Department of Transportation & Mobility

Recruitment #2201-5712-001


The Department of Transportation is seeking a team oriented, motivated individual to serve as a Senior Trades Helper in the Streets and Traffic Maintenance section of the Department.   The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting sign fabricators, traffic control technicians, and construction personnel with assigned tasks.  The daily work schedule will vary based on demand and will require the qualified individual to operate a fork lift, work with hand and power tools, and operate a machine press.

General Description

Assists Traffice Control and Lead Traffic Control Technicians with assigned tasks.

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.

Repairs and maintains containers by washing containers with high pressurized steamers, scrubbing, scraping, and rinsing containers, checking for cracks and broken welding, grinding and cutting damaged areas, cutting and welding metal plates, and heating and straightening damaged structural areas.

Maintains streetlights by troubleshooting problems, changing and replacing broken and shorted components, replacing and assembling fallen traffic signals and poles, and responding to emergency calls.

Performs preventive maintenance on equipment by lubricating and greasing moving parts, checking fluid levels, making necessary repairs, and assisting in replacing parts.

Promotes shop and employee safety by attending and making presentations at safety meetings, inspecting fire extinguishers, hoists, electric cords and other parts, and completing forms for safety records.

Builds and fabricates parts and materials by measuring and cutting materials and laying out, aligning, and welding parts and materials.

Assists in container delivery, painting and stenciling.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Less than High School

Qualifications: Under 1 year assisting electricians, welders, carpenters, painters, and/or construction personnel

Preferred Qualifications

Work Zone Temporary Traffic control Certification

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. High scoring candidates will be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview. 

Upon completion of all examination processes, applicants will be placed on a ranked list. The list will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months. An applicant's ranking on the 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

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call H.R. Analyst, Grishma Chitrakar at 520-837-4078 or email at at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

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. The DD214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service. 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 and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

30 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.