Recruitment #1907-1490-001




Recruitment #1902-0460-001

The City of Tucson is seeking a dynamic and innovative strategic partner to serve as its next Director of Housing & Community Development.  Reporting to an Assistant City Manager, the Director is responsible for the management of a greater than $91 million budget and a staff of approximately 150 employees.

The Director will oversee the administration of HUD programs to assist residents of Tucson and Pima County in improving their housing options, neighborhoods and lives.  The ideal candidate is experienced and knowledgeable about housing and community issues, but also is an effective communicator, trusted partner, and approachable leader. 


If you are willing to commit in heart and mind to the City of Tucson's mission and vision to be the destination of sustainable living, growth and opportunities and can energize and inspire others, please consider this unique opportunity.


 To view an online brochure:

                                                City of Tucson, AZ    ID 477




Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, or a closely related study is required.

This position requires a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible and effective management of housing and community development programs; oversight of fiscal and financial performance and proven interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A master's degree in public or business administration or a closely related study and five years of executive leadership at a housing and community development department or agency is preferred.  Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.


Selection Plan

This is a confidential process and will be handled accordingly throughout the various stages of the process.  References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. 

The first review of resumes will take place on July 29, 2019.

This position is open until filled; however, candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process for optimal consideration.  Resumes will be reviewed and evaluated through the recruitment process.

To be considered, interested candidates must submit a compelling cover letter, a comprehensive resume and six work-related professional references on the CPS HR Consulting website:


CPS HR Consulting will conduct the initial evaluation of submitted materials to determine the best overall match with the established criteria as outlined in this recruitment profile.  The evaluation and selection process may consist of a supplemental questionnaire and/or written exercise(s) to further evaluate relative experience and overall suitability for this position.  CPS HR Consulting will report the results to the City.  The City will then select a group of the most qualified candidates to be invited to Tucson to participate in an assessment process.


Finalist candidates will be required to sign a release form to authorize preliminary reference calls and credentials verifications.  Employment history, degrees and other certifications and accomplishments will also be verified.


FINAL SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT:  The City Manager will select the most highly qualified candidate based on a combination of education, career experience, and accomplishments that best fit the needs of the City of Tucson.

Should you have questions regarding this position or the recruitment process, please call Josh Jones, CPS HR Consulting at (916) 471-3301 or email him at


Note:  In accordance with City Code, the selected candidate will be required to establish residency within the City of Tucson  city limits.

The City of Tucson is an equal opportunity employer that is both child and family friendly, as well as a drug and alcohol free workplace.  Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.



This recruitment will incorporate existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Arizona.  Information presented to the City of Tucson for consideration may be made available to the public in accordance with public disclosure/open records laws.


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.