Recruitment #1712-1033-001


The Human Resources Department is seeking a dynamic Human Resource professional to supervise personnel, directs human resource programs and providesguidance to management and employees in the areas of human resources management, employee recruitment, testing and selection, compensation, classification, compliance, and employee relations. This position manages the work of entry level and professional staff, interprets employment laws, Civil Service Commission Rules, City policies and procedures, federal, state and local law, and provides solution-oriented advice for managers and employees.  

Essential Functions

Exercises regular independent judgment while performing the following:  

Regularly directs or supervises the work of at least two fulltime employees at the supervisor level in the section.

Manages payroll, employee leave, recordkeeping and attendance to ensure compliance with local, state and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.

Advises management and employees on EEO issues.  Investigates and responds to discriminatory complaints.

Provides assistance to employees regarding personnel policies and procedures, and participates in the recruitment and hiring of employees.

Assists with the administration of the human resources functions: hires, transfers, separations, merits, evaluations, etc.   Processes paperwork for all department personnel changes and tracks employment of department personnel.  

Provides guidance to management in conducting daily activities for staffing and other human resources issues.  

Manages and coordinates human resources related projects such as: recruitments, classification and compensation plans and budget preparation.

Develops human resources partnerships, communication plans for the division, and researches and coordinates staff training and develops marketing plans.  

Assists with implementing the department vision through section activities and leads the section to maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other coordinating human resources actions.

Analysis and troubleshoots the varied software programs and databases used in Human Resources. Coordinates and assist in the upgrades and/or new acquisitions of Human Resources and Benefit related programs.

Researches personnel issues and applicable laws, rules or regulations, interviews personnel and prepares documentation for personnel actions.

Coordinates assigned professional, para-professional, and administrative support personnel and their projects ensuring timely and quality activities for the benefit of the section, division, department, City and the community.  

Oversees the planning, implementation, direction and management of all functions and resources of the section to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.  

Assists with the implementation and evaluation of department policies, programs, projects and procedures.

Performs related duties by maintaining knowledge of laws, policies and practices, and updating personnel of applicable laws and policies.  

Analyzes organization and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities, communicates to the department leadership of impending developments.  

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City.  

Implements the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.  

Ensures that section operations conform with local, state, and federal governmental regulations and other applicable rules and requirements.  

Facilitates solutions to problems facing the department.  

Maintains technical or professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications, taking classes and participating in developmental activities.  

Manages the office by resolving personnel problems, researching and developing policy recommendations and providing guidance and advice to personnel.  

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources Management, Public Administration, or closely related field

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years in human resources management.  At least 3 of required 5 years in a Lead or Supervisory capacity in a directly-related functional HR area.

"Lead" is defined as leading at least one (1) full-time FTE in a work unit.  It does not include leading projects, departments, contractors, interns, etc. "Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least one (1) full-time FTE.

This position requires a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience in Human Resource Management with at least 3 of the 5 years in a lead or supervisory capacity in a directly-related functional area. Equivalencies will not be accepted.

Special Job Requirements

Valid Driver's license

Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications

Public Sector Human Resources management experience

Experience at mid or large-size organization assessing internal personnel procedures, writing and interpreting internal policies, recruitment and selection, and coordinating personnel actions and investigations such as discipline, EEO, sexual harassment, etc.

HR Professional Certification in IPMA-HR, HRCI or SHRM

Requires intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel and a good working knowledge of relational databases

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 and practical skills assessment.   

Oral Board Interviews and Practical Skills Assessment will be held in March 2018. Candidates must be present to participate.

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 education and work experience

20% of your rating for practical skills assessment 

35% of your technical panel oral board interview  

35% of your leadership panel 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 call 520-837-7008 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

These positions may require a satisfactory criminal background check, Motor Vehicle History Report and Public Records Check. Reference checks may also be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing any of the above 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.