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  • 514793
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 1 2023 at 23:55 MST



The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!



Job Location:


Inmate Programs and Reentry
10000 South Wilmot Road
Tucson, AZ 85734

Posting Details:

Salary:  $51,394.00 - $66,009.00

Grade: 19

Closing Date: 02/01/2023

Job Summary:

Are you a state-certified Recovery Support Specialist? Do you have experience coordinating a substance abuse treatment program? Let’s get you started. Apply today!

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking a qualified professional to assume the Recovery Support Specialist Coordinator position for the Recovery Support Program. This position will ensure appropriate peer support is provided in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for the Recovery Support Specialist Program.

Job Duties:

- Travels to facilities/institutions to provide Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) training for trainers and meet with RSS inmates to provide ongoing support and enhanced training
- Meets with the on-site supervisors to ensure program fidelity and quality assurance
- Provides peer mentoring to inmate RSS’s to facilitate their ongoing recovery
- Maintains and monitors tracking systems of services rendered
- Coordinates with ADCRR staff, community agencies, contracted mental health providers, and sponsoring agencies to ensure peer support services are provided and maintained
- Attends meetings and completes special projects as assigned
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Addiction treatment practices and protocol for peer support services
- Methods and practices of classroom teaching
- Adult learning processes
- ADCRR policies and procedures
- Security practices
- Personal computer and various software programs
- Business English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Skill in:
- Verbal and written communications
- Group presentation
- Computer operation
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
- Organization and time management
- Active listening
- Collecting and maintaining accurate data/documentation and clinical records
- Clinical record documentation

Ability to:
- Plan, organize, and coordinate the execution of training in a group setting
- Interact with a diverse group of people
- Contribute to others’ recovery skill sets through mentoring
- Deliver program curriculum to inmate participants in a classroom environment
- Interact professionally with staff, inmates, and the public
- Work in a secure prison/correctional environment
- Collect and maintain data
- Work independently with minimal supervision
- Maintain accurate documentation and reports

Selective Preference(s):

- Three (3) to five (5) years of experience as a Certified Recovery Support Specialist
- Certification in the State of Arizona as a Recovery Support Specialist
- Knowledge of ADCRR policies
- One (1) year of experience in program coordination
- Bi-lingual

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires 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 required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and a drug test.


We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

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.

Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
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.