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  • 511803
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Oct 2 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: $85,000.00 to $100,000.00 

Grade: N2

Closing Date: October 2, 2022
This position is subject to the vaccination requirements outlined in CMS Interim Final
Rule - Medicare and 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:

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Nursing Supervisor in an Intermediate Care Facility . 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:

• Performs medical record, medication observation, and medication room audits; analyzes findings, provides immediate staff retraining or issue resolution, when necessary, suggests process improvements and provides audit findings to management. Monitors documentation by nursing staff to ensure accuracy and thoroughness. Completes the medical information for the monthly trending report.
• Conducts on site visits to monitor/supervise nursing care quality by subordinate staff & registry; provides emergency care; provides nursing assessments & health care/treatments; consults direct care staff on member health care needs. Provides immediate feedback/retraining when issues related to health care are noted. Provides oversight to various contracts providing services including pharmacy, nutritional, and dental.
• Monitors nursing staff's performance. Meets with subordinates to resolve problems and questions regarding medical issues concerning members, work processes, policies, and organization. Assists with or participates fully with investigations regarding medical management of care.
• Notes orders, prepares reports, documents result of assessments, and completes other necessary documentation as established by procedures and directives. Assists with hospital discharge planning.
• Provides training to direct care staff on medically related subjects. Assists with policy and procedure development. Promotes positive team atmosphere.
• Meets/confers with Medical Care Services staff, physicians, pharmacies, health plans, nursing staff, and other professionals as well as non-professionals on issues related to the health care needs of members.
• Other duties as assigned to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of Nursing theory and standards of care.
• Knowledge of Management/supervisory techniques.
• Knowledge of group dynamics.
• Knowledge of Title XIX ICF/IID regulations.
• Knowledge of infection control standards of care.
• Knowledge of Individual Support Plan (ISP) process.
• Skills in doing nursing assessments and providing appropriate treatments.
• Skills in problem solving, fact-finding.
• Skills in verbal and written communication.
• Skills in time management.
• Skills in supervision.
• Skills in performing nursing procedures.
• Skills in Developing/Training/conducting in-service training.
• Skills in Teamwork and Team Building.
• Ability to listen, assess, and respond to emergency situations.
• Ability to provide supervision/direction to nursing staff.
• Ability to work in a 24-hour, 7 days/week environment.
• Ability to present in-service training in classroom and hands-on settings.
• Ability to listen and use problem solving methods.
• Ability to promote team building.
• Ability to be a role model to staff
• Ability to manage emergency situations in an effective and professional manner.

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor's degree in nursing AND a minimum of 3 years nursing experience including the care of people with developmental disabilities AND a minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Required at time of appointment: possession of a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Arizona.
• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
• 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.
• 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 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.