City of Tucson


$31.27-$56.62 Hourly / $65,041.60-$117,769.60 Yearly
Salary Grade: 818

General Description

The Innovation Office will function as in-house innovation consultants to address city priorities in the areas of Strategic Planning, Process Improvement and Performance Analytics. Reporting directly to the Administrative Services Officer, the Innovation Administrator will oversee the guidance of leaders and staff through a data-driven process to analyze and measure performance data, develop strategy, track goals, improve processes, develop partnerships, and deliver measurable results

Essential Functions

Performs the following functions with regular use of independent judgment:

Organizes and directs daily operations of a division by performing administrative duties, overseeing programs and projects

Formulates and implements division strategic plan and work activities to coordinate and synchronize with department directions and goals. Implements and evaluates department policies, projects and programs

Oversees the planning, implementation, direction and management of all functions and resources of the division to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner

Develops and administers the division budget with staff assistance

Analyzes organizational and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities, and communicate information to department leadership of impending developments, and accomplishment of actions

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City

Champions the values of the organization through accountabilities. Ensures that division operations conform with local, state and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements

Facilitates solutions to problems facing departments from the perspective of innovation

Maintains professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional organizations

Managing and maintaining strong relationships with a broad set of stakeholders, including senior government officials and private and nonprofit sector leaders in the community

Generating new ideas by deploying open innovation methods

Consulting with internal and external experts to generate innovative solutions and assess their feasibility

Ensuring that there are clear and appropriate implementation plans for delivery on all major initiatives in the identified priority areas

Developing clear and appropriate implementation plans to deliver results on all initiatives in assigned priority areas

Following effective project management methodologies and techniques to coordinate and oversee various process improvement and related efforts

Achieving defined targets by monitoring performance and helping to correct course when needed

Communicating progress to all relevant stakeholders, including regular reporting to the City Manager’s Office

Sharing the team’s strategic framework and best practices for innovation throughout city government

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: Over five years of increasingly responsible professional-level experience with analytics, project management, performance management, or related in executing large scale performance, process improvement or other projects   

At least 4 of required 5 years in a Supervisory capacity in a related functional area. “Supervisory” is defined as having supervised at least 1 full-time FTE

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 02

Occupation Group Description: General Administration

EEO Job Category Code: A

EEO Job Category Description: Officials and Administrators

Organizational Level: Administrator/Program Director

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: 0570; EST: 2/15/2018; REV: 2/15/2018;