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  • Full-time


The Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) is a social and human services agency whose mission is to successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency. DCS has field office locations located throughout the state of Arizona, with its central office located in Downtown Phoenix. DCS employs over 2,800 employees who share the common vision of ensuring children thrive in family environments free from abuse and neglect.

Title IV-E Eligibility Specialist

IV-E Eligibility Administration 

Job Location:

3003 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012

Posting Details:

Salary: $15.75 hourly 

Grade: 16

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

Review, process and complete Federal IV-E and IV-A eligibility determinations for drawing down Federal funding for the Department of Child Safety (DCS). Process eligibility determinations with regard to federal entitlements for Title IV-E and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs which requires daily interaction with the Comprehensive Health Plan (CHP), Division of Benefits and Medical Eligibility (DBME), Family Assistance Administration (FAA), US Social Security Program (SSA), Adoption Subsidy (AS), and Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (ICAMA) Intra/Interstate programs.

Bi-Lingual Stipend

DCS offers a Bi-Lingual Stipend to all interested and eligible DCS Employees who successfully complete a language proficiency exam.  Qualifying employees will receive a $500 annual stipend paid in equal increments. 


If you’re good at what you do, you can work anywhere. If you’re the best at what you do, come work at DCS!


Job Duties:

- Examine, evaluate, and approve or deny complex eligibility determinations for children in foster care with regard to federal entitlements for Title IV-E and Title XIX. This position requires research and analysis of information obtained from case manager records, Guardian, BG01,
AZTECS, courts and other sources to make accurate determinations and includes requesting information via phone and e-mail. Reviews, Interprets and applies Federal/State laws, statutes and regulations for accurate and timely eligibility determinations.
- Provide technical assistance to internal/external agencies and DCS managers with regard to interpreting policies and Title IV-E and Title XIX eligibility standards. May act as lead worker in the absence of the unit supervisor, provide technical assistance to subordinates and co­ workers regarding work methods, processes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. May train and mentor new staff's work activities.
- Review and process annual re-determinations for open/ongoing cases continued Title IV-E eligibility.
- Attends all meetings, training sessions, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Federal rules and regulations for Title IV-E and Title XIX entitlements
- Fundamental leadership practices
- Program services used to conduct quality control reviews
- Title XIX policies
- Family Assistance Administration (FM) rules and Medical Assistance (AHCCCS)
- Compiling information and data, analyzing data and preparing reports
- File organization and maintenance
- Proper usage and operation of personal computers and mainframes and various software packages such as Microsoft Office

Skills in:
- Time management
- Problem solving and resolution
- Researching
- Mathematical and computation
- Verbal and written communication
- Composing correspondence
- Prioritizing
- Interpersonal relationships
- Organization

Ability to:
- Provide technical expertise and interpretation to other DCS staff and external agencies regarding Title IV-E and Title XIX policies and funding requirements
- Establish and maintain strong working relationships
- Handle a large volume of wort,; within specified time frames
- Handle detailed work with accuracy and speed
- Manage time and meet deadlines
- Make independent decisions
- Handle detailed work with accuracy and speed
- Provide customer service, working with others with tact and diplomacy
- Interpret and analyze of federal and state statutes, rules and regulations

Selective Preference(s):


Pre-Employment Requirements:

Ability to secure and maintain clearance from the DCS Central Registry.
High school diploma or General Equivalence Diploma (GED) or higher level of education.


As an employee of the Department of Child Safety you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that can become effective as soon as two weeks after starting!
Benefits include:
- Paid sick leave.
- Paid vacation that includes ten (10) holidays per year.
- Competitive health and dental insurance plans.
- Life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
We also offer optional employee benefits that include:
- Vision coverage.
- Short-term disability insurance.
- Deferred compensation plans.
- Supplemental life insurance.
- Employee wellness plans

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 (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903.
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.