Recruitment #2009-5225-001


The Department of Transportation Street Maintenance Division is seeking a dedicated, dependable, and motivated professional to serve as a Street Maintenance Supervisor to supervise personnel in the maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, drainage ways, curbs, shoulders, alleyways, work zone traffic control equipment and right-of-ways.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of two or more fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the City, community, department, and unit.
  • Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects and procedures.
  • Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of work load, monitoring levels of resources, establishing time lines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports.
  •  Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.
  • Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing and causing others to implement the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.
  • Provides customer service by responding to information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors. Ensures that unit work conforms to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements. 
  • Supervises and inspects projects by checking for problem areas and safety issues, barricading areas as needed, checking for blue staking, generating punch item lists for construction projects, and completing work orders and documentation. 
  • Prepares bid documents for procuring materials, parts, equipment and services, and recommends award of contracts, oversees contract compliance in the areas of sweeping, landscaping maintenance, weed eradication, irrigation systems installations, asphalt maintenance, concrete repair, and utility adjustment.
  • Assists in developing and administering the unit budget. Purchases material and equipment, serves as a City representative in neighborhoods, and monitoring horticulture, tree-trimming, and use of herbicides and pesticides.
  • Develops and implements guidelines to further the efficient use of the maintenance management system. Maintains records, prepares reports, records information into the computer, supplies requested information, and develops relationships with contractors.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: : At least 4 years of lead or supervisory experience in maintaining and repairing streets, sidewalks, and drainageways 

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

***In order to be eligible for consideration, you must be a current permanent or probationary civil service employee assigned to the City of Tucson, Department of Transportation & Mobility, Street Maintenance Division from now until the time of selection************

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word/Excel)


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 to a Virtual Oral Board interview.* 

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: October 1, 2020*

*It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its virtual interviews. Please ensure that you have access to this software application, if you are not able to participate in the virtual format, please contact the H.R. Analyst listed below for other options once you have been invited to the virtual interview.

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.Carreona 520.837.4071at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.

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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

50 lb Lift Test

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This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.