Department of Transportation & Mobility

Recruitment #2104-5747-001



The City of Tucson, Department of Transportation  - Sign Shop is looking for someone who is a skilled self starter, motivated to learn new skills and is detail orientated with strong customer services and people skills.  If you have a good work ethic, and have the ability to learn and grow, then this job is for you!

General Description

Assist in design and fabrication of all traffic related signs, City Department signs and decals

Essential Functions

Prepares layouts according to municipal uniform traffic control plans and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

Fabricates signs in the Sign Shop through application of pressure sensitive adhesive material to metal sign blanks

Fabricates signs in the Sign Shop using digital printing equipment direct to pressure sensitive adhesive material for application to metal sign blanks

Fabricates signs in the sign shop utilizing various materials such as; 3M Reflective sheeting, vinyl, UV sheeting, and graffiti sheeting

Utilizes a graphic computer system in the design and manufacturing of signs for buildings, office and employee identification

Maintains sign material inventory

Performs related work as required

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years designing and fabricating commercial signs, at the skilled journey level

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on their education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions.   The highest scoring applicants may be invited to participate in a phone screen interview.

  • Phone Screen Interviews will be conducted on May 18, 2021* REVISED DATE

Those candidates scoring the highest on the phone screen interview will be invited to participate in an oral board interview. 

  • Virtual Oral Board Interviews will be held on May 21, 2021* REVISED DATE
*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 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 Training & Experience  (supplemental questions)
  • 90% of your oral board interview

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 Carreon at (520) 837-4071 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

The list may be used by the Transportation Department with an approved vacancy to fill 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 after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

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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.