Job Description

PHOENIX 65,545.00-75,000.00

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

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

Opioid Program Coordinator


First Resume Review: 01/07/2020

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 the Grants Administration (DGA) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as an Opioid Program Coordinator. This position will coordinate training, education, outreach activities; stakeholder involvement; fidelity monitoring; and assist with required grant deliverables and reporting requirement for the Arizona State Opioid Response project to reduce the number of individuals with OUDs and opioid-related deaths. The coordinator will ensure that there is coordination among the various streams of funding coming into the state to address the opioid crisis, desire to impact public health delivery services should apply. Travel throughout the state will be required. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Assist the State Opioid Project Director with monitoring progress toward objectives; maintain accountability and fidelity to the project guidelines; and prepare and review situational reports.

* Communicate with vendors and contractors to review program accomplishments, systems, record keeping procedures and ensure compliance with funder requirements; make appropriate recommendations for changes or modifications, as needed.

* Assist with and write narratives, work plans, and review budgets for the SOR grant.

* Track, update, and maintain project requirements, documentation, issues, and funding, and support all other project deliverables under the direction of the State Opioid Project Director.

* Provide training and technical assistance to providers, Managers Care Organization, community stakeholders and partners, including tribal populations.

* Developing partnerships with statewide and community-level stakeholders to coordinate opioid treatment activities.


* Knowledge of the opioid epidemic, medication-assisted treatment, continuum of services and treatment options for substance use disorders, fiscal and administrative pre- and post-award processes associated with multi-faceted, multi-million dollar federal grants

* Clinical experience with substance use disorders and substance abuse treatment

* Translating research and science into practical implementation

* Strong technical and informative writing skills; strong analytical skills with the ability to understand data analysis, program evaluation and substance use disorder research.

* Speak, train and assist diverse audiences and cross-sector stakeholders

* Ability to effectively plan and organize work activities and prioritize task completion according to schedules and goals.


* A Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Science or closely related field

* Two - three years of work experience in grant, implementation and monitoring, clinical experience with substance use disorders/addiction and substance abuse treatment, and implementing public health or multi-systemic initiatives


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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