Recruitment #1812-5755-001


The Department of Transportation is seeking a qualified, dedicated, dependable, motivated and team-oriented professional who will be responsible for maintaining, repairing, inspecting and installing electrical street lighting fixtures and traffic signal equipment.

As an employer of choice, the City of Tucson provides paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, Employee Wellness programs an attractive benefits package and alternate work schedules to qualifying employees. 


General Description

Maintains electrical equipment and control systems for City buildings and water production facilities.  Performs limited electrical construction projects and modifications to existing electrical systems

Essential Functions

Examples of the essential duties may include:

Replace or repair circuitry, rebuilding and testing transformers, conductors and other components

Replace starting aids and breakers, troubleshooting and repairing conductors, wires and interconnected hardware

Drilling and tapping equipment and splicing electrical connections

Blue-stakes electrical conduits by locating and marking electrical equipment, tracing out and locating underground electrical conductors, opening pull box lids, connecting blue stake machines and marking conduit and cables

Respond to situations in which electrical equipment has been damaged

Inform contractors of how repairs of damaged equipment should be handled according to City specifications

Respond to accidents involving electrical equipment as requested by other departments

Ensure electrical wires and components are safe, removes and salvages equipment and components at the scene and returns equipment to the shop for disposal or repair

Inspect jobs by checking splices, measuring trenches, opening hand hole covers and following standard specifications

Work in traffic at night and in inclement weather at heights up to 40 feet

Required to participate in an on-call rotation

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 month post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years maintaining electrical equipment and control systems, at the skilled journey level

Class B - CDL or CDL permit at time of application

Special Job Requirements

Positions at the Department of Transportation require a Class B CDL.  All applicants must upload a copy of their Class B CDL or CDL permit at time of application. Current City of Tucson Employees must upload a copy of their City of Tucson I.D.

Preferred Qualifications

Basic computer skills such as MS Word, Excel and e-mail system.

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 Practical exam and Oral Board Interview process.    

  • The practical exam and Oral Board Interviews will be held: January 23, 2018.

A passing score on all elements of the recruitment process is necessary to complete the process. 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:      

  • 20% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 40% for practical exam
  • 40% 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 Malena. Carreon@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 call Malena Carreon at 520.837.4071at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

50 Lb Lift Test. If P&R then, 75Lb Lift Test

If in DOT, then also: CDL Physical and NIDA Drug Test

If on A-Team, then also: Asbestos Physical


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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.