Job Description

Special Projects Advisor

  • 506940
  • Full-time


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. 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. AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona.

Special Projects Advisor

Posting Details:

Salary: $64,000- $71,000

Grade: 23

Job Summary:

The Division of Health Care Management (DHCM) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Special Projects Advisor. This position will be responsible for projects of considerable difficulty such as conducting special and administrative studies; developing cooperative work relationships with stakeholders, developing clear, concise, and thorough work plans, statistical analysis of data, conduct service system research by applying appropriate methods to identify critical areas to improve outcomes for Medicaid members and Integrated Care systems. This position will report and disseminate findings that support program planning and decision making, development of data collection strategies and develop initiatives and programs to enhance integrated behavioral health and physical health care management and monitoring.

Job Duties:

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Completes critical analysis of issues and programs, evaluating factors affecting services and implementing proposals and plans for system improvements.

* Conduct/participate in behavioral health program and project evaluation.

* Supports and participates in other quality and utilization management activities.

* Analyze behavioral health data, including other related databases.

* Write reports and protocols.

* Conduct literature search related to analytical methods, data presentation methods, data presentation methods and other topics as requested.

* Advise Integrated Care Administrator on data-related issues.

* Staff Instruction.

* Present data analysis, survey results and program evaluation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

* Knowledge of the understanding of the purpose, goals and philosophy regarding Child and Family Teams/Adult Recovery Teams/Person Centered Planning.

* Adult and Children’s System of Care, Medicaid Policy and managed care systems.

* Clinical knowledge of evidence based practices regarding integrated behavioral/physical health services and needs.

* Written and verbal communication.

* Contract compliance evaluation, Policy development, Mediation and Facilitation.

* Provide policy level collaboration among the partnering agencies.

* Conduct research regarding state of the art integrated healthcare services and systems of care.


Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years experience in systems of care.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Masters degree with Clinical experience or licensure as a Behavioral Health Professional


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.

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

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-417-4497.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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