Recruitment #2110-2068-001


The City of Tucson's Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented Environmental Project Coordinator to join our team in a key role to support all capital public housing and community development projects that are critical to our growing community.

If you have experience in environmental assessment and rehabilitation projects and want to make a difference in our community this may be the job for you!

General Description

This is a key staff position in the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to support all capital public housing projects, community development public facilities projects, home rehabilitation projects, the LEAD Program, and more.


Performs environmental reviews and provides clearances for all U.S. Housing and Urban Development funded HCD project in accordance with 24 CFR Part 58 and other local, state, and federal regulations to identify potential environmental impacts and ensure the proposed project does not negatively impact the surrounding environment and will not have an adverse effect on the occupants.

Evaluates compliance per regulations including but not limited to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Floodplain Management, Wetlands Protection, Endangered Species Act (ESA), Noise Abatement, Environmental Justice, Contamination, and Air Quality.

Essential Functions

Specific duties associated with this position:

Manages environmental reviews and clearances by developing strategies and objectives, planning, and monitoring project progress for changes ensuring all HUD timelines and deadlines are met. Coordinates work with HCD personnel, government agencies, our partners, and the public providing information and project updates and facilitating meetings. Publicizes HUD-required public notices, monitoring and responding to public comments.

Coordinates the monitoring an reporting requirements of projects  for environmental compliance by maintaining knowledge of and interpreting laws and regulations, collecting and reviewing data, conducting site visits, monitoring mitigation efforts as applicable. Prepares, submits, and present s reports to federal, state, and local agencies. Prepares correspondence, responds to compliance issues inquiries, resolves compliance issues, and maintains documentation. Manages and maintains record keeping systems including hard copy and electronic files, and department and federal databases.

Provides support to other departments, developers, and stakeholders by communicating environmental responsibilities to personnel and providing compliance and regulatory assistance.

Represents the department to regulatory agencies. Reviews and evaluates Phase I Environmental Site Assessments performed by third parties and reports back to others. Trains HCD staff on program specific environmental requirements and ensures compliance. 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.

Additional Essential Functions include:

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.

May supervise and coordinate 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree - experience may be considered in lieu of education level

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years in environmental assessment 

Special Job Requirements

Excellent reading, writing and researching skills

Ability to read, understand, interpret and apply regulations

Ability to communicate well with a variety of people including internal HCDD staff, staff of 
other City of Tucson departments, our community partners, developers, and stakeholders,
including Pima County

Strong analytical and thinking skills

Use of federal and internal databases

Detail oriented

Time management skills, ability to perform and track multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines

Excellent clerical and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications


  Thorough knowledge and understanding of 24 CFR Part 58

           Knowledge of and experience working with GIS mapping processes

           Experience with HEROS (HUD Environmental Review Online System)

           Experience reviewing and evaluating Phase I ESA’s

Selection Plan


As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume under the "Resume" tab along with a Cover Letter. The system will allow you to upload one document so you will want to scan both your cover letter and resume' into one document for uploading purposes. Resume's and Cover Letters may also be sent via email to denise.kendle@tucsonaz.gov  Please ensure your application contains the required resume and cover letter prior to submission, or email both to the email address above prior to submission. Applications received without a resume and cover letter will be considered incomplete.

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, as well as their resume and cover letter. 

 The highest scoring applicants will be invited to participate in a Virtual Oral Board Interview.

**It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its Virtual Oral Board Interviews. Please ensure that you have access to this software application, and a working camera as you will be required to appear on camera for the Oral Board portion of this recruitment.

· Virtual Oral board interviews will occur during the week of December 13, 2021

Hiring interviews may be conducted.

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:  

35% of your rating for Training, Education, Work Experience and Supplemental Questionnaire

35% of your rating for Resume and Cover Letter Review

30% of your Virtual Oral Board Interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies in Housing & Community Development Department 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.  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 Neil Nickol by email at Neil.Nickol@tucsonaz.gov or by phone at (520) 837-6947 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are highly encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, as it will not be available after the closing date.

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.


**The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson.**

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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Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.