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Heat Response & Mitigation Officer

City of Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ
United States
Experience Level: 
Up to $149,386 annually (effective July 12, 2021). Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


During the current health crisis, the majority of job interviews will be held by video or audio conference.  In person recruitment and selection processes will be conducted in accordance with recommended safety guidelines (masks, social distancing, and disinfecting between candidates).

Please be aware that you may be required to undergo screening for symptoms of COVID-19 which may include answering questions regarding symptoms or having your body temperature read as part of this job.  You may also be required to wear a face covering or use other personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Office of Heat Response and Mitigation establishes cohesive strategy and action to address the growing hazard of urban heat, which threatens the city’s economic viability and health and well-being of vulnerable residents. Working across city departments and with other partners, the office increases the community’s capacity to identify, prepare for, track and respond to both extreme heat events and the increasing frequency of high temperature days that adversely affect residents’ and visitors’ thermal comfort. By using technology and innovative, locally-relevant solutions, providing preventative information and education, and encouraging coordination and cooperation among diverse stakeholders, the office will build a research and practice-informed process to ensure that heat is addressed in a comprehensive, integrative and effective manner.

This newly-created executive position will report to the City Manager’s Office, and will work collaboratively to implement the services and programs necessary to build, sustain and improve the city’s ability to prepare for and mitigate the effects of extreme heat and the urban heat island effect.


The successful candidate will be an inspiring leader who demonstrates the significant progress that can be made when effective communication skills are combined with technical competence and a positive attitude. This person will work effectively with the City Council, other City departments, and regional partners to deliver projects, programs, and services that benefit residents, businesses, and visitors. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of integrity and a firm commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.


Up to $149,386 annually (effective July 12, 2021).  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The City contributes 8.5% of salary into 457/401(a) plans with no matching required.  $5,220/annual car allowance and $1,440/annual cell phone allowance.

A comprehensive Executive benefits package is offered which includes:

Traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, HAS plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days.  For more details, visit:

Executive Benefits

Pension Information


  • Five years of experience in municipal management positions with authority for program direction and budget administration, or for coordination and supervision of such functions.
  • Master's degree in public or business administration, environmental science or equivalent.
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PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Five years of professional experience in project management, operations, or in related technical or administrative support areas.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience and ability to work with technical experts, nonprofit organizations, and academic researchers;
  • Experience with equitable community engagement;
  • Experience with grant writing and reporting.


Recruitment closes July 6, 2021. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.



Asst to the CM: Job Code 06110, ID# 40217

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City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Published on:
June 8, 2021 - 8:45am
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