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Executive Director

  • 509225
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jul 22 2022 at 23:55 MST


Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enhancing the individual's ability to participate, by modifying the environment, or by adapting the activity to better support participation.

Executive Director

Job Location:

1740 West Adams Street Suite 3407

Phoenix, Arizona 85007


Posting Details:

Annual Salary Range: $65,000 - $80,750 

Grade: E1

This position will remain open until filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners and the Arizona Board of Athletic Training are both five-member Board made up of three industry members and two public members. The Boards regulate the practices of the occupational therapy and athletic training professions by issuing licenses to those who meet the minimum requirements and by holding those licensed professionals to the standards set forth in the Board's statutes and rules. By doing these things, the Boards assure the public that the practices associated with the industries will be conducted with appropriate skill and respect by persons who meet the educational requirements and industry standards to practice in the profession.

The Executive Director's responsibilities include the day-to-day administration of Board business from developing, implementing and managing the Boards' legislation, administrative rules and budget, to enforcement and licensing decisions regarding administrative procedures and hiring, training and retention of staff. The Executive Director also builds and maintains relationships with other state agencies, elected officials, private sector organizations and the public.

Job Duties:

• Preparing and submitting the Boards' yearly budgets and ensuring that the processing and payment of the Boards' finances are current and correct. Verifying that licensing agreements and inventory of staff accounts for all technology reflect the correct information to ensure the Boards are not being charged for services and equipment they no longer use or receive

• Preparing Board agendas, attending monthly Board meetings and drafting Board minutes. This includes posting Board meeting notices and agendas, approved Board minutes and audio recordings to the Boards' websites within the required amount of time to be compliant with Open Meeting Laws

• Receiving and investigating complaints, preparing investigation reports for Board members, sending complaint notices, meeting notices, preparing consent agreements and ensuring all disciplinary actions are reported appropriately

• Acting as the Lobbyist for the Boards, meeting with sponsors to draft and run legislation and drafting, publishing and tracking rule packages. Monitoring new and active legislation to ensure that the Board is within compliance. Partaking in the Sunset Audit and Five Year Rule Review procedures and appearing on behalf of the Boards before committees and legislators. Preparing and submitting various requested reports to the Governor's Office

• Hiring, training and retention of Board staff. This includes creating and updating position descriptions, developing interview questions and maintaining personnel files

• Identifying, reporting, and troubleshooting issues with technology

• Procuring goods and services using the State's APP system

• Other duties as assigned as related to the position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


• Thorough understanding of federal and state laws and rules relating to the practices of occupational therapy and athletic training, and other laws and rules relating to public health, safety and welfare

• A thorough understanding of the Administrative Procedures Act, the legislative and rule making process, public sector budgeting and accounting, personnel, procurement, creating and maintaining effective relationships, and written and oral communication

• A thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and ability to apply said knowledge


• Highly skilled in all components of public sector management, interpersonal relations and information technology

• Detail-orientated and highly organized; is capable of maintaining Board records digitally and physically

• Highly developed oral and written communication skills

• Finance, Accounting and Budgeting skills

• Supervisory and management skills


• Must possess the ability to interpret law and rules and apply them to the daily business of the Boards as well as communicated the results to others clearly and concisely

• Ability to assist and advise Boards in areas of agency policy development, implementation and coordination that will aid in carrying out the Boards' functions and mission

• Ability to review correspondence and to supervise the operational aspects of the office involving both routine and high level administrative matters; and related capacities and abilities

• Ability to prepare agendas for various meetings and/or conferences

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor's degree or higher in business administration, public administration, law, relevant policy areas, or closely related field preferred

• Minimum three to five years of executive or significant level supervision experience

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

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


• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

• If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shawn McConnell at shawn.mcconnell@azdoa.gov for assistance


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.