Recruitment #2010-0307-001



The Safety Group in the Business Services Department (BSD) is looking for a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Safety and Environmental Compliance Specialist. This position provides the opportunity to engage with employees throughout the City of Tucson's diverse functional areas to provide professional safety related training, guidance and support. This position is responsible for making technical and management level recommendations to the leadership regarding safety, health, and environmental regulatory and policy issues to include developing, implementing, evaluating and maintaining programs necessary to ensure safety and compliance with applicable codes and regulations.

General Description

The position of Safety and Environmental Compliance Specialist provides technical and management level recommendations to City departments regarding safety, health and environmental regulatory and policy issues to include implementing occupational safety, health and environmental programs.

Essential Functions

Develops and implements safety and training programs.

Performs safety inspections and investigations by visiting City facilities and employees, and reporting findings regarding hazards, exposures, risks and accidents/incidents.

Performs administrative work by conducting safety committee meetings to address safety concerns. Conducts research, generates trend analysis reports, and develops safety procedures.

Responds to emergency situations; works with other agencies regarding various safety issues, and provides guidance to City departments regarding OSHA program compliance.Answers complex technical safety, health and environmental questions using best practices, federal, state and local standards, and other regulatory administration standards, interpretations and codes.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years developing and implementing occupational safety, health and environmental programs

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Special Job Requirements

  • Relevant experience in lieu of the required Bachelor's degree may be considered
  • A chronological resume reflecting relevant work experience and education/training is required.  Without a chronological resume, your application will be considered incomplete and you will not continue in this recruitment process.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will also possess any of the following certifications:

  • OSHA Outreach Trainer 501
  • Registered Safety Professional (RSP)
  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

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 invited to participate in the following assessments:

  • Phone Screen:  Pass/Fail which will be held the week of November 23, 2020
  • Virtual Written and Excel Exam:  Pass/Fail which will be held the week of December 1, 2020
  • Virtual Presentation and Oral Board interviews will be held the week of December 14, 2020.

*It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its virtual testing and interviews.  Please ensure that you have access to this software application.*

If selected to participate in the Presentation and Oral Board assessment process, you will receive more information in regards to the presentation assignment.

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
  • 75% of your oral board interview 
  • 20% of your presentation   

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 email your documentation to at the time you are invited to the Oral Board interviews. 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 email at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.


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.

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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.