Environmental and General Services Department

Recruitment #1907-5743-001



The City of Tucson Environmental and General Services Department is seeking qualified individuals to provide journey-level commercial service plumbing to our City of Tucson Facilities.  Individuals will be required to work on-call, weekends and holidays as needed.

General Description

Maintains, inspects, repairs, and installs plumbing, commercial irrigation and related systems, and components.  Maintains fueling and service station facilities. Works independently with little to no supervision.

Essential Functions

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

Maintains fueling facilities by servicing and repairing pumps, hoses, valves, filters, piping, motors, controls, wiring, and hydraulic equipment

Diagnosis, troubleshoot and make necessary repairs to bring facility back on line as soon as possible

Maintains and repairs equipment, systems and components by running tests, inspecting and replacing parts, identifying maintenance needs, and flushing out systems

Upgrades and installs plumbing, commercial irrigation, and related systems and components

Performs routine preventative maintenance and critical repair and replacement of City buildings components and systems

Completes requisitions, develops and implements new procedures, directs work with outside contractors, submits work requests, monitors work in progress, and approves work upon completion

Reviews and revises plans, oversees plumbing installations, and plans and reviews site inspections

Winterizes, summerizes, and maintains coolers and cell decks, tests and inspects for leaks, maintains potable water and sewer systems, and conducts blue staking

Performs related work as required

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years maintaining, inspecting, repairing, and installing plumbing at the journey-level

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

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 Hands-On Practical Assessment.  


Practical Assessment will be held: Week of August 5, 2019


The Practical Assessment will be indoors; however, you must wear loose-fitting work clothes suitable for a working environment; open toed footwear and shorts will not be allowed and excess jewelry is not recommended.  The required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.


Applicants who successfully pass the Practical Assessment will be invited to participate in the Oral Board Interview


Oral Board Interview will be held: Week of August 12, 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
  • 50% of your practical assessment
  • 40% 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 hand deliver your documentation at the time of your practical assessment 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

Asbestos Physical

Hep A Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

Hep B Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

75 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.