ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
150 N. 18th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
"Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans" is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona's children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1550 employees.
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Division of Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs
The Administrative Counsel position will be responsible for providing in-house legal support to the Director, Deputy Directors, and Executive team and will act as a liaison between the Department and the Attorney General's office. The individual in this position will respond to management and staff inquiries, conduct necessary legal research, and provide advice to assist in resolving issues affecting the Department.
The individual in this role will be accountable for the assistance in the issuance of Director decisions and appealable agency actions, the response to public records requests and the resolution of attendant confidentiality issues, and the acceptance of service of subpoenas, lawsuits, complaints, and claims and the coordination of responses. The individual in this role is to sign on behalf of the Director for all notices of hearings, decisions and orders for administrative hearings cases appealable agency actions etc.
The position will provide assistance to the Department's Director and Executive Team by assisting in the interpretation of rules and state statutes. The person in this role will be accountable for meeting or interacting with internal and external customers to achieve approval of rule packages, five-year-review reports, substantive policy statements, and economic impact statements, conducting any research that is required to achieve the goal or assignments made to the person, and providing assistance with writing and tracking legislation as assigned to the person.
What will I be doing in this job?
Rule-making activities for the Department, including the completion of rules, five-year-review reports, economic impact statements, and substantive policy statements
Reviewing and signing of specified documents
Responding to management and staff inquiries, conducting necessary legal research, and providing advice to assist in resolving issues affecting the Department
Coordinating responses to public records requests; subpoenas, court orders, etc.
Reviewing administrative hearing case files and exhibits
What does this job require?
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
Admission into the State Bar of Arizona
Comprehensive knowledge of the Arizona Administrative Procedure Act
Comprehensive knowledge of legal research methods and application of legal principles
Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Comprehensive knowledge of the regulatory functions of public health, areas served, and constituent needs
Comprehensive knowledge of the rule making process and substantive policy process
Comprehensive knowledge economic impact statements
Comprehensive knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Researching, analyzing and interpreting statutes, rules and policies
Communicating with Department personnel and the public
Analyzing and interpreting Department issues
Developing technical written materials
Communication with Department personnel and the public
Skill in operating a windows-based computer and various software applications
Analyze complex problems
Write in a clear, concise, and understandable manner
Maintain effective interpersonal interactions
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
What are the preferred qualifications for this job?
Preference given to applicants with Public Health experience
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 provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
High quality selection of medical and dental insurance plans
Generous separate leave banks (Vacation and Sick)
10 paid holidays per year
Deferred compensation plan
Wellness program and plans
Award winning Infant at Work program
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Short-term disability insurance
Credit union membership
Central location with covered parking
May require possession of and 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 R2-10-207.12).
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
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State Of Arizona