City of Tucson


$23.31-$43.85 Hourly / $48,484.80-$91,208.00 Yearly
Salary Grade: 815

General Description

Provides mental health counseling and wellness consultation to Public Safety personnel. May serve as project leader under the direction of the department psychologist or chain of command.  


This job reports to: Police Psychologist/BSU Administrator 

Essential Functions

Provides routine and emergency psychological and wellness services to department personnel and their immediate family members by providing counseling, consultation and/or referral services.  


Assists department psychologist in relevant behavioral sciences and wellness matters throughout the agency. 


Assists with monitoring levels of resources, establishing timelines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing, and editing reports prepared by staff. 


Assists with discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale, training staff for maximum performance and providing guidance.  


Remains aware of available mental health and wellness resources and makes referrals as appropriate. 


Maintains security and confidentiality of information created or encountered in the performance of assigned duties in strict adherence to all applicable laws and regulations and ethical guidelines  

Develops and implements psychological education programs and classes.  


Ensures that unit work conforms to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.  


Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects, and procedures.  


Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.  


Provides customer service by responding to assigned information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors. 

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level & Type: Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or Behavioral Health related field from an accredited college or university. 


Minimum Experience Qualifications: A minimum of 3 years post-graduate experience as a licensed psychotherapist working with adults.  


Driver’s License & Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License 

Special Job Requirements

Licensed in the state of Arizona and qualified to provide counseling and professional consultation services. Training and expertise to include crisis intervention, suicide awareness and prevention, post critical incident intervention, trauma, alcohol/substance abuse treatment, couples/marital/family counseling and treatment of anxiety and depression. 


Ability to use a wide variety of interventions using multiple treatment modalities including evidence-based practices e.g., Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Motivational Interviewing (MI), mindfulness-based therapy. 


Experience in providing psychotherapy with a diverse population and experience with multicultural counseling skills. 


Availability to respond to critical incidents and/or clinical matters 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Non-NIDA Drug Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 10

Occupation Group Description: Personnel

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professionals

Organizational Level: Individual Contributor  

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: 6357; EST: 12/15/2022;