City of Tucson


$28.21-$52.94 Hourly / $58,676.80-$110,115.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 817

General Description

Oversight of capital and operating budgets exceeding $100 million in addition to overseeing several multi-faceted contracts.  Lead compliance oversight off all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) audits and or reviews. Reviews, approves and tracks the majority of transit related expenditures.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Reports directly to the Transit Administrator.  This position serves as a back up to the Transit Administrator and within the duties requires a broad knowledge in a general or professional or technical field.  Additionally, work requires managing and monitoring work performance by directing subordinate supervisors or administrators, including making final decisions on hiring and disciplinary actions, evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments, as needed

Essential Functions

Provides training and direction to the Finance Manager and Administrative Assistant (pursuant to grants, budgeting, and account payables.  Provides guidance and direction to the other Transit Services Coordinator ) pursuant to the City's Transit Task Force (TFF).  Transit Asset Management (TAM) plan, IGA's and other FTA compliance areas.

Reviews, approves and tracks majority of transit related expenditures, reviews past budget for comparison to target performance objectives. Reviews projects with regard to short, medium, and long range needs 

Reviews planning documents to ensure they reconcile with the goals and objectives of the Transportation Department and the City of Tucson 

Leans compliance oversight of all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) audits/reviews relative to fixed route bus ADA paratransit and modern streetcar 

Develops ongoing internal audit/review schedules and performs internal audits/reviews pursuant to myriad of compliance areas. Develops tools for monitoring and compliance. Reports on results of internal audits and monitors necessary corrective actions

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. Any one position may not include all of the duties listed. This job classification specification identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the position. 


Knowledge of United States Code (USC), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Arizona Revised Statues (ARS), and Local Ordinances

Expert Knowledge of Federal Transit Authority (FTA) compliance Knowledge of complex contractor oversight 

Skilled in auditing, budgeting, accounting, and compliance oversight 

Ability to develop and prioritize short, medium, and long range goals and objectives

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type:   Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications:   At Least five (5) years of experience in a Transit related field

Any Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position, may be considered.

Special Job Requirements

Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP), FTA Triennial Review Workshop

Environment/Working Conditions

Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards

Physical Demand/Levels

Occasional lifting up to 30 lbs, frequent sitting, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stopping, carrying, and viewing monitors

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Occupational Group Code: 19 

Occupational Group Description: Transportation 

EEO Job Category Code: B 

EEO Job Category Description: Professionals 

Organizational Level: Superintendent/Manager 

NCCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: No Rep

Driving Requirements

Driving Level: Incidental

License Type: Valid and unrestricted Class D Driver’s License

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive (driving requirement): 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: 2731; EST: 1/5/2020; REV: 1/5/2020;