City of Tucson


$25.58-$44.44 Hourly / $53,206.40-$92,435.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 816

General Description

Develops, writes, edits, and approves information or public notification programs and materials; manages all aspects of the water public information office and acts as a public spokesperson for the Water Department.

Essential Functions

This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks. 

This lead position also reviews workloads, assigns work and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments.   

Lead personnel may contribute to other employees' performance evaluations, assist with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff.  

Manages the office by developing and administering the office budget, performing administrative duties, attending meetings, developing long range plans, and overseeing information and outreach programs.  

Manages various programs by developing, conducting, and coordinating activities designed to inform, promote, explain and publicize programs and projects and other issues to and through the media, managing media budgets, conducting interviews, answering questions and writing direct informational advertisements for the media.  

Develops programs and materials by researching, writing and approving informational programs and materials, copywriting, editing, proofing and coordinating the production of printed and electronic materials, and coordinating and managing contracts.  

Serves as spokesperson by writing, producing and delivering presentations, speeches and interviews, conducting research, attending meetings, corresponding with the general public and agencies and appearing at community events.  

Oversees consultant contracts by developing RFPs, evaluating proposals, selecting contractors and managing contract budgets.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas; municipal government, public or private utilities, advertising/public relations or journalism/communications. 

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 10

Occupational Group Description: Personnel

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professionals

Organizational Level: Lead

NCCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D, or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 0221; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;