Recruitment #1907-2250-001


Do you have an electronics background that you want to put to good use? Then the Department of Transportation may be just the place for you.  The Department of Transportation is currently seeking qualified, results oriented, motivated individuals to join the Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division as an Electronics Technician.  The successful candidate(s) primary responsibilities will be to construct, install, troubleshoot and maintain electronic controlled equipment and traffic signal systems.

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 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in traffic signal, instrumentation, or industrial control systems
  • IMSA Level II Traffic Signal Field Technician Certification
  • 2 years' experience installing or maintaining traffic signals
  • Experience programming traffic signal controllers


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. High scoring candidates will be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview. 

Oral Board Interviews will be held: August 7, 2019

Upon completion of all examination processes, applicants will be placed on a ranked list. The list will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.  An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as: 

  •  20% of your rating for education and work experience
  •  80% of your oral board interview.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call H.R. Analyst, Grishma Chitrakar at 520-837-4078 or email at grishma.chitrakar@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

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. The DD214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.

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 to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical, 50 lb. Lift Test

Unless at Transportation, then some positions require CDL Physical

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.