Recruitment #2304-0891-001


Ignite your future by joining the City of Tucson where we value our employees, service excellence, and the power of collaboration! Our professional, friendly team is driven by the opportunity to make a difference in the community where we work and play. Be a part of a legacy that positively impacts the city’s infrastructure and its residents. As a proud Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA compliant employer, we’re committed to embracing, retaining, and developing an effective and diverse workforce dedicated to delivering high quality services to the community of Tucson. Do you pride yourself in being an influential leader and successful manager/lead? Is servant leadership your goal? Are you a highly motivated pioneer? Are you dependable? Then, a job within the City of Tucson’s Business Services Department may be right for you! We have immediate openings for Financial Specialists.

Our Mission
Deliver Exceptional Service to the People of Tucson
Our Values
Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence
Our Priorities
Excellent Customer Service, Employee Focused Organization, Stable Financial Environment and Smart City Focus

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, which includes:
· 37 paid days off (combined Sick, Vacation, and Holiday Leave) your first year

· Medical, Dental, Vision, Free Life Insurance and Long Term Disability

· Paid Parental Leave, Tuition Reimbursement, Stable Pension Plan, and Life Care

General Description

The positions are assigned to the Shared Services Division to manage professional level accounting and financial activities and play an integral role in budgetary and financial services and is expected to deliver a high level of customer service driven by performance goals and metrics.  These positions will be responsible for a wide array of complex duties including, but not limited to, budget controls, bond and debt issuance compliance and presentations, accounts receivable oversight, city banking contracts, grant management, purchasing, process improvement and other project-based activities. 

Essential Functions

Regularly directs the work of at least one fulltime employee

Develops and monitors the budget by analyzing historical data and trends, determines cost of service for a department or program, works with stakeholders in rate setting processes, reviews and makes recommendations regarding current and future needs, prepares and submits work papers, monitors expenditures and performs variance analysis

Prepares the executive summary for budgets and financial funds, reconciles revised budgets at year end, prepares and reviews reports, conducts research and resolves budget issues

Performs a full range of professional level accounting duties including the review and approval of journal vouchers, analyzing and reconciling accounts, developing and maintaining internal controls, preparation of financial statements, schedules and note disclosures

Provides financial services associated with the grant management process including financial reporting, internal controls and program compliance

Oversees and guides the workflow of accounts payable, accounts receivable and purchasing processes

Assists in city-wide process improvement endeavors including the standardization of work and training

Plans and organizes a major city-wide program by analyzing budgets, monitoring expenditures and preparing reports, determining funds needed, communicating with stakeholders and researching and organizing strategic plans

Implements plans by conducting research on organizational problems, creating actions plans for implementation and developing metrics for departmental planning

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years of experience in finance or accounting

Preferred Qualifications

Three or more years governmental accounting or finance experience

Selection Plan

Chronological resumes must be uploaded as a PDF or Word document to be considered. Failure to upload your resume as a PDF or Word document will be considered an incomplete application.

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 and resume. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview.

Oral Board interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams on: June 13, 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:

  • 20% of your rating for education and work experience 
  • 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.

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 email at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


Communications 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.