Recruitment #2013-2730-001



The City of Tucson Department of Transportation & Mobility is seeking a qualified applicant to join our diverse, vibrant, progressive and engaged workforce. This position assists in the development and coordination of Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs) and transit grant applications.  In addition, this position will manage transit projects and serves as a liaison with contractors and community groups and will provide local, state and federal compliance oversight for the City's fixed route, paratransit and streetcar systems.

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.    

General Description

Coordinates the submittal of transit grant applications and manages contracts, programs and the grant management system. Serves as a liaison with contractors and community groups.

Essential Functions

This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks. This lead position also reviews workloads, assigns work and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments. Lead personnel may contribute to other employees' performance evaluations, assist with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff.

Serves as the liaison with contractors, community groups, and government organizations to resolve issues and provide information.

Monitors contracts to ensure compliance with agreements and requirements.

Assist with the grant management process by cooperating with regional jurisdictions and City departments, directing regulatory compliance of local governments and monitoring expenditures of funds.

Assists with the development of capital and operating budgets, programs and projects.

Monitors and evaluates contractor compliance for the City's fixed route, paratransit and streetcar services. 

Assists with the development and coordination of Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs), and transit grant applications for funding assistance.

Develops, reviews and organizes a variety of high-level written correspondence.

Develops, reviews and organizes a variety of financial analysis utilizing Excel.

Serves as staff liaison for community groups, such as the Department's Transit Task Force.

Participates in long range transit planning efforts with local and regional partners.

Must have initiative and desire to work in a team environment while achieving individual and City goals.

Coordinates, develops, and updates various transit plans as necessary (e.g. transit asset management plans, fleet management plans, etc.).  

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Business Management or closely related field.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years of experience in managing and/or overseeing public transit grants and overseeing contracted fixed route, paratransit and streetcar services.

An equivalent combination of experience training and certification that provides desired knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

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

At least 3 years of experience in managing contract and/or grant compliance, managing complex projects and overseeing contractors preferred.  

Experience in public transportation operations and service management preferred.

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 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: April 29, 2021
**Once you have been invited to the virtual oral board interviews 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 this virtual format, please contact Sandra Zurbrick at or (520) 260-9306 for other options**

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
  • 30% of the written assessment
  • 60% of your oral board interview   

Hiring interviews may be conducted depending on the outcome of the overall scores.

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 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 Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Sandra  Zurbrick at (520) 260-9306 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are encouraged to print this bulletin as it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.  Additionally, communication during tis process will be sent to your email address on file.  Please ensure your browser accepts emails from  Check your email account regularly to include your junk box/spam folder.  Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in you not longer moving forward in the process.

This position may require a satisfactory Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle History Report.  Reference checks may also be conducted prior to an offer of employment.  Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing any and/or all of the above 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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