Job Description

PHOENIX 47,476.00-57,000.00

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

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

Grants Coordinator


First Resume Review: 05/20/2019


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 Coordinator that will serve as a subject matter expert for integrated services for individuals determined to have a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), and on questions related to service delivery and oversight throughout Arizona. This position is responsible for determining appropriateness and effectiveness of state and federally funded mental health and integrated care services. The Office of Grants and Project Management within the (DHCM) is responsible for the application, oversight, monitoring, and implementation of contracts deriving from state and federal funding with an emphasis on the Mental Health Block Grant. Under limited supervision, this position will evaluate the design, delivery, implementation, and effectiveness of the mental health services statewide. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Write grant applications, curricula, budgets, expenditure reports, grant implementation and workforce development. 

* Manages Grant functions, write protocols, policies and procedures, and contracts (as needed) for the development of requirements as they relate to the oversight of sub-grantees and Contractors.

* Prepares documents (i.e. agenda, meeting minutes, etc.) and reports on the outcomes and progress to serve members.

* 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.

* Is the subject matter expert for integrated services for individuals determined to have a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED).

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


* Project Management program evaluation data analysis.

* Grants coordination and contract management.

* Public behavioral health system.

* Computer skills including use of Microsoft Office:  Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other software programs.

* Read and interpret written information and reports.

* Effectively communicate orally and in writing; speak to large and diverse populations; and work cooperatively in a team environment.

* Energize and mobilize individuals from diverse backgrounds and systems into effective collaborative workgroups.


* Two-three years’ experience providing direct behavioral health services.

* Master's degree in behavioral health or related field.

* Preference to multi-lingual candidates (Spanish and other languages).


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. Click the APPLY NOW button to submit your application. For technical assistance, email or call 602-542-4700.                                                                                                              

Application Instructions

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