City of Tucson


$23.31-$40.53 Hourly / $48,484.80-$84,302.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 815

General Description

Develops and manages projects and contracts. Reviews development plans. Develops and reviews project design plans and specifications.

Essential Functions

This is a senior position. It differs from other positions in the classification series by performing tasks at a proficient, accomplished level and handling the more difficult, complex or irregular tasks. Individuals in senior positions typically assist in setting priorities for work and are asked upon occasion to use judgment to solve unusual problems.

Manages projects and contracts by negotiating the scope of work and the fees involved, recommending payment in accordance with contract requirements, managing the preparation of construction bid documents, managing and coordinating the review and approval of design plans, tracking and reporting on project data, investigating and resolving problems and issues and preparing engineering documents in accordance with requirements and guidelines.

Reviews and designs plans by attending meetings, coordinating requirements with other agencies, reviewing design concept reports and plans for compliance with City requirements, preparing bid documents, conducting site visits, addressing questions, coordinating work orders and plans and reviewing system capabilities and proposed enhancements.

Participates in public relations by interacting with the public and the media, attending meetings, establishing lines of communication within the city, answering questions and concerns and providing information.

Specifies and orders equipment, hardware and software by collecting, researching and recommending items for purchase, preparing specifications, reviewing and recommending bids and evaluating purchased equipment.

Participates in the development of projects and programs.

Develops and reviews project design plans and specifications.

Performs administrative duties by preparing, reviewing and submitting reports, preparing design change authorizations and maintaining and updating files and records.

Supervises personnel by monitoring project status.

Reviews and approves permits for code compliance and prepares maps, petitions and legal descriptions.

Analyzes and resolves engineering issues related to the design and operation of systems by using computer models and geographic information systems.

Ensures the computer models and geographic information systems contain accurate, precise and complete information.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years in engineering

Special Job Requirements

Positions at Tucson Water require an Engineering-in-Training (EIT) Certificate from the State of Arizona within 12 months of hire as a condition of passing probation. Failure to obtain the EIT during the probationary period will result in failure of probation/termination of employment.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Unless on GS A-Team, then:

Asbestos Physical

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 13

Occupation Group Description: Engineering

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professional

Organizational Level: Senior

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 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: 2012; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;