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COME WORK WITH US! The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

FR-CARA Project Coordinator


Job Location:

Address: 150 North 18th Avenue

           Phoenix, AZ 85007 

Posting Details:

Salary: $58,500 

Grade: 21

Job Summary:

The FR-CARA Project Coordinator will serve as a Subject Matter Expert on opioid overdoses and naloxone and the role of the first responder in preventing overdose deaths. The Project Coordinator's primary role will be to coordinate efforts of the FY 2022 First Responder Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) grant to ensure that grant deliverables are met. This position is responsible for implementing activities required to fulfill grant deliverables and will interact directly with first responder agencies. The FR-CARA Project Coordinator will develop and promote materials related to the Naloxone Leave Behind program, fulfill naloxone orders for first responder agencies, and conduct outreach. The Project Coordinator will provide technical assistance and program oversight in implementing Naloxone Leave Behind programs.

Job Duties:

-Coordinates day-to-day operations of the FR-CARA grant, including planning and facilitating grant team meetings with internal and external grant team members, working with the grant Project Director and grant team to ensure that grant deliverable are met, and tracking grant activities. This position will aid in monitoring grant performance through annual reports, site visits, and grant team meetings.
-Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Naloxone Leave Behind and the first responder to naloxone administration programming. Provides technical assistance to first responder agencies on Naloxone Leave Behind and opioid/naloxone data.
-Oversees Naloxone Leave Behind program. Tracks stakeholder participation, conducts outreach, and develops resources and communication materials.
-Assists with collecting grant data and completing required grant reports and submissions.
-Orders naloxone and facilitates the distribution of naloxone to first responder agencies and EMS agencies participating in Naloxone Leave Behind programs

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Federal Grants Management, Federal Regulations, and grant policies and procedures.
- Program management, planning, budget management, and evaluation methods and techniques.
- Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
- Opioids/Overdose prevention and the role of first responders in preventing overdose deaths.

Skill in:
- Program planning and implementation.
- Project management.
- Effective verbal and written communication.
- Developing and maintaining working relationships with external stakeholders.
- Grant and report writing.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Google Suite.

Ability to:
- Organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks.
- Work independently and as part of a team.
- Monitor program goals and objectives effectively and adjust program activities as needed.
- Build relationships and work collaboratively with various partners.
- Gather, manipulate, interpret, and present information/data.
- Make presentations to small and large audiences.
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in public administration, public health, healthcare administration, or related field and 3 years of experience. A Master's degree may substitute for one year of experience.
Experience working with law enforcement/EMS

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the 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 checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will contribute to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27-week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


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.