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(Transportation Administrator)
Grade: 818 Salary Range: $65,041 - $109,241 Annually
Starting Salary: DOE


Employees in these classifications earn 104 hours of sick leave and 104 hours of vacation leave annually. Vacation accrual rates increase with seniority. Sick Leave balances are unlimited and Vacation balances have a cap of 288 hours.

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You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes. This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

The Transportation Department is seeking a highly qualified individual to join our team. The successful candidate will actively support and uphold the City's stated mission and values. Additionally, the person will perform highly professional management, administrative, supervisory, and planning duties associated with the Public Transit Division. This is an exciting opportunity to oversee the public transit responsibilities of the Tucson Department of Transportation including management of Sun Tran (the City's fixed route service), Van Tran (the City's paratransit service) and grant sub-recipients. Examples of responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic policy direction and recommendations for the City of Tucson and regional transit system

  • Providing professional guidance to staff engaged in the management of transit operations, grant management and eligibility determination

  • Managing contracts governing Sun Tran, Sun Van and Sun Link

  • Applying for and administering grants received from the Federal Transit Administration, other Federal and State agencies to include maintenance of working relationships with sub-recipients

  • Supervising and participating in the preparation and administration of the Division's capital and operating budgets, and reviewing the budgets for Sun Tran and Van Tran

  • Managing transit-related capital projects

  • Managing and performing negotiation, development, administration, monitoring and evaluation of complex contracts

  • Overseeing certification of eligibility for paratransit services

  • Overseeing determination of eligibility for reduced-fare services

  • Preparing and conducting presentation to public groups, agencies and advisory committees, establishing and maintaining relationships with governmental agencies, and organizing, directing and participating in public meeting and seminars as requested

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering field, Business Management or closely related field

  • Over five years of supervisory management experience in engineering, transportation projects and programs

  • Valid drivers license required

  • An equivalent combination of experience, training, and certification that provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions may be considered.
    **Supervisory management experience is defined as supervising two or more supervisors.**

  • Five years of experience in public improvements design, contract documents preparation, and project cost estimating and scheduling

  • Experience in contract negotiation and dispute resolution

  • Experience with urban design and land use planning issues

  • Experience with public relations, administrative liaison, and public outreach

    Some positions may require a satisfactory criminal background check, Motor Vehicle History Report, 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.

    JANUARY 9 - 23, 2014


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    To be considered for this position, a completed employment profile, resume and supplemental application must be submitted online by the closing date. Those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the Training and Experience in their employment profile and the responses to the supplemental questions. Those scoring highest will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List that will be utilized by hiring depatments. An applicants ranking will be calculated as follows 100% of your rating for Education and Employment history and may include a Hiring Interview.

    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 Veteran or Native American preference points, you must submit your documentation at the time of application. For DD 214's, it must be a copy that indicates characterization of service. Click here to read the definitions.

    If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call 520-791-4241 at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled evaluation.

    All inquiries should be addressed to the below individuals. Do not send emails to, because this is utilized only for outbound notifications.

    Malena Carreon, HR Technician (520) 837-4165, e-mail:

    Shennendoah Rogers, Lead HR Analyst (520) 837-4161, e-mail:

    JOB CODE: 2760/0114

    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 is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. 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 employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. E-Verify, along with the Form I-9, protects jobs for authorized U.S. workers, improves the accuracy of wage and tax reporting, and helps U.S employers maintain a legal workforce.

    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.