Tucson Water Public Information & Conservation Office

Recruitment #2010-4067-001


The City of Tucson is seeking an innovative leader who will provide leadership and management of a multi-disciplinary municipal green infrastructure program. The Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Program Manager will play a critical role in the City's efforts to develop a climate-resilient and sustainable community; and be responsible for programming a new $3+ million fund dedicated to building and maintaining GSI in streets, parks, and public properties throughout the City's neighborhoods. For more information on this unique program, visit

General Description

This position presents a rare opportunity to lead the development of an innovative, multi-disciplinary municipal green infrastructure program from the ground up.

Essential Functions

This position will lead cross-departmental efforts to develop and deploy entirely new program elements including:

  • GSI construction and maintenance standards
  • Asset Management Program
  • Capital Improvement Program
  • Engagement and education methods and materials
  • Performance metrics and reporting
  • Methods and metrics to achieve equity in program deployment 
  • Ties to local capacity building and green job development

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Experience leading a major program in green infrastructure, stormwater management, sustainability, or related field
  • Exceptional skills and qualities in leadership, communication, organization, and emotional intelligence needed to lead a program that: 

                o   requires engaging and aligning efforts across multiple City departments

                o   involves communicating, educating, and partnering with multiple nonprofit, private sector, and community partners

                o   leading a team of staff from multiple departments in a matrix organizational structure

  • Supervisory experience of technical and non-technical staff
  • Knowledge of construction, maintenance contracts, and financial management/budget management

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 performed by individuals assigned to this position.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years in coordinating and managing multi-disciplinary programs

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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

The ideal candidate will possess the above minimum qualifications and additional relevant experience in the areas of:

  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Master’s Degree in related field
  • At least three years’ experience leading a major program in green infrastructure, stormwater management, sustainability, urban forestry, transportation and mobility, or related field
  • Significant technical education and/or experience related to at least one area of green infrastructure such as civil engineering, stormwater management, landscape architecture, urban forestry, or complete streets  

Selection Plan

All applicants will be required to submit a resume under the "Resume" tab as part of the online application, as your resume will be reviewed and scored during the testing process.  Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission. 

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profiles and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in a Writing Assignment.

  • Writing assignment will be emailed no later than 4:00 pm (Tucson time) on October 30, 2020
  • Deadline to return completed assignment is 4:00 pm (Tucson time) on November 4, 2020

The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in a Virtual Teams Oral Board Interview.

  • Virtual Oral Board Interviews will be held the week of November 9, 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 Employment List will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 15% of the rating for Education and Work experience 
  • 35% of the rating for Writing Assignment 
  • 50% of the rating for the Oral Board Interview

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that may be utilized to fill vacancies occurring at Tucson Water within the next 6 months. Hiring interviews maybe conducted post list and prior to final selection.

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 an Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Roxie Escarcega at 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.