Job Description

PHOENIX 47,476.00-54,000.00

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

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

Implementation Manager I


First Resume Review: 09/13/2018


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 an Implementation Manager I. This position will serve as an expert on questions related to service delivery and oversight for substance use and mental health throughout Arizona. It is important that is position be able to determine appropriateness and effectiveness of state and federally funded mental health, substance use, and integrated care services. This position will be responsible for writing grant applications and reports, as well as the oversight, monitoring, implementation, and contracts related to grant-funded programs. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Write grant applications, reports, curricula, protocols, policies and other documents (such as minutes and meeting agendas) related to prevention/treatment, grant implementation and workforce development. Writes requests for grants, requests for proposals and intergovernmental agreements. Negotiates Intergovernmental agreements and reviews contracts. 

* Monitors subcontract compliance with contractual obligations and adherence to policies and requirements. Develops budgets for subcontractors.

* Facilitates multi-agency strategic planning of behavioral health disorders.

* Facilitates, coordinates, and participates in meetings with stakeholders including coalitions, community members, special populations and other state agencies.

* Works with community and state stakeholders and the federal government to develop, modify, adapt policies and improve the efficacy of services in Arizona.

* Provides training and technical assistance to providers, Managed Care Organizations, community based coalitions and tribes in evidence based practices. Function as a resource to subcontractors, providers and consultants regarding grand guidelines and specifications, as well as AHCCCS rules and policies.

* Project Management including grant work plans, timelines and deliverables. 

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


* Demonstrated knowledge of Arizona's behavioral health program delivery system (mental health, substance use, and integrated care.)

* Knowledge of the evidence based practices and research in prevention, treatment and recovery.

* Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines.

* Demonstrated experience in oversight and monitoring contractual requirements.

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

* Knowledge of the performance management (PM) model and continuous quality improvement (CQI) methods in a public health setting.

* Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint or comparable software programs.


* Minimum Bachelor's degree in behavioral health related field.

* Four-five years of behavioral health experience.

* Prefer a Master's degree in a behavioral health related field and at least three years experience providing direct service.


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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