Recruitment #2303-1463-001



The City of Tucson's Housing & Community Development Department is looking for an experienced Residential Property Manager to join our Public Housing team.  Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities and the rent is based on household income. The City of Tucson's public housing portfolio comes in all sizes and types, from single-family houses to high rise apartments.

If you are interested in a career that makes a positive impact on our community, consider joining the Housing & Community Development Department in fulfilling their mission            TUCSON    A Home for Everyone

General Description

Oversees management, operations, admissions and regulatory compliance of public housing properties.
Actively supports and upholds the City of Tucson's mission, values, policies and processes.
Position is responsible for the overall financial and operational management of the City's public housing properties.
Collects rent, handles maintenance requests and turns vacant units in a timely manner.

Essential Functions

Supervises and coordinates the work of two or more fulltime employees including delegating and reviewing work, maintaining deadlines, training, and scheduling.

Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations, laws, policies, and procedures.

Coordinates servicing and maintenance of properties and related equipment by communicating with sub-contractors and procurement, managing fund distribution, serving as city representative for related contracts, managing and monitoring work of service providers, and resolving organizational or procedural problems.

Develops and manages various public housing programs by conducting site visits, providing technical assistance, coordinating activities of staff, reviewing technical standards and budgets, responding to management and public requests.

Ensures facilities and residents are following federal, state, and local guidelines, including HUD regulations.

Assists in resolving resident disputes, enforces lease agreements, ensures timely rent collection, oversees processing of late notices and program terminations.

Participates in court proceedings, as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration or Social Sciences

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years of experience in management or administration in property management or low-income housing

Special Job Requirements

Public Housing Manager Certification must be obtained within first year of employment.
Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation Certification must be obtained with the first year of employment. 

Preferred Qualifications

Public Housing Management certification

Prior experience preparing and managing budgets

Selection Plan



As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume under the "Resume" tab along with a Cover Letter. The system will allow you to upload one document so you will want to scan both your cover letter and resume' into one document for uploading purposes. Resume's and Cover Letters may also be sent via email to  Please ensure your application contains the required resume and cover letter prior to submission, or email both to the email address above prior to submission. If submitting via email, please indicate "RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGER - PUBLIC HOUSING" in the subject line.  Applications received without a resume and cover letter will be considered incomplete. Please ensure that your cover letter addresses your relevant experience to the position you are applying for.

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, as well as their resume and cover letter. 

 The highest scoring applicants will be invited to participate in a practical assessment and an oral board interview.

    • Top scoring applicants from the T&E and written assessment will also be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview. Please note that Oral Board interviews may be conducted in person for local candidates and virtually for out-of-town candidates
    • Instructions for Practical Skills Assessment will be emailed to candidates at the time they are scheduled for Oral Board interviews. Candidates will bring a copy of their Practical Skills Assessment along with them to the Oral Board interview.

Oral board interviews will be scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Hiring interviews may be conducted.

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 Training, Education, Work Experience and Supplemental Questionnaire

10% of your rating for Resume and Cover Letter Review 

10% of your Performance Practical Assessment (writing assignment)

70% of your Oral Board Interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies in Housing & Community Development Department 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.  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 contact Neil Nickol by email at or by phone at (520) 837-6947 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are highly encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, as it will not be available after the closing date.

Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Hep A Vaccine/Titer

Hep B Vaccine/Titer

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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.