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  • 507128
  • Full-time




Job Location:

Address: 1700 W. Washington Street, Suite #210, Phoenix, AZ 85007

(This position is available for remote work options on a part time basis, with at least two working days in the office. The ideal candidate would live in the Phoenix metro area due to the need for in-office preparation before travel days.) 

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 

Grade: 25

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Homeland Security is seeking a qualified and experienced Grants Manager. The Grants Manager will manage several advisory councils, review reimbursements from subrecipients, and assist regional stakeholders with proper homeland security grant management processes. Additionally, the Grants Manager will implement Arizona’s Homeland Security Strategy’s goals and objectives for enhancing regional capability, capacity, and collaboration to prevent terrorist attacks within the region and the state, and will reduce region vulnerability to terrorism and all other critical hazards. The Grants Manager provides homeland security grant guidance to various councils, first responders, and government officials at the local, county, tribal, and state level.

Job Duties:

-Maintain ongoing project oversight to ensure compliance
-Review and approve reimbursement requests from stakeholders
-Provide strategic direction to various councils in the development and execution of funding guidelines that supports the AZDOHS implementation plan of the Arizona Threat and Hazard Identification Risk Assessment/Stakeholder Preparedness Review
-Complete a comprehensive review of the federal guidelines and communicate AZDOHS directions and guidance to the councils and jurisdictional stakeholders
-Communicate regional concerns and issues to the AZDOHS Director and Deputy Director
-Manage the Regional Homeland Security Program, ensuring preparedness efforts of the local jurisdictions are in accordance with and in support of the regional guidelines, THIRA/SPR, and state strategy
-Manage projects that support regional initiatives by tracking completion status by performing Desk or Site Visit monitoring
-Analyze information received for content, importance, and applicability for the Director and Deputy Director, various councils, and jurisdictional stakeholders
-Represent AZDOHS at various meetings, conferences, seminars, and workshops
-Travel to attend seminars, workshops, and conferences, and support programs both regionally and statewide
Write reports for the Director and Deputy Director for each attendance
Coordinate and facilitate planning sessions, summits, conferences, and workshops to support jurisdictional and regional capability assessments, program development, information shared, and jurisdiction project applications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Grant administration
-Program and project management
-Familiarity or experience with local, state, or federal emergency management or first responder disciplines
-Homeland Security/Federal Grants
-Code of Federal Regulations
-Principles and practices relative to Homeland Security/Federal Grants Program
-Inter-relationships among local, state, tribal, federal, and private agencies involved in Homeland Security

Skilled in:
-Interpersonal communications (advanced)
-Public speaking (advanced)
-Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access)
-Management and administrative functions (typing, note taking, research, etc.)
-Organization and time management
-Critical listening
-Analyzing and comprehending complex theories

Critical reading
-Ability to:
-Adapt to frequent changes in tasks and priorities
-Multi-task and prioritize tasks
-Recognize and be politically sensitive
-Work in a team environment
-Handle sensitive documents
-Self-motivate and be self-driven
-Lead others
-Operate a motor vehicle

Selective Preference(s):

-College degree in Business or Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, or Homeland Security related area

-3 to 5 years of grant administration experience

Pre-Employment Requirements:

-Must be able to operate a motor vehicle, have a clean driving record, and be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Homeland Security secret clearance.
-Background and reference check, including a state and federal criminal records check
-Requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driving training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page at www.benefitoptions.az.gov


-Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
-Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Caitlyn Pittman at caitlyn.pittman@azdoa.gov for assistance.


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.