MPA & MPP Job Opportunities

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Recent Job Opportunities (in order of application deadline)

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The Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) is looking for a graduate assistant (0.25 FTE) to support their work in local Criminal Justice reform with an emphasis on populations who disproportionately experience the criminal legal system due to homelessness, substance use disorder, or mental illness.

This GAship entails working with SIROW staff and the City of Tucson's Community Safety, Health & Wellness Program to 1) conduct a scan of harm reduction agencies and community-based organizations in Tucson to identify their scope of work, current capacity, strategic goals, and gaps 2) plan and implement collective strategizing and goal-setting opportunities related to harm reduction and overdose prevention, 3) develop a written strategy plan, evaluation metrics, and feedback sessions with key stakeholders, and 4) assist the Program team and key stakeholders to develop a funding strategy including review of grant opportunities and initial grant writing (as time permits).

This is an incredible opportunity for students to gain real-world exposure to applied system change/redesign work, and a grounded sense of the skills needed to navigate changes to local institutions and practices. 

Interested students should contact Dr. Keith Bentele ( directly with a statement of interest for the position describing relevant experience and interest. Familiarity with criminal justice reform, evaluation research, and grant writing are all preferred, but not necessary to be considered for this opportunity. 

Statements of interest will considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted.

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation & Mobility is hiring someone to coordinate our Neighborhood Traffic Management Program including the new Safe Streets Mini-Grant Program.  This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in working with neighborhood leaders, supporting traffic calming and traffic safety initiatives, and developing green stormwater infrastructure projects. 
View full position description here.

Application Deadline: Dec 24th

The City of Mesa's Management Analyst Program is designed for promising professionals that are interested in a career in public service.  This multi-year program provides career development in local government as they develop and strengthen their professional skills working with over 30 departments in Arizona's third largest city. This provides management analysts with valuable experience in local government management and finance.

Virtual information sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • December 11th from 1pm- 2pm (MST)
  • December 19th from 10am-11am (MST)
  • January 11th from 4pm- 5pm (MST)
  • January 16th from 9am-10am (MST)

The links to these sessions can be found at   

This position will be available to apply for starting December 15th at

Please contact Amanda Freeman at with any questions.


We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Government Relations Representative I, II or Senior. The successful candidate will review, analyze, and report on public policies and proposals relevant to our company and industry and provides recommendations on communication and engagement strategy with internal and external stakeholders. Represent the Company with public officials and stakeholders, providing communications, addressing government-related issues and engaging in direct lobbying as appropriate. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload.

View full position description here.

Application Deadline: unknown

Do you have strong analytical skills and enjoy working with numbers? Are you interested in public service and being a critical part of the 4.6-billion-dollar budget process for Maricopa County? We are looking for high achievers who will take the initiative and collaborate with our team to move our department forward. As a Budget Analyst, you will see the global view of the budget process and collaborate with professionals from over 50 departments to ensure our fiduciary responsibilities are met for the residents of Maricopa County.

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OSPB is currently searching for Budget Analysts (full-time opportunities).

View information flyer for Budget Analyst

Application Deadline: Open until filled (rolling basis)

The office of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee provides a full range of non-partisan fiscal and program analysis for the Arizona State Legislature. They currently have openings for a Fiscal Analyst, which is primarily a entry level position. They seek individuals who have a Master's degree in Economics, Public Policy Analysis, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field.

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Application Deadline: Open until filled.

The City of Tucson is hiring for multiple positions in various departments. Our professional, friendly team is driven by the opportunity to make a difference in the community where we work and play. As a proud Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA compliant employer, we are committed to embracing, retaining, and developing an effective and diverse workforce dedicated to delivering high-quality services to the community of Tucson. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, which include medical, dental, vision, free life insurance, free long-term disability, paid sick leave, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, and a stable pension plan. All new employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs, and those exceptions must be approved by the City of Tucson. Apply online at the link below.

City of Tucson jobs


The AZ Auditor General's office has multiple job and internship opportunities. Current positions can be found at

Application deadlines vary by position.




Page last updated: 12/7/23