Recruitment #2301-1023-001


The City of Tucson, Department of Human Resources is seeking an energetic individual to join our diverse, progressive, and engaged workforce.  The selected candidate would act as a liaison with union representatives during negotiations of the Memorandum of understandings and document proceedings; assist with collective bargaining issues and would work with the Human Resources Director in determining negotiation positions, policies, and strategy. The ideal candidate would have excellent communication skills as they act as a spokesperson on behalf of the City of Tucson during the meet and confer process and negotiations that impact bargaining sessions.

About Tucson 

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.

City-Wide Benefits

The City of Tucson offers a wide range of generous benefits for eligible employees. Some of those benefits include:    
  • Choice of medical, dental and vision insurance plans 
  • Life insurance and long-term disability options 
  • Employee assistance program to enhance your wellbeing 
  • Flexible spending plan for health and dependent care expenses 
  • Generous pension plans that help employees retire more comfortably 
  • Optional deferred compensation plans to save towards retirement 
  • Training, professional development, and tuition assistance programs 
  • Back-up care options for loved ones 
  • Six weeks paid parental leave when you welcome a child and other generous leave policies 
  • New hires enjoy 37 days of paid time off in the first year, with time increasing steadily thereafter 
  • Generous employee discounts available 
  • Connections with the community through paid volunteerism and payroll-deducted charitable giving    
For a full description of benefits offered to eligible employees, or to inquire further about the City of Tucson's benefits options, please visit:

General Description

Promote and maintain effective communications between labor groups and management. Interpret and administer labor group agreements regarding issues such as wages, salaries, benefits, pension, and union and management practices.

This job reports to: Director of Human Resources 

Essential Functions

Supervises and coordinates the work of at least two full-time employees ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the city, community, department, and unit.

Facilitate on-going communication and working relationships with employee representative groups including coordination of joint labor and management meetings.

Communicate effectively with managers, executives, and labor representatives daily to create positive working environment, address worker grievances, and verify compliance with contractual protocols.

Coordinate with Human Resources and other departments to create and sustain positive employee relations and facilitate effective communications between employees and management.

Develop and recommend to the Director of Human Resources policies and procedures concerning employee relations and personnel practices.

Monitor adherence by all parties to agreements.

Present the position of the city during arbitration, meet and confer processes, negotiations and other related meetings.

Draft proposals or counterproposals for agreements or other labor relations processes.

Train management on labor relations.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s degree in labor relations, human resources, business, or related field.

Experience: At least five (5) years working with employment and labor relations issues.

Relevant experience in lieu of education may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Labor Relations Professional Certificate

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.   

  • Interviews will be held: the week of February 27, 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:    

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 90% of your oral board interview   
Hiring interviews may be conducted shortly after interviews. 

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 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 @ (520) 837-4303 or at at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


Communications during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/ spam folder. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

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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.

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.