Recruitment #2102-0609-001


Tucson City Court seeks a highly motivated, experienced and creative Court Section Manager to join our Public Services team in support of supervisors, court clerks and senior court clerks who serve the public directly, including service at internal and external windows, and Domestic Violence case filings.    

The Section Manager supports not only their division but works closely with all levels of management to create, uphold and maintain standards set by the Arizona Supreme Court with focus and constant effort towards process improvements to better serve our community.  

General Description

Manages and coordinates the daily activities of a court section including supervising personnel and monitoring the section's budget.

Essential Functions

Regularly directs or supervises the work of at least two fulltime employees at the supervisor level in the section. Coordinates assigned supervisory personnel and their projects ensuring timely and quality activities for the benefit of the section, division, department, City and the community.

Oversees the planning, implementation, direction and management of all functions and resources of the section to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.

Assists with the implementation and evaluation of department policies, programs, projects and procedures.

Assists with implementing the department vision through section activities and leads the section to maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other coordinating human resources actions.

Develops and administers the section budget with staff assistance.

Analyzes organization and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities, communicates to the department leadership of impending developments.

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City.

Implements the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.

Ensures that section operations conform with local, state, and federal governmental regulations and other applicable rules and requirements.

Facilitates solutions to problems facing the department.

Maintains technical or professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications, taking classes and participating in developmental activities.

Supervises operations of a court section by planning, monitoring performance, scheduling and coordinating training, facilitating meetings, conducting interviews, informing personnel of changes to policies and procedures, completing performance evaluations, providing support, resolving issues, and providing information.

Manages operations by developing and implementing methods to increase the quality and efficiency of work, providing assistance to internal and external customers, maintaining logs and records, compiling and analyzing statistical information, preparing various reports, determining workload shortages and staffing needs, coordinating work with other departments, evaluating procedures and making recommendations for improvements.

Submits budget proposals, relating to equipment and staffing needs, making budget adjustments, and monitoring expenditures.

Performs related duties by serving on committees, acting as a liaison to outside organizations, Maintains technical or professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, and developing contract specifications. 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years supervisory experience in a court or public sector setting, including budgeting.

An equivalency of experience over education will be accepted.

Special Job Requirements

An updated, chronological resume is required to be uploaded.

Without a resume, your application may be considered incomplete. If you are having trouble uploading, please feel free to send me an email at for further assistance.

Preferred Qualifications

State or National Court Management Certification

Selection Plan

Please note: An uploaded resume is required for this application. Failure to upload your resume will be considered an incomplete application. The uploaded resume will need to support the information selected/provided in the submitted application.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and their responses to their supplemental questions. The most qualified applicants will then be invited to participate in the following assessments:

  • Virtual Oral Boards will be held on the week of March 8, 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:

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 10% of your rating for your resume
  • 80% of your rating for your panel board interview

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 present your documentation at the time of your 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.  


Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly.  Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.  All email inquiries should be directed to Liliana Almeraz at

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.

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