City of Tucson


$34.81-$61.72 Hourly / $72,404.80-$128,377.60 Yearly
Salary Grade: 819

General Description

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police, the Chief of Staff is responsible for the implementation of the Police Chief’s departmental vision and advises the Chief on all matters of importance, which includes, but is not limited to, the recommendation and implementation of all departmental initiatives and strategic objectives.  This classification is an assignment.

Essential Functions

Attend meetings and events with the Chief to track, memorialize, and assure appropriate delegation of complaints, activities, assignments, and other requests.

Represent the Chief as needed at various meetings and gatherings inside the department, within City government, in the community, and at the state and national level.

Represent the Chief as needed in dealings with the news media.

Work cooperatively with the Chief’s Management Assistant to develop, update, and maintain the Chief’s schedule/calendar.

Respond as needed on behalf of the Chief to various correspondence (including e-mails, letters, memorandums, etc.) from within the department and City government as well as from the public.

Research and implement various projects and initiatives as directed.

Serve as a liaison for the Chief as directed with various groups/constituencies inside and outside the department.

Participate as an active member in departmental Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and command staff meetings, as well as other meetings and working groups as assigned.

Be available 24/7 to serve as a conduit for information and assist as needed with emergencies and/or critical incidents.

Assign/delegate projects, activities, and tasks on behalf of the Chief.

Track ongoing progress of assigned projects, activities and tasks.

Assists with development and management of department budget.

Champions the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.

Ensure that department operations conform with local, state and federal government regulations, other applicable rules and requirements.

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

Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 of required 7 years in a Supervisory capacity in an administration of public services related functional area.  "Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least 1 full-time FTE.  

Special Job Requirements

Arizona Criminal Justice Information System Network Terminal Operator Certification

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 34

Occupation Group Description: Police

EEO Job Category Code: A

EEO Job Category Description: Officials and Administrators

Organizational Level: First Level Supervisor

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: 6384; EST: 6/29/2017; REV: 6/29/2017;