Recruitment #1911-2014-001


The City of Tucson, Department of Transportation, Engineering Division is seeking a dynamic leader to join our diverse, vibrant, progressive and engaged workforce. 

This position will manage and coordinate the operation and performance of several programs within the Engineering Division.  They will support the organization by oversight of the Right-of-Way Permit & Code Section, oversight of Utility Coordination & Technical Review Section and oversight of the City's MS4 Permit and Stormwater/Floodplain Administration.  This individual will also supervise personnel within the Permit & Codes Section, Utility Coordination & Technical Review Section and the Stormwater/Flood Plain Section.

As an employer of choice, the City of Tucson provides paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, Employee Wellness programs, an attractive benefits package and alternate work schedules to qualifying employees.

General Description

Manages and coordinates improvement programs and projects by supervising personnel and directing the operations of an engineering section.

This position requires exercising of judgment in managing engineering activities, problem resolution and personnel. Duties also include coordinating activities with and providing technical and administrative support to, City departments, consultants, contractors, governmental agencies, and public utilities.

Essential Functions

Permit & Codes

Represents the City of Tucson and attends construction and planning meetings with other governmental agencies having impacts within the City Limits

Oversee and provide guidance to the Right-of-Way staff who process permits for construction and events.  Tracks, reviews and approves Small Wireless Facilities (SWF) application and permits

Update and assist with the modification and development of technical standards for use in capital project design and private development public infrastructure

Utility Coordination & Technical Review

Oversee, review, and approve barricade plans for construction and events

Oversee and provide guidance for new development related design and construction questions not covered by current active practice guidelines and development code requirements

Oversee the preparation of spot project design drawings and cost estimates in support of Tucson's Streets and Traffic Signal Maintenance Division

Stormwater/Flood Plain

Oversee and provide guidance and assignments to a staff of four to gather information, respond to inquiries and address discharge complaints and violations

Meet with other City Departments to coordinate environmental inspections and  coordinate reporting to satisfy MS4 requirements

Attend and provide public information at outreach activities

Oversee the gathering of data and assign responsibilities for City's Annual MS4 Report

Oversee the City's Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) and the City's Floodplain Management Plan (FMP)

Coordinate drainage capital projects with the Planning & Development Services Department and the Pima County Regiional Flood Control District

Develop criteria and apply for grant funding to construct drainage related capital improvements

Other Essential Functions

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

Supervises section personnel by planning and assigning work and projects, counseling and assisting employees, approving training opportunities, providing training and resolving issues.  

Manages and administers operations of the section by drafting policies and procedures, clarifying and interpreting policies and procedures, conducting and attending meetings, performing system planning, reviewing and analyzing technical information and preparing and updating standards and specifications.  

 Develops and administers the section budget with staff assistance.  

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.  

Facilitates solutions to problems facing the department.     

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or closely related field

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years in Engineering.   At least 3 of required 5 years in a Supervisory and/or technical Project Manager capacity in a related function area

Special Job Requirements

Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona or in another state having a reciprocity agreement with Arizona is required at time of application.  If you are registered in another state, please visit the website for reciprocity requirements

Knowledge in Stormwater/Flood Plain Management

Selection Plan

******************************Extended Application Deadline and New Interview Dates*****************************

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 Interviews will be held:  Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Those applicants ranking highest as a result of the phone screen process will be invited to participate in an oral board interview and written assessment

  • Oral Board interviews and Written Assessment will be held on:   Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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:      

  • 5% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 5% of your rating for the phone screen interview
  • 20% of your rating for the written assessment
  • 70% of your oral board interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill upcoming vacancies within the Department of Transportation 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 Malena Carreon at (520) 837-4071 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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.

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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.