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COME WORK WITH US! 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 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. 185h Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $105,000 - $115,000 

Grade: 28


Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs Team !

Your Talent, Our Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.

Why work for ADHS? A great benefit of working for the State of Arizona is a fantastic work/life balance. State employees enjoy challenging work, popular remote work options, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, and career growth opportunities.

What You'll Do:

- As the Rules Administrator, you will interact with Federal, State, County, and stakeholders on matters under the scope of responsibilities of the Office Administrative Counsel and Rules; and in the absence of the Legislative Liaison, will also interact with the members of the Arizona Legislature.

- The Rules Administrator will provide recommendations to the Director and Deputy Director for Planning and Operations on matters pertaining to lawsuits, complaints, claims, public record requests, and subpoenas; and coordinate responses ensuring confidential information is not released unless authorized by the Director. This position will act as a liaison between the Agency and the Offices of the Attorney General and Arizona Library, Archives, and Public Records.

- Additionally, the Rules Administrator will conduct internal and external rules development including facilitation of work groups. Also, conduct public meetings and oral proceedings. You'll develop systems for maintaining public records created and received through final disposition or archival retention including distribution, use, storage, retrieval, protection, and preservation.  Furthermore, the Administrator will oversee and maintain an agency-wide approach to Policy and Procedure development and revision.

- The Administrator will provide oversight and coordination of Agency HIPAA covered and non-covered components as well as the Department's business partners to ensure compliance with HIPAA regulations, including the development of HIPAA policies and procedures; ongoing HIPAA training, and management of confidential health information controls and incident investigations.

- The Rules Administrator will also provide administrative support to the Human Subjects Review Board whose primary responsibility is to protect the rights of individuals who are human subjects involved in biomedical and behavioral research conducted, funded, or sponsored by the Department.

Job Duties:

-Manage and direct Administrative Counsel and Rules staff persons (work assignments, setting priorities, hiring, discipline, providing training, approving leave requests, and preparing evaluations).
-Draft and finalize administrative rules, five-year-review reports, substantiate policy statements, agency guidance documents, and Agency-wide policies and procedures.
-Coordinate, schedule and conduct public meetings and oral proceedings.
-Provide oversight and coordination of Agency HIPAA covered and non-covered components.
-In the absence of the Legislative Liaison or as directed, review annual legislative changes to determine the need for new or amended regulations or repeal of existing regulations. Represent the Director by attending meetings with governmental agencies, legislators, community groups, and others.
-Interacts with state agencies, stakeholders, and members of the public.
-Provides administrative support to the Human Subjects Review Board.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Administrative law and the state rule-making process.
- Legal research methods and application principles.
- State and Federal statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Rule drafting principles.
- State and Federal statutes, rules, and regulations that affect the Department.
- State regulatory agencies and channels of decision-making authority.
- Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Research, analyze, and interpret statutes, rules, and policies.
- Analyze and interpret complex Agency issues.
- Develop highly technical written materials.
- Write in a clear and concise manner.
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing with senior management, Agency personnel, and the public.
- Variable situations require analytical, interpretive, evaluative, and/or constructive thinking within broadly defined policies and objectives.

Ability to:
- Evaluate the work products o Agency personnel.
- Directly and indirectly, supervisor the work of Agency personnel.
- Maintain interpersonal skills.
- 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):

Juris Doctorate Degree

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).

Total Rewards:

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: Health Impact Program (HIP) where you can earn up to $200 annually by participating in our award-winning program of free preventative health screenings (mini-health, mammography, prostate), immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes and physical activities) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counseling sessions - 12 free per year per issue for each employee and each covered dependent. Available 24/7 for support, resources and information on work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more)
− 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 contribute 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.