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  • 513601
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Nov 28 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.

Office of the Director (OOD)
Division of Business Services (DBS)

Job Location:

Address:  1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $51,625 - $72,099 Annually 

Grade: 23

Closing Date: November 28, 2022

This position may offer the ability to work remote, 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 temporary assistance? The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is looking for individuals committed to service, community, and teamwork.

The Department of Economic Security, Office of the Director (OOD) and Division of Business Services (DBS) are seeking two (2) experienced and highly motivated individuals to join our team as a Human Resources Supervisor, overseeing division recruitments and classification and compensation actions.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, and 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 Human Resources Business Partner, the Human Resources Supervisor is responsible for managing all Human Resources (HR) activities and functions including:

• Supervision of day-to-day operational activities and ongoing development at all levels.
• Oversee/provide advice, guidance and counsel to leadership, management and employees in matters of recruitment, personnel actions, compensation and classification, and position control.
• Developing standard work documents, management tools in accordance with the Arizona Management System (AMS) supporting lean processes and practices.
• Analyzing data and preparing written reports on issues such as turnover, leave usage, tracking of employee relations actions and recruitments.
• Identify trends, develop and implement recruitment strategies.
• Ensuring follow-through on actions to meet customer satisfaction goals in the areas of timeliness, quality, and compliance.
• Conducting employee relations investigations and provide guidance to managers/supervisors/employees regarding employee relations issues, performance management, conflict resolution, and employee engagement.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Current principles, practices and methods in the management of HR program to include: classification and compensation, talent acquisition, employee relations and operations
• Federal and State laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to Human Resources
• Agency and Division mission, values and organizational structure
• Compliance with Federal and State statues as they relate to employment laws
• Organizational and space planning, employee: orientation, development, and training

Skills in:
• Effectively direct large, centralized administrative services
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing
• Resolving complex problems in the area of assignment and to establish and maintain effective relationships
• Listening, analyzing and responding objectively to employee and management questions and making inferences from written material
• Designing and deploying HR initiatives to assigned agency/staff
• Developing and implementing various improvement initiatives for assigned programs
• Supervision to include interpersonal skills and imparting knowledge to others
• Google, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), Performance Management software and various software to monitor and track human resources actions

Ability to:
• Evaluate specific problem situations and determine acceptable solutions within the framework of laws, rules and regulations
• Exhibit continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
• Coach and provide timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge and skills
• Perform research, collect and analyze data and report information
• Negotiate and apply reason persuasively to resolve employee relations issues

Selective Preference(s):

• Five or more years of experience in relevant area with increased responsibility over time, requiring at least two years specialized experience in area of assignment; Bachelor's degree in relevant field may substitute for two years of specialized 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.
• ARS 41-1969 Each employee or contractor of the Department of Economic Security who has access to federal tax information shall have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to ARS 41-1758.07.
• 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 contact us at 480.825.2901 or email tslatcher@azdes.gov.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 480.825.2901. 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.