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The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.



Job Location:

Address:  150 N 18th Ave Phoenix, AZ. 85007 

Posting Details:

Salary: $64,324.00 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

Position is responsible for drafting and developing administrative rules; five-year review reports, substantive policy statements and guidance documents for the agency.

Job Duties:

− Meet with internal staff and assist with the implementation of ADHS rules, economic impact statements (EIS), five-year-review reports and substantive policy statements that comply with the Arizona Administrative Procedure Act. Prepares agency reports and documents including those required such as five-year-review reports and department certifications.
− Meet with external stakeholders, member of the public, Department personnel and public groups or bodies in order to assist with writing rules, economic impact statements, five-year-review reports, and substantive policy statements.
− Writes and revises administrative polices for various business functions in the agency.
− Research and analyze current and pending legal and other issues.
− Track the Department's administrative rules through the rule-making process.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
− Arizona Administrative Procedures Act.
− Legal research methods and application of legal principles.
− State and federal statues, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
− Rule drafting principles.
− State rule-making process and substantive policy process.
− Regulatory functions of public health, areas served and constituent needs.
− Economic impact statements.
− Computer programs and tracking systems.
− Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
Skills in:
− Research, analyze and interpret Department issues.
− Develop written materials.
− Write in a clear, concise and understandable manner.
− Effectively communicate with Department personnel and the public.
− Evaluate the work procedures of Department personnel.
− Maintain effective interpersonal skills.
− Operate a windows-based computer and various software applications.
Ability to:
− Analyze, reason logically and use independent judgment.
− Facilitate meetings.
− Organize complex information and present it in an understandable format.
− Work independently and as part of a team.
− Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
− Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

− Bachelor's degree in Pre-Law, Business, Political Science or a related field with 3 year of professional experience in law, government, legislation, policy and/or regulator issues may substitute for educational preferences.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

− Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the 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 checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

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


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


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.