Tucson Water Maintenance Division

Recruitment #2012-5322-001



To remain eligible, you must maintain your permanent or probationary Civil Service employment status through the actual date of transfer. If you are not a current permanent or probationary Civil Service employee at the date of transfer, you will not be eligible for this position. Non-permanent, interns, and appointed employees are not eligible.

The Eligibility List may be used by Tucson Water to fill vacancies occurring in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months . Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

The City of Tucson's Water Department, Tucson Water Maintenance Division is seeking a skilled mechanics to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul work on heavy construction equipment, stationary pumping and generating equipment and water system construction equipment such as hydraulic pump machines and hydraulic tools, with diesel, gasoline and natural gas engines. Work is subject to shift assignments and on-call status, which may include weekends and holidays.

General Description

Performs preventive maintenance and repairs of heavy vehicles and equipment. Rebuilds and installs engines and makes service calls.

Essential Functions

Essential duties include but are not limited to:
  • Maintains and repairs large equipment such as road/motor graders, front end loaders, backhoes, farm tractors, natural gas engines and right-angle gear drive units.  
  • Operates and inspects heavy equipment to diagnose defects, and tests repaired and overhauled equipment to insure correct operation.  
  • Disassembles equipment, examines components using precision measuring equipment, replaces worn or damaged parts, reassembles equipment and tests for correct operation. 
  • Troubleshoots problems and make repairs on 12- and 24-volt DC electrical systems such as starting systems and engine monitoring systems. 
  • Maintains records of work activity, equipment status, and corrective actions required; prepares reports; and requisitions parts and supplies utilizing a computerized maintenance management software system. 
  • Work is subject to shift assignments and on-call status, which may include weekends and holidays.
  • Successful candidates must provide their own complete set of hand tools, up to 1¼ â€œ wrenches and sockets.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: As least 4 years maintaining, repairing, and rebuilding heavy and specialized trucks, construction, and street maintenance equipment 

Valid and Unrestricted Class D -Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

At least four years professional level experience involving maintenance, repair, and rebuilding of equipment with diesel, gasoline or natural gas engines, preferably in a commercial, governmental fleet or similar environment.

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 virtual Teams Oral Board interview.   

  • Virtual Teams Oral Board Interviews will be held January 27, 2021

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 may be utilized to fill vacancies occurring at Tucson Water within the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

If you are in need of an Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Roxie Escarcega at at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical
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.