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  • 509036
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jul 15 2022 at 23:55 MST

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Program Specialist V

JOB #:


Juvenile Justice Services

$52,990.00 annualized

All positions are open until filled.

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

This position assists the Program Manager in the administration of the Juvenile Treatment Services Fund specific to contract administration, program development and evaluation. Essential functions of the position include developing, amending, and processing treatment provider contracts; conduct statewide service needs assessments; provide technical assistance to contracted providers for implementation of program recommendation as a result of program evaluation; and coordinate ongoing contractors licensing and accreditations for compliance with AOC (Administrative Office of the Courts) Terms and Conditions. This position will also classify services/programs for evaluation purposes; develop and conduct solicitation activities; evaluate provider proposals, provide feedback to provider and prepare contracts; resolve problems related to contractors, providers, and other state agencies.

Additionally, this position will monitor providers’ adherence to all terms and condition of the contract. Participate in site provider site reviews related to health, safety and welfare of youth; approve/decline pre-qualification status of providers; as well as provide and deliver training to new Treatment Unit Supervisors via in person or virtual and provide technical assistance as needed.

This position may offer the ability to work remotely, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in human services field and three years’ experience working in juvenile justice system, behavioral health care delivery system or other youth related agency. This position also requires knowledge of the behavioral health, child welfare and juvenile justice programs including federal and state statutes and policies, and program evaluation methods. The ability to demonstrate effective and articulate written and verbal communication with all levels of staff and management, as well as outside agencies, plan and organize multiple tasks with minimal supervision, handle multiple tasks and projects, complex issues, and situations that may involve significant stress, and manage details and global issues.

The preferred candidate will a master’s degree in a human services field or administration.

Travel level: up to 25%

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, Exempt level 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.