TRADE SPECIALIST

Recruitment #2110-3051-001

Introduction

 The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is seeking highly qualified, dedicated,

team-oriented individuals for a

TRADE SPECIALIST

to assist with maintaining and repairing equipment at Parks and Recreation facilities.

General Description

The Trade Specialist installs, maintains, and repairs equipment at City facilities, including playground equipment, chlorination systems, and plumbing and irrigation systems. Transplants, prunes, and shapes trees and shrubs.

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Removes dead, broken, and diseased branches and fronds, branches overhanging power or phone lines, branches obscuring or interfering with traffic visibility or flow, and branches constituting potential or actual hazards to life or property.

Removes, treats and patches diseased areas on trees to prevent further deterioration.

Transplants large trees using cranes and backhoes, protects and supports trees for handling and transportation on flat bed trailer truck, boxes or balls trees for storage or transportation.

Prunes and shapes trees and shrubs to enhance beauty and growth.

Removes and disposes of dead, storm damaged, or undesirable trees and shrubs.

Sprays and dusts pesticides on shrubs and trees to control pests and disease, installs cables and supports to assure proper tree growth and shape.

Prepares activity reports and maintains inventory of tools and equipment.

Utilizes a variety of hand and power tools such as shovels, rakes, sledge hammers, wrenches, hand power saws, shears and loppers, trimming knives, axes and picks.

Installs, diagnoses and repairs irrigation systems and equipment.

Operates pickup and dump trucks, backhoes, hydraulic lift truck, flatbed trailer truck, power chippers and similar equipment.

Installs equipment and materials for facilities and surrounding areas by planning, laying out, assembling and installing new equipment, concrete tables, benches and irrigation equipment.

Digs trenches and excavations, pours concrete, blue stakes designated areas, stripes parking lots and paints.

Maintains and repairs facilities and surrounding areas by performing inspections, taking samples, troubleshooting problems, repairing broken equipment or fixtures, maintaining grounds, caring for tools, picking up litter and removing graffiti.

Monitors chlorination equipment and maintains commercial swimming pool equipment.

Trains personnel on safety regulations and the use of tools and equipment, maintains work activity logs, reports and forms, loads and transports materials and equipment, cleans work areas, responds to emergencies, cleans storm damaged areas and performs safety checks on equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Experience Qualifications: High School/GED and at least 2 years (24 months) of experience in maintaining pools and aquatics equipment, or maintaining and repairing facilities and equipment, or installing and maintaining irrigation systems, or pruning, trimming, transplanting, and treating and treating trees and shrubs.

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

 

Special Job Requirements

Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class B required for Construction Maintenance Specialists, and Tree Stewards based on the weight of the vehicle and/or the transportation of HazMat

Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class C required for Aquatics Maintenance Specialist based on the weight of the vehicle and/or the transportation of HazMat

 

**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.**

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualification will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and their responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in the following assessments:

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: December 2021
  • Written Exam will be held: December 2021

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest socring applicant will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List. An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service Employment List will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 25% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 10% of your written exam
  • 65% of your oral board interview

This recruitment will establish a Civil Service Employment 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 present your documentation at the Oral Board interviews.  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 Sandra Fata, HR Analyst at ParksHR@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Conclusion

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

Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter.  Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification. All inquiries should be directed to the email listed below.   

ParksHR@tucsonaz.gov

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

75 LB Lift Test

Unless Aquatic Maintenance Specialist, Construction Maintenance Specialist, or Tree Steward, then:

CDL Physical

NIDA Drug Test

If Aquatics then, also:

Respirator Physical

 

**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.**

 

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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.



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