Recruitment #1812-5312-001

General Description

Repairs, overhauls, adjusts, and rebuilds automotive vehicles and equipment, including differentials, standard and automatic transmissions and all other vehicle systems and components, at the skilled journey level.

Essential Functions

Repairs, overhauls, adjusts and rebuilds all types of vehicles and equipment including gasoline engines, standard and automatic transmissions, trans-axles, and differentials, engine components such as carburetors, fuel injection systems, starters, fuel pumps, conventional and computerized ignition systems, refrigeration systems, alternators and electrical systems, and related vehicle components.

Disassembles units and inspects parts for wear or defects using precision measuring tools and equipment; replaces worn or defective parts and reassembles and tests units in accordance with technical manuals, schematics, graphs and charts.

Utilizes specialized computer and electronic testing equipment to determine causes of malfunctions and to adjust engine components for maximum operating efficiency.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years repairing, overhauling, adjusting, and rebuilding automotive vehicles, at the skilled journey level

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Certification or equivalent

State of Arizona Emissions Inspector Certification

Forklift Operator Certification

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 January 28, 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 hand deliver your documentation at the time of the oral board interview or email it to 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

50 lb Lift Test

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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.