State of Arizona INVESTIGATOR III in PHOENIX, Arizona


The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners was established by law in 1989 to certify professionals in the fields of Social Work, Professional Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Substance Abuse Counseling.

In 2004, voluntary certification changed to mandatory licensure and the Board continues to regulate the practice of licensed behavioral health professionals to protect public health and safety in Arizona.


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.

Investigator III

1740 W. Adams Street, Suite 3600

Phoenix, AZ 85007


The Investigator III serves on an investigative unit, which is responsible for conducting investigations into adverse background issues, unprofessional conduct allegations, and behavioral health issues, amongst others.


  • Conducting statutory research related to allegations of unprofessional conduct.

  • Developing an investigative strategy for obtaining documentation and interviewing witnesses.

  • Collecting, reviewing and analyzing information from a variety of incumbent sources, including personnel records, medical records, and criminal history records.

  • Conducting in-person interviews with applicants and licensees at the Board’s office.

  • Preparing detailed investigative reports.

  • Maintaining a strong familiarity with the Board’s rule and regulations.


Knowledge and Experience of:

  • Collecting, reviewing and analyzing and summarizing information from a variety of sources.

  • Conducting interviews.

  • Writing professional reports.

  • Maintaining confidential information and documentation.

Excellent skills in:

  • Written and verbal communications.

  • Critical analysis of complex information.

Ability to:

  • Identify potential violations of unprofessional conduct.

  • Write in a clear, concise, logical, and professional manner.

  • Understand and interpret complex information.

  • Maintain and complete confidential investigations, under the supervision of executive management.

  • Manage a large caseload, multitask, and meet continuous deadlines.

  • Work independently and as part of a team.


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave

  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


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

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Luis Bustamante at [email protected] or 602-542-6186 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Charlene Garcia at [email protected] 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.

Post Date: 04/16/2018

Close Date: 04/23/2018


Grade: 18

Location: PHOENIX

Salary: 40,000.00-46,000.00