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  • 510457
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 13 2022 at 23:55 MST


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 Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

Job Location:

Address:  1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $56,100.00-$61,000.00 

Grade: 19

Closing Date: 8/13/2022

Job Summary:

Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that helps Arizonans reach their full potential through providing services to support them? The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Financial Analyst 1. Under general direction of the Senior Financial Analyst, the Financial Analyst will perform detailed fiscal and budget analysis for their assigned areas and serves as a single point of contact for all assigned areas providing guidance and support.

Job Duties:

• Serves as a single point of contact for all assigned areas, providing guidance and customer support; attends formal and informal meetings to ensure proper knowledge of assigned programs and adequate communication with programmatic personnel; prepares appropriate materials for those meetings.
• Researches and analyzes expenditure and revenue trends for the purpose of reporting fiscal position, prepares external and internal reports, and prepares forecasts.
• Identifies, researches, reviews, analyzes, and establishes possible impacts of proposed and pending federal and state legislation, policy changes, or funding modifications for assigned areas.
• Develops and maintains fiscal summary information and resource information for assigned areas, including data such as case load statistics, historical funding patterns, and fund sources; prepares in-depth cost-benefit analyses and break-even analyses.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of Governmental accounting and fiscal principles
• Knowledge of Budget and state legislative process
• Knowledge of Principles and practices of business administration, including organization theory and management, fiscal management, and budgetary control
• Knowledge of statistical analysis and theory
• Knowledge of report writing techniques
• Knowledge of general office practices and procedure
• Skills in oral and written communications
• Skills in initiating expenditure corrections, journal vouchers, cash receipts with the state’s and agency’s automated systems
• Skills in analysis and interpretation of financial data
• Ability to perform difficult and complex analytic work
• Ability to monitor appropriations, revenues, and expenditures
• Ability to schedule and prioritize assignments, prepare, and review federal reports for grant applicable to assigned programs
• Ability to use computer programs and software, i.e., SQL and Excel (pivots and complex formulas)

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration with a specialization in accounting, finance or economics from an accredited college or university.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• 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.
• Travel maybe required for State Business
• 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 R2-10-207.12). Individuals may be required to use their personal motor vehicle.


The Arizona Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

- Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
- Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Stipend Opportunities
- Infant at Work Program
- RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
- Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision
- Life and Disability Insurance

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:

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact Kari Nagler at 480-536-2513 or email knagler@azdes.gov
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 480-536-2513.
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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.