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State Human Resources

The mission of the Human Resources Office is to support and advance the overall mission of the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs by providing services that attract and retain competent, efficient, and dedicated staff who are committed to the core values of providing unique capabilities and services to the citizens of Arizona through the protection of life and property. The Human Resources Office provides leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, and equitable administration of policies and procedures, and a commitment to fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.   

DEMA HR is responsible for comprehensive services including Classification and Compensation, Employee Relations, Recruitment and Selection, and HR-related Training and Development programs. DEMA HR also includes Risk Management, which oversees all agency operational risk management activities. Areas of province include OSHA compliance and training, workers’ compensation, fleet safety, risk management, and loss prevention.

Employment Opportunities

The Department of Emergency and Military Affairs has a variety of career opportunities available in business and finance, construction and facilities services, emergency preparation and response, ordnance operations, security, and fire services.

All State of Arizona government jobs can be found at one site: You can search for current job opportunities by job description, keyword, job type or job name. At the site, you can create an account, upload your resume, apply for current vacancies, and monitor your application status. This is the only method to apply for jobs within the Department of Emergency and Military.
The Department of Emergency and Military Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their eligible family members. Additional benefits information is available on the  ADOA website, including a benefits summary.

Please visit our DEMA Job Listings for opportunities. 

Benefits include

  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick leave
  • Competitive health and dental insurance plans with an HSA option
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Retirement plan (ASRS and PSPRS)
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Optional: Short-term disability, deferred compensation, and supplemental life insurance

Internship Opportunities 

The Department of Emergency and Military Affairs also offers unpaid internships to current college students. The program has been developed to help students gain practical training and hands-on real-world experience to satisfy educational goals while preparing for a professional career.