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7120 - Program Coordinator-Unclassified (Attractions & Tourism)

at Pima County

Posted: 2/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2292467

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This position, with occasional nights and weekends, is in the Economic Development Attractions & Tourism Department.  OPEN UNTIL FILLED with 1st screening of applications on 12/28/2018.

Salary Grade: U3

Supervises and coordinates the day-to-day activities of a specific single functional program. This is distinguished from Program Manager by its direct participation in the day-to-day activities of a single functional program with highly specified objectives. Conversely, the Program Manager manages and administers a large, multi-faceted specialized program with diversified activities. This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.


(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Coordinates, supervisors and participates in the daily activities and oversight of contract compliance under the department's direction;
Conducts on-site and regular review of properties for documentation, oversight of property and activities;
Provides support and participates in the daily activities essential to the completion of program objectives;
Develops and maintains effective working relationships and coordinates oversight of program activities with other county departments, public and private agencies, organizations and groups.
Meets with representatives of other departments, governmental agencies and the public to resolve program-related problems, address issues and discuss compliance and solutions to contract/program activities;
Researches, analyzes and reports on program activities and documents program specific data.
May require knowledge of program-specific terminology principles, practices and procedures.
May coordinate with and supervise daily staff activities requiring documentation of program managerial functions;
May access or maintain specialized databases containing program-specific information to review update information or generate reports;
Researches, reviews and analyzes federal, state and local program compliance of programs under department direction;
Provides program information necessary to coordinate activities with other departments such as Budget, Finance, Development Services, DEQ, NRPR and Flood Control;
Interacts and coordinates with other County Departments, Outside Agencies and Leased Properties as directed.


  • Applications of automated information systems;
  • Business English, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and composition;
  • Rules, regulations, policies and procedures applicable within work unit;
  • Basic principles of contractual agreements;
  • Principles and practices of budgeting, accounting and contract compliance.
Skill in:
  • Administering and monitoring, review and negotiation of contracts;
  • Utilizing governmental laws, rules and regulations as they apply to department contracts;
  • Researching, analyzing and reporting data;
  • Establishing and maintaining automated/manual filing systems;
  • Preparing operational reports.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an academic major in business/public administration, management, etc. plus significant professional experience in management of a specified specialty area. 
Five years of professional experience in the oversight and management of a specific program, facility or contract.


Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

Preferred Qualifications(Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):
  1. Flexibility to work schedule, including some nights and weekends, if necessary, in possibly inclement weather.
  2. Requires some fieldwork which may include exposure to the sun, heat and cold.
  3. The ability to walk around properties performing inspections, standing for extended periods of time and lifting and carrying a minimum of thirty (30) pounds.
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience.  Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications.  The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application.  Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Risk Management's review and approval of the candidate's driving record. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Risk Management's review and approval of the candidate's driving record.
Physical/Sensory Requirements:  Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

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