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Program and Outreach Specialist I

  • 503304
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 9 2022 at 23:55 MST

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Other applications will not be considered. 

Program Specialist I

JOB #:

Dependent Children’s Services

$42,881.00 annualized ($20.62/hour) 

All positions are open until filled.

This position is eligible for an employee referral incentive payment of $1,000.00 (conditions apply).

It is the responsibility of the Foster Care Review Board to review the case of every child in the state who is in out-of-home care and the subject of a dependency petition.  More than 100 boards, each comprised of five citizens, review the progress that is being made and advocate for the safety, stability, and permanency of foster children.

This position provides staff administrative support to Foster Care Review Boards statewide and facilitates the review process mandated by state statute. It is the responsibility of this position to perform a variety of tasks to support the program’s mission.  These tasks include: generating invitations to attend reviews, preparing case material for the citizens who are on the board,  updating the data base with case information, checking in parties who are attending reviews, taking statements from interested parties, facilitating a board and crafting recommendations that are forwarded to the Juvenile Court, and other duties as assigned.  This position combines administrative and facilitation duties that enhance advocacy for foster children.     

The successful candidate will have training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, as well as considerable knowledge of English, grammar, and punctuation skills.  This individual must also have a demonstrable track record of reliability and excellent performance in an administrative setting.  This role requires someone with strong computer and people skills, and the ability to handle a high volume of time-sensitive work.  This individual must also have effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with the public, court staff, and agency professionals.  The preferred candidate will have knowledge of Arizona laws, policies and procedures pertaining to foster care and the operation of the Foster Care Review Boards, the Arizona Department of Child Safety and Juvenile Courts.

Travel level: negligible.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. 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, non-exempt position. 


The Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Accrued vacation pay and sick leave
  • 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 
  • 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. The Court may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.


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

The Arizona Supreme Court is an 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.