Recruitment #2007-2745-001


The Department of Transportation and Mobility is seeking a highly qualified applicant to join our diverse, vibrant, progressive and engaged workforce as a Transit Services Manager. This position reports directly to the Transit Administrator and serves as their back up. Responsibilities include overseeing several multi-faceted contracts,and lead compliance oversight of all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) audits and or reviews. Additionally, work requires managing and monitoring work performance by directing subordinate supervisors or administrators, including making final decisions on hiring and disciplinary actions, evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments, as needed.  Reviews, approves and tracks the majority of transit related expenditures.

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.    

The City of Tucson is committed to the health and safety of its employees and citizens. In light of our current health crisis, this position has been approved to telecommute.  The successful candidate will telecommute at least 50% of the time until further notice.  More information on the City of Tucson's Telecommuting Administrative Directive can be found using the following link:

General Description

Oversight of capital and operating budgets exceeding $100 million in addition to overseeing several multi-faceted contracts.  Lead compliance oversight off all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) audits and or reviews. Reviews, approves and tracks the majority of transit related expenditures.

Essential Functions

Provides training and direction to the Finance Manager and Administrative Assistant (pursuant to grants, budgeting, and account payables.  Provides guidance and direction to Transit Services Coordinators pursuant to the City's Transit Task Force (TTF).  Transit Asset Management (TAM) plan, IGA's and other FTA compliance areas.

Reviews, approves and tracks majority of transit related expenditures, reviews past budget for comparison to target performance objectives. Reviews projects with regard to short, medium, and long range needs 

Reviews planning documents to ensure they reconcile with the goals and objectives of the Department of Transportation and Mobility.  

Leads compliance oversight of all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) audits/reviews relative to fixed route bus ADA paratransit and modern streetcar 

Develops ongoing internal audit/review schedules and performs internal audits/reviews pursuant to compliance areas. Develops tools for monitoring and compliance. Reports on results of internal audits and monitors necessary corrective actions

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type:   Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications:   At Least five (5) years of experience in a Transit related field

Any 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in in Planning, Public Administration, Business Management or closely related field.

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 evaluated on the written materials requested as part of this recruitment process.

An evaluation will be conducted and scored on the Resume and Letter of Interest submitted with the application materials via the resume tab in the application process. Please ensure that you have uploaded a resume and letter of interest, failure to do so will result in a negative score for this portion of the process and may impact your ability to move forward in this process.  The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to a virtual oral board.

Virtual Oral Board Interviews will be held: Friday, August 21, 2020*

*It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its virtual interviews. Please ensure that you have access to this software application, if you are not able to participate in the virtual format, please contact the H.R. Analyst listed below for other options once you have been invited to the virtual interview.

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

· 40% Written Evaluation of Resume and Letter of Interest

· 50% of your oral board interview   This recruitment will establish a civil service list that may 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 upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to The DD 214 must be a member 2 copy that indicates characterization of service.   If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Malena Carreon at 520-289-0256 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.  


You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.  Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, 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 may 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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