EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Office of Equity

Recruitment #2204-0043-001

Introduction

 

The City of Tucson is seeking a skilled professional to join the newly established Office of Equity as an Executive Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of dedicated professionals who work to advance equity throughout the City of Tucson.

Tucson has been continuously inhabited for over 12,000 years and celebrates a unique diversity of cultures, architecture, and peoples.  One of the oldest towns in the United States, Tucson officially became part of the United States with the Gadsden Purchase of 1854 and served as the capital of the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1877.  Now the 33rd largest city in the nation, Tucson maintains a strong connection to our cultural heritage as we look towards the future.

Surrounded by five mountain ranges, Tucson’s 220-plus square miles boast the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and an unsurpassed climate of more than 350 sunny days a year – yet is just a short drive from the cool sub-alpine meadows on Mount Lemmon.  Tucson is home to world-class outdoor recreation, a vibrant, growing city center, renowned museums, and the University of Arizona. 

The City of Tucson is dedicated to ensuring team members are from backgrounds as diverse as the community we serve, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The city is committed to engaging in cultural awareness, fighting implicit bias, and ensuring equity.

 




City-Wide Benefits

  • Medical: Choice between a high deductible plan (HSA or HRA), or Network plan.
  • Dental: Choice between a national dental PPO and a local dental HMO.
  • Vision: Coverage for annual eye exam and glasses or contacts, plus LASIK.
  • Life: City-paid coverage for you & dependents, plus option to buy more.
  • Long-Term Disability: Income replacement of up to 60% of your base salary in the event of a qualifying disability.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Enhance your wellbeing when life doesn’t go as planned.
  • Flexible Spending: Pay for qualified health and dependent care expenses using pretax dollars.
  • Colonial Voluntary Benefits: Financial help in the event of cancer, hospitalization, accident, more.

 

Your Security and Future

  • Pension: Generous pension plans that help both civilian and public safety employees retire more comfortably.
  • Deferred Compensation: Save more toward a comfortable retirement with a 457(b) plan.
  • Training & Tuition Assistance: Pursue your dream through internal training or financial help toward a degree.
  • Education Assistance, Reimbursement, and Qualified Loan Repayment Assistance Program: Get assistance paying off your student loan debt.
  • Back-Up Care: Care for your loved ones when your regular care is unavailable.

 

Your Peace of Mind

  • Paid Parental Leave: Six (6) weeks paid leave when you welcome a child, plus other generous leave policies for FML, Medical and USERRA.
  • Paid Time Away: New hires enjoy 37 days of paid time off in the first year, with time increasing steadily thereafter (In year one: 13 accrued days of vacation, 13 accrued days of sick leave, and 11 paid holidays).
  • Employee Discounts: Generous discounts, ranging from car rentals to computers, gifts to groceries, electronics to entertainment.
  • Social Connectedness: Forge connections with the community we serve through paid volunteerism and payroll-deducted charitable giving.

General Description

Provide administrative oversight, clerical, and financial support for the Chief Equity Officer as well general support on behalf of the Office of Equity.

Essential Functions

Performs administrative and clerical duties by scheduling and tracking appointments, processing and distributing mail, preparing memos, correspondence, forms and reports, filing and distributing confidential and other documents, compiling information, logging and closing out complaints, maintaining inventory, taking meeting minutes, maintaining maintenance agreements and office supplies, processing paperwork, making travel arrangements, developing, organizing and maintaining databases, records and files, and assisting with preparing meeting agendas and presentations, and making arrangements for meetings and events.

Performs financial duties by preparing purchase orders, invoices, and other financial forms, tracking office supply expenditures, providing input for office budgets, preparing budget documents, logging changes to the budget, processing accounts payable, making payments and preparing payroll.

Provides customer service by answering and directing telephone calls, taking messages, greeting visitors, providing assistance to the public, and responding to informational requests.

Performs related duties by assisting in training personnel in office procedures, facilitating meetings, explaining appeal procedures, working with attorneys and department heads on various matters and relaying policy information as needed, assisting with developing and maintaining websites, acting as a liaison to City departments, preparing employment related paperwork, coordinating training for personnel, scheduling equipment installation and repair, and setting up rooms for special events or meetings.

Interacts with and responds to constituent requests for information and City services.

Receives constituent complaints, researches information, facilitates problem resolution with appropriate department or agency, and communicates findings and proposed actions with constituents.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years in executive administrative support, confidential information handling, and customer service

Special Job Requirements

  • Provide executive support for projects aimed at achieving the City's equity goals
  • Ability to communicate with executive level leadership, ensuring timely follow up and appropriate professional communication standards.
  • Engages with community partners, government officials, and professional staff to build a strong and collaborative relationships
  • Ability to communicate using inclusive language and with a diverse audience

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in customer service with diverse populations

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Bilingual in Spanish

Selection Plan

**You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.**

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, but no more than the top 20 will proceed to the resume review evaluation. 

Following the resume review evaluation process, the highest scoring applicants, but no more than the top 10 will be invited to an oral board interview (interviews will be held in-person).

  • Oral Board Interview will be held the week of June 20, 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 Employment List will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 20% of the rating for education and work experience 
  • 10% of the rating for the Resume Review
  • 70% rating for the Oral Board Interview

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that may be utilized to fill vacancies occurring in this classification 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 Randall.Moehr@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 Randall Moehr at Randall.Moehr@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Conclusion

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

**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.**

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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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