Careers

Employment

Welcome to the Arizona Department of Agriculture Employment Page. When you select the External or Internal Opportunity link below, you will be forwarded to Arizona's statewide job board www.hr.az.gov/AZStateJobs. The link provides you access to all open State of Arizona government jobs. Jobseekers are now able to apply for any posted State of Arizona job opening through one easy, online resume submittal process!

 

On AZ State Jobs:

  • Find a one-stop internet job board for all State Service job opportunities.

  • Create your resume online using a resume builder or cutting and pasting from an existing resume document.

  • Store and update your resume online.

  • Search for job openings by job description keyword, job type or job name.

  • Receive, via your personal, confidential user account, automatic, confidential notification of job openings in which you have stated an interest.

  • Apply for advertised vacancies.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only applicants who submit their resumes AND apply for a specific job through azstatejobs.gov will be considered for job opportunities. If you wish to only view Arizona Department of Agriculture jobs, please select "Agriculture, Department of" in the agency search field at that site.

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The Department of Agriculture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Arizona Department of Agriculture will make reasonable accommodations during any and all phases of the selection process for individuals with a disability and/or make this announcement available in an alternative format.

Thank you for your interest in working for the State of Arizona.

 

Employee Benefits

 

Holidays

The State observes 10 paid holidays each year: New Year's Day Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day Presidents' Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Veterans' Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas DayIf a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it will be observed on the preceding Friday or the following Monday, respectively.

 

Annual Leave

For the first three years, covered employees (positions subject to the Arizona State Merit System Rules) accrue annual leave (paid vacation) at the rate of eight hours per month, or 12 days per year. The rate of accrual will increase at various intervals to a maximum of 14 hours per month. All uncovered employees (positions not subject to the Arizona State Merit System Rules) accrue annual leave at the rate of fourteen hours per month, or 21 days per year.

Bereavement Leave

The State allows paid leave for up to 24 regularly scheduled work hours due to the death or funeral of any immediate family member. An additional 16 work hours is allowed if the employee travels out-of-state for the funeral.

 

Sick Leave

Sick leave is granted at the rate of eight hours per month, or 12 days per year. There is no restriction on the amount of accumulated sick leave.

 

Retirement

The State has an excellent retirement program. An annually adjusted percentage of an employee's gross wage is deducted and matched by the State as contributions to his/her retirement fund. In addition, State employees are covered by Social Security benefits.

 

Deferred Compensation (Optional)

This optional program provides an opportunity to supplement retirement income by setting aside a portion of current income and deferring payment of federal and state income taxes until the money is received, usually after retirement.

 

Health Insurance (Optional)

Eligible employees may choose coverage from an indemnity plan or a health maintenance organization (HMO) in most counties in the State. In either case, the State pays the major portion of the premiums for employees and dependents. The health insurance plans provide comprehensive medical coverage for nearly every medical need.

 

Dental Insurance (Optional)

Low-cost dental insurance is available to eligible employees and dependents. Subject to limitations, it provides basic and major dental services, including prosthetics and orthodontia.

 

Life and Disability

Basic life ($15,000) and long-term disability insurance are provided and paid for entirely by the State. Under the disability coverage employees may qualify for a benefit of up to two-thirds of your base wage.

Supplemental life insurance programs for employees and dependents are available at low group rates.

 

Others

Optional Short-Term Disability - Optional Supplemental Life Insurance - Optional Vision Service Plan - Employee Assistance Program - Credit Union Privileges - Discounts on Bus Service

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

How do I apply for State of Arizona or Arizona Department of Agriculture jobs?

Apply on-line at the AZ State Jobs portal or as directed on the announcement. This is a new system, and if you have not yet applied through this portal, you will need to create an account by registering from the link at the top right corner.

 

Contact Information

Arizona Department of Agriculture
Human Resources Office
1688 West Adams Street
Room 405
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Main Number (602) 542-0925
Fax (602) 542-7547
Email [email protected]

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