City of Tucson


$25.58-$45.89 Hourly / $53,206.40-$95,451.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 816

General Description

Under general direction, is responsible for performing professional-level work planning, coordinating, implementing, and overseeing the City's Economic Initiatives, specifically those activities related to small business assistance and entrepreneurial support, international trade and international business development. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment, some local and international travel is required.

Essential Functions

Assist in attracting domestic and international businesses, and manage business retention and expansion efforts in conjunction with economic development partners.

Identify and develop connections between businesses in Tucson and Mexico to promote international trade and supply chain development.

Assist the Director with implementation and evaluation of marketing efforts, specifically including development and dissemination of Spanish language collateral materials.

Contribute to the implementation of the City’s business retention program involving meeting with local employers to assess and address problems and opportunities.

Staff the business assistance hotline and assist local business with connections to community resources and technical or financial assistance; offer bilingual support when necessary.

Develop relationships with partner organizations in economic and workforce development to better connect local business to these resources; create strategies for more effective assistance and platforms to assist business.

Provide support to small business, specifically focused on Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs, and coordinate connections to provide enhanced services to the Hispanic community and minority businesses.

Contribute to programs to address redevelopment and revitalization of commercial areas throughout the City, specifically focused on predominantly Spanish-speaking corridors and neighborhoods.

Analyze data and make specific recommendations regarding strategic planning and implementation.

Develop and make formal presentations and act as a representative of the City.

Prepare and maintain performance and statistical reports.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Planning, Real Estate, Finance, Business and Public Administration, or related field. 

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years of increasingly responsible professional experience. Bilingual in Spanish (reading and writing)

Special Job Requirements

Spanish Certification

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.

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 Driver’s 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 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: 0247; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;