Recruitment #2012-0322-001


The Risk Management Division in the Business Services Department is seeking a qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic Safety and Health Loss Control Manager.  This position will play an integral role managing professional staff in the administration of safety, health, and environmental programs within the City of Tucson.  The successful candidate will be technically sound, highly motivated and detail-oriented and must possess strong communication skills and the ability to engage members of various work groups throughout the City.  The candidate must work effectively and collaboratively with all levels of staff providing direction, guidance, assignment and feedback to the Risk Manager.  This position assists with strategic planning, developing, and providing accurate loss control reports to managerial staff, recommending further courses of action, and have an integral role assisting management with the implementation and continuous improvement of the City's Enterprise Risk Management and loss prevention goals.

In addition to the essential functions listed below this position will also be responsible for the following duties:

Analyze day-to-day activities providing proper guidance on implementation, direction and management of all functions and resources to achieve strategic objectives in an efficient and effective manner.

Assist in establishing and maintaining an efficient and sound safety audit program on the division's RMIS platform.

Develop strategic partnerships and contacts with external agencies and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues and respond as a representative of the City.

Maintain professional knowledge by attending seminars, reviewing professional publications and participate in professional organizations.

Champion the values of the organization through example and accountability.


General Description

The Safety and Health/Loss Control Manager is responsible for management of the City’s Safety and Health Program and supervises personnel in the administration of safety, health and environmental programs within the City. The Safety and Health/Loss Control Manager is responsible for managing the following critical safety, health and environmental program areas: safety and health as it relates to OSHA, drug and alcohol testing, ergonomics, public defibrillator, and training.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Recommends policy development and implementation, utilizes resources to continuously improve customer satisfaction, and has a high impact on the city. Work is governed by broad instructions, objectives, and policies. Requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgement.

Regularly directs or supervises the work  of at least two fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the City, community, department, and unit. This position reports to the Risk Administrator.

Essential Functions

Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of two or more fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the City, community, department, and unit.

Ensure compliance in concert with applicable rules and regulations by reviewing and interpreting federal, state and local rules and regulations, analyzing program compliance and effectiveness using current metrics, identify gaps, implement process changes/improvements, re-evaluate compliance, effectiveness and their impact on City controlled operations.

Manages the development and implementation of safety, health and environmental programs and measures for City departments by inspecting the sites and monitoring safety needs. Provides training, leadership, mentoring and coaching to internal staff and customers, as well as external customers.

Assists with the development, implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects and procedures. Conducts and analyzes research, aligning with regulation and mission/vision/goals. Writing policies, training to the policy and assessing the effectiveness.

Evaluates loss and recommends corrective action by evaluating root cause and contributing factors; explore options for risk transfer/risk avoidance using hierarchy of hazard control and prevention. Prepares reports and advises departments and management. Provides customer service by meeting with customers to consult with and address safety and risk issues, responding to information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to correct errors.

Manages unit’s budget by monitoring appropriateness and allowable expenditures against quarterly budget projections.

Coordinates, and determines priorities of workload, monitoring levels of resources, establishing timelines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing, and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports. Assists with the administration of the human resources functions: hires, transfers, separations, merits, evaluations, etc.

Performs related duties by attending RFP committee meetings and acting as liaison with outside organizations.

Represents the City of Tucson with the State of Arizona Occupational Safety and Health Administration and others concerning industrial safety and environmental exposures.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. Any one position may not include all of the duties listed. This job classification specification identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree

Minimum Experience: At least 3 of the required 5 years in a lead or supervisory capacity in safety or risk management which has included the development, implementation and oversight of safety, health and environmental programs

Valid and Unrestricted Class D Drivers License 

“Lead” is defined as leading at least 1 full-time FTE in a work unit. It does not include leading projects, departments, contracts interns, etc.    “Supervisory” is defined as having supervised at least 1 full-time FTE.

Special Job Requirements

Equivalency of relevant experience in lieu of education will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the minimum qualifications noted above, the ideal candidate will hold any of the following certifications:

  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

Selection Plan

You are highly encouraged to print this bulletin as it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later.  This bulletin will not be available after the closing date.

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:

  • Written Assessment to be held January 15 thru January 21, 2021
  • Oral Board Interviews and Presentation will be held January 25, 2021.

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
  • 30% of your Written Assessment score
  • 55% of your Oral Board interview 
  • 10% of your Presentation score  

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 when you are invited to the Oral Board 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 email at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


Communication throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively.  Please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly.  Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

All email inquiries should be directed to

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.