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  • 508004
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 22 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:  6401 South 22nd Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85041

Posting Details:

Salary: $50,890.53 to $91,490.26 

Grade: 24

Closing Date: May 22, 2022

Job Summary:

Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that helps Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance? 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 Health Services Coordinator - Board Certified Behavioral Analyst. 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.

Job Duties:

• Develops, administers, supervises, and evaluates comprehensive behavior programs for Division members residing in state operated Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) and state operated group homes in Phoenix.
• Implements relevant data systems for the purpose of collecting quantifiable behavior data to support continual evaluation of behavior plans and the achievement of member specific goals and objectives.
• Provides training and ongoing clinical oversight to DDD staff and Direct Care Workers.
• Provides technical assistance and training to Division staff and Qualified Vendors specific to behavior treatment in serving DDD members in a variety of community-based settings.
• Research best practices and establishes/implements policy related to behavior treatment and services to members with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors.
• Responsible for all duties/responsibilities for the supervision of staff. Includes hiring, training, 1:1 meeting, coaching, day to day oversight, completing Performance Appraisals (MAP), authorizing leave, approving ETE Timecards, etc.
• Other duties as assigned, as related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of services and treatment modalities provided to persons with developmental disabilities (to include Applied Behavior Analysis, Functional Behavior Assessments, Positive Behavior Support, ABA related interventions, and Augmentative Communication systems)
• Knowledge of registered Behavior Technician responsibilities
• Knowledge of theory of human behavior
• Knowledge of research methods
• Knowledge of Developmental Disabilities and other cooccurring disorders
• Knowledge of medication and other modalities of treatment
• Skills in strong analytical, clinical, and research skills
• Skills in strong assessment and organizational skills
• Skills in effective clinical supervision
• Skills in effectively educating/training staff in providing behavior interventions
• Skills in evaluating and reviewing data in treatment modalities
• Skills in administering standardized assessment tools and interpreting results
• Skills in writing, reviewing, and evaluating treatment goals
• Skills in evaluating treatment data to assess progress towards goals
• Skills in communicating effectively through written, verbal, and visual applications
• Skills in working cooperatively with others using computer system (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, etc.)
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as in a team
• Ability to apply policy to clinical practice
• Ability to apply best practices in providing treatment and the development of policy
• Ability to problem-solve and make decisions
• Ability to mediate, resolve conflict and build consensus
• Ability to promote continuous quality improvement and financial accountability
• Ability to manage workload and complete tasks in a timely manner
• Ability to lead and supervise

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal/preferred candidate will have Master’s level degree in Applied Behavior Analysis or related field and experience working with persons diagnosed with developmental disabilities and persons, both children and adults, who exhibit severe challenging behaviors.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
• Current license by the Arizona board of Psychologist Examiners or the ability to obtain licensure in Arizona within 12 months of hire to continue employment.
• 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.
• Employee 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.
• 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 driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). Individuals 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.


We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.
-Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
-10 holidays per year
-Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
-Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
-Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
-Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
-Career Advancement Opportunities
-Tuition reimbursement
-Opportunity to work remotely (home office) on an ad-hoc basis

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 Joseph Deserio at 480-589-4222 or JDeserio@azdes.gov.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as sign language interpreter or alternative format by contacting 480-589-4222 or JDeserio@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.