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Grants Manager (SABG)

  • 503227
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 1 2021 at 23:55 MST


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. 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. AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona.

Grants Manager (SABG)

Posting Details:

Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 

Grade: 23

Closing Date: 12/01/2021

Job Summary:

The Division of the Grants Administration (DGA) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Substance Use Disorder Grant Manager. Under the direction of the Grants Administrator in the Division of Grants Administration, the Substance Use Disorder Manager will be responsible for the oversight and management of current and future grants related to the behavioral health system, specific to substance use disorders, substance use primary prevention, and integrated care. This includes oversight of the Substance Abuse Block Grant and other discretionary grants as needed. The Grants Manager will serve as an expert on questions related to service delivery and oversight for substance use throughout Arizona and will partner with key stakeholders to ensure services align with AHCCCS' mission. This position is funded through grant funding and is contingent upon the availability of funding or This position is grant funded. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Job Duties:

• Assist in the management of the day to day federal and state grant activities to include, but not limited to, development and enforcement of grant programs, fiscal and administrative management, and monitoring and evaluation of program outcomes. This includes the management of grant related work plans, timelines, and deliverables.

• Supervision of direct reports.

• Participate in the writing of grant applications, reports, curricula, protocols, and policies.

• Provide training and technical assistance to contractors, providers, community-based coalitions, and tribal partners in evidence-based practices, program development, and grant administration.

• Work as a liaison with other Divisions within AHCCCS to ensure integration of agency initiatives are evaluated and incorporated in grant funded activities and plans.

• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Arizona's behavioral health program delivery system (mental health, substance use, integrated care).

• Strategic planning, work plan development, needs assessments, and evaluation.

• Current evidence-based practices and research in prevention, treatment, and recovery.

• Oversight and monitoring contractual requirements.

• Block grant requirements and specific populations served.

• Effectively communicate orally and in writing.

• Plan and implement complex initiatives, tasks, and events and meet deadlines.

Selective Preference(s):

• Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a behavioral health related field with at least five years of clinical/programmatic experience. Two years of supervisory experience preferred. Master's degree or Licensed professional preferred.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Arizona Driver License.


At AHCCCS, we promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility and a variety of learning and career development opportunities. Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are 10 paid holidays per year, accrual of sick and annual leave, affordable medical benefits and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan.

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

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-417-4497.
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.