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  • 501960
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Oct 20 2021 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 Inspector General (OIG)

Job Location:

Address:  2200 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85006

Posting Details:

Salary: $71,790 - $80,000 

Grade: 24

Closing Date: 10/20/2021

Job Summary:

Looking for a rewarding career? DES is committed to building the capacity of the people we serve and where employees feel a sense of belonging and are valued for their contributions. Come join the DES Team!

This position reports directly to the Inspector General or Deputy Inspector General, providing comprehensive reports on the development, revision, enhancement, and implementation of guidelines, protocols, policies and procedures associated with model programs and best practices. The incumbent manages all operations of the assigned Special Investigations unit, conducts special studies and investigations as assigned by Department Leadership, coordinates partnerships between the Unit and external agencies, and represents the Inspector General at meetings and events as requested.

Analyzes and evaluates the most complex or complicated investigations, which may involve multiple DES Programs and suspects, or requires partnerships with eternal agencies, and coordinates special resources when advisable, to ensure a more aggressive approach in addressing fraud, waste, abuse and misconduct. Assists in coordination of major case investigations by prioritizing collection of data, conducting interviews, organizing resources, making recommendations, and ensuring quality control and timely completion of projects and cases.

Job Duties:

-Manages all operations of a Special Investigations unit, conducts special studies/investigations as assigned by Department Executives, coordinates partnerships between DES programs, other OIG components, external agencies, and represents the Inspector General at meetings or events as requested. Oversees and coordinates complicated investigations, which may be high-profile or involve multiple stakeholders.

-Partners with Audit Management Services (AMS). Information Risk Management (IRM), and other entities to conduct detailed forensic analyses, including electronic discovery, data recovery, and data audits. Participates in inter-agency task force investigations, work groups and committees to build external partnerships and combine knowledge and resources to resolve investigations more efficiently.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Applicable Federal, State, and local Statues, Administrative Code, and DES Policy and Procedures.
-Operations, services and activities of DES Programs.
-Interview, interrogation, and investigative techniques and procedures.
-Law enforcement theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs.
-Principles and laws related to investigation, interview and interrogation, crime prevention, records management, evidence-handling, and use of force.

Skills in:
-Directing work and holding staff accountable for successful outcomes.
-Maintaining composure and working effectively under stressful conditions.
-Effectively supervising, leading and delegating tasks and authority.
-Mentoring and coaching.
-Creatively accessing information.

Ability to:
-Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local laws, rules, codes, ordinances, and regulations.
-Monitor and direct the work of others.
-Make sound, independent decisions based on available data and adopt appropriate courses of action.
-Communicate effectively and accurately, both and in writing.
-Prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate will demonstrate: Minimum of three (3) years management experience; ten (10) years law enforcement experience; Minimum of three (3) years criminal justice investigative experience; Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice studies, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience is highly desired.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

In-state 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 for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required PRIOR to driving for State Business. 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.


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:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-542-1169.
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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.