Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

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at Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

Posted: 4/3/2019
Job Reference #: 44700

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PHOENIX 47,476.00-60,000.00

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

Accountability, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Quality, Respect, Teamwork

Grants Project Manager


First Resume Review: 02/13/2019

This position will remain open until filled

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid Agency, is driven by the passion to deliver comprehensive and cost effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is nationally acclaimed as a model for other Medicaid programs and recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

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. Visit our careers page to learn more about AHCCCS. Use your skills to benefit others; join the AHCCCS Team!


The Division of Health Care Management (DHCM) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Grants Project Manager. This position will oversee and monitor the activities associated with the awarded grants with an emphasis to the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) and Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG). Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Manages Grant and Procurement electronic administrative system functions, writes protocols, policies and procedures (as needed) for the development of requirements as they relate to the oversight of sub-grantees and contractors.

* Provides training and technical assistance to sub-grantees, contractors and system partners in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of evidence-based integrated behavioral health programs.

* Prepares documents (e.g. agendas, meeting minutes, etc.) and reports on the outcomes and progress of efforts to serve members and develop systems through Non-Title XIX/XXI funding for behavioral  health services in Arizona.

* Collaborates with other state offices and governments such as the Tribal Regional Behavioral Health Authorities, Department of Health Services, Department of Corrections, Administrative Office of the Courts, Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith & Family and Department of Economic Security to develop policies and implement trainings related to integrated behavioral health services.

* Monitor Non-Title XIX/XXI funding through contracts, oversight, sub-grantee and contractor meetings, operational reviews, site visits, development and coordination of deliverables, coordination of prevention, substance use disorder, and mental health systems, and collaboration of AHCCCS Complete Care Contractors to ensure adherence to contract and grant related integrated behavioral health requirements.

* Represents AHCCCS at national, state and internal meetings and committees for the purpose of integrated behavioral health care.

* Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid AZ driver’s license.


* Demonstrated knowledge of Arizona’s integrated behavioral health system; Arizona’s diverse population and cultures; and state and/or local community resources.

* Skilled in examining and developing policies and procedures regarding integrated behavioral health services and systems.

* Ability to develop and present speeches, educational trainings and/or workshops to large and small audiences.

* Demonstrated skills in problem solving, contract monitoring and report writing.

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community and motivate groups of individuals and work cooperatively in a team environment.

* Ability to be self-directed and able to display initiative and strong leadership potential.


* Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field with at least 2-3 years of experience in behavioral health services and 2 years of grant experience or closely related field.

* Master’s degree with 1-2 years of experience in behavioral health services and grant experience or closely related field.

* Demonstrated knowledge with the Arizona Management System (AMS).


At AHCCCS, we promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility and a variety of learning and career development opportunities. Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are 10 paid holidays per year, accrual of sick and annual leave, affordable medical benefits and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.


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) 417-4497. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. AHCCCS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

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