* * * Tucson Water - Maintenance Division * * *

Recruitment #1806-2250-001


The Maintenance Division of the Tucson Water Department is looking for highly skilled individuals that will be responsible for installing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining electronic systems and related components. This position will require the candidate to periodically work schedules that may include holiday work , shift work and on-call status.

General Description

Designs, constructs, installs, troubleshoots, and maintains electronic equipment and communication systems.

Essential Functions

Constructing, installing and maintaining electronic equipment systems, modifying systems to meet changing needs, and constructing equipment and components, producing interface modules, calibrating and testing equipment and systems, repairing faulty equipment, procuring needed materials and removing and replacing defective components.

Programming equipment, troubleshooting defects, documenting work done and generating reports.

Performing preventative maintenance by testing and verifying that equipment is operating efficiently and effectively, correcting minor problems, and investigating and resolving major problems.

Maintaining contact with contractors, assisting electricians, attending meetings, and researching and developing ideas.

Providing emergency response for critical equipment failures.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years of experience in maintaining and repairing electronic equipment, two way radio, microwave, fiber optic, and related communications systems 

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidates will possess the above minimum qualifications as well as relevant experience in the areas listed below:

  • Two or more years of experience performing preventative maintenance, installs and repairs in a large water utility or water treatment plant
  • Two or more years of experience maintaining and repairing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Two years or more of experience calibrating electrical instruments and working on 4-20 mA current loop signal

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview. 

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: July 24, 2018

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:      

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 90% of your oral board interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to: Roxie.Escarcega@tucsonaz.gov. The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Roxie Escarcega at 520-837-2138 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


Communication during this process will be sent via email, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

50 lb Lift Test

Unless at Transportation, then some positions require a DOT Medical Clearance.

Unless at Water, then: None


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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.