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  • 511814
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Oct 15 2022 at 23:55 MST

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Program Specialist VII


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Adult Probation Services



$70,593.00 annualized



All positions are open until filled.


This position is eligible for an employee referral incentive payment of $1,000.00 (conditions apply).



This position is responsible for an array of projects, grants and initiatives, collaborating with teams and stakeholders to improve internal systems, implementing new programs, evaluating practices, and providing expert technical assistance and guidance to statewide probation staff.  This position will also be responsible for further development, implementation, and management of the state-wide Reentry program; develop policies and processes related to the reduction of recidivism; train probation staff on various programmatic practices, which align with the vision of the Division Director and Strategic Agenda. 

Additionally, this position is responsible for the development of curriculum and training materials and oversees the scheduling and attendance of probation personnel at assigned trainings; and serves as a statewide subject matter expert on program topics, including reentry, evidenced-based practices, probation practices and current relevant statute and code.

This position may offer the ability to work remotely, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.


Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program qualified employer.



The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree plus seven years of active experience in the field of probation, parole, community corrections or a related field.  Directly related experience may substitute for the educational requirements. This position requires knowledge and understanding of adult/juvenile learning principles, practices and procedures, knowledge and application of reentry programming, risk/needs assessments, case management, program planning and evaluation.


This position also requires knowledge of AHCCCS and treatment providers and protocols in Arizona, the ability to incorporate changes in legislation, rules, administrative orders/rules, policies and procedures into training and curriculum, planning and organizational skills with abilities to include managing multiple and complex projects, and excellent communication skills.


The preferred candidate will have a master’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, judicial administration, educational leadership or a related field and five years in Probation Administration or Training.


Travel level: up to 50% within the state of Arizona.



Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Only applicants whose backgrounds most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to interview.  Requests for a special accommodation to participate in the interview process should be made at the time you are contacted to schedule an interview.  The Selection Process may include computer testing (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, proofreading, typing, etc.) and first and/or second round panel interviews.  This is a Regular, Full-time, Exempt level position. 



The Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Court offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Accrued vacation pay and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
  • By providing the option of a 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. The Court may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.



  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


The Arizona Supreme Court is an 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.