Recruitment #2303-1010-001


The Human Resources Department is seeking a motivated, energetic, and driven individual to join our team.  The ideal HR Technician is someone who thrives in a fast-paced, team environment and has exceptional customer service, communication, and problem-solving skills.

What we offer: 
  • $5,250 annual tuition & student loan reimbursement 
  • Award winning wellness programming 
  • Robust pension plan 
  • Paid parental leave Medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • City-Paid life insurance & Long Term Disability 
  • City-Paid Employee Assistance Program

General Description

In addition to the essential functions, these may be other functions performed by the HR Technician:

  • Input employee information into human resources database/systems for various personnel actions and assisting with quality control by ensuring the information is inputted accurately and is in compliance with City of Tucson employment policies, rules, regulations and ordinance.
  • Maintain files, electronic records and databases; copy documents; produce correspondences; reference labor laws and rules; process data; create reports/lists; retrieves personnel files and monitor reviews by employees/supervisors; maintain retention schedules for various filing systems.
  • Retrieve human resources related data form various electronic databases and/or systems and design and create reports to respond to information requests.
  • Verify and approve hiring information on Personnel Action Request forms (PARFs).
  • Provide customer service to internal and/or external customers by responding and answering questions in-person, over the phone, or via-email.
  • Interprets policies, procedures, and any other human resources related questions.

Essential Functions

Recruits personnel by publishing job openings internally and externally, maintaining and creating files and databases, collecting applications, verifying application information is complete, screening applications, copying documents, creating lists of qualified applicants, and organizing/maintaining forms and files; maintains confidentiality.  

Schedules, coordinates, and proctors applicant evaluation processes, responds to email, attends job fairs, maintains and produces correspondences including notices to applicants, facilitates selection meetings, and communicates with department representatives regarding recruitment processes and interviews.  

Advises employer and job applicants about employment requirements, rules, policies, and procedures by referencing labor laws and rules.  

Scores exams, standardizes scores, checks consistency of scoring, creates specific queries in database to obtain information, processes data and creates reports and lists.  

Retrieves employee files and monitors file reviews by employees or supervisors.

Manages and tracks FMLA, Worker's Compensation and other eaves management

Manages Employee Recognition Programs. 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year in human resources

Relevant experience in lieu of education may be considered

Preferred Qualifications

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and have a good working knowledge of database and mainframe programs

Experience with Kronos Workforce Central Timekeeping System and Workday HCM and Absence/Leave 

Human Resources certifications (IPMA or PHR)

Selection Plan

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a Chronological Resume.  Applications received without a resume will be considered incomplete.

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 be invited to participate in a Virtual Interview.  Should you be selected for an interview, notices will be sent out Monday, March 20, 2023. Please note: interview time slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Please be sure to monitor your email in order to select a time slot. More information will be provided in your email invitation, should you be selected. 

  • Virtual Interviews will be held on March 23, 2023 and March 24, 2023 (if needed)

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:

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 90% 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 must present your documentation at the time of your interview.  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 email 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 and check your email account regularly.  Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.  All email inquiries should be directed to

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.