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Operational Review Specialist V
Adult Probation Services
FIRST REVIEW DATE:
October 20, 2021
All positions are open until filled.
The Adult Probation Services Division of the Arizona Supreme Court is seeking an Operational Review Specialist V to join our team. This position is responsible for performing on-site operational reviews in all Arizona adult probation departments statewide. Primary emphasis is on auditing and monitoring the compliance, verifying caseload population reports, determining compliance with statutes, administrative orders, funding agreements and program plans, and assisting with verifying accounting/budgeting/financial management systems, policies and procedures.
The Operational Review Specialist communicates with a variety of county personnel to resolve issues, clarify findings and provide technical assistance as needed to obtain data. Other duties include preparing detailed written reports highlighting operational review findings, areas of compliance, deficiencies and recommended corrective action to be taken; and presenting findings and follow-up with the probation departments to ensure corrective action plans are completed in the proposed timeframe.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field. Directly related experience may substitute for the degree requirement. In addition, this position requires one-year experience in either accounting or auditing and four years experience in community corrections, or related field. Other requirements include computer experience using Microsoft office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook or equivalent; and effective communication, including strong writing and analytical skills. This position requires a valid Arizona driver’s license due to state-wide travel requirements.
The preferred candidate will have a master’s degree in criminal justice or related field, along with knowledge of basic acceptable accounting practices and principles and financial audit techniques. In addition, experience as a probation officer working with judges, court staff, and the public; the ability to work effectively under deadlines, pressure, and in response to crisis situations; and administrative experience in Arizona courts is also preferred.
Travel level: up to 35%.
Some positions may take 4-6 weeks to fill. Only applicants whose backgrounds most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to interview. Requests for a special accommodation to participate in the interview process should be made at the time you are contacted to schedule an interview. The Selection Process may include computer testing (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, proofreading, typing, etc.) and first and/or second round panel interviews. This is a Regular, Full-time, exempt level position. This position is open for internal and external recruitment.
The Arizona Supreme Court is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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.