Transit-Oriented Development Project Manager

Compensation: $25.58 - $45.52/hour and in accordance with Administrative Directives

General Description/Information

The City of Tucson, Department of Transportation & Mobility received a Federal Transit Administration Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning grant. We are now seeking to hire an experienced, energetic, solution-oriented, and creative Project Manager to oversee the project activities for the duration of the grant. This is a grant funded position intended to last for 3 years, depending on funding. This individual will focus on land use and planning activities along a 15-mile north-south proposed alignment of High Capacity Transit (bus rapid transit/streetcar) between three regional transit centers (Tohono Tadai at Stone/Wetmore, Ronstadt in downtown, and Laos at South 6th/Irvington), and the Tucson International Airport.

When completed, the project will result in zoning and policy changes that will support Equitable Transit Oriented Development along this route, identify potential opportunity areas for redevelopment, and establish strategies to avoid displacement of current residents and businesses in the area by creating housing, economic development, and equity frameworks.


Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Manages and directs complex projects by assigning work, forecasting timelines and project parameters, reviewing and approving plans and documents, devising solutions to problems, deploying resources, ensuring projects are completed effectively and efficiently within budget time frames, studying and approving agreements, disbursing payments, conducting and attending meetings with associated parties.

Prepares forecasts of needed funds, assists in the development and implementation of budgets, monitors project budgets, authorizes expenditures and budget allocations, reviews budget documents and prepares reports and communications.

Collaborates with intra and inter-departmental personnel, develops project goals and objectives, evaluates project success and regulatory compliance, and makes presentations.

Performs administrative duties by preparing and reviewing reports and correspondence, performing safety audits and inspections, reviewing policies and procedures, providing advice, researching and analyzing information such as cost-benefit studies, developing and maintaining databases and responding to and forwarding inquiries.

Coordinates ongoing collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams including:
Oversees a series of studies to be conducted by a consultant team. Ensures that these studies align with the City’s long-range transportation plan, Move Tucson, and Plan Tucson, the City’s Sustainability and General Plan, the Oracle Transformation Plan and other relevant plans and policies.

  • Between City Departments (Transportation & Mobility, Planning & Development Services, Housing and Community Development, and Economic Initiatives)
  • External partners such as City of South Tucson, Tucson Airport Authority and Pima Association of Government
  • Consultants and industry professionals
  • Community partners such as Equitable Housing and Development Commissions, Planning Commission, Complete Streets Coordinating Council, and other key stakeholder groups

Creates a final Equitable Transit Oriented Development Strategic Plan that will be reviewed and adopted by both the City of Tucson, and City of South Tucson City Councils

Performs outreach and community engagement conducted throughout the development of the studies and final equitable Transit Oriented Development strategic plan, addressing land use opportunities and issues, and grappling with countermeasures to displacement and gentrification.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Public Administration or or closely related field.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years managing complex multi-modal projects and/or policy development projects and coordinating experts from different fields

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver’s License

Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position, may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in Urban Planning, Transportation or Real Estate or closely related field.

At least 5 years managing complex planning or transportation projects and coordinating experts from different fields, or equivalent

Proficient in Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suites, or similar products.

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