City of Tucson Transportation Department

Recruitment #1906-2765-001


The City of Tucson, Traffic Engineering Division is seeking a qualified applicant to join our diverse, vibrant, progressive and engaged workforce.  The Smart Mobility Program Manager performs highly responsible administrative and professional work in directing the day-to-day activities and implementation of the Smart Mobility Program.  An employee in this class is responsible for coordination of a number of smart mobility programs across the City to include Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) projects, Adaptive Traffic Signals and Transit Signal & Emergency Vehicle Priority systems.  This individual will work closely with the Department of Information Technology to integrate data from Smart Mobility with other City functions.

General Description

The Smart Mobility Program Mange is responsible for collaboration with departments across the city to implement and ensure success of this program.  Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Traffic Engineering Administrator within the Department of Transportation, Traffic Engineering Division and is performed with considerable latitude for independent judgment.

Essential Functions


Demonstrates behavior consistent with the vision, mission and values of the City of Tucson as well as the Department of Transportation  and provides excellent customer service

Contributes to the continuous improvement of the division, department and City through participation in professional and personal growth and development opportunities, and identifies opportunities for staff

Seeks opportunities to initiate improvement in organizational  processes and effectiveness, including employee performance, morale and work methods

Encourages innovation and creativity among staff and looks beyond the City for best practices


Manages the Smart Mobility Program, in coordination with other divisions and departments, including the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)

Manages large scale ITS projects in coordination with Department for implementation

Attends a variety of meetings and conferences and stays abreast of developments and technology in the Smart Mobility field

Supervises project management staff


Coordinates closely with other divisions and departments to seek different perspectives and collaboratively develop the best results

Directs the work of an interdepartmental team to implement Smart Mobility and helps to align and track progress through multiple strategic planning efforts

Works closely with the Transportation Public Information Officer to effectively communicate information to the public, senior management, staff and colleagues via email, social media, news releases and oral presentations to City Council and the community


Implements numerous data collections and sharing initiatives across the City and with regional and private partners to better utilize information to make informed decisions related to traffic management

Coordinates, tracks and oversees the implementation of the Smart Mobility Program initiatives

Works closely with the Department of Transportation and other external agencies to secure and execute grant agreements and works in close coordination with the Business Services – TDOT Finance to manage the program budget

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years of experience in project management, including effective management of project budgets.  managing complex projects and coordinating experts from different fields; demonstration of progressive project management experience

Valid and Unrestricted Class D Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

More than five years of progressive planning experience, Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona; demonstration of progressive project management experience

Five years of experience presenting technical information effectively, both orally and in writing, to large groups and/or senior management

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 their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in a Phone Screen Interview.

  • Phone Screen interview will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Applicants with the highest score from the Phone Screen interviews will be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview.

  • Oral Board interview will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:      

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 10% of your phone screen interview
  • 80% of your oral board interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies within the Department of Transportation occurring within the next 6 months.

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 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 Sandra Zurbrick at (520) 837-6803 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.



The ideal candidate embraces the priorities of the City of Tucson: 

  • Excellent Customer Services
  • Employee Focused Organization
  • Stable Financial Environment
  • Smart City Focus

This individual must be open minded and treat all people with dignity, embrace diversity and welcome individual perspectives, backgrounds and opinions, listens well and always exhibits civility.  They are honest and fair in their interactions, are strategic and transparent about how they make decisions and value the public's trust.  They hold themselves accountable for their decisions and actions and follow through on their commitments.  They work well with others to achieve great things and they personally challenge themselves to learn and grow.

In addition, an ideal candidate would have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of  Smart Mobility Programs, technology and Traffic Engineering practices as well as the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, boards, commissions, businesses, civic groups and the general public

They must have the ability to plan and direct the work of a team, present technical information effectively both orally and in writing.  The ideal candidate should be a big picture thinker who can bring together many complicated projects and see the relationship and opportunities between various initiatives.

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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.