Department of Transportation & Mobility

Recruitment #2110-2012-001


The Transportation Department is looking to fill Senior Engineering Associate positions.

The Transportation Department is looking to fill a Senior Engineering Associate  in the Engineering Division.  This position will use computer models and geographic information systems to analyze and resolve engineering issues related to the design and operation of systems.  They will also perform administrative duties by preparing and reviewing reports.  The candidate will be responsible for preparing design authorizations, and maintaining and updating the files and records. This will require interaction with the public and the media to establish lines of communication within the City by answering questions and concerns.

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 or appointed employees are not eligible.

**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.**

General Description

Develops and manages projects and contracts. Reviews development plans. Develops and reviews project design plans and specifications.

Essential Functions

This is a senior position. It differs from other positions in the classification series by performing tasks at a proficient, accomplished level and handling the more difficult, complex or irregular tasks. Individuals in senior positions typically assist in setting priorities for work and are asked upon occasion to use judgment to solve unusual problems.

Manages projects and contracts by negotiating the scope of work and the fees involved, recommending payment in accordance with contract requirements, managing the preparation of construction bid documents, managing and coordinating the review and approval of design plans, tracking and reporting on project data, investigating and resolving problems and issues and preparing engineering documents in accordance with requirements and guidelines.

Reviews and designs plans by attending meetings, coordinating requirements with other agencies, reviewing design concept reports and plans for compliance with City requirements, preparing bid documents, conducting site visits, addressing questions, coordinating work orders and plans and reviewing system capabilities and proposed enhancements.

Participates in public relations by interacting with the public and the media, attending meetings, establishing lines of communication within the city, answering questions and concerns and providing information.

Specifies and orders equipment, hardware and software by collecting, researching and recommending items for purchase, preparing specifications, reviewing and recommending bids and evaluating purchased equipment.

Participates in the development of projects and programs.

Develops and reviews project design plans and specifications.

Performs administrative duties by preparing, reviewing and submitting reports, preparing design change authorizations and maintaining and updating files and records.

Supervises personnel by monitoring project status.

Reviews and approves permits for code compliance and prepares maps, petitions and legal descriptions.

Analyzes and resolves engineering issues related to the design and operation of systems by using computer models and geographic information systems.

Ensures the computer models and geographic information systems contain accurate, precise and complete information.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years in engineering

**An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position may be considered**

Preferred Qualifications

Degree in Civil Engineering

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 an Oral Board 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 rating for education and work experience
  • 90% of your oral board interview

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Sandra Zurbrick at (520) 837-6803 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

The list may be used by any City 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.


This position requires a satisfactory Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle History Report.  Reference checks may also be conducted prior to an offer of employment.  Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing any of the above requirements.

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

 License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

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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.

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