Los Reales Sustainability Campus (FKA: Los Reales Landfill)

Recruitment #2112-5190-001


The City of Tucson's Los Reales Sustainability Campus within the Environmental and General Services Department is seeking an experienced and motivated professional with an excellent work ethic and administer, to develop and oversee the daily landfill operations, capital improvement program, and personnel of the Los Reales Sustainability Campus. The Los Reales Sustainability campus serves as the regional landfill for the city of Tucson and Pima County is and processes approximately 2,200 tons of refuse daily, six (6) days a week. 

General Description

Administers and manages the divisional activities and personnel of the Environmental & General Services Department. 

Develops and implements solid waste collection and disposal programs, including the engineering and operation of the landfill.

Essential Functions

Organizes and directs daily operations of a division by performing administrative duties, overseeing operations, scale house programs, projects, and manages supervisory level personnel (two or more fulltime employees).   

Formulates and implements division strategic plans and work activities to coordinate and synchronize with department directions and goals.   

Implements and evaluates department policies, projects and programs.  

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

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

Develops and administers the division budget with staff assistance, including the equipment replacement program and capital operating budget.  

Analyzes organizational and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities, and communicate information to department leadership of impending developments, and accomplishment of actions.  

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

Champions the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.  

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

Facilitates solutions to problems facing the department.  

Maintains professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional organizations.  

Directs the collection and disposal of solid waste materials for residential and commercial customers.  

Conducts inspections by investigating grounds and facilities for compliance with regulations and handling complaints as needed.  

Manages and maintains equipment utilization and needs, conducts education outreach, resolves highly complex or escalated customer problems.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree 

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years in residential or commercial solid waste collection and disposal, of which 4 years are in a supervisory capacity.

"Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least one (1) full-time employee. 

Preferred Qualifications

Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) certification 

Degree in Public Administration or Business Management

Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.)

Landfill management experience

Composting experience

Selection Plan

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume by uploading it under the "Resume" tab or emailing it to EGSD_HR@tucsonaz.gov. Resumes will be reviewed and scored. Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission. Deadline to upload or email you resume is February 13, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.  Applications received without a resume by the deadline will be deemed 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 an Virtual Oral Board Interview.   

Virtual Panel Board Interviews will be held: The week of February 21, 2022 

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 rating for education and work experience
  • 90% of 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 EGSD_HR@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 call Brianna Aguilar at (520) 837-3776 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

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.