Recruitment #1805-2066-001


The City of Tucson Environmental and General Services Department is seeking a highly motivated and independent individual to direct and carry out strategic and tactical implementation of renewable and sustainable energy initiatives.

General Description

Manages energy and anti-pollution programs and projects by supervising personnel and directing the operations of an energy section.

Serves as an energy consultant and reviews major building projects to ensure City energy efficiency standards are met.

Essential Functions

Exercises regular independent judgment while performing the following:  

Regularly directs or supervises the work of at least two fulltime employees at the supervisor level in the section.

Coordinates assigned supervisory personnel and their projects ensuring timely and quality activities for the benefit of the section, division, department, City and the community.  

Oversees the planning, implementation, direction and management of all functions and resources of the section to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.  

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

Assists with implementing the department vision through section activities and leads the section to maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other coordinating human resources actions.  

Develops and administers the section budget with staff assistance.  

Analyzes organization and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities, communicates to the department leadership of impending developments. 

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City. 

Implements the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.  

Ensures that section operations conform with local, state, and federal governmental regulations and other applicable rules and requirements.  

Maintains technical or professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications, taking classes and participating in developmental activities.  

Facilitates solutions to problems facing the department.  

Manages the City Solar Energy Utilization and City Energy Savings Performance Contracting programs.

Manages energy projects by coordinating the design and construction of various projects for City facilities, developing energy saving strategies, performing budgetary duties and securing funds, setting employee schedules, directing consulting engineers and contractors, and coordinating issues with end-users. 

Oversees grant projects by applying for grants, finding grant opportunities, writing or participating in writing grants, and supervising the implementation of grant projects. 

Ensures energy efficiency standards by reviewing plans for standards conformity, developing design and construction standards, and serving as a consultant to design consultants. 

Performs related duties by monitoring utility filing, reviewing energy issues, keeping current on energy laws, answering questions posed by others related to energy, and participating in various committees.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years experience in designing, implementing and managing energy and anti-pollution programs. At least 3 of the 5 years of experience in a Lead or Supervisory capacity in a related functional area.

“Lead” is defined as leading at least 1 fulltime FTE in a work unit. It does not include leading projects, departments, contractors, interns, etc.

“Supervisory” is defined as having supervised at least 1 fulltime FTE.

Special Job Requirements

Certified Energy Manager or equivalent  is required within 12 months of hire.

LEED Accredited Professional is required within 12 months of hire.

***Failure to obtain the certifications within 12 months of hire will result in failure of probation and employment will be terminated effective immediately***

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Environmental, Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering


Selection Plan

Applicants who successfully meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. Applicants meeting the requirements will then be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview which will be held:   

Week of May 29, 2018

Upon completion of all examination processes, only the highest scoring applicants will be placed on a ranked selection list.   An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:          

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 90% of your oral board interview   

Applicants who score the highest at the Oral Boards will be invited to participate in a Hiring Interview as well as a Practical Assessment which will be held:

Week of June 4, 2018

An applicant's score for Hiring Interview and Practical Assessment will be calculated as:

  • 60% of your rating for Hiring Interview
  • 40% of your rating for Practical Assessment 

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must  you must present appropriate documentation at the time of oral board interviews or email it to  The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Brianna Aguilar at (520) 837-3776 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.