Recruitment #2102-2068-001


The City of Tucson Environmental and General Services Department is seeking a highly qualified individual to join the Environmental Compliance Group focusing on groundwater remediation, reporting, and environmental monitoring & sampling responsibilities. The successful candidate will manage and monitor soil, soil vapor, and groundwater remediation projects at various landfills and other impacted sites. This position will manage and supervise a field monitoring and sampling crew responsible for methane monitoring of City landfill sites, groundwater monitoring well sampling, wastewater interceptor sampling and environmental regulatory compliance inspections. The Environmental Compliance Group provides as-needed environmental compliance services for various City departments.

The Environmental Project Coordinator (EPC) is responsible for ensuring field monitoring and sampling data are properly collected, samples are properly submitted to the designated laboratories for analysis, analytical results are reviewed and regulatory reporting is submitted in a timely manner. The EPC maintains close communication with and coordinates with contract vendors who provide Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and remediation equipment maintenance services. The EPC provides management support of various City operated remediation systems including, groundwater pump and treat systems, soil vapor extraction systems (SVE) and landfill Gas Collection and Control Systems (GCCS). The EPC also provides management and monitoring support of closed landfills by completing site inspections and coordinating as-needed maintenance.  

The Environmental Project Coordinator manages all aspects of routine field monitoring and sampling activities including, field equipment/instrument maintenance and calibration, and field crew daily scheduling. The EPC will also lead the groundwater semi-annual and annual sampling events, and the Los Reales Landfill quarterly Surface Emissions Monitoring (SEM) events.       

General Description

Coordinates environmental assessment and restoration projects.   

Coordinates the monitoring and reporting requirements of projects for environmental compliance.

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.

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

Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of work load, monitoring levels of resources, establishing time lines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports.

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.

Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing and causing others to implement the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.

Provides customer service by responding to information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors.

Ensures that unit work conforms to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.

Manages environmental assessment and restoration projects by developing strategies, planning and monitoring the achievement of objectives, estimating and maintaining budgets, negotiating, preparing and monitoring contracts, interviewing and selecting contractors, scheduling and monitoring activities, coordinating work with personnel, government agencies and the general public, providing information and project updates, and facilitating meetings.

Coordinates the monitoring and reporting requirements of projects for environmental compliance by maintaining knowledge of and interpreting permits, laws and regulations, collecting and reviewing data, preparing permit applications, preparing, submitting and presenting reports to federal, state and local agencies, preparing correspondence, responding to inquiries regarding compliance issues, resolving compliance issues, and maintaining documentation.

Provides support to other departments by communicating environmental responsibilities to personnel, providing compliance and regulatory assistance, representing the department to regulatory agencies, conducting research and providing information as requested.

Supervises personnel, assists with the development and maintenance of a database, develops and implements compliance and enforcement programs, makes presentations and conducts seminars to educate personnel and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years in environmental assessment and restoration projects

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree of Science or Engineering

Selection Plan

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume under the "Resume" tab or email to cynthia.serrano@tucsonaz.gov prior to the close date of the job posting.  Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission. Applications received without a resume will be considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration.

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 a Virtual Panel Board interview; which is subject to change to an in person interview. 

Virtual Panel Board Interviews will be held: May 14, 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
  • 90% of your panel board interview   

Hiring interviews may be conducted.

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 cynthia.serrano@tucsonaz.gov 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 Cynthia Serrano at cynthia.serrano@tucsonaz.gov 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, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly. 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.