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  • 510475
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 10 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 Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)


Job Location:

Address: 1789 West Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 

Posting Details:

Salary: $47,564.00 - $60,746.40 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: 8/10/22

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

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 Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a HR Analyst Senior.

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:

Under the direction of the Division Human Resources Manager, the HR Analyst Senior is responsible for professional personnel work of considerable difficulty, serving as a lead analyst of the division in multiple disciplines of human resources.

This position is responsible for:

● Providing technical advice to employees, supervisors and managers relating to recruitment (e.g., hiring process, promotions, etc.), classification and compensation, employee relations and operations activities (e.g., status changes).
● Providing guidance and working with supervisors and managers Position Descriptions (PD) and preparing required paperwork to process action.
● Reviewing and analyzing PDs making recommendations to appropriate classification and grade.
● Providing technical expertise to managers and supervisors on defined aspects of agency classification and compensation systems, issues, programs, strategies and services.
● Preparing related statistical and salary analysis and reports for management to use in decision making process.
● Performing HR-related research and making recommendations to management.
● Researching and responding to complex inquiries from employees and management regarding personnel records, processing issues and leaves of absence.
● Conducting Employee Relations investigations, preparing documents and related reports and working with management on informal disciplinary actions.
● Working directly with division management/supervisors/employees to resolve Human Resource related general problems and questions.
● Reviewing HR processes and workflow and recommending process improvement steps to Division HR Manager.
● Providing technical assistance and support to new or less experienced staff. Assisting with special projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
● Federal and state statutes, laws, and department rules, policies, and procedures relating to Human Resources.
● Principles and practices of human resources management and benefits administration.
● Developing and implementing recruitment strategies.
● Principles of classification and compensation.
● Human Resources Information Systems.

Skill in:
● Oral and written communication.
● Gathering, correlating, and analyzing data.
● Proper evaluation of applicant resumes and applications.
● Researching, fact-finding, and using investigative practices and interviewing techniques when conducting investigations or for employee relations issues.
● Developing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships.
● Using a variety of computer software packages (e.g., Excel, Word, Visio, Adobe, PowerPoint, Google Suite, etc.).

Ability to:
● Write clear, concise, and accurate reports.
● Comprehend, interpret and apply personnel statutes, rules, regulations and procedures.
● Handle high volume staffing for hard-to-fill positions.
● Analyze specific problem situations and determine acceptable solutions within the framework of laws, rules and regulations.
● Multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced, performance driven environment.
● Assign, review and evaluate the work of others.
● Prioritize and plan.
● Design and maintain spreadsheets and databases.

Selective Preference(s):

● Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or closely related field and two year’s experience as an Intermediate Human Resources Analyst or equivalent experience (i.e., progressively responsible human resources experience in staffing, employee relations and classification); OR three years of experience at the HR Intermediate level. Two years additional work experience substitutes for the degree.
● Relevant HR Certification is desirable.

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.
● Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on State business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record in accordance with DES Fleet Management Safety Program policy and procedures (DES 1-07-26 & DES 1-07-26-01). 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.


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

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

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 Margaret Guerra at (480) 601-1445 or email mguerra@azdes.gov.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (480) 601-1445. 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.