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  • 513527
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 9 2022 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 Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

Job Location:

Address:  4000 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Posting Details:

Salary: $34,221.20 - $51,124.92 

Grade: 18

Closing Date: 12/09/2022

The position is subject to the vaccination requirements outlined in the CM Interim Final Rule-Medicaid Programs. Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination (published November 5, 2021)(86 FR 61555). In order to begin working at the Department of Economic Security, you must provide official documentation of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have requested and granted an exemption under applicable Federal Law. Fully Vaccinated means individuals for whom it has been two weeks or more since completion of their primary vaccination series for COVID-19.

Job Summary:

Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that helps Arizonans reach their full potential through providing services to support them? The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Habilitation Services Project Coordinator. DDD provides individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families, services and supports that are flexible, high quality, and member driven. These services provide individuals with opportunities to exercise their rights and responsibilities of independent decision-making and engagement in the community. This position is responsible for:

Job Duties:

• Conducts on-site monitoring visits to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements for SO ICFs including life safety and emergency preparedness. Prepares for reviews/inspections by reviewing past reports, incidents, complaints, etc. Meets with management to explain non-compliance.
• Writes detailed reports of monitoring visit findings, including quarterly and annual reports to SORS management.
• Conducts staff training and provides technical assistance to facility staff and management as needed.
• Conducts follow-up inspections 30 days or sooner after the initial review if corrections were necessary.
• Communicates findings to SORS Quality meetings.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of-
• ICF/ID Federal and State requirements
• Monitoring ICF/ID facilities
• Human dynamics and organizational systems
• Needs of people with Developmental/Intellectual disabilities and the care provided to them
Skills in-
• Observation and obtaining information from people in an non-threatening manner
• Problem solving
• Critical thinking
• Oral and written communication
• Time management
• Providing constructive feedback in a manner that fosters collaboration
• Basic computer use (e.g., Word, Excel, Google)
Ability to-
• Work independently
• Understand complex constructs
• Combine content, perspectives, and techniques associated with the various elements of a program to achieve specific monitoring goals

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal/preferred candidate will have one (1) year of experience working with individuals with Intellectual/Developmental disabilities, and one (1) year of experience working in an ICF/ID facility.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• In-state travel is required. This position requires possession of and 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 record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.). 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.
• Employees shall have a valid Level One fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-2758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults.
• 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.


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

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:

Apply through azstatejobs.azdoa.gov. For questions about this career opportunity, please call Humaira Patwary (480) 272-5809 or email hpatwary@azdes.gov.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (480)-272-5809. 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.