Recruitment #1908-6004-001


The Street Maintenance Division is seeking highly qualified, dedicated, dependable, and motivated individuals to join their team. The Heavy Equipment Operator position requires skilled work involving operation of heavy equipment to grade terrain within the City of Tucson right of way, lay asphalt and chip seal, hoist large heavy objects, dig trenches, excavate tree stumps and sidewalks, sweep and vacuum streets and maintain landscaping. Work requires climbing in and out of equipment and exposure to extremes in weather and temperatures. 

General Description

Operates heavy equipment to maintain streets, roadways, drainage ways, and other City property.  Promotes the safe use of equipment, and transports equipment to job sites.

Essential Functions

Operates heavy equipment to perform grade terrain, lay asphalt and chipseal, hoist large heavy objects, dig trenches, excavate tree stumps, and sidewalks, sweep and vacuum streets, and maintain landscaping.

Promotes the safe use of equipment by performing daily pre and post operation inspections, preventive maintenance and repairs to equipment, reporting any necessary repairs and instructing others.

Transports equipment by loading equipment on trailers and driving to various job sites.

Performs routine maintenance in washes and drainage ways.

Maintains asphalt surfaces to include street maintenance, pothole repairs, chip sealing, and crack sealing.

Operates small equipment such as jump jacks, chainsaws, and weed eaters.

Performs related duties such as occasionally directing helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years of heavy equipment operation

Valid CDL Permit

Special Job Requirements

Obtain Forklift Operator Certification within probationary period.

Preferred Qualifications

Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class B *with Tanker Endorsement*

*In Accordance with Administrative Directives, City of Tucson Employees will have 60 days from date of hire to obtain.

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 a Phone Screen Interview 
Phone Screen Interviews will be held on:  September 16, 2019
Those applicants ranking highest as a result of the phone screen process will be invited to participate in a practical skills test. 
Practical Skills Test will be held on: September 25, 2019
Those applicants ranking highest as a result of the practical skills test will be invited to participate in an oral board interview. 
Oral Board Interviews will be held on: October 4, 2019
Upon completion of all 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 
    10% of your rating for the phone screen interview 
    50% of your rating for the practical skills test 
    30% of your rating for the 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 Malena.Carreon@tucsonaz.gov. 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.


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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 and spam account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification. 

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

CDL Physical

NIDA Drug Test

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.