MILITARY VETERAN PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Recruitment #2301-0073-001

Introduction



The City of Tucson Human Resources Recruitment & Retention team is a collaborative, dynamic and innovative group that focuses on key areas within Talent Acquisition such as Diversity, Events, Military Outreach and Sourcing. The Military and Veteran program coordinator serves as a Military and Veteran advocate responsible for partnering with military installations, City of Tucson Veteran Employee Resource group, internal HR team members and department hiring managers / teams to assess talent requirements, and support recruitment strategies to identify qualified applicants. The ideal candidate will support our city to ensure we are identifying and recruiting transitioning service members, veterans and military spouse talent globally. We value diverse skills and experience, so don't hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers and constituents come from all different backgrounds, and so do our team members and employees. If you're passionate about what you could accomplish here at the City of Tucson, we'd love for you to apply!

General Description

Facilitates veteran-based connections with an eye toward building veteran networks, amplifying existing community assets, and working to leverage or create new resources to meet needs and vision for a thriving community.


This position will support our city to ensure we are identifying, recruiting and retaining transitioning service members, veterans and military spouse talent.

Essential Functions

Represents the City of Tucson with veteran competency and familiarity with informed veteran building and engagement.

Manages and coordinates all aspects of veteran-based work with support from the program director.  Engages in direct community networking through a range of methods including canvassing, promoting, and hosting community events and veteran celebrations, connecting with existing organizations and networks, phone calls/texts and social media. Maintains on-going communication with community and department partners, keeping them informed and being responsive to them in a timely manner.  

Identifies, recruits and facilitates Skillbridge interns, and veteran volunteers to support with implementation of veteran-led program strategies.  

Leads or facilitates department events, strategic planning, and visioning sessions, and attends trainings and participates in continuous quality improvement.  

Coordinates and supports community partners, city departments, and other direct service teams to advance the vision for short, medium, and long-term change identified by and for community members. Participates in inter-departmental meetings, neighborhood meetings, public meetings, and team meetings to promote community safety in priority areas.  

Facilitates military and veteran's ability and knowledge of how to access city resources, leverage their collective voice and functions as an advocate, when needed.


Participates in City of Tucson Veteran Program and recruitment and retention efforts and provides career and employment counseling, service navigation and mentoring support to increase employment awareness and retention issues, educational services, addressing issues concerning career advancement, and examining rate of separation and retention initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Public Health, Human Relation or closely related field or equivalent

Experience: At least 3 years of paid or voluntary community advocacy or community organizing work. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with veteran transition support
  • Experience with social media
  • Experience with career readiness

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. A chronological resume is required in order to be considered. 

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: the week of February 13, 2023.

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:     

  • 5% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 15% of your rating for your resume review   
  • 80% of your oral board interview

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring 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 or email it to Liliana.Almeraz@tucsonaz.gov. 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 call Liliana Almeraz at (520) 837-4303 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Conclusion

Communication throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly.  Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.  All email inquiries should be directed to Liliana.Almeraz@tucsonaz.gov.

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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.



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