Recruitment #2308-1002-002


The Tucson Fire Department is looking for an experienced and motivated individual with excellent teaching skills to develop fire and life safety outreach strategies and present educational programs to diverse audiences within the general public, fire department personnel, and other educators.

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.

Develops and presents fire safety and injury prevention programs to children in the community. Develops specialty safety programs for developmentally and physically challenged individuals.

Writes grant proposals and researches possible grants for children's fire safety and injury prevention programs.

Teaches other fire safety professionals new educational strategies for injury and fire prevention and designs curriculum to do so.

Gathers data regarding injuries and analyzes data.

Interacts with higher education institutions for the purposes of research, board participation, intern mentoring and supervision.

Mentors other staff in the areas of curriculum development and grant work.

Incorporates puppets and other educational media into programs to educate audiences, especially children, in the areas of fire and injury prevention.

Collaborates with other agencies to develop safety lists and tools for assessing environments to ensure they are safe from fire hazards and potential injury sources.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years of experience in fire safety education

Any relevant experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position will be considered.

*Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in education
Experienced in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Current Arizona teaching certificate


Selection Plan

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 Interview is scheduled October 10, 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.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Non-NIDA Drug Test

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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.