Recruitment #2302-1031-001


The City of Tucson Human Resources Department is seeking qualified Lead HR Generalists with experience in Recruiting, Employee Relations, Workers Compensation, Family Medical Leave, Classification and Compensation. 

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: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/hr/employee-benefit-snapshot.

General Description

Conducts recruitment and selection processes for City departments. Analyzes, creates and updates recruitment information and related job descriptions. Interviews applicants and city employees, and approves and processes documents related to personnel actions.

Essential Functions

This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks. This lead position also reviews workloads, assigns work and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments. Lead personnel may contribute to other employees' performance evaluations, assist with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff.

Conducts recruitment and selection processes by discussing staffing needs with departments.

Performs job analysis, prepares job announcements, and updates job descriptions. Develops and implements applicant screening and selection devices; analyzes and evaluates applications and resumes; oversees interview panels and conducts reference checks.

Researches applicant and employee complaints by assisting the Lead HR Analyst with all workforce/HR matters including recruitment, problem solving and critical thinking.

Ability to effectively organize multiple projects, establishes priorities to achieve the goals of the team and customers and meet short deadlines.

Performs data entry of personnel actions.

Develops advertisements, and methods of examination by analyzing job data, job specifications and minimum qualifications.

Answers questions and provides guidance and assistance to applicants and department hiring personnel.

Assists with development of employment exams.

Reviews selection interview questions for appropriateness to assist department hiring managers and provides feedback.

Interprets policies, Civil Service Rules and employment laws.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years of experience in Human Resources, Benefits and/or related field

Relevant experience in lieu of education may be considered

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education, work experience and resume 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 must be uploaded with your application for consideration.

  • Virtual Oral Board Interviews will be held the week of February 27, 2023. 

An applicant's placement on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 5% of your rating for Training and Experience
  • 15% of 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.

Hiring interviews may be conducted.

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 may email a copy of your documentation to Liliana Almeraz at Liliana.Almeraz@tucsonaz.gov on or before the date of your oral board interview.  The DD214 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 email liliana.almeraz@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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.