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  • 501274
  • Full-time


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 Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)

Job Location:

Address:  Location Based on Successful Candidate's Arizona Residence*

Posting Details:

Salary: $24.03 - $30.60 (Rate will be dependent on qualifications and experience)

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services, seeks an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Domestic Violence Program Specialist with Emergency Services. DAAS supports at-risk Arizonans to meet their basic needs and to live safely, with dignity and independence. Services and programs reach a diverse population of Arizonans.

Many victims fall prey to sexual and domestic violence. Organizations work diligently to end sexual and domestic violence in Arizona. You administer and provide oversight of programs designed to aid in ending domestic and sexual assault perpetrated against these vulnerable individuals. You provide overall leadership and guidance for the programs which contracts with organizations that assist victims of violence in crisis to find shelter and provide mobile community services to help individuals develop a Safety Plan. You monitor and oversee service providers' contractual compliance and program performance. Review and validate providers' performance data. You develop, propose, write, and implement program policy and procedures based on state law, rules, regulations and Provider Service Standards.

*This position works primarily from the successful candidate’s Arizona home office. However, occasional travel to the worksite location for in-person attendance for mandatory meetings, trainings, etc. may be required. Worksite location: 1789 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Job Duties:

• Provide guidance, technical assistance and direction to statewide contractors, community stakeholders, and case management staff to ensure adherence to programs. Work closely and coordinate services among agency staff, community organizations, and other groups. Identify any critical issues which threaten programs and handle resolutely.
• Provide financial oversight to ensure compliance with funding policies and regulations and to achieve programmatic goals. Regularly track budgets and monitor contractor expenditures and program efficacy working with agency staff. Research and pursue funding and other resources that contribute to successful program and integration efforts.
• Analyze and interpret state legislation to facilitate the design, development, modification, and implementation of agency programs, program policy and procedural requirements. Coordinate programs and tasks as needed to ensure timely and quality completion of administration goals.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Applicable state statutes, administrative rules, and regulations
• Principles and practices of planning, organizing, and directing provisions of project management
• Contract administration, principles, and practices
• Community resources in the urban and rural areas of the state

Skill in:
• Oral and written communication
• Program planning, project monitoring, program evaluation processes, and work-flow
• Programmatic/fiscal data compilation, analysis and evaluation, utilizing basic accounting methods and procedures
• Using a variety of computer software packages (e.g., Excel, Word, databases, PowerPoint, Google Suite, etc.)

Ability to:
• Develop, write clear, concise, and accurate reports
• Develop program goals, set priorities, and manage a widely varied workload with minimal errors
• Balance between the literal adherence to rules and the use of policy as a guide
• Establish and maintain working relationships with staff and members of the community

Selective Preference(s):

Requires a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience related to domestic violence programming (e.g., supervisor advocate, delivering technical assistance and professional learning in the design, implementation, and evaluation, etc.); OR 3 years of domestic violence programming experience as noted above.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• 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.
• A.R.S. 41-1968 Employee shall have a valid, unrestricted Level One fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-1758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults, prior to the start of their employment.
• In-state travel is required. 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 R2-10-207.11). Individuals may be required to use their personal motor vehicle.
• 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.


We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.

• Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
• 10 holidays per year
• Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
• Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
• Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
• Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
• Career Advancement Opportunities
• Tuition reimbursement
• Opportunity to participate in the Remote Work Program where the employee telecommutes primarily from home and when required in the office

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:

Apply through www.azstatejobs.gov. For questions about this career opportunity, please call DAAS Human Resources at (602) 542-0400 or email DAASHR@azdes.gov.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (602) 542-0400. 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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.