State of Arizona :


Job Information
Job Reference ID:  43868 
Grade:  19 
Posted Date:  04/15/2019 
Close Date:  04/17/2019 
Job Description


Arizona Department of Education 

serving Arizona's education community, and actively engaging parents,

ensuring every student has access to an excellent education



ESS Vouchers Program Specialist

 Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Section

Phoenix Location

Salary Range: $33,500 - $43,600

Closing Date: 04/17/19

Job Code: AUN04463  Grade: 19 

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is committed to ensuring academic excellence for all students.  We seek highly qualified professionals who share our passion for enriching students’ lives.  For more information about ADE, visit 


ADE’s comprehensive benefits package includes: health, dental, vision, supplemental and dependent life insurance and short-term disability.  Also provided are a deferred compensation plan, sick leave, vacation leave, and ten paid holidays per year.  It is mandatory to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System plan (ASRS), which includes long-term disability (after a 27-week waiting period as a state of Arizona employee).  


The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) ESS Section is seeking an ESS Vouchers Program Specialist. 


  • Process and communicate with Public Education Agencies (PEAs), Residential Treatment Centers (RTC), and Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind to process vouchers when students are being placed by state placing agencies for educational vouchers.
  • Reconcile payments between RTCs and ADE to ensure monies are accounted for accurately and paid only upon appropriate placement documentation being completed.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders regarding appropriate documentation for educational vouchers, Individual Education Plans (IEPs) related to special education vouchers, and Multidisciplinary Evaluation Teams (METs), as it relates to the placement process from state placing agencies.
  • In-state travel is required for this position.


Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process. 


  • Student placement into facilities based on behavioral factors
  • Arizona State Statutes and laws under Title 15
  • Record reconciliation between systems to determine a final result
  • Understanding of special education processes and required documentation


  • Project and task management
  • Accounting, procurement, and budgeting
  • Public speaking and training development
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Organization
  • Basic skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer


  • Attention to detail
  • Multi-tasking
  • Partner and work collaboratively


Preference will be given to those applicants with:

  • An Associate’s degree in finance or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working in education, fiscal, or funding environments.



  • Position 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.).
  • Offers are contingent upon successful completion of all background and reference checks, required documents and, if applicable, a post-offer medical/physical evaluation.


The Arizona Department of Education is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADE Human Resources office at (602) 542-3186 or via e-mail at [email protected].

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Position Requirements
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $33,500.00-43,600.00 


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