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Diversion Program Contract Compliance Administrator

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Phoenix, AZ





Position Overview

The Diversion Program Contract Compliance Administrator assists the Diversion Program Bureau Chief in the administration and monitoring of diversion program contracts to ensure contractor compliance.

Position Qualifications

Minimum education and/or experience: 

Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Psychology or a closely related human services field and two (2) years of experience administering contracts and/or grants. Completed graduate level education may substitute for the experience requirement.

Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements: 

Must currently possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona Driver's License by the time of hire.  NOTE: The Maricopa County Attorney's Office requires a thorough background check of all successful candidates and is authorized to test prospective employees for the presence of illegally accessed drugs. Drug testing is conducted once an offer has been extended and prior to placement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

The Arizona behavioral health system and service provider community, including the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). Program contract administration and monitoring. Effective treatment and diversion services. Principles and practices of law enforcement and criminal justice administration.

Skill in:

Compiling, organizing and analyzing data. Use of Microsoft Office products; ability to learn new systems and software. Planning and executing projects. Problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking.

Ability to:

Operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer using software programs appropriate to assigned duties. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Work under pressure and within time constraints. Handle multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgement in prioritizing work assignments. Work independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency-wide personnel, community-based organizations and governmental entities. Meet deadlines while producing accurate results. Self-direct and exercise appropriate independent judgment within guidelines and departmental policies and procedures. Maintain confidentiality and privacy while working with sensitive data and other information. Maintain sensitivity to cultural diversity.

Preferred education and/or experience:

Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Psychology or a closely related human services field.  Three (3) years of experience working in the criminal justice field or behavioral health care delivery system.

Preferred specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements: 

Beginning level of proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

Working conditions:

Office and business settings in high volume, fast-paced environment with frequent stressful situations. May require long periods of sitting while completing computer activities and paperwork, standing and moving about during the course of performing duties. Ability to travel to and from various county locations for meetings, presentations and trainings, utilizing personal or county owned vehicle. Ability to move 20 pounds.

Essential Job Tasks

Assist in the development, amendment, and renewal of diversion program contracts. Assists in writing the scope of work for diversion program contracts. Assists in the evaluation of diversion program contractor proposals. Develops and updates contract monitoring tools and protocols. Schedules and prepares for contract monitoring activities, including creating all contract compliance forms. Organizes and conducts contract monitoring of all diversion program contractors. Reviews and analyzes contractor documents provided through contractor monitoring, which may include casefile information, professional licensure, fingerprints, and other relevant information. Prepares and submits detailed written compliance reports within established timeframes. Presents findings and follows-up with the contractor to ensure corrective action plans are submitted in established timeframes; analyzes each plan of correction submitted to assess compliance and present findings to the contractor. Provides technical assistance to contractor related to implementation of plans of correction as a result of monitoring activities. Takes an active role in solving contractor problems. Utilizes information technology within the Office to create and collect materials pertaining to contractors and monitoring activities. Attends meetings with contractor agencies and associated state and federal behavioral health entities as needed. Prepares reports and makes oral presentations, as assigned. Assists with special projects as assigned, particularly activities related to the development and implementation of new diversion programs.

Selection Procedure

The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.

All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation.  A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County.  These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

Maricopa County offers a Total Compensation Package that includes competitive salaries 

and a comprehensive, affordable benefits package

.  High value is placed on employee well-being and meeting the needs of our employees and their families. Our benefits package is comprised of traditional benefits like medical, prescription, dental, vision, and other health benefits. Employees are supported by various wellness programs including classes, coaching, and fitness center opportunities.  Our generous benefit options are some of the best in Arizona and just one of the unique advantages of working for Maricopa County.  Below is a representative listing of typical benefits received by most full-time employees.

Holidays and Leave

Maricopa County observes ten paid holidays per year. Most County employees accrue vacation (starting at three weeks per year for full-time employees) and sick leave (starting at one hour for every 30 hours worked for all employees). Employees also receive paid leave for other needs such as jury duty, civic duty, and bereavement. 

Medical, Prescription, Behavioral Health, Dental, Vision, and Flexible Spending Accounts

We understand how important health care is to maintaining a good quality of life. We also know our employees want to have the freedom to choose benefit plans to best meet their needs.  Eligible employees may choose from four medical plan options, an HMO, PPO, and two HDHP (High Deductible Health Plans) with a health savings account. When employees enroll in medical coverage, they are automatically enrolled in prescription and behavioral health coverage as well. There are three dental plans from which to choose, two PPO plans and a pre-paid dental plan that functions like an HMO.  As is the case with medical, the plans range in cost, flexibility, and network of providers.  The vision plan provides employees and their covered dependents access to routine vision services and materials, including an annual eye exam.   For those who wish to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses, the flexible spending accounts are suitable for that need.

Life and Disability Insurance

Because life sometimes takes unexpected turns, the County offers life insurance coverage to help employees and their loved ones in the event of death.  Basic life and basic accidental death & dismemberment insurance equivalent to one times an employee's annual base salary is provided at no cost, with the option for employees to purchase additional coverage including spouse and child life insurance. Disability insurance is available to replace a portion of an employee's salary should they experience a short-term illness or injury.


Eligible employees are covered by one of several State-sponsored retirement pension plans, including the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).  Additionally, there's the option to contribute to a 457(b) Savings Plan that provides employees with a variety of investment opportunities.  For those employees who retire from the County and from their retirement system, and have accrued 1,000 or more hours of sick leave, the County makes a $10,000 contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan set up on their behalf to be used for payment of eligible out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.

Group Legal Plan

Maricopa County offers employees group discounts to purchase coverage for legal services such as adoptions, family matters, wills and trusts.


Maricopa County's 

Wellness Works

 program promotes health and wellness for employees and their families by focusing on physical activity, good nutrition, self-care and stress management. Maricopa County offers eligible employees a wellness incentive for completing required activities. By meeting a set of criteria, employees and their families can get reimbursed for participating in a Weight Watchers Program. On-site fitness facilities and fitness classes are provided to employees at various locations around the County. Employees and their families also have the opportunity to receive a discounted fitness club membership at LA Fitness. Employees have access to smoking cessation programs and health-related classes on various topics including nutrition, exercise and stress management. Employees located downtown benefit from an onsite pharmacy and clinic. Every fall, flu vaccines are offered to employees at various County locations. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

When employees and their families are faced with personal issues, confidential, short-term counseling and referral services are available to them at no cost.  

Employee Discounts

Maricopa County subscribes to a service association which provides employees with volume discounts for sporting events, entertainment, and many other services.

Commute Options Program (COP)

Maricopa County provides free Valley Metro passes for the bus and light rail systems for commuting to/from work; a vanpool subsidy is also provided. Employees can decrease stress, decrease wear and tear on their vehicle and help the environment all at the same time.

New Employee Orientation (NEO)

NEO provides new employees with information about Maricopa County such as: history, organizational structure, Merit Rules, County policies and procedures, County pay system and benefits and employee programs.

Rewarding Ideas/Employee Suggestions

Employees are provided with incentives to generate ideas for improvements that result in cost reduction through increased efficiency and productivity, improved processes and procedures and elimination of duplication and waste. Our employees' ideas could put money in their pocket!!

Tuition Reimbursement

To promote Maricopa County's long term employee retention objectives, our employees are eligible to receive financial assistance to continue their education, help make them more productive, enhance their job performance, and equip them to pursue new opportunities within County government.

To learn more about the County's generous benefits, visit the  Maricopa County Employee Benefits and Wellness



Prior to hire, background investigations are conducted on candidates for positions. All information contained in your online application MUST be accurate, including but not limited to criminal history, education details, and employment details. Incomplete or inaccurate information contained in your online application may delay the background investigation process, or result in your removal from employment consideration. Your resume is NOT a substitute for the information requested in the online application.

By checking this box, I confirm that I have reviewed all information provided in my online application and believe the information to be complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.


Please identify your highest level of education COMPLETED. IMPORTANT: LIST ALL EDUCATION IN THE APPLICABLE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION. Please indicate type of diploma/degree, college major/minor, and name of institution. If you did not complete a degree program, include your high school diploma/GED information, as well as the number of college semester/quarter hours completed. NOTE: Failure to provide complete information will likely result in the disqualification of your application.


Master's degree

Bachelor's degree

Associate's degree

Technical school (non-Associate's degree)

High School diploma or GED

Less than a High School diploma or GED certificate


Please identify your years of experience administering contracts and/or grants.

2 or more years

1 or more years but less than 2 years

Less than 1 year

No experience


Do you currently possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license?




Please identify your years of experience working in the criminal justice field or behavioral health care delivery system.

3 or more years

2 or more years but less than 3 years

1 or more years but less than 2 years

Less than 1 year

No experience


Please rate your proficiency level with Microsoft Office. Check one proficiency for every application.

Advanced Outlook skills

Advanced Word skills

Advanced Excel skills

Advanced PowerPoint skills

Intermediate Outlook skills

Intermediate Word skills

Intermediate Excel skills

Intermediate PowerPoint skills

Basic Outlook skills

Basic Word skills

Basic Excel skills

Basic PowerPoint skills

No proficiency with Outlook

No proficiency with Word

No proficiency with Excel

No proficiency with PowerPoint

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Maricopa County




301 W Jefferson

Suite 200

Phoenix, Arizona, 85003

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