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  • Full-time


COME WORK WITH US! The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.



Job Location:

Address: 150 N. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007  

Posting Details:

Salary: $66,000 

Grade: 22


Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity! 

Your Talent, Our Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.

Why work for ADHS? A great benefit of working for the State of Arizona is a fantastic work/life balance. State employees enjoy challenging work, popular remote work options, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, and career growth opportunities.

What You'll Do:

As the Operations Manager, you will play a key role in assisting the BNPA Finance Manager by overseeing all procurement, financial, and BNPA operations-related activities, including inventory and warehouse operations, to meet the objectives and tasks of the Bureau.

You will also develop and maintain all personnel policies and procedures needed to meet state and federal requirements for operations in multiple state plans and bureaus. Ensure confidentiality of information and train all employees to assure compliance with both state and federal rules and regulations.

Job Duties:

- Oversees and manages all procurement related activities to include approving all purchase requisitions, issuing purchase orders, change orders, receipting invoices for payment by Accounts Payable, and close out purchase orders as required by the terms of the purchase order or as requested by the program. Creating a monitoring process to ensure timely, accurate, and appropriate actions are taken according to business needs.
- Assists program and support staff in solving logistical, financial, contractual, and purchasing issues by troubleshooting and researching the appropriate systems. Serve as key office contact with Accounting, Procurement, and ITS department to resolve business and finance issues, determine appropriate resolutions, and write reports, letters, and memos as required.
- Supervises operational support staff including front desk staff and warehouse staff. Develops front desk coverage schedule, and acts as a liaison for all operational support requests for the bureau to include warehouse processes. Oversees and manages the inventory process from procurement to surplus for the bureau.
- Creates standard policies and procedures to provide direction and training to program staff in all business-related processes. (i.e. HR, inventory, warehouse, and procurement functions). Builds quality improvement initiatives and metrics for BNPA business processes to ensure efficiency.
- Assist with the management of all personnel actions, by tracking and producing organizational charts. Ensures bureau employee time entry forms are entered and approved in a timely manner biweekly.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Concepts of program planning and design.
- The laws, regulations and trends in the area of personnel management.
- The Arizona Managing Accountability Performance (MAP) system.
- The State Accounting System (AFIS) and budgeting.
- The State of Arizona statutes as they relate to the management and control of state assets.
- Financial Management and Budgeting.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
Skill in:
- Using AFIS to record financial transactions involving assets & troubleshooting issues.
- Providing effective guidance in the areas of personnel management and performance evaluation.
- Effectively working with and maintaining confidential information.
- Conceptualizing, planning and evaluating fiscal operations.
- Extracting, compiling, evaluating, analyzing and presenting fiscal information and personnel data.
- Negotiating, facilitating, and resolving complex issues involving multiple interests.
Ability to:
- Problem Solve & troubleshoot independently in systems.
- Develop streamlined Approaches to improve processes and reduce waste.
- Learn ADHS and ADOA Policies and Procedures for maintaining records of state assets.
- Learn State personnel rules and statute.
- Learn the program funding structure, statutes and mandates regarding program functions, fund source requirements, statutory limitations, program spending plans, and policies and operations of the service unit.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor’s degree in Business/Administration, Operations Management, or related field with 4 years of experience in public health program management, business, logistics, management, operations, and leadership. A Master's degree may substitute for 2 years of professional experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the 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 checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans: Health Impact Program (HIP) where you can earn up to $200 annually by participating in our award-winning program of free preventative health screenings (mini-health, mammography, prostate), immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes and physical activities) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counseling sessions - 12 free per year per issue for each employee and each covered dependent. Available 24/7 for support, resources and information on work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more)
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


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.