departmental financial standards.

Job Duties:

- Effective and efficient management of program financial activities for the Licensing Division; including, development and submission of annual program budgets and monitoring of budget execution. Prepare required monthly, quarterly and annual financial and participation reports.
- Manage and direct subordinate staff (work assignments, setting priorities, hiring, discipline, provide training, approving leave requests, and preparing evaluations, etc.)
- Develop/prepare budget performance reports for financial forecasting and budget monitoring.
- Perform research and financial analysis to problem solve difficult individual cases and report findings to ADHS Leadership. Review, analyze, and qualify the effect on ADHS of pending legislation. Partner with program staff to ensure compliance with state and federal financial requirements during implementation of legislation.
- Review/Approve Branch purchases to ensure accuracy of funding.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Financial forecasting and budget monitoring.
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Federal and state regulations governing financial programs managed by the Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control.
- State regulations and laws governing financial accounting, procurement, contracting, personnel actions.
- Procurement and contract policies, procedures and requirements.
- Management theory and practices, including planning, organizing and directing programs.
- State and federal laws and agency rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Governmental/departmental accounting principles, travel policies, and encumbrance and expenditure procedures.
- HRIS, USAS/AFIS, business related processes, and the policies and procedures related to state and department accounting and procurement.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Financial management and leadership.
- Oral and written communication -Interpersonal relationship in relation to work with other staff, managers, contractors and staff from other departments and agencies.
- Establishing priorities.
- Critical thinking and problem solving techniques.
- Analytics for budget review and projections.

Ability to:
- Plan, organize and direct the work of others.
- Provide leadership in the planning and administration of Bureau programs and services.
- Work with a wide variety of individuals and organizations.
- Develop and maintain spreadsheets.
- Perform assigned financial tasks in a timely, responsive and accurate manner.
- 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, finance or public administration with 5 years of related experience. Master's degree may substitute for 2 years of the 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.