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7110 - Special Staff Assistant -Senior - Unclassified (Senior Organizational Development Specialist)

at Pima County

Posted: 10/16/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2885018

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

This position is in the Cross Functional Operations Division, Organizational Development section in the Health Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 

Salary Grade: U2

Assists in the planning, direction and administration of management activities of a department or division and performs related work as required. This classification is distinguished from Special Staff Assistant-Unclassified by its organizational placement and its greater latitude in authority and responsibility. 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.
Assists in the planning, directing and management of operational projects;
Coordinates the efforts of divisions, units, and personnel to achieve objectives;
Designs, directs, and administers studies, research, and special projects which address management concerns of a particular department, division, or operation;
Monitors and reports on various operational aspects of the department at the request of the Director;
Prepares, or participates in the preparation of, departmental budgets, schedules, analyses, reports and financial statements for approval by the Department Director;
Analyzes departmental/program expenditures for compliance with authorized budgets;
Reviews/analyzes periodic financial reports and statements;
Reviews and analyzes procedures and practices to determine efficiency and effectiveness of operations;
Develops, interprets, and implements departmental policies and procedures to improve efficiency, productivity, and operating economy for the work unit;
Researches, plans, develops and writes reports concerning managerial or supervisory issues;
Assists in the development of policy statements concerning managerial and supervisory practices, issues and procedures;
Acts as the department or division representative on various county committees, boards and at various meetings;
Aides in the support of County and departmental goals and functions;
Participates in the development and monitoring of special projects;
Designs and conducts special projects of a politically sensitive nature on behalf of managerial or executive staff;
Plans, organizes, schedules and conducts various departmental meetings;
Establishes and maintains liaison with various outside agencies, groups and concerns;
Conducts surveys to gather information for studies or research;
Responds to public inquiries, resolving potential problems and addressing pertinent issues;
May supervise and train staff.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business, public administration, management or a related field as defined by the appointing authority and three years of professional administrative or management experience.
(Additional relevant experience/education from an accredited college or university as defined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment may substitute.)

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. One (1) or more years experience conducting community outreach and engagement activities.
  2. One (1) or more years experience coordinating volunteer or internship programs.
  3. One (1) or more years experience with facilitating group discussions or public speaking.
  4. One (1) or more years experience organizing and executing employee development activities.

Selection Procedure
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/score against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process. 


Supplemental Information

Licenses and CertificatesValid driver license is required at time of application.  Valid AZ driver's license and access to a registered/insured vehicle for business travel is required (business mileage reimbursed) 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.  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 Fleet Services’ review and approval of the candidate’s driving record.

Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history.  A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.

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