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Grant Coordinator Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG)

  • 514908
  • Full-time


Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Accountability, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Quality, Respect, Courage, Teamwork

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry.

Come join our dynamic and dedicated team.

Grant Coordinator Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG)

Division of Grant Administration

Job Location:

Address: 801 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034  

Posting Details:

Open until filled

Salary: $66,000 

Grade: 21

Must reside in the State of Arizona

This position is eligible for part-time/full-time remote work (including virtual office arrangement).   

Job Summary:

This Division of Grants Administration is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Grant Coordinator. Under the supervision of the DGA Grants Manager, this position will serve as an expert on questions related to service delivery and oversight for substance use and mental health throughout Arizona. This position requires writing grant applications and reports, as well as the oversight, monitoring, implementation, and contracts related to grant-funded programs. Will determine appropriateness and effectiveness of state and federally funded mental health, substance use, and integrated care services.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Write grant applications, reports, curricula, protocols, policies, and other documents (such as minutes and meeting agendas) related to treatment, grant implementation and workforce development. Writes requests for grants, requests for proposals and intergovernmental agreements. Participated in negotiations of intergovernmental agreements and reviews contracts.
  • Monitors contract and subcontract compliance with contractual obligations and adherence to policies and requirements. Provide training and technical assistance to contractors and subcontractors in support of grant service requirements and expectations inclusive of budgetary support.
  • Facilitates multi-agency strategic planning. Coordinates and participates in meetings with stakeholders, community members, special populations, and other state agencies.
  • Works with community, state of Arizona stakeholders and federal partners to develop, modify, adapt policies, and improve efficacy of services in Arizona.
  • Management of grant work plans, timeliness, and deliverables.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


  • Arizona's behavioral health program delivery system (mental health, substance use, and integrated care). 
  • Strategic planning work plan development, needs assessments and evaluation. 
  • Oversight and monitoring contractual requirements. 
  • Performance management (PM) model and continuous quality improvement (CCI) methods in a public health setting. 


  • Interpersonal, communication, networking, and facilitation skills. 
  • Project Management. 


  • Motivate groups of individuals and work cooperatively in a team environment. 
  • Plan and implement complex initiatives, task, and events. 
  • Prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines.


  • 5 years' experience in grant services or direct behavioral health services OR Bachelor's degree and 1 year of grant service or direct behavioral health services experience. 


  • Multi-lingual candidates preferred.
Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
• Successfully pass fingerprint background check, prior employment verifications 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. Employee 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.


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
• 10 paid holidays per year
• Paid Vacation and Sick time off (13 and 12 days per year respectively) - start earning it your 1st day (prorated for part-time employees)
• A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
• A robust and affordable insurance plan, including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance
• Participation eligibility in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
• RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
• A variety of learning and career development opportunities
• Opportunity to work 100% virtually or remotely on an ad-hoc basis (home office)

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time virtual/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


Lifetime Pension Benefit Program
• Administered through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
• Defined benefit plan that provides for life-long income upon retirement.
• Required participation for Long-Term Disability (LTD) and ASRS Retirement plan.
• Pre-taxed payroll contributions begin after a 27-week waiting period (prior contributions may waive the waiting period).

Deferred Retirement Compensation Program
• Voluntary participation.
• Program administered through Nationwide.
• Tax-deferred retirement investments through payroll deductions.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by emailing careers@azahcccs.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.