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Job Reference ID:  47748 
Grade:  18 
Posted Date:  06/10/2019 
Close Date:  06/12/2019 
Job Description


Arizona Department of Education

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

ensuring every student has access to an excellent education




 Teacher Certification Investigations Unit

Phoenix Location

Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000


Closing Date: 06/12/19

Job Code: AUN09067 Grade: 18


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) Teacher Certification Investigations Unit is seeking an Investigator. 


  • Gather materials from school districts, police departments, the courts, and victims/witnesses, as appropriate, to determine whether a factual basis exists for the allegations and if seeking discipline is warranted
  • Review assigned case reports of unprofessional or immoral conduct by certificate holders
  • Accurately conduct time sensitive tasks such as notification letters, request for information, final action notifications of State Board of Education (SBE) actions and discipline, database and case log entry for all actions on all cases
  • Prepare case files with recommendation for action on the allegations based on factual evidence, statutory/administrative code authority and ADE/SBE guidelines
  • Present completed case file and recommendations to supervisor for approval
  • Respond to public and school inquiries regarding the status of certificate holders and investigations, including both verbal and written communications
  • Process applications for certification that contain criminal or disciplinary history for the certification unit
  • Testify in hearings as necessary at the request of the State Board of Education
  • Local travel required for this position.



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


  • Investigative techniques and practices
  • Case organization and presentation
  • Criminal court proceedings and administrative practices
  • Referencing and applying state laws and administrative rules
  • Understanding of law enforcement and court practices
  • Applicants must have experience with investigation and/or law enforcement


  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • General office and computer skills
  • Time management
  • Organization
  • Basic skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer


  • Effectively manage high volume case load
  • Gather evidence through an investigation and prepare written investigative reports
  • Prepare clear and concise recommendations based on the available evidence
  • Ability to make sound decisions or determinations independently when necessary




  • Preference will be given to those applicants with experience researching statutes, administrative licensing actions, high level case load, and high stress work environment.




  • 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:  $40,000.00-45,000.00 


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