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  • 511962
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Sep 26 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:  1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $43,000 - $54,000

Grade: 18

Closing Date: 09/26/2022

This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and continual meetings of expected performance measures.  

Job Summary:

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 Service 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.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:

• Attends meetings with DDD staff and managers, property management, property owners, Public Housing Authorities, Support Coordination, and members; Leads team and member households through the housing process; Documents contacts and actions with members; Tracks which members need cost savings calculations; Assists properties in keeping their Rental Agreement Contracts in compliance.
• Provides training of DDD staff; advises DDD staff and members with regards to affordable housing, providing technical assistance on eligibility criteria, programs/opportunities available, compliance issues, fair housing laws, tenant selection plans, and complex HUD and Public Housing Authority rules and regulations; Conducts research to identify community resources and other housing opportunities for Division members.
• Collects, reviews, and analyzes data on members eligible for DDD Affordable Housing or Vouchers; Utilizes public databases, and FOCUS to establish eligibility, and initiates documentation and housing process. Calculates financial eligibility, and rental subsidy to confirm tenant portion of rent, Advocates for members.
• Responds to inquiries, requiring considerable judgment and authority regarding members, Composes correspondence dealing with sensitive confidential subject matters.
• Maintains knowledge base of current county, state, and federal rules and regulations surrounding the 811 Project Rental Assistance, Housing Mainstream Vouchers, DDD, Fair Housing, and Medicaid; Networks with community partners to align systems with changing regulations to advocate for members.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of Division policies, procedures, and processes.
• Knowledge of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) provided to people with developmental disabilities.
• Knowledge of Resources, programs, and systems that support individuals with developmental disabilities.
• Knowledge of Problem identification and resolution techniques.
• Knowledge of Principals of adult education and training.
• Skills in Problem solving.
• Skills in Effective oral and written communication.
• Skills in Research, analysis, and resolution.
• Skills in Interacting and working with diverse individuals, advocacy groups and others in a professional manner.
• Skills in Planning, organizing, prioritizing, multi-tasking; time management.
• Skills in Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Skills in Advocacy.
• Skills in Using various computer equipment and software applications (e.g., databases, Excel, etc.).
• Ability to Interpret and organize large volumes of data.
• Ability to Demonstrate initiative and take prompt action to accomplish objectives and goals.
• Ability to Interpret Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Public Housing Authority (PHA) rules and regulations.
• Ability to Understand the concerns of members and capably assist in resolving the issues.
• Ability to Set high work standards and consistently maintain high levels of activity and productivity.
• Ability to Learn HUD rules, regulations and guidelines and Tenant Selection Criteria.

Selective Preference(s):

• At least 2 or more years working with individuals with developmental disabilities or 2 years housing experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
• Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
• The position will require the 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 driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). Individuals may be required to use their personal motor vehicle.


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:

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact Brittany Carleno at (480) 261-8879 Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as sign language interpreter or alternative format by contacting (480) 261-8879 or bcarleno@azdes.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.