Department of Transportation & Mobility

Recruitment #2110-5202-001


The Department of Transportation & Mobility - Street Maintenance Division is seeking highly qualified, dedicated, dependable and motivated individuals to join their Team as a Street Maintenance Worker II.  The Street Maintenance Worker II position will perform street maintenance tasks in the rights of way, alleyways, sidewalks, shoulders and curbs and will operate specialize equipment in drainageways and along roadways..

**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

Maintains and repairs rights of way, alleyways, sidewalks, shoulders, curbs, and drainage ways.  Remove debris, weeds and brush, and provides emergency service.  Under general supervision on occasion operates heavy pieces of equipment and performs skilled maintenance work. Responsible for setting up traffic control devices.

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.  Work requires functioning as a senior worker performing essentially the same work as those directed and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work.

Removes debris and weeds from City rights-of-ways and grounds.

Prepares surfaces, spreads asphalt, seals cracks, and performs other maintenance to streets and roads.

Provides emergency service by responding to calls for services which may include conducting storm post clean up, servicing bridges for de-icing, and setting-up and taking down signs and barricades.  Standby may be required.

Repairs, issues and maintains tools and equipment, repairs broken irrigation lines, maintains inventory, hauls loads to landfill and spots hazardous materials, mixes and pours cement.

Under general supervision operates heavy pieces of equipment and performs skilled maintenance work; serves as back-up to equipment operators; trains frequently in the operation of light equipment (i.e. back hoe, loader, small dump truck, etc.).

Operates specialized equipment – tractors, large/small riding mowers, weed mowers, power washers, irrigation systems, dump trucks, pickup trucks, utility trucks, backhoes, tampers, plate compactors, saws, pumps, compressors, trenchers, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, radios, and phones.

Hauls asphalt, sand, and gravel from material yard.

Assists in preventative maintenance for flood control.

Sets up traffic control to ensure safe work zone

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1  year maintaining and repairing streets, sidewalks, and drainage ways, and operating heavy equipment.

Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class B

Must have at a minimum, a CDL permit at time of application.  Applicant will have 90 days from date of hire to obtain a valid Class B CDL license.

**Training assistance may be provided**

Special Job Requirements

Will need to pass a Department of Correction background clearance upon selection

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.   

Note:  At the time of your Oral Board interview, you must provide a copy of your CDL permit..  Failure to provide this information will result in you not moving forward in the interview process.

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:      

  • 20% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 80% of your 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 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 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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.

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: Primary 

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class B CDL license

You are encouraged to print this bulletin as 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. It is important for you to ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly.  This may include checking your junk box/spam filter.  Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in you not moving forward in the recruitment process.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

CDL Physical

DOT Physical

NIDA Drug Test

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.

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