Recruitment #1906-2610-001



The Transportation Department is looking to fill two Planning Technician positions in the Permits and Codes section of the Engineering Division.  These positions will require interaction with the public, Ward Offices, public utilities and other municipalities to establish lines of communication within the City by answering questions and concerns regarding City right-of-way. The candidate(s) selected for these positions will be responsible for supporting the mission of the Right-Of Way Management Program which is intended to enhance the planning, application and oversight of traffic control management in temporary work areas in roadways, sidewalks and transit zones to improve safety on both sides of the barricades.

General Description

Provides planning technical assistance on a variety of land use planning projects. Reviews plans to verify compliance with City codes, ordinances, laws and industry standards. Creates detailed maps utilizing computer applications, and provides planning and zoning information assistance to the public.

Essential Functions

Reviews Right-Of-Way permit applications, plans and other associated documents as part of the permitting process.

Creates detailed maps by reviewing plans, designing maps using various computer programs and software, evaluating legal compliance with land use codes, and creating map graphics as required for display.

Assists professional planning staff by compiling, evaluating, analyzing, and illustrating, and by preparing descriptive materials and illustrations for presentations.

Reviews project requirements with and prepares preliminary drawings for professional planning staff. Research maps for any impact to existing and proposed conditions.

Drafts recommendations, plans, and related reports, submits to professional planners for review, and makes presentations as requested. Familiarity with Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), City of Tucson City Code (Chapter 25) and City policies as well as those of surrounding jurisdictions is essential.

Maintains manual and computerized records of assigned work projects. Provides customer service by discussing and resolving problems, tracking progress, providing information to the public and interpreting land use documents as well as taking and tracking payments via cash, check and credit cards.

Tracks and updates planning projects, conducts research, obtains evidence of zoning violations, enters information into the computer, prepares various schedules, forms and correspondence, reviews submitted plans to verify compliance, photographs, notifies property owners of site changes, and performs mathematical, statistical, and algebraic calculations.

Maintains manual and computerized records of assigned work projects. Maintains office equipment to include printer, scanner, copier. 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years zoning, codes, municipal planning and computer applications

Special Job Requirements

Candidates selected for hire will be required to obtain American Traffic Safety Services Association Traffic Control Technician (TCT) certification within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification as a Traffic Control Technician

Experience with permitting software applications

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: Tuesday, July 23, 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

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 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 520.837.4071 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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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.