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  • 510487
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 10 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 Technology Services

Job Location:

Address:  1400 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $36,779 - $56,100 

Grade: 19

Closing Date: August 10, 2022

This position may offer the ability to work remotely within Arizona based upon the department's needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Technology Services (DTS), is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Financial Analyst 1.

Working under the direction of the Senior Financial Analyst, this position has primary responsibility for all forecasting, analysis, federal reporting, and monitoring of assigned programs. This includes preparing a variety of fiscal and operating reports that may involve detailed analysis of financial outlooks, spending trends, staffing levels, and other comprehensive analyses; identifying, researching, and analyzing possible impacts of proposed legislation and funding modification; and preparing formal bill analyses, as well as cost benefit and break-even analysis. This position provides financial expertise to Department and programmatic leadership and to external partners, such as the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) on financial budget matters pertaining to assigned programs, including budget, cash management, reconciliation, compliance with state and federal regulations, federal reports, forecasts, and monitoring for assigned programs.

The state of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State's Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:

● Attend formal and informal meetings to ensure proper knowledge of assigned programs and adequate communication with programmatic personnel. Prepare appropriate materials for those meetings. Provide guidance and customer support.
● Research and analyze expenditure and revenue trends for the purpose of reporting fiscal position, preparing external and internal reports, and preparing forecasts.
● Determine funding needs of assigned programs and initiate transactions including transfers, draw downs, deposits, journal vouchers, expenditure corrections, expense budget loads and modifications, appropriation loads and modifications, and other like documents.
● Identify, research, review, analyze, and establish possible impacts of proposed and pending federal and state legislation, policy changes, or funding modifications for assigned areas.
● Develop and maintain fiscal summary information and resource information for assigned areas, including data such as caseload statistics, historical funding patterns, and fund sources. Prepare in-depth cost-benefit analyses and break-even analysis.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge In:
● Governmental accounting and fiscal principles.
● The budget and state legislative process.
● Principles and practices of business administration, including organization theory and management, fiscal management, and budgetary control.
● Statistical analysis and theory and report writing techniques.
● General office practices and procedures.

Skills In:
● Oral and written communication of complex concepts.
● Initiating expenditure corrections.
● Initiating journal vouchers and cash receipts.
● Computer utilization, comprehension, and analyses.
● Analysis and interpretation of financial data

Ability To:
● Perform difficult and complex analytic work.
● Write and speak with clarity.
● Monitor appropriations, revenues, and expenditures
● Schedule and prioritize multiple assignments.
● Prepare and review federal reports for grants applicable to assigned programs.
● Develop annual budget requests for assigned areas.
● Act as a single point of contact for assigned programs.
● Set workflow priorities of assigned area and serve on cross-team task groups as necessary.
● Use applicable computer programs and software.

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.
● ARS 41-1969 Each employee or contractor of the department of economic security who is employed in an information technology position shall have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to section ARS 41-1758.07.
● 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 may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.


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

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

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 Frank Topor at ftopor@azdes.gov or (480) 539-3791.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Frank Topor at ftopor@azdes.gov.
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.