Department of Transportation & Mobility

Recruitment #2201-5724-001


The Department of Transportation & Mobility is looking for a dymanic indiviudals to join their team as a Pest Control Specialist.  This individual would be responsible for spraying of weeds in the medians, washes/dra8ignes and along the right of way.  They would give input as to how to enhance our weed eradication program and work in conjunction with the cotnractor to ensure the weed eradication is successful.

General Description

Applies, maintains and monitors pest control chemicals to exterminate insects and rodents and eradicate weeds and selected plant growth.  Performs preventive and repair maintenance on equipment.

Essential Functions

Applies, maintains, and monitors chemicals by evaluating areas for possible  weed eradication, spraying within the Tucson City Limit righ-of-ways and within the median islands, de-weeding small areas, and trimming bushes or trees to spray around them.

Responsible for spraying of weeds in the medians, washes/draignes and along the right of way.
Give input as to how to enhance our weed eradication program and work in conjunction with the cotnractor to ensure the weed eradication is successful.

Determines the size of the area being sprayed, measures amounts of herbicides and surfactants to be mixed with water for a determined area, and appropriately disposes of and stores chemicals. 

Maintains accurate and detailed records of where, when, and why spraying took place and creates special reports as needed. Performs maintenance on equipment by cleaning equipment, checking oil levels in motors, fixing minor problems and repairs, and accurately calibrating equipment.

Advises others on how to prevent weeds in their areas, maintains chemical storage area, evaluates areas for treatment applications

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years applying pest control chemicals to exterminate insects and rodents and eradicate weeds

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Structural Pest Control Commission Applicator License

Respirator Fit Certification

Note:  Certified Pesticide Applicator License and Respirator Fit Certification is required within 12-months of your hire date as a condition of passing probation. Failure to obtain the Certified Pesticide Applicator License and Respirator Fit Certification during the your probationary period will result in failure of probation. 

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 a Oral Board Interview

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 
    90% 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 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 Zurbrick at (520) 260-9306 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical 

100 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.

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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.