Job Description


  • 519600
  • Full-time


Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Accountability, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Quality, Respect, Courage, Teamwork

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry.

Come join our dynamic and dedicated team.


Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care (AACOIHC)

Job Location:

Address: 801 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Posting Details:

Salary: $80,000 - $90,000

Grade: E1

Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The working relationship between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care (AACIHC) is established in accordance with A.RS. 36-2092.01 and 36-2902. The working relationship between AHCCCS and the AACIHC is understood that AACIHC is a separate agency as documented in a 7/30/1992 ADOA letter and that administration infrastructure, (e.g., human resources management, financial management including payroll functions, legal consultation, contracting and facilities management, etc) is provided through AHCCCS. As such, the formal documentation of administrative compliance with State policies and procedures is so indicated by AHCCCS staff position but by state legislative statute the AACIHC Council is the body that hires and if necessary dismisses the AACIHC Director and the AACIHC Director hires and if necessary dismisses staff. This is so indicated by the co-relationship of AACIHC and the AHCCCS.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Assisting the tribes in Arizona in developing a health care delivery and financing system, with a focus on creating demonstration projects pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act, at the direction of the tribes and to meet the needs of each tribe and the off reservation American Indian population and, in cooperation with the state agencies and the federal government, to enhance the delivery of healthcare to all Indian people in Arizona.
* Developing the AACIHC strategic plan of operation and budget for the Office of the Governor and the State Legislature.
* Providing effective and clear leadership to inform vision, goals, and priorities for the AACIHC team, aligned with the strategic plan.
* Analyzing and advocating health care initiatives supported by Indian Tribes by facilitating communication, planning and discussion of amendments and program level improvements.
* Providing and developing publications, reports, and correspondence for dissemination to Indian Tribes and urban Indian health programs on health care issues.
* Having final authority on decisions regarding advocating for the AACIHC's policy recommendations at the legislative and executive levels of the state of Arizona and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
* Providing overall and final oversight to grants management, reporting, budgeting, and implementation and serves as the lead Project Director for grants. Attends grants project meetings with granters to update and ensure grant implementation.
* Facilitating the implementation of (5) Intergovernmental Agreements with Tribes, (2) Inter-agency Service Agreements with state partners, and (1) MOU between state agencies. Assists contractors with successful attainment of grant goals and deliverables and budget formation.
* Providing direct supervision to the executive leadership team.
* Traveling to engage with partners, stakeholders, Tribal leaders and Tribal communities to carry out agency functions.
* Staying up-to-date on policy and regulation changes that may affect Tribes, from both state and federal agencies including, but not limited to, Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Indian Health Services (IHS), etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

* Principles and practices of administration and management; agency or program rules; regulations and operating policies and procedures
* Federal and state law as it pertains to various agreements impacting the Indian health care system (e.g., Title XIX Demonstration Waivers, MOA's, MOU's or policies, existing or being developed at the state and federal levels)
* Budget development, analysis and management (e.g., federal and state appropriations processes)
* Basic knowledge of tribally approved research methods and American Indian data sources
* Tribal government structure and operational systems and protocols for effective coordination with Tribal Councils or leadership
* Various healthcare systems that exist that have relationship or impact on the delivery of healthcare for American Indians residing within the state
* Awareness and/or sensitivity to tribal cultural practices and traditions when communicating and meeting with the 22 tribes in the state
* Grants management and budgeting and implementation of IGAs with Tribes and ISAs with state partners
* State Medicaid, Department of Economic Security, Arizona Department of Health Services, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and other programs that can impact the health of Al/AN members throughout Arizona
* Social determinants of health key to healthy Tribal communities

* Oral and written communication
* Grant writing and state and federal program compliance
* Computer technology experience with various software programs including but not limited to:
- Microsoft Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Google Suites (Google Docs, Slides, Gmail, Forms, Sheets, Meets)
- Web-based meeting applications (Zoom, Google Meets and Microsoft Teams)

* Plan, coordinate, analyze and establish priorities
* Work effectively with a Board of Directors (AACIHC)
* Develop effective operating procedures and supervise staff
* Understand state and federal policies and procedures related to Social Security Act programs (Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Programs), the Indian Health Service (IHS) and other public health services


Arizona Driver's License.

* Five or more years executive management experience providing direct supervision and overseeing the daily activities of a division, organization, or agency OR; a Bachelor's degree in a healthcare related field and two or more years of responsible work experience in medical or behavioral healthcare settings to include supervisory experience.
* Experience working with Tribal Governments, healthcare policy and legislative work.

* Master's degree in a healthcare related field and three years of progressive work experience in managed healthcare that includes one or more years of supervisory experience OR; Bachelor's degree or higher in business administration, healthcare administration, public administration, or relevant health field pertinent to Tribal health policy.
* Minimum 3-5 years of significant supervisory level experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

* Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.

* Successfully pass fingerprint background check, prior employment verifications and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.

* Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply: Driver’s License Requirements.

All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
* 10 paid holidays per year
* Paid Vacation and Sick time off (13 and 12 days per year respectively) - start earning it your 1st day (prorated for part-time employees)
* A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
* A robust and affordable insurance plan, including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance
* Participation eligibility in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
* RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
* A variety of learning and career development opportunities

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Lifetime Pension Benefit Program
* Administered through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
* Defined benefit plan that provides for life-long income upon retirement.
* Required participation for Long-Term Disability (LTD) and ASRS Retirement plan.
* Pre-taxed payroll contributions begin after a 27-week waiting period (prior contributions may waive the waiting period).

Deferred Retirement Compensation Program
* Voluntary participation.
* Program administered through Nationwide.
* Tax-deferred retirement investments through payroll deductions.

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Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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