Arizona Department of Corrections

Rehabilitation & Reentry

Safer communities through effective corrections.

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.


Prison Operations

1601 W. Jefferson

Phoenix, Arizona 85007



The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking a qualified individual to provide strategic planning and leadership for the agency Emergency Preparedness Unit.


  • Represents agency at meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops related to emergency management and communications integration planning
  • Serves as Liaison to the State Emergency Operations Center
  • Manages agency multi-year exercise programs
  • Coordinates and supports agency emergency planners to execute joint community exercise and training events; analyzes outcomes and develops improvement plans
  • Administers Central Office Communications Center operations including incident response reporting and notification, law enforcement liaison, physical security and risk assessments, policy development, equipment and software integration in emergency response activities, and personnel recruiting and training
  • Administers Radio Services Unit operations including development and implementation of agency-wide radio communications procedures and operations.
  • Liaisons with external agencies to ensure integration of public safety communications capabilities with statewide initiatives and standards
  • Manages agency Emergency Management programs including integration of national standards into agency operational activities, continuity of operations, and emergency response and recovery plans. Serves as the Continuity of Operations Program Manager
  • Identifies and coordinates Incident Command System (ICS) instructional cadre, and teaches Incident Command System components to agency and agency partner staff members
  • Manages Risk Assessment, Critical Infrastructure Identification, and Protection and Evacuation Training and Exercise programs for headquarters and facilities personnel
  • Writes grant proposals to enhance the emergency preparedness needs of the agency
  • Controls agency Emergency Operations Center equipment, policies and protocols, and controls budget development for emergency management program activities
  • Oversees Headquarters Evacuation and Emergency Response Program, trains Floor Wardens and Building Coordinators, acquires and disseminates emergency response supplies
  • Operates agency emergency management and communications strategic planning, supports national corrections emergency preparedness initiatives, and develops strategic communications for program promotion
  • Drives on State business
  • Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment


Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


Knowledge of:

  • State of Arizona Emergency Response and Recovery Plan
  • National Response Plan and the National Incident Management System
  • Continuity of Operations Planning
  • Local, state and federal emergency management agencies and organizations
  • Hazard mitigation planning and techniques
  • Principles and practices of radio communications networks and related subsystems
  • Radio communications equipment capabilities and maintenance
  • Program management
  • Communications in an emergency environment
  • Supervising, leading, and managing a team
  • Public safety communications and principles of interoperability

Skill in:

  • Visualizing, planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating statewide programs
  • Analyzing and assessing emergency preparedness at the local and state level
  • Conducting outreach to stakeholders and partners
  • Planning, directing, coordinating and reviewing the work of technical employees Resource Management
  • Grant writing
  • Resource Management

Ability to:

  • Direct a comprehensive program and perform complex analytical and managerial work
  • Communicate and influence staff performance effectively through use of verbal and written communications
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Complete difficult projects in a compressed time frame
  • Make and enact critical decisions quickly
  • Build and maintain interpersonal relationships with employees, officials and the public
  • Produce quality reports and correspondence


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management or Public Administration or a related field
  • Ten years of responsible emergency management or public safety experience, including five years experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Five years experience in supervising communications operations and strategic planning
  • Program management experience


Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and drug test*.


We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:

  • Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
  • Exceptional retirement program
  • Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
  • An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.


If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please call 602-542-4700 or email HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov.

  • We are committed to providing a drug and alcohol free workplace. ADCRR conducts statewide random drug testing for all employees in safety-sensitive positions.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at 602.255.2430. 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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