City of Tucson


$28.21-$48.98 Hourly / $58,676.80-$101,878.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 817

General Description

The Community Risk Reduction Manager will be responsible for the overall management and facilitation of the Community Risk Reduction efforts of the Tucson Fire Department, which includes the Department's public education and community outreach programs. The Community Risk Reduction Manager involves identifying and prioritizing the risk present in the community and then creating a plan or intervention to prevent or mitigate the loss of life and property that may result. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

Reports to: Assistant Chief.

Essential Functions

The manager will engage in prevention education, training, and outreach with the community, businesses, property owners, civic leaders, neighborhood associations, and other groups to reduce risk in the city. The manager will work to mobilize community partners to minimize the risk at the neighborhood level and provide training and resources for community members to do so.

The manager will develop community partnerships with outside agencies, non-profit, and philanthropic organizations to support program goals and initiatives. The manager will help build, support, organize, train, and develop a volunteer base that can assist TFD and other community partners with CRR projects. Increase the capacity and capability of our Department to prevent and mitigate risk by increasing the Department's capacity to Engage in Community Risk Reduction.

The manager will also create the tools, templates, processes, and directives to guide and support fire staff in the planning and implementation of Community Risk Reduction projects. The manager will train, mentor, coach, and provide technical support to field crews to assist them in implementing their projects. Identify and articulate Tucson's fire and injury problem by data collection and correlation by compiling relevant fire and injury data from fire databases and articulating the risk issues pertinent to each station's service area.
The manager will also need to create station focused reports that are understandable and usable by firefighters and captains. The manager will collect relevant survey data and conduct outcome-based research intended to evaluate program outcomes and practices. Additionally, the manager will create data dashboards that provide a quick snapshot of Tucson's fire and injury problem that can be used to inform department and City leaders as well as community members and staff. Develop standardized tools, processes, and directives to facilitate and encourage CRR projects department-wide by assessing projects and evaluating the effectiveness of the Department's efforts.

The manager will communicate to leadership the outcomes of projects and make recommendations for future efforts. Identify and develop sustainable financial support through grants, donations, and sponsorships.


Knowledge of state and federal laws, guidance, directives, rules, and regulations that govern community risk reduction programs, risk prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery

Knowledge of governmental programs and functions Knowledge of grant programs related to Community Risk Reduction implementation

Skill in oral and written communications   

Skill in developing effective relationships with mutual interest organizations, individuals and stakeholders 

Ability to develop and promote a positive image and inform or influence specific audiences  

Ability to read, interpret, and applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations to plans, procedures, and program elements  

Ability to develop program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, Management, Community Development or related field; Master's degree is preferred

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least five (5) years performing professional-level work in research and managing complex community risk-reduction projects, coordinating all aspects of programs with various agencies.

Environment/Working Conditions

Exposure to a standard office environment, including sitting, standing, viewing monitors, repetitive motions, talking, and listening. May occasionally drive for work-related duties outside of the office.

Physical Demand/Levels

This position would require the ability to Sit, Stand, Bend, Reach, View Monitors, Use Repetitive Motions, as well as Talking, Listening, Customer/Client Contact. Exerting up to 30lbs occasionally.

Background Check Requirement

Background check and/or Fingerprint clearance

Other Information

Department(s):   Fire

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 10

Occupation Group Description: Personnel

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professional

Organizational Level: Superintendent/Manager 

CCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

Driving Requirements

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D – Driver

CDL Endorsements: N/A

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: 6479; EST: 4/16/2020; REV: 4/16/2020;