Multimodal Infrastructure Design and Project Management

Recruitment #2009-0455-001


The Department of Transportation and Mobility is seeking a highly qualified applicant to join our diverse, vibrant, progressive and engaged workforce as a Project Manager. We are inviting applications from experienced Project Managers with demonstrated success in urban design and/or multi-modal infrastructure projects.

This Project Manager will oversee the design of numerous multi-modal projects, most notably the voter-approved Tucson Delivers: Strong Connections walking and bicycling projects totaling $92 million within the following categories: Greenways and Shared Use Paths; Pedestrian Safety and Walkability; and Bicycle Safety and Mobility. The projects include funding for green infrastructure. Click here to view more information on the bond projects. 

This position will be located in the Department of Transportation & Mobility (DTM) Planning Team, within the Mobility & Connections Unit. The individual will work closely with other DTM project managers working on Tucson Delivers Connections projects from initiation to construction, and the DTM Tucson Delivers Connections Program Manager, as well as other staff throughout DTM. This position will require close collaboration with the Tucson Delivers Parks and Connections Bond Program Manager, executive leadership, consultants, elected officials, public oversight commission, and numerous external stakeholders to plan and implement the projects.

Key Attributes:
• Passionate about urban design and multi-modal transportation
• Organized
• Takes the initiative
• Detail and multi-task oriented
• Self-motivated
• Excellent communication skills
• Performs to meet schedules and deadlines
• Team-oriented
• Positive attitude
• Ability to work evenings and weekends on occasion

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.  Information on the City of Tucson's Telecommuting Administrative Directive can be found using the following link: Click here to view 

General Description

Manages complex projects simultaneously and coordinates experts from different fields for the duration of each project. Prepares forecasts of needed funds, assists in developing and implementing project budgets, and monitors expenditures. Excellent communications skills that include providing and seeking information from the public, agencies, and departments within the City of Tucson are necessary for this position.

  • Manage the planning, scoping, design, construction, of assigned multi-modal projects with an emphasis on bicycle, pedestrian, and transit facilities.
  • Oversee the design of green infrastructure elements in the projects.
  • Actively plan, prioritize, schedule and monitor all related work and deliverables.
  • Exercise an understanding of principles and practices of multi-modal infrastructure design and construction, with an emphasis on bicycle, pedestrian, and transit facilities.
  • Plan for and execute extensive traditional and non-traditional public engagement strategies with a focus on equitable engagement opportunities to inform project designs including but not limited to: in-person and virtual open houses, neighborhood association meetings, bond oversight commission meetings, business and stakeholder outreach, on-site biking and walking design tours, online interactive map development, online survey tools, pilot installations with temporary materials, and tabling at community events.
  • Use tact and diplomacy with stakeholders to refine the final scope and design details of infrastructure projects.
  • Work closely with the Procurement Office to develop solicitations for design and construction services. Serve as the lead evaluating member for related solicitations.
  • Holds primary financial responsibility for the project budget and will regularly review the project costs against the budget and accurately forecast project costs, change orders and billings to the conclusion of the project.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and accurate documentation.
  • Make sound independent decisions within established guidelines, evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations to ensure best outcomes.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing and develop reports and presentations of complex, highly detailed project management data in a manner to communicate key information to various audiences.
  • Prepare and provide regular updates to stakeholder groups, oversight commission, and leadership teams as required. Escalate immediate awareness on issues that have the potential to impact the budget, timeline or project deliverables.

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Manages and directs complex projects by assigning work, forecasting timelines and project parameters, reviewing and approving plans and documents, planning for and executing extensive traditional and non-traditional public engagement strategies, devising solutions to problems, deploying resources, ensuring projects are completed effectively and efficiently within budget timeframes, studying and approving agreements, disbursing payments, conducting and attending meetings with associated parties.

Prepares forecasts of needed funds, assists in the development and implementation of budgets, monitors project budgets, authorizes expenditures and budget allocations, reviews budget documents and prepares reports and communications.

Collaborates with intra- and inter-departmental personnel, develops project goals and objectives, evaluates project success and regulatory compliance, and makes presentations. Performs administrative duties by preparing and reviewing reports and correspondence, performing safety audits and inspections, reviewing policies and procedures, providing advice, researching and analyzing information such as cost-benefit studies, developing and maintaining databases, and responding to and forwarding inquiries.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Experience Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Public Administration or closely related field.

At least 3 years managing complex multi-modal and/or policy development projects and coordinating experts from different fields

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in Planning, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Public Administration, or closely related field.

Minimum of 3 years of prior experience with managing projects in any of the following areas:
  • Multi-modal projects with an emphasis on bicycle, pedestrian, and transit facilities
  • Green Stormwater Infrastructure (water harvesting basins etc.)
  • Sustainable urban transportation design
Working knowledge of NACTO, MUTCD, AASHTO, ADA/PRO-WAG, and other design guidelines.

Proficient in Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suites, or similar products.

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, October 9, 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:

• 15% of your rating for education and work experience
• 25% Evaluation of Resume and Letter of Interest
• 60% 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.


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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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