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  • 514998
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 2 2023 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 Child Care (DCC)

Job Location:

Address: 1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 

Posting Details:

Salary: $67,099.97 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: February 2, 2023

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

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is looking for highly skilled individuals who are committed to service, community, and teamwork to be part of our amazing culture of helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance.

The DES Child Care Administration has recently become its own Division within DES, and is responsible for the development, oversight, and implementation of the Child Care and Development Fund State Plan, and additional federal child care relief investments which require states to ensure equitable access to high quality child care, focused on child development and well-being. The Division of Child Care (DCC) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Financial Analyst 2. This position is responsible for assisting the Senior Financial Analyst in all financial, funding, and budgetary activities assigned to the Division and ensuring that all rules, codes, and federal and state regulations are followed in performing these functions.

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:

- Compile revenue, expenditure, appropriation, and obligations data to analyze, monitor, interpret, and report
financial information, evaluate financial, economic, and caseload trends and make projections of financial
requirements of the Division.
- Identify, research, review, analyze and establish possible impacts of proposed/pending federal and State
legislation, policy changes, or funding modifications for assigned areas.
- Develop strategies to enhance funding, and provide advice to the Senior Financial Analyst regarding allocation of resources to implement priorities.
- Support and monitor fiscal/budget related activities, records, and documents including funding requests, budget
decision packages, corrective action plans, appropriations, expenditures, grants, and contracts.
- Develop, review, evaluate, and present budget policies/procedures and financial reports.
- Plan, manage, organize, and personally perform professional budgeting and finance activities in accordance
with the principles and procedures of federal and state regulations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Federal or state government fiscal principles.
- Statistical analysis and theory.
- Report writing techniques.
- Fiscal management and budgetary control.
- Statistical model building.
- Independent research.
- Office practices and procedures.

Skilled in:
- Highly-developed oral and written communications.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Analysis and interpretation of complex financial data.
- Utilization of computer-based systems and software including Google Workspace; Microsoft Office Suite applications (i.e. Access, Excel, Word).
- Proficiency in statutory and rules interpretation.
- Issues identification and resolution.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Comprehension, analysis, interpretation, and reconciliation of complex financial data.
- Development of work plans.
- Organization and prioritization of multiple complex projects.

Ability to:
- Learn and apply increasingly complex concepts, policies, and procedures.
- Resolve problems with minimal supervision.
- Learn the principles and practices in government organization, budgeting, and fiscal control.
- Perform difficult analytic work.
- Learn multiple programmatic laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Monitor appropriations, expenditures, and revenues.
- Schedule, prioritize, prepare and review federal reports for grants applicable to assigned programs.
- Set workflow priorities of assigned area and lead cross-team projects as necessary.
- Facilitate and lead meetings with executive level positions.
- Direct and train professional staff.
- Communicate clearly and provide clear direction.
- Delegate tasks to other team members.

Selective Preference(s):

- The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, statistics, economics or business administration from an accredited college or university OR a Master's degree in business or public administration from an accredited college or university; or three (3) or more years of complex financial/budgetary work. Experience with government budget responsibilities is preferred.

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.
- The position will require a current, valid Arizona Driver’s License. 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 in accordance with DES Fleet Management-Safety Program policy and procedures (DES 1-07-26 & DES 1-07-26-01). 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.
- 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.
- Candidate shall have or meet the requirements to obtain prior to their first day of employment, a valid Level One Arizona fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-1758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults.


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 Jeremy Einwalter at (480) 640-8919 or JEinwalter@azdes.gov.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (602) 542-8900. 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.