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Executive Director

  • 507702
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 30 2022 at 23:55 MST


The mission of the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency is to protect public safety and contribute to a fair and effective justice system by ensuring that persons who remain a threat to society remain incarcerated and those who no longer present a risk are released to become productive citizens.

Executive Director

Job Location:

1645 West Jefferson Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85007 

Posting Details:

Annual Salary Range: $80,000 - $100,000

Grade: E2

This position will close on May 15th, 2022  

Job Summary:

The Executive Director oversees all administrative, operational and financial functions for the Board including implementing and directing all policies and procedures, personnel matters including hiring, training, discipline and performance evaluations of all administrative staff members and budget preparation, forecasts and expenditures.

The Executive Director also assists the Chairman and Board members with coordination of business meeting agendas, hearing calendars and responses to requests from the Governor, Legislature and media.

The Executive Director is also responsible for:

• Managing the Boards resources, developing program budgets, tracking revenue, monitoring budget expenditures and implementing cost saving measures

• Analyzing legislation, presenting Board recommendation regarding positions and responses accordingly

• Implementing the Board’s policies and procedures and overseeing the scheduling of all Board hearings

• Identifying potential fiscal issues through long range projections while recommending solutions

• Overseeing all administrative functions related to responsibilities and duties of the position

• Maintaining accurate tracking of assets, equipment, computer assets and all Board files

• Testifying before committees of the Arizona State legislature when deemed necessary

• Managing, Directing, and Supervising All Board Staff

• Working closely with the public and public officials

Job Duties:

• Preparation and submission of official documents, ensure mandated publications are prepared for public distribution in accordance with state law, rule or agency policy

• Develop response to requests from the Governor's Office, the Legislature, collateral agencies (both state and federal), the public and the news media

• Oversee development of all business meeting agendas and hearing calendars; review and approve hearing recordings and/or meeting minutes for public disclosure and archival

• Manage all personnel matters including hiring, discipline, performance evaluations and training of administrative staff

• Formulate and prepare annual budget and forecasts; review and approve agency expenditures

• Assignment and review of analyst case load and work product

• Manage and supervise all day to day activities of the agency

• Other duties as assigned as related to the position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


• Knowledge of rules, regulations, policies and procedures that pertain to the Board

• Knowledge of statutory provisions and open meeting laws relating to the Board

• Knowledge of budget preparation and accounting procedures

• Knowledge of the Arizona Criminal Justice System

• Knowledge of Arizona Criminal Code

• Knowledge of personnel rules


• Skilled in interpersonal relationships in coordinating activities with board members, state officials, media and public

• Skilled in creating and maintaining effective working relationships

• Skilled in directing and supervising employees

• Skilled In verbal and written communication


• Ability to effectively plan, direct and evaluate all Board activities including work of others

• Ability to communicate with all levels of individuals

• Ability to read complex documents and contracts

• Ability to implement decisions effectively

• Ability to motivate and supervise others

• Ability to function well under pressure

Selective Preference(s):


• JD Degree


• Masters Degree or Bachelor Degree in business management; five or more years of experience in a related position may substitute for higher degree education requirement

• Experience in Government operations at the County, State, or Federal level

• Understanding of the Criminal Justice System and its application

• Experience working with the public and public officials

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, required to maintain acceptable driving records and complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11)

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver 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 plus 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 that 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 staffing@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.