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. Other duties entail the application of asphalt and chip seal, hoisting large heavy objects, digging trenches, excavating tree stumps and sidewalks, sweeping and vacuuming streets and maintain landscaping. Work requires climbing in and out of equipment and exposure to extremes in weather and temperatures.
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.
Operates heavy equipment to perform grade terrain, application of asphalt and chip seal, hoisting large heavy objects, digging trenches, excavating tree stumps, and sidewalks, sweeping and vacuuming 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 eater
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 Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School
Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years of heavy equipment operation
Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class B at time of application. Copy of current/valid Class B CDL must be uploaded at time of application
Special Job Requirements
Must be able to obtain a Forklift Operator Certification within 12-month probationary period
Must have a valid and unrestricted CDL-Class B. Copy of CDL must be uploaded with application
***An uncertified 39-month Motor Vehicle Record will be required at time of the Practical Skills Test***
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 be invited to participate in a Practical Skills Test and Written assessment.
Practical Skills Test and written assessment will be held on: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
***Proof of a valid and unrestricted CDL-Class B license must be uploaded as part of your application. An uncertified 39-month Motor Vehicle Record will be required at time of the Practical Skills Test***
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The written assessment will be given prior to the Practical Skills Test.
The Practical Skills Test will consist of an obstacle skills test. The Practical Skills Test will be outdoors. You must wear loose-fitting work clothes suitable for an outdoor working environment. Open toed footwear and shorts will not be allowed and excess jewelry is not recommended. The required personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided. **YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK**.
Those applicants ranking highest as a result of the written assessment and practical skills test will be invited to participate in an oral board interview.
Virtual Oral Board interviews will be held on: Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
**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 a virtual format, please contact the Human Resources Analyst listed below for other options once you have been invited to the virtual oral board interviews.**
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 written
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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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements
NIDA Drug Test
75 lb Lift Test
NOTE: The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson.
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.