TUCSON WATER PROJECT MANAGER

Organizational Development Office

Recruitment #2105-0455-001

Introduction

 

Tucson Water is the second largest water utility in Arizona, serving over 730,000 customers over a 390 square mile service area. Tucson Water is recognized internationally as a leader in water conservation, sustainability, and service. Our employees are proud stewards of our community’s most precious natural resource, working to embody the utility’s motto of “Pride In Service.”

Tucson Water seeks an experienced project manager to join its Organizational Development Office. This project management position will be concerned with technology and information management. The project manager will take the lead in implementing the recommendations of the Department’s Information Technology Business Operations Plan for acquiring, integrating, and optimizing the use of software systems.  

The first major project for this position will be to manage the implementation of a new customer billing system for the utility. Tucson Water has 235,000 accounts and generates revenue of $400 million per annum.  Full implementation of the system will likely take two - three years.

The position will also be responsible for coordinating future digital efforts including researching and evaluating innovations in the water industry, interacting with technology consultants, and seeking out best practices in technology usage in water utilities. The position will support the work of the Department’s Technology Committee in evaluating technology needs, monitoring projects, and fostering a culture of data-informed management across the utility.

General Description

Manages complex projects and coordinates experts from different fields for the duration of each project. Prepares forecasts of needed funds, assists in developing and implementing project budgets, and monitors expenditures.

Essential Functions

The essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manages and directs complex projects by assigning work, forecasting timelines and project parameters, reviewing and approving plans and documents, devising solutions to problems, deploying resources, ensuring projects are completed effectively and efficiently within budget timeframes, studying and approving agreements, disbursing payments, conducting and attending meetings with associated parties.
  • Prepares forecasts of needed funds, assists in the development and implementation of budgets, monitors project budgets, authorizes expenditures and budget allocations, reviews budget documents and prepares reports and communications.
  • Collaborates with intra and inter-departmental personnel, develops project goals and objectives, evaluates project success and regulatory compliance, and makes presentations.
  • Performs administrative duties by preparing and reviewing reports and correspondence, performing safety audits and inspections, reviewing policies and procedures, providing advice, researching and analyzing information such as cost-benefit studies, developing and maintaining databases and responding to and forwarding inquiries.

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 3 years managing complex projects and coordinating experts from different fields

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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 as well as have relevant experience in the areas of:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing the implementation of complex enterprise class IT systems
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology (IT), Planning, Business/Public Administration, or closely related field     
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Demonstrated experience in project execution, monitoring, and control
  • Experienced in working with consultants and vendors
  • Ability to identify and structure problems, prioritize issues and solution development, plan and conduct work, process and communicate information
  • Ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Skilled in use of project management software (e.g. MS Project)

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 Virtual Oral Board Interview.

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

  • 10% of the rating for education and work experience 
  • 90% 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. Post list hiring interviews may be conducted 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 Roxie.Escarcega@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 contact Roxie Escarcega at (520) 837-2138 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Conclusion

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 jobs@tucsonaz.gov 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

None

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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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