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  • 509000
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jun 28 2022 at 23:55 MST


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans. Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) 
Finance and Business Operations Administration 


Job Location:

Location-Based on Successful Candidate's Arizona Residence

Posting Details:

Salary: $22.9243 - $24.5349 hourly

Grade: 20

Closing Date: June 28, 2022 

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

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services, seeks an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Project Manager with Finance and Business Operations Administration. DAAS supports at-risk Arizonans to meet their basic needs and to live safely, with dignity and independence. Services and programs reach a diverse population of Arizonans.

You provide oversight and management of long-term and complex projects of considerable difficulty, assisting leadership with strategic deployment efforts including creation and stewardship of administration operational plans, reviewing existing policy for legal and operational impact, proposing new or updated policies as necessary, assist in monitoring financial activities including revenues, expenditures, appropriations, budgeting and obligations. You plan and direct activities of multi-faceted projects of limited duration. You assist Leadership with the development and implementation of project action plans in order to meet Annual Improvement Priorities.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

*This position works primarily from the successful candidate’s Arizona home office but occasional in-person attendance at the worksite location for mandatory meetings, trainings, etc. may be required. Worksite location: 1789 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona 85007.

Job Duties:

• Plan and direct activities of multi-faceted projects of limited duration. Evaluate progress and resolve difficulties including those crossing departmental lines. Provide project leadership and advice to internal and external stakeholders. Assist leadership with the development and implementation of project action plans in order to meet Annual Improvement Priorities.
• Assist Leadership with the development and implementation of project action plans in order to meet Annual Improvement Priorities. Operationalize goals and objectives by developing pertinent projects, and the associated metrics and indicators, within the strategic plan. Conduct periodic action/project plan reviews. Produce periodic reports for leadership regarding progress.
• Evaluate the effects of current and pending legislation impacting analyzed programs.
• Partner with quality and compliance functions to review findings of performance audits, and design controls to mitigate findings and reduce operational risk.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Principles of strategic planning, policy analysis, program evaluation, and resource allocation
• Business and/or public administration with emphasis on effective planning, organization, and management
• Contemporary business methods, state government procedures and practices in addition to applicable legislation, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
• Qualitative and quantitative methods

Skill in:
• Oral and written communication including presentation and public speaking
• Comprehension, analysis, interpretation and reconciliation of complex legal and strategic data
• Development and implementation of project and work plans
• Interpreting and drafting policies and procedures

Ability to:
• Write clear, concise and accurate reports and documents
• Complete complex analytic work
• Interact and communicate effectively with individuals at all levels communicating information clearly to individuals with varying degrees of knowledge
• Handle multiple projects efficiently, determining priority and delegating when appropriate

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university or Juris Doctor plus one or more years of experience in project coordination (e.g., inventory, facilities, fleet management, etc.); OR three (3) years of experience in project coordination (e.g., inventory, facilities, fleet management, etc.). PMP certification is a plus.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• In-state travel is required. The position will require the 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 driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11). Individuals may be required to use their personal motor vehicle.
• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
• Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.


The Arizona Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

- Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
- Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Stipend Opportunities
- Infant at Work Program
- RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
- Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision
- Life and Disability 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. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

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


State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments. On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us:

Apply through www.azstatejobs.gov. For questions about this career opportunity, please call Mary Hernandez-Navarette at (480) 364-3457 or email DAASHR@azdes.gov.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (602) 542-0400. 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.