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POLICY ANALYST (PROGRAM PROJECT SPECIALIST II)

  • 509170
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF CORRECTIONS
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jul 7 2022 at 23:55 MST

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

REHABILITATION & REENTRY

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!

POLICY ANALYST

Job Location:

Address:  

Policy & Research Unit
1645 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
https://corrections.az.gov/

Posting Details:

Salary: $33,435.00 - $60,008.00 

Grade: 19

Closing Date: 07/07/2022

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is searching for a perfectionist who loves a teamwork environment but can perform independently. This essential position is responsible for developing, editing, and proof-reading departmental policies for ADCRR’s Policy and Research Unit.
The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, 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:

- Develops, revises, and proofreads departmental policies
- Assists with the development and edits of technical manuals
- Analyzes written instructions for consistency and continuity of processes
- Tracks projects
- Attends meetings for the preparation and publication of policies
- Collaborates with workgroups and or committees on policy information
- Conducts research and responds to inquiries from other departments
- Completes special projects
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Systems of written instructions and associated technical manuals, guidelines, and form management systems
- Organizational structure
- General knowledge of corrections and the criminal justice system
- Principles and practices of research methodologies
- Teaching techniques and learning theories
- Detailed office practices and procedures
- Personal computers and operation of standard office equipment

Skill in:
- Verbal and written communication
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
- Technical writing, editing, proofreading, and coordinating
- Analyzing systems and processes
- Planning and time management
- Multitasking, customer service, and typing

Ability to:
- Work in a fast-paced environment
- Meet deadlines
- Facilitate work groups and meetings
- Develop, audit, and proofread policies
- Track and manage projects to completion
- Ability to learn and adhere to State and Federal laws
- Ability to learn and adhere to departmental guidelines, rules, and principles
- Work in a prison environment

Selective Preference(s):

- Three (3) years of administrative or office experience working for a professional, administrative, or management personnel
- Working knowledge of various software applications such as Microsoft Office, Google, and Adobe Acrobat suites

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires 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 required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
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

Retirement:

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
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.

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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.