Environmental and General Services Department

Recruitment #1905-2250-001


The Environmental and General Services Department is seeking highly skilled individuals to support all communications systems owned by the City of Tucson to include but not limited to:  trouble-shoot, repair and maintain electronics communications systems for Public Safety Communications, Digital Trunked radio systems and Fiber Optic and Microwave networks. This individual will be required to work variable shifts to include, on-call, weekends and holidays as needed.

General Description

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

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Designs, constructs, installs and maintains electronic equipment systems by determining the system type needed, modifying systems to meet changing needs, designing 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.

Maintains emergency electronic and communication systems by researching customer concerns, and testing, troubleshooting and repairing equipment.

Programs equipment, troubleshoots defects, aligns radios, documents work done and generates reports.

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

Maintains contact with contractors, assists electricians, attends meetings, and researches and develops ideas.

Conducts traffic studies and adjusts traffic signal control equipment in response to field observations and traffic conditions.

Instructs electronic and communications equipment operations in the use and maintenance of equipment.

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 

**An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential function of this position may be considered.**

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 June 17, 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   

Hiring interviews may be conducted prior to making selections.

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  email it to EGSD_HR@tucsonaz.gov or hand deliver your documentation at the time of the Oral Board as part of the application process.  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.


You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.

Additionally, 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

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.