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  • 508049
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 25 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 Developmental Disabilities

Job Location:

Address:  1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $43,239.66 - $77,468.56 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: 5/25/2022
This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and the continual meeting of expected performance measures.

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Rules Manager. DDD provides individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families, services and supports that are flexible, high quality, and member driven. These services provide individuals with opportunities to exercise their rights and responsibilities of independent decision-making and engagement in the community.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, and 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.

Job Duties:

• Directs Division Rules Analysts in conducting legal research, reviewing and editing proposed rules, providing technical assistance to Division employees involved in the preparation of proposed rules, developing Division rulemaking documents and reports in compliance with the Administrative Procedures Act, and tracking the development of new and revised Administrative Rules for the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
• Leads workgroups comprised of both internal and external stakeholders and subject matter experts for the development, initial drafting, and revision of any DDD Administrative Rules.
• Coordinates with DDD leadership and DES the determination of any action to take on DDD Administrative Rules, leads the internal planning for all work on DDD Administrative Rules, and coordinates the external planning for time frames regarding work on Administrative Rules with DES.
• Reports to DDD leadership and external partners the status of DDD Administrative Rules that are being considered for or in the process of initial drafting or updating. Research new legislation, contractual requirements, or other policy changes to identify impacts on DDD Administrative Rules and reports these along with potential plans of action to DDD Leadership.
• Provides leadership, mentoring, coaching and direct supervision of staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of comprehensive knowledge of the body of law and policy affecting DDD operations, responsibilities, and programs
• Knowledge of comprehensive knowledge of the rulemaking process of the Arizona Administrative Procedures Act
• Knowledge of the principles and functions of management; and the statutes, rules, and polices that apply to DDD
• Skilled in writing and editing highly technical material; research and comprehension of legal and regulatory issues
• Skilled in communicating complex issues, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner
• Skilled in effective project management, interpersonal skills, leadership of varied size workgroups, and public speaking.
• Ability to analyze, reason logically, and use independent judgment
• Ability to facilitate meetings; identify high priority issues consistent with the Division's goals
• Ability to organize and present complex information in an understandable format

Selective Preference(s):

• Prefer bachelor’s degree in Public Policy or a related field
• AND four (4) or more years of experience with writing and tracking Arizona Administrative Rules (or equivalent experience)

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record in accordance with DES Fleet Management-Safety Program policy and procedures (DES 1-07-26 & DES 1-07-26-01). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.


We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.
-Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
-10 holidays per year
-Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
-Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
-Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
-Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
-Career Advancement Opportunities
-Tuition reimbursement
-Opportunity to work remotely (home office) on an ad-hoc basis

By providing the option of 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:

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact Jean Harberts at 520-483-7072 or JHarberts@azdes.gov. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as sign language interpreter or alternative format by contacting 520-483-7072 or JHarberts@azdes.gov.
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.