Occupational Health and Leaves

Recruitment #2001-1033-001


The City of Tucson, Human Resources Department is looking for an exceptional HR professional to manage our Occupational Health and Leaves unit. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience administering Workers Compensation, Americans with Disability Act, and Family Medical Leave Act as well as excellent leadership and training skills. This position will report directly to the HR Administrator within the Operations Division, supervising a team of HR Professionals as well as collaborating with departments across the organization.

General Description

The Human Resources Department is organized around a principle of providing HR services to customers and the employees of the City of Tucson.  This position will set the tone for the entire Occupational Health and Leaves division ensuring that all claims and concerns are addressed in a smooth and concise manner.   This position will be responsible for  training materials, performance management and creating relationships with both the City of Tucson employees, as well as our outside vendors.

Essential Functions

Exercises regular independent judgment while performing the following: 

Interprets Family and Medical leave and ADA leave policies and regulations; processes and documents the administration of employee leave policies in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations to include department policies and procedures. 

Responsible for completing the self-insurance renewal application process that is reported to the Industrial Commission of Arizona and attendance at the renewal hearing if required.

Responsible for reviewing claims, approving reserves on claims, attending hearings and maintaining protocols regarding City physicians.

Collaborates with the Procurement department when contracts expire or service is below standards to procure service for our third party administrator with worker's compensation, occupational health, physical therapy and excess insurance.   

Works as a liaison with outside organizations

Manages and investigates complex Worker's Compensation claims; reviews claims, communicates with departments and injured

Attends self insurance board meetings providing statistical reporting and evaluation summary

Maintains various statistical reports, evaluations summaries and records of claims  

Provides training regarding policies, statutes, and practices to employees, supervisors and management

Maintains employee confidential medical records in accordance with federal, state and local regulations

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

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

Collaborates with Risk Management and the City Attorney's with issues relative to case reserves and settlements 

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

Coordinates assigned professional, para-professional, and administrative support personnel and their projects ensuring timely and quality activities for the benefit of the section, division, department, City and the community.  

Implements the values of the organization through overseeing 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.   

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

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years in human resources.  At least 3 of required 5 years in a Lead or Supervisory capacity in a related functional area.

"Lead" is defined as leading at least one (1) full-time FTE in a work unit.  It does not include leading projects, departments, contractors, interns, etc.

"Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least one (1) full-time FTE.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position may be considered.

Special Job Requirements

This position requires availability for 24 hour emergency service.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience administering FMLA, ADA and Workers Compensation Plans,

Selection Plan

Please note: An uploaded resume is required for this application. Failure to upload your resume will be considered an incomplete application. The uploaded resume will need to support the information selected/provided in the submitted application. 

Only applicants that have experience in Medical Leaves, Workers Comp and Americans with Disability Act will be considered.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and their responses to their supplemental questions. The most qualified applicants will then be invited to participate in a presentation exercise and Oral Board interview.

  • Presentation and Oral Board Interviews will be held on Monday March 16, 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:

  • 10% for your training and experience
  • 10% for your presentation 
  • 80% for your panel interviews

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies 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 present your documentation at the time of your interview.  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 Erin Gallego  at 520-837-4167 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.  


Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter. Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.

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.

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