Special Services and Innovation Bureau

Recruitment #2206-0234-001


The City of Tucson is seeking a Violence Prevention Coordinator to work in the Special Services and Innovation Bureau of the Tucson Police Department (TPD). The position involves linking trusted counseling, education, employment, healthcare, housing, and social service providers from outside law enforcement with victims of gun violence and with those at high risk of committing gun violence. This position will focus and coordinate outside agency efforts to break the cycle of violence and retaliation using the proven models of hospital-based violence intervention (coordinating wraparound services for gun violence victims) and focused deterrence (identifying those at high risk for gun violence, connecting them with services to help them change their behavior, and letting them know that if violence continues, they face “swift and certain” consequences in the criminal justice system). 

This position is grant-funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, a formula grant awarded annually to state and local governments. 

This position will work with the Patrol and Investigative Services Bureaus and the Analysis Division of the Tucson Police Department and will develop and maintain connections with a network of outside agencies and the criminal justice system, including prosecutors, courts, jails, and probation.   

The population this position will serve is primarily minors and young adults. 

This position requires superior communication, interpersonal, organizational, and teambuilding skills. 

Tasks include, but are not limited to: 

  • Bringing in local organizations to partner in this effort 
  • Convening regular meetings with partner organizations 
  • Educating partner organizations and the community on gun violence prevention 
  • Helping partner organizations identify funding to provide services to this population (AHCCCS, DES, etc.) 
  • Working with TPD’s Analysis Division, Patrol, and Investigative Services Bureaus and partner organizations to create and implement an assessment tool to help identify appropriate services on a case-by-case basis 
  • Training volunteers and partner organization staff to administer the assessment tool 
  • Providing referrals to appropriate services and tracking referrals given on a case-by-case basis  Working with TPD’s Analysis Division, Patrol, and Investigative Services Bureaus and partner organizations to create and implement a reporting tool to capture performance measures   

The work hours and days for this position will be 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, with occasional evening and weekend work. 

General Description

Coordinates and manages the development of a department's financial plan, including capital and operating budgets, and financial strategies, oversees department human resources activities, and participates in the development and implementation of department goals and objectives.

Essential Functions

Supervises and coordinates 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.

Develops a department's financial policies and plans, and manages the department's financial operations.

Prepares, develops, administers and manages a departmental budget and capital improvement program by creating and preparing budget reports and documents, conducting research and studies, reviewing paperwork and procedures, projecting revenue and expenditure estimates, monitoring expenditures, coordinating the preparation of auxiliary documents, managing financial records, making recommendations, analyzing budgets and submitting prepared budgets to department administrators, deputy directors and directors.

Forecasts and monitors department revenues.

Coordinates the development or updating of rates to generate revenues, including formulation of the underlying financial plan and implementation of rate changes in a manner that incorporates public outreach and education, and compliance with local and state laws.

Analyzes complex revenue data and explains the data in simple terms to management and elected officials.

Manages facilities and equipment, and oversees inventory control, maintenance and repairs.

Manages a department's human resources program by overseeing the department's hiring and employee performance management programs, and related human resources activities.

Manages the procurement and contracting processes for the department and assists staff with the development of Requests for Proposals, sole source justification documentation, bid wavers, and related processes for the procurement of goods and services.

Serves on teams to evaluate submitted proposals and recommends contract awards.

Participates in the development of contracts and contract negotiations, and monitors vendor performance and contract compliance.

Completes special projects assigned by the department director or deputy director.

Designs and conducts operational, functional, and economic analysis of department programs and projects for consistency and effectiveness. Develops performance measures in conjunction with national organizations.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years of experience in budgeting, accounting, contracts, procurement, and/or project management.  At least 3 of required 5 years in a Lead or Supervisory capacity in a related functional area.

 "Lead" is defined as leading at least one (1) full-time FTE in a work unit.  It does not include leading projects, departments, contractors, interns, etc.

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

An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the above minimum qualifications as well as relevant experience in the areas listed below:

  • Sensitivity to social issues such as racial/ethnic and other forms of inequity, especially as they relate to the criminal justice system 
  • Experience in case management, counseling, job training, and/or social work  Experience with the criminal justice system 
  • Experience managing coalitions of organizations
  • Public speaking 
  • Professional demeanor 
  • Ability to work well without close supervision 
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment 
  • Some familiarity with researching, applying for, and/or managing grant funds 

Selection Plan

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume under the "Resume" tab or email to prior to the close date of the job posting.  Resumes will be reviewed and scored. Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission. 

Applications received without a resume will be considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration.

The written assignment will be used to evaluate knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to program development and coordination

  • Written assignment will be sent via email on August 10, 2022 and due August 19, 2022 @ 11:59PM (Arizona Time)

Upon completion of the written assignment, successful applicants will be invited to participate in an Virtual Panel Board Interview

  • Virtual panel board interviews will be held the week of August 29, 2022

Virtual panel board interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams. Applicants will need to ensure they have a web camera, microphone, and a reliable internet connection.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List that will be used to fill vacancies occurring within the next (6) months. A candidate’s ranking on the Civil Service List will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 20 % of your rating for resume
  • 20 % of your rating for written assignment
  • 60 % of your rating for virtual panel board interview    

The highest scoring candidates placed on the Civil Service Employment List may be invited to participate in a selection interview. If candidates are invited to the selection interview, they will be asked to participate via Microsoft Teams.

Selection Interviews will be conducted. Date and time will be provided at a later time.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the achieved score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List. If you qualify for Veteran or Native American preference points as outlined in your Employment Profile, you must submit your documentation either in-person the time of the Written Examination, upload to your COT application or by email. Copies of DD 214s must reflect a characterization of service.

Applicants requiring an accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act for any of the applicant evaluations must contact Shayna Durazo at at least 48 hours prior to the particular evaluation. 

The civil service list will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months. Candidates placed on the Employment List must successfully pass the following:

  • An extensive background investigation, including local, state and national criminal and fingerprint checks
  • Motor Vehicle History

**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.**


You are highly encouraged to print and save this bulletin as a PDF, 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.

Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.   

All email inquiries should be directed to the individuals listed below:    

Shayna Durazo, 520.837.7768 or email:

Jennifer Urbina, 520.837.7762 or email:


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