Recruitment #2209-6382-001



To remain eligible, you must maintain your permanent or probationary Civil Service employment status through the actual date of transfer. If you are not a current permanent or probationary Civil Service employee at the date of transfer, you will not be eligible for this position. Non-permanent or appointed employees are not eligible.

General Description

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police, the Chief of Staff is responsible for the implementation of the Police Chief’s departmental vision and advises the Chief on all matters of importance, which includes, but is not limited to, the recommendation and implementation of all departmental initiatives and strategic objectives.

Essential Functions

Attend meetings and events with the Chief to track, memorialize, and assure appropriate delegation of complaints, activities, assignments, and other requests.

Represent the Chief as needed at various meetings and gatherings inside the department, within City government, in the community, and at the state and national level.

Represent the Chief as needed in dealings with the news media.

Work cooperatively with the Chief’s Management Assistant to develop, update, and maintain the Chief’s schedule/calendar.

Respond as needed on behalf of the Chief to various correspondence (including e-mails, letters, memorandums, etc.) from within the department and City government as well as from the public.

Research and implement various projects and initiatives as directed.

Serve as a liaison for the Chief as directed with various groups/constituencies inside and outside the department.

Participate as an active member in departmental Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and command staff meetings, as well as other meetings and working groups as assigned.

Be available 24/7 to serve as a conduit for information and assist as needed with emergencies and/or critical incidents.

Assign/delegate projects, activities, and tasks on behalf of the Chief.

Track ongoing progress of assigned projects, activities, and tasks.

Assists with development and management of departmental budget.

Champions the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.

Ensure that department operations conform with local, state, and federal government regulations, other applicable rules and requirements.

Maintains professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications, and participating in professional organizations.

Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 of required 7 years in a Supervisory capacity in an administration of public services related functional area.  "Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least 1 full-time FTE.  

Special Job Requirements

Current City of Tucson employee, with administrator level experience.
Arizona Criminal Justice Information System Network Terminal Operator Certification.

Selection Plan

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit their resume to be uploaded and/or emailed to prior to the close date of the job posting. Please ensure your application contains the required documents prior to submission.

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

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 a Panel Board Interview.  
  • Panel Board Interview will be held the week of: October 3rd, 2022  

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Eligibility List.  

An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as: 
  • 25% of your rating for education and work experience 
  • 75% of your Panel Board interview   
If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Cynthia Serrano 520-837-7782 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


The civil service list will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring. Candidates placed on the Employment List must successfully pass the following:  
  • An extensive background investigation, including local, state, and national criminal and fingerprint checks 

For application assistance or questions, please contact: Cynthia Serrano, HR Manager at 520.837.7782 /


The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

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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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