Recruitment #2301-2010-002



Tucson Water is the second largest water utility in Arizona, serving over 730,000 customers over a 390 square mile service area. Tucson Water is recognized internationally as a leader in water conservation, sustainability, and service. Our team are proud stewards of our community’s most precious natural resource, working to embody the utility’s motto of “Pride in Service”.

The Business and Organizational Support Services (B.O.S.S.) Division provides a variety of services necessary to the business operations of the utility including financial management, forecasting, and planning and rate development. The division is looking for an energetic individual with interest in cost accounting, financial and operational data analysis, and problem-solving skills to join our team. This is an exciting time to join the B.O.S.S. team, as the Department is working on the planning and implementation of a new customer information and billing system as well as revising operating procedures and financial templates post implementation of the City’s new financial enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Both systems are core to the financial management and revenue recovery for Tucson Water.

Potential for hybrid telecommuting where a portion of the work may be completed virtually based on specific work tasks. Successful candidates will enjoy the opportunity to work from home while abiding by the Department’s specific policies and the terms and guidelines set forth in the City of Tucson’s Telecommuting Administrative Directive 2.01-19 to include:

• Must have a minimum of 50 Mbps to connect to the internet.
• Shall designate and maintain a dedicated workspace that is quiet, clean, and safe, with adequate lighting and ventilation.

This is a non-permanent position. It is designed and intended to provide entry level work experience for students who meet the minimum qualifications.

General Description

As a BOSS intern you will be able to work on a variety of assignments that explore our current business and financial processes, extract and analyze related data, research best practices, and help develop recommendations for change that will feed directly into our system implementation planning and rate development.

Essential Functions

Conduct research of other similar water utility service providers regarding best practices related to utility billing, rate development, and financial modeling and forecasting.

Analyze existing forecasting/reporting models and related data inputs to validate calculations and make refinements so that regular updates are more efficient and accurate.

Conduct analysis of financial information to identify areas for potential improvement as it relates to revenue recovery.

Assist with pulling and analyzing water consumption and billing data to identify anomalies and recommend corrective action.

Assist with data validation and data mapping as we continue to update reports and templates post ERP implementation.

Assist with the preparation of presentations and briefing materials for a variety of stakeholder groups including the Citizens Water Advisory Committee and ward office briefings.

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 performed by individuals assigned to this position.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: No Experience

Special Job Requirements

Must be enrolled in a graduate program or be enrolled in college-level coursework and have special, measurable technical skills.

Must have a letter of recommendation from an instructor at the educational institute in which they are currently enrolled.

Must have a current cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Students may submit copy of last grade report with cumulative GPA.

Must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during regular business hours and up to 40 hours a week during the summer and school breaks.

Must maintain the required hours for full-time student status and be in good academic standing.

• Scheduling of work hours and assignments should be made taking into consideration that Student Interns are students first and employees second.

Preferred Qualifications

Pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related discipline with an expected graduation date of May 2024 or later.

Experience either through coursework or employment related to finance or accounting.

Possess functional knowledge of Microsoft Office products particularly Microsoft Excel.

Be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Selection Plan

To be considered for this internship opportunity, submit your cover letter, your resume detailing your current enrollment as an active college or university student currently participating in a program of studies including business administration or public administration and a copy of your current transcripts via email to:

Valerie Bencomo, HR Technician


Phone: 520-837-2136

Subject line must read: Business Administration Internship – Rates and Revenue

After a review of cover letters and resumes, qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a panel interview the week of February 20, 2023.


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

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.

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.