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  • Full-time


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. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007 

Posting Details:

Salary: $105,00.00 

Grade: 27


Job Summary:

This position will interact with Federal, State, County, and stakeholders on matters under the scope of responsibilities of the Office Administrative Counsel and Rules (ACR). This position will manage all the Rules Analysts within ACR.
This position is responsible for the drafting and developing of administrative rules; five-year review reports, substantive policy statements, and guidance documents for the agency. This position performs duties of considerable difficulty in conducting legal research on issues having a major impact on the agency and developing, drafting, reviewing, editing, filing, finalizing, and maintaining the agency's administrative rules and regulatory agenda.
This position may also assist ACR with processing public records requests, reviewing legislation, reviewing and drafting Notices, issuing Director's Decisions, and working with legal counsel.

Job Duties:

- Manage and direct Administrative Counsel and Rules for 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.
- Assist the Manager of ACR with administrative counsel duties, which may include processing public records requests, reviewing legislation, reviewing and drafting Notices, issuing Director's Decisions, and working with legal counsel.
- Interacts with state agencies, stakeholders and members of the public.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Administrative law and the state rulemaking 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), and 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 requiring 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, sup0ervisor 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).

• (PLS Fingerprint cards) Must possess a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to A.R.S.41-1758.07 or must apply for a level one fingerprint clearance card within seven working days after beginning employment. You will be required to pay an $8.25 fee for fingerprint screening. If hired, you will be able to request reimbursement of the $8.25.


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 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.