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  • 503931
  • Full-time


The mission of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is to safeguard the health, safety, and economic welfare of the public by protecting, conserving, and enhancing Arizona's water supplies in a bold, thoughtful and innovative manner. The Adjudications Division at ADWR is expanding, and we are seeking a Program Specialist to join our team!

Program Specialist 

Adjudications Division



Job Location:

Address: 1110 W. Washington St. Suite #310, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary:  $39,983 Min, $55,774 Mid-pt, $71,564 Max

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

This position directs and provides centralized administrative and logistical support to the Adjudications Division. Many of the duties of this position are highly confidential in nature.

Job Duties:

A hybrid work schedule (some work in the office and some work from home) is available for this position. Duties include, but are not limited to: management of the Division's complex electronic and physical library; review of policies and procedures and recommendations for improvement; review and formatting of complex reports intended to inform the public; budget tracking for the division; administrative support, including scheduling, coordination of necessary procurement, and travel; organization and management of the Division's webpage. This position requires the ability to multi-task, work independently and contribute to a positive team environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

The ideal applicant will have knowledge of: the principles and practices of administration and management; database entry; records management procedures; appropriate safeguards for protecting confidential information; and problem solving techniques.

The ideal applicant will have skills in: completing administrative task in a timely and accurate manner; concise and effective oral and written communication with internal staff and external contacts; problem-solving, including complex analytical work; handling detailed work with accuracy and speed; prioritizing, scheduling and monitoring work activities of staff; researh and attention to detail; and customer service.

The ideal applicant will have the ability to: work independently and make a variety of decisions to implement Division goals without close supervision; complete repetitive and sometimes boring administrative tasks; communicate concisely and effectively in oral and written communications; solve problems, including problems requiring complex analytical thinking; handle detailed work with accuracy 

Selective Preference(s):

Candidates should have a minimum of three years of responsible administrative experience equivalent to or above Administrative Assistant III level (supporting executives or senior level staff), or equivalent combination of education and administrative experience. Experience in legal administrative support and/or document management preferred.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
  • Sick Leave
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Wellness plans
  • LinkedIn Learning membership
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts

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).
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment. The current contribution rate is 12.41%.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ADWR Human Resources Office at (602) 771-8500 for assistance. Persons with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language or an alternative format by contacting ADWR Human Resources.


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.