Recruitment #2001-0963-001



The City of Tucson Department of Transportation, Traffic Engineering Division is seeking a hardworking, motivated individual with a strong work ethic to fill the Transportation Parts Specialist position.

General Description

Orders, stores, assembles, picks up and delivers supplies and equipment for City departments. Maintains storage facilities, inventory levels, and computerized procurement records. In the Transportation Department, this position maintains warehouse inventory for Streets and Traffic Maintenance. This includes inventory of traffic signal materials, street light materials, power tools, maintenance and operation of power saws, and building signal heads.

Essential Functions

Special-orders parts and maintains records by researching the correct materials, conducting visual inspections, agreeing to verbal contracts with mechanics, vendors, logging orders, entering data into the computer, expediting priority and past due orders, resolving invoice discrepancies and handling returns, credits and warranties.                                            

Maintains inventory levels by communicating with the buyer to place orders, replenishing deleted stocks, preparing orders and transferring stock.

Assists in the receiving area by loading and unloading items, receiving stock and special order items, identifying and resolving discrepancies, distributing items, completing reports, entering data into computer, filing orders and delivering items.

Assembling and maintaining parts and equipment.

Issues stock parts by determining items needed, pulling parts and entering data into computer.

Oversee rental programs.                      

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years of experience in a warehouse environment to include inventory and quality control that can include computerized parts warehousing operations.

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License 

Special Job Requirements

Forklift Operator Certification required within 90 days of hire

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 the following assessments:

  • Phone Screen Interview: to be held February 25, 2020
  • Oral Board Interviews:  to be held March 11, 2020

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Eligibility List.  An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 15% of your phone screen interview score
  • 75% 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 provide your documentation to the HR facilitator at the time of the Oral Board interviews. 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 Pilar Jauregui at (520) 837-4177 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly.  Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.  All email inquiries should be directed to the individual listed below.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

50 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.