Public Information-Video and Web Production Specialist-TFD

Recruitment #2308-3425-002


The Tucson Fire Department is the second largest municipal fire department in Arizona, we operate 22 fire stations. Calendar year 2022 was a historic time for our department we responded to over 100,000 calls for service. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Public Information Office. This office has continued to evolve leading to greater community engagement.

Essential Functions

Using video, web, photography, and social media, promotes the values and professionalism of the Tucson Fire Department and educates the public on topics such as fire prevention, training and safety.

Shoots and edits videos for broadcast, internet, intranet, and social media platforms for internal and external audiences. Takes and modifies photographs to create visuals that tell a story. Drafts social media posts and web content. 

Conducts research of other public safety videos, websites, and social media. Establishes relationships in and outside the department. Helps develop story ideas and themes. Interviews department members and members of the public. 

Creates content for and helps develop and maintain department internet and intranet websites. 

Working cooperatively with other staff, divisions, departments, and outside entities, researches, writes, designs, and creates advertising, marketing/recruiting, and educational video, audio, photographic, web, social media, and print content. Prepares presentation materials and reports on activities and results. 

Coordinates virtual special events and photographs and videos in-person special events in cooperation with other staff, divisions, departments, and outside entities. 

Performs administrative tasks such as answering messages, requesting information, running errands, scheduling, attending meetings, and completing reports. 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years' experience in video production and/or web design, with minimum experience in video production being at least two (2) years (24 months).

An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position may be considered. 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with web content management system software
Knowledge of HTML
Knowledge of Adobe Premier
Knowledge of CSS 

Selection Plan

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume under the "Resume" tab prior to the close date of the job posting.  Resumes will be scored. Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission. Applications received without a resume will be considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration.

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 continue in the process.   

The presentation exercise will be used to evaluate knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to video and web production expertise. You will submit a showcase short video (30 to 120 seconds) that you have produced that highlights a product or activity, or Public Safety Announcement. 

  • Presentation 
  • Oral Board 
Tuesday 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
  • 30% of you rating for presentation
  • 50% 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.


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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.