Environmental and General Services Department

Recruitment #1812-2261-001


General Description

Maintains, troubleshoots, and installs electronic components, public safety mobile and portable radios, assemblies, and sub-systems. Determines and marks locations of underground utility lines. Assists contractors, customers, and staff with projects.

Essential Functions

Repairs electronic equipment by troubleshooting, replacing, and repairing defective radios, siren systems, emergency lighting and controls, installing and testing equipment for proper operation, utilizing Digital Multi-meters, Amp meters, Watt meters, and Service Monitors.

Fabricates equipment by drilling, punching, cutting, soldering, routing, installing, and testing equipment. Fabricates brackets and mounts for installing emergency communications and Code 3 equipment. Fabricates wiring harnesses that are neat, and properly labeled as per the provided diagrams to cut down installation time and provide a superior product for the end users in Public Safety.

Troubleshoots equipment by evaluating instruments and controls for proper operation, using test equipment, locating problem, and stabilizing operation.

Maintains equipment inventory, databases, schedules, and standard processes, purchases parts. Documents procedures, work reports, and updates technical manuals.

Locates and marks underground utility lines and provides assistance to customers by reviewing and prioritizing work orders, using maps and plans, specialized detection equipment and measuring devices, spray painting or marking the area with whiskers/flags, locating, and tracing underground fiber optic cables and troubleshooting problems.

Assists contractors with construction projects by receiving and reviewing maps and plans, attending pre-construction meetings, identifying underground lines, repainting destroyed blue stake marks, monitoring project schedules and resolving unexpected fiber optic cable problems.

Completes and files blue stake work orders, and logs activities.

Ensures that work conforms to local, state and federal government regulations, worker safety and other applicable rules and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year of bench experience in an electronic systems repair environment. 

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

Blue stake experience preferred but not required.

Emergency vehicle up-fitting/ troubleshooting experience, and/or installation of after- market vehicle electronics are preferred but not required.

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: Week of May 13, 2019.

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   

Selection interviews may be conducted post-list by the hiring manager.

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 may bring a copy of your documentation on the date of your oral board interview or email it to EGSD_HR@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 Brianna Aguilar at 520-837-3776 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic 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.

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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.