GRANT FUNDED - Thrive Zone Expansion (SPACE Team)

Recruitment #2207-1461-001


Thrive Zone Expansion (SPACE Team)

The Community Services/Neighborhood Resources Project Coordinator is a vital position in the implementation of the Thrive Zone Expansion project for the 29th St. Corridor with 22nd St as the North boundary, Golf Links Road as the South boundary, Craycroft Road as the East boundary, and Alvernon Way as the West boundary. The project will implement the Thrive in the 05 model of community leaders working alongside neighbors and residents of the area to develop a transformation plan including specific, early action projects to make short term and long term improvements to the area. This is a GRANT FUNDED position afforded through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

General Description

Coordinates project activities for community development programs. This position will coordinate the community engagement, neighborhood led project development, and implementation of the selected improvement projects. Coordinates ambassador development, community meetings, data collection, and group led decision making with the goal to improve neighborhood quality of life.

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.

Plans, organizes, implements, and assists in the coordination of project activities by monitoring funding allocations, coordinating fund distribution, developing policies, coordinating various services, attending meetings, managing and monitoring various aspects of the project, communicating with other departments and agencies, analyzing and resolving organizational and procedural problems, completing program client intake and qualification for program assistance.

Develops and coordinates contracts for services by negotiating and writing contracts, monitoring contract performance, investigating and resolving complaints, reviewing reports, approving payments requests, and maintaining files.

Develops and manages various programs by conducting site visits, providing technical assistance as needed, inputting data into the computer, writing grant applications, coordinating activities of staff, reviewing technical standards and budgets, responding to management and public requests, and managing relocation programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years of experience in community services, public contracts or property management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish Language Proficiency.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft products and experience in preparing public facing documents and communications.
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills. 
  • Prior experience managing or supervising Federal grant programs.

Selection Plan



Applicants MUST attach a cover letter/resume to the application.  The cover letter may not exceed two typed pages and must address each the following: 

  • What specifically about this position interests you? 
  • What makes you an ideal candidate for the position?  
  • Describe your prior experience with the program areas indicated in your response to the supplemental questions.
  • Describe your prior experience with community engagement or outreach. Please be specific.

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume under the "Resume" tab along with a Cover Letter. The system will allow you to upload one document so you will want to scan both your cover letter and resume into one document for uploading purposes. Resume's and Cover Letters may also be sent via email to by no later than the job closing date.  Please ensure your application contains the required resume and cover letter prior to submission, or email both to the email address above prior to submission. If submitting via email, please indicate "PROJECT COORDINATOR (SPACE) RECRUITMENT" in the subject line.  Applications received without a resume and cover letter will be considered incomplete.

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, as well as their written exam, which consists of resume and cover letter indicated in the instructions above. 

 The highest scoring applicants will be invited to participate in an oral board interview.

    • Top scoring applicants from the T&E and written assessment will be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview. Please note that Oral Board interviews will be conducted in person unless a candidate notifies the HR Analyst they are out of town/state, in which case a virtual interview via Microsoft Teams will be accommodated. Interviews are subject to change based on current COVID-19 protocol at time of Oral Board interviews,

**It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its Virtual Oral Board Interviews. Please ensure that you have access to this software application, and a working camera, if you request a virtual interview due to being out of town/state as you will be required to appear on camera for the Oral Board portion of this recruitment.

Oral board interviews will be scheduled for August 24, 2022 and/or August 25, 2022.

Hiring interviews may be conducted.

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 your rating for Training, Education, Work Experience and Supplemental Questionnaire

20% of your rating for written exam - Resume and Cover Letter Review 

70% of your Oral Board Interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies in Housing & Community Development Department 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.  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 Neil Nickol by email at or by phone at (520) 837-6947 at 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 and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.


**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.**

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.

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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.