Parks & Recreation Department

Recruitment #2305-0455-003


The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for an experienced


with demonstrated success in leading and managing multiple complex construction projects.


In November 2018, the City of Tucson voters approved Proposition 407, a $225 million bond package dedicated to improving the City of Tucson park amenities to include playgrounds, sports fields, pools, splash pads, and recreation centers, as well as improving the City of Tucson connections to include pedestrian pathways, bicycle pathways, and pedestrians and bicycle safety.

For more information on the Parks + Connection Bond Project, please visit:

General Description

The Project Manager position manages complex projects and coordinates experts from different fields for the duration of each project. Prepares forecasts of needed funds, assists in developing and implementing project budgets, and monitors expenditures.

The City of Tucson offers eligible employees a generous benefits package. For comprehensive information, please visit the link below.

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Manages and directs complex projects by assigning work, forecasting timelines and project parameters, reviewing and approving plans and documents, devising solutions to problems, deploying resources, ensuring projects are completed effectively and efficiently within budget timeframes, studying and approving agreements, disbursing payments, conducting and attending meetings with associated parties.

Prepares forecasts of needed funds, assists in the development and implementation of budgets, monitors project budgets, authorizes expenditures and budget allocations, reviews budget documents and prepares reports and communications.

Collaborates with intra and inter-departmental personnel, develops project goals and objectives, evaluates project success and regulatory compliance, and makes presentations.

Performs administrative duties by preparing and reviewing reports and correspondence, performing safety audits and inspections, reviewing policies and procedures, providing advice, researching and analyzing information such as cost-benefit studies, developing and maintaining databases and responding to and forwarding inquiries.

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of positions in this classification. The above examples do not identify all functions performed in any single position, nor do all postiions necessarily encompass all of the essential functions. This class specification is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the classification change.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years managing complex projects and coordinating experts from different fields

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position may be considered.

Special Job Requirements

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Certification required before the end of the 12-month probationary period.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Planning, Landscape Architecture, or Public Administration

Selection Plan

A cover letter and chronological resume reflecting work experience and education/training is required. Without a cover letter and chronological resume, your application will be considered incomplete and you will not continue in this recruitment process.

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 then be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: the week of June 12, 2023

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Eligibility List. An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service Eligibility 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

Selection Interviews may be conducted post Civil Service Eligibility List by the hiring manager.

This recruitment will establish a Civil Service Eligibility List that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native Americans, 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 Oral Board Interviews. The DD 214 must be a copy that indicated characterization of service.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodations during the testing process, please contact Sandra Fata, HR Analyst at at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.

Additionally, 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 your email account regularly; this may include your junk/spam folder. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

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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.