Recruitment #1906-0231-002


The Tucson Police Department (TPD) has an exciting career opportunity for candidates who have a desire to support a large law enforcement agency. If you are a positive, self-motivated, results-driven, goal-oriented and collaborative individual with a strong desire to serve the community, we have a fantastic opportunity for you!

The Administrative Assistant opportunity, located at the Tucson Police Department is responsible for supporting a large division of the Field Services Bureau by performing general administrative duties, reviewing and processing documents, coordinating schedules and meetings and analyzing information to compose reports and correspondence.  This position serves as the liaison between community members, TPD and City leadership and other City of Tucson departments.

The City of Tucson offers a robust total rewards package to include comprehensive benefits, pension, paid-time off, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance programs and professional development opportunities.



General Description

Performs research and analytical work in support of administrative, financial, and personnel functions.

Essential Functions

Assists with budget research and prepares reports, monitors revenues and expenditures, compiling data relating to financial issues.

Reviews and processes invoices, deposits, and payments, processing payroll, preparing financial documents and billings, performing financial calculations, extract and analyze from financial databases, monitoring petty cash, accounts, grants and reconciling accounts.

Assists with personnel actions, including employee hiring processes, researching and analyzing employee issues, and documenting findings and actions.

Performs administrative duties by ordering supplies and equipment, entering various information into the system, scheduling meetings and appointments, researching, preparing and processing paperwork and other materials, compiling data, creating, preparing and reviewing correspondence and reports, monitoring contracts, and maintaining spreadsheets, logs, and files.

Responds to customer inquiries and assists in the resolution of problems.

Performs related duties by troubleshooting office equipment issues, scheduling training classes, taking inventory, conducting background checks, coordinating various special projects, testifying in court, developing and maintaining website, preparing newsletters and promotional materials, attending meetings and workshops and participating in the development of divisional policies.

Requests and processes right-of-way permits and work orders and ensures the accuracy of information and completion of work requests.

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year experience providing administrative support, including research and analysis, computer record keeping, and composition

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to the supplemental questionnaire. Those candidates identified as meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the written examination and typing test.

  • Written exam and typing test will be conducted on July 18, 2019 and July 19, 2019

Candidates who successfully pass the written exam will be invited to an oral board and practical assessment.

  • Oral boards and practical assessments will be conducted on July 29, 2019 and July 30, 2019 as an secondary date

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List that will be used to fill vacancies occurring within the next six (6) months. An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 15% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 20% of your written examination
  • 20% of your practical assessment
  • 40% of your oral board interview

Candidates placed on the Employment List will be subject to the following:

  • An extensive background investigation, including local, state, and national criminal and fingerprint checks
  • Driving history
  • A polygraph examination to verify information you have supplied in the background questionnaire

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 upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to The DD214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.

If you are in need of an Americans with Disabilities Act- related accommodation during the testing process, please call Ashley Tellez at 520-837-7755 or email 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.