Public Information & Conservation Office

Recruitment #2106-0223-001


The City of Tucson is seeking a passionate, energetic, and skilled individual to lead communications and community engagement for the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Program. This program plays a critical role in the Citys efforts to develop a climate-resilient and sustainable community and is responsible for building and maintaining GSI in streets, parks, and public properties throughout the City's neighborhoods.

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General Description

The GSI Outreach Coordinator will develop and execute communications and engagement strategies to educate, inform, and involve community members in GSI projects that improve the urban environment and quality of life.  This position reports to the GSI Program Manager within Tucson Waters Public Information and Conservation Office. Approximately 80% of duties will be for the GSI Program, and 20% for other Tucson Water communication efforts.

Essential Functions

The GSI Outreach Coordinator also: 

  • Works with the GSI Program Manager and team to develop communications and engagement strategies, with a focus on engaging underserved and underrepresented communities  
  • Leads presentations and facilitates community listening sessions and meetings with neighborhood and community groups and organizations 
  • Motivates and inspires communities to mobilize action around climate, environment, and equity
  • Coordinates and staffs GSI booths/tables at public events 
  • Develops and deploys written and visual communications for the public on GSI and Tucson Water programs and projects using methods such as written articles, photos, videos, infographics, visual presentations, and audio recordings
  • Manages web-based tools such as interactive maps and online surveys to engage with and collect input from community members 
  • Manages social media accounts for the GSI program
  • Responds to inquiries from the public 
  • Serves as a reviewer/editor of communications generated by other team members
  • Develops and coordinates a GSI Ambassadors program to cultivate and sustain community engagement
  • Develops, tracks, and reports communications and engagement metrics 
  • Collaborates with GSI team and Tucson Water partners to mutually expand and enhance outreach and engagement efforts 
  • Coordinates the activities of others, such as volunteers or team members

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Mastery of various social media platforms
  • Organization of text, pictures, and video to present information clearly
  • Fluency in recording and editing photo/video/audio (may be smartphone-based)
  • Clear and concise writing using proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Providing clear information to groups of people via in-person and online presentations 
  • Working effectively in a collaborative and team-based environment

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 4 years of experience in community engagement/organizing, communications, marketing, education, public outreach, or related field 

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

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.

Special Job Requirements

This position will be required to develop written and spoken content in both Spanish and English to include press releases, commercials, interviews, etc. The ability to read, write, and speak proper Spanish is required.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the above minimum qualifications and additional relevant experience in the areas of:

  • Proficiency in HD video recording and use of video editing software/apps
  • Experience in community engagement/organizing/education
  • At least two years of experience working in/with members of underserved or underrepresented communities
  • At least two years of experience working with green stormwater infrastructure, rainwater harvesting, urban forestry or related field

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 the week of June  28, 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% of the rating for the Virtual 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. Hiring interviews maybe conducted post list and 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 The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of an Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Roxie Escarcega at at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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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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