|Date Opened||6/23/2022 1:30:00 PM|
|Close Date||7/6/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Pilar Jauregui|
|Analyst Phone/Email||520.837.4177 / Pilar.Jauregui@Tucsonaz.gov|
|Salary||$39,832-$74,443/year Hiring up to $59,571 DOE & in Accordance with Administrative Directives|
|Department||Planning & Development|
|Job Type||Open to All Applicants (External, Internal)|
The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department seeks an Engineering Associate to join our customer-centric culture providing strategic, timely, quality planning and development services to an engaged public.
Promoting safety, economic vitality and adaptability to a growing community is what drives our department. We are seeking an experienced, motivated, highly qualified, and creative professionals whose strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with the public will support the community’s goals.
There is an immediate opening in the Department’s Site Review Section, which includes zoning, landscape, civil engineering, and inspections professionals. Under the direction of the Civil Engineer, the Engineering Associate will work in collaboration with other staff to review and advise on all new site development which occurs in the City of Tucson, totaling approximately 350 projects a year. The Engineering Associate will assist the public, development community, and City staff in devising workable solutions for plans related to stormwater pollution prevention, floodplain regulations, grading/drainage, and water harvesting on all development projects to ensure environmental protection, community health, sustainability, and good design practices. The Engineering Associate will also provide general floodplain information in response to public inquiries.
This position is eligible for alternative work schedules and remote or hybrid work depending on Department needs.
Tucson has a rich cultural heritage and is known for its lively arts scene, unsurpassed natural beauty, and outdoor lifestyle. Tucson's culture centers around a unique blend of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American influences. The city is situated in the Sonoran Desert and is surrounded by five mountain ranges. Blessed with the desert natural beauty and an unsurpassed climate of 360 sunny days a year, Tucsonans embrace a rare lifestyle and are committed to preserving that quality of life.
The city is home to the University of Arizona and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Tucson is the seat of Pima County and has a Council-Manager form of government. The Tucson metropolitan area supports almost a million residents. As metropolitan Tucson continues to grow, the challenge of meeting resident expectations also increases.
The City of Tucson is committed to providing quality municipal services which promote a healthy community, offer opportunities for participation and leisure, and enable citizens to prosper at work and at home.City-Wide Benefits
Reviews development plan submittals for compliance with the City’s adopted codes, policies, plans, manuals, and other regulatory documents related to floodplain, stormwater, grading/drainage, and water harvesting.
Provides and obtains clarifications and detailed information on specific requirements related to development proposals. Interprets guidelines, policies, standards, codes, and specifications
Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers, or contract employees, and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.
Manages project reviews and coordinates and corresponds with contractors, developers, public agencies, and technical support staff by reviewing drawings and plans, conducting and attending meetings, answering questions, providing advice, resolving problems, tracking and reviewing agreements and monetary changes, processing pay estimates, preparing, updating and distributing logs, verifying billings submitted by contractors and conducting field inspections.
Reviews plans and reports by researching and reviewing plats, plans, statements, reports, and contracts for compliance with regulations and specifications, verifying data and calculations, identifying and resolving conflicts and reviewing system capabilities and proposed enhancements.
Guides technicians, interns or other personnel by monitoring and reviewing projects, prioritizing and distributing workloads, communicating, corresponding and sharing expertise.
Provides customer service by answering questions, researching information and problems, retrieving files and maps, providing permit application approval and review, handling complaints and violations and identifying solutions.
Maintains files, receives and sends correspondence, reviews city requests, creates and maintains models and maps, compiles and analyzes data, provides information regarding policies and procedures, rules, regulations and codes, and prepares reports.
Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate Degree
Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years in engineering
Valid and unrestricted Driver's License
An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the ability to successfully perform the essential functions may be considered.
• Bachelor's degree in civil engineering
• Project management experience
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• A proven track record of successfully completed engineering projects
• Engineer in Training certification status
**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.**
Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from firstname.lastname@example.org and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.
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.