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Prevention and Outreach Administrator

  • 512600
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 31 2022 at 23:55 MST

Arizona Department of Gaming

The Arizona Department of Gaming is dedicated to the safe and fair regulation of gaming, horse racing, and unarmed combat sports. Dedicated to being a world class regulatory agency, ADG is committed not only to its stakeholders, but also to its employees with competitive benefits, professional development opportunities, college tuition reimbursement, and a host of other benefits.

Prevention and Outreach Administrator

Problem Gambling

Department of Gaming


Job Location:
Posting Details:

Salary: $49,500.00 - $60,500.00 

Grade: 22

Official Classification Title: Program Administrator 1

Closing Date: Open Till Filled  

Job Summary:

The Prevention and Outreach Administrator provides oversight and project leadership for the prevention programming available through grants awarded by the Division of Problem Gambling (DPG). This position administers educational information and presentations related to Problem Gambling statewide. Leads the planning and coordinating the DPG annual symposium. Is the main contact for the helpline 1800-NEXTSTEP. Works closely with DPG team to develop and implement problem gambling programs to better serve our communities.

Job Duties:
  • Plan, develop, coordinate, implement and oversee problem gambling prevention, outreach and education programming at the local, tribal and state levels. Gather, review and evaluate various forms of problem gambling and potentially related substance abuse data to better serve families in Arizona.
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with grass roots, community, Tribal and other stakeholders to implement the mission and strategic plan of the Division of Problem Gambling. Manage and oversee the state-wide problem gambling help line 1800 NEXTSTEP.
  • Plan and steer yearly symposium held each spring. Provide post award administration of prevention grant recipients including review of progress notes and site visits along with other activities. Represent the DPG by coordinating with Tribal, state and community organizations pertaining to the department's prevention, education and awareness activities.
  • Coordinate, plan, travel and present at various community events, health fairs and public health/behavioral health conferences, both state-wide and nationally. Develop presentations for various audiences. Participate in developing curriculum and implement for an array of populations. Assist and provide back up for the Division's Self Exclusion program.
  • Participate in the drafting and formation of state RFPs, RFl's and RFQ's as they correlate to prevention programming and the community grants process. Other duties include program and contract budgeting and processes as they relate to prevention and education. Create and coordinate problem gambling prevention, outreach and education programming for use in Arizona.
  • Gather, review, collect, evaluate ongoing statistics related to problem gambling and disseminate this information to our stakeholders in Arizona. Ongoing evaluation and monitoring of community partnerships, collaborations and grants process.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Government contracting practices.
  • Health education program planning and oversight.
  • Grant oversight.
  • Coalition and partnership building.
  • Working with tribal governments and various cultures in Arizona.
  • Addictive behaviors; as it relates to problem gambling.
  • Professional office environment.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Diplomacy.
  • Microsoft Office and G-Suite/Workplace.

Skills in:

  • Professional Phone and email techniques. Properly addressing correspondence and creating professional work products.
    Internet research techniques.
  • Preparation of materials for special projects.
  • Effective communications (written and oral).
  • Presentation and public speaking.
  • Program evaluation.
  • Critical reading and thinking.
  • Time management.

Ability to:

  • Interact with employees and vendors of varying personalities.
  • Communicate problem gambling issues to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Troubleshoot and solve tasks and problems.
  • Develop and implement curriculum.
  • Strong organization.
  • Be detail oriented.
  • Be organized.
  • Work in a stressful environment.
  • Multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Travel, which may include overnight stays.
  • Work from Home
Selective Preference(s):
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, behavioral health or similar field.
  • Professional with a minimum of 3-5 years professional experience, preferably in the public health, behavioral health, or similar field.
  • Experience administering public health or behavioral health prevention and education programs.
Pre-Employment Requirements:

Candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal history investigation. 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.)


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

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


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System.
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gaming Recruitment at HumanResources@azgaming.gov or at (602) 771-4263 for assistance. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Elvis Reyes Ereyes@azgaming.gov or at (602) 639-1468. 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.