Recruitment #2205-1031-001


The City of Tucson Human Resources Department is seeking qualified HR Generalists with experience in Recruiting, Employee Relations, Workers Compensation, Family Medical Leave, Classification and Compensation. 

General Description

Leads personnel in interpreting employment laws, Civil Service Commission Rules, policies, and procedures for managers and employees and providing advice. Provides leadership for the areas of employee recruitment and selection, human resources management, compensation, classification, human resource compliance, records retention, employee relations, training and organizational development.

Essential Functions

The essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks. This lead position also reviews workloads, assigns work and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments. Lead personnel may contribute to other employees' performance evaluations, assist with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff.
  • Conducts recruitment processes by discussing staffing needs with departments, performing job analysis, preparing job announcements and descriptions, interviewing prospective job applicants, developing and implementing applicant screening and selection devices, analyzing and evaluating applications and resumes, overseeing interview panels, and conducting reference checks.
  • Interprets employment laws, policies, and procedures by researching laws and changes, and providing advice to managers and employees, and coordinates and directs Workers' Compensation claims processes and requests for family and medical leave.
  • Researches applicant and employee complaints, conducts internal investigations, facilitates employee grievance processes, and prepares reports.
  • Maintains the compensation system by conducting compensation surveys by gathering and analyzing information, and providing recommendations to the Director of Human Resources and the City Manager, writing communication for Mayor and City Council action.
  • Monitors employee pay issues and records for consistency and appropriateness.
  • Maintains the job classification system by reviewing requests from departments, recording and analyzing changes in job duties and requirements of positions, making recommendations to the Director of Human Resources and the City Manager, and updating, creating and deleting classification specifications.
  • Assesses training needs of departments, contacts and schedules presenters, schedules facilities, advertises programs, develops lesson plans, and trains employees.
  • Conducts new employee orientation.
  • Coordinates mediations and interventions by counseling employees on mediation services, processing mediation and intervention service requests, coordinating mediators and participants, briefing and debriefing mediators, and following up on service surveys after mediation.
  • Conducts research and creates arbitration materials in the development of the City's case.
  • Assists the City's presenters during arbitration hearings as part of the city team.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years of experience in Human Resources

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An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.

Selection Plan

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 Oral Board Interview process.

  • Virtual Oral Board Interviews will be held June 2, 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:

  • 20% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 80% or your virtual oral board interview
Hiring Interviews with an examination process may be conducted. 

This recruitment will establish a Civil Service List that may be utilized to fill vacancies occurring in Human Resources  within the next 6 months. Post list hiring interviews may be conducted prior to final selections. 

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 present your documentation prior to your oral board interview.  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 Erin.Gallego@tucsonaz.gov  at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

The list may be used by Human Resources to fill approved vacancies occurring in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months.

**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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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


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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.