Recruitment #2202-5313-001



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 Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) is seeking a highly qualified, dedicated, dependable, and motivated individual to serve as a Lead Automotive Mechanic. The Lead Automotive Mechanic diagnoses and repairs automotive vehicles at a skilled journey level and provides oversight and guidance to their team members.

Great incentives with working with our EGSD team!!!! We offer a Tool Allowance and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification & Assignment Pay Programs.   

General Description

Leads automotive mechanics in repairing, overhauling, adjusting and rebuilding automotive vehicles and equipment, including engines, differentials, standard and automotive transmissions and all other vehicle systems and components, at the skilled journey level.

Essential Functions

This position is for SECOND shift from 1:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. with shift differential pay of $1.00/hr for hours worked between 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks. This lead position also reviews workloads, assigns work and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments. Lead personnel may contribute to other employees' performance evaluations, assist with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff.

Repairs, overhauls, adjusts, and rebuilds automotive vehicles by diagnosing vehicle systems including highly complex electronic controls, parts and components, performing tune-ups and emissions testing and ensuring quality control.

Leads automotive mechanics by scheduling, assigning and prioritizing job repairs, ensuring safety, providing instruction and training to assigned personnel, monitoring repair work in progress and ensuring work conforms to industry standards.

Responds to customer requests and complaints, enters information into the computer, expedites parts, authorizes requisitions, completes work orders and time cards, and prepares reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years repairing, overhauling, adjusting, and rebuilding automotive vehicles, at the skilled journey level

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

This position requires the following certifications within 60 days of hire:

  • State of Arizona Emissions Inspector Certification
  • Forklift Operator Certification
  • Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Certification or equivalent

Failure to obtain certifications will result in the removal of the conditional selection offer.

Selection Plan

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume. Please email your resume to EGSD_HR@tucsonaz.gov prior to the close date of the job posting. Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission. Applications received without a resume will not be accepted.

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. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will then be invited to participate in a Panel Board Interview.

Panel Board Interviews will be held: Thursday, March 2, 2023

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 Virtual panel board interview

Hiring interviews may be conducted.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Demetria Lopez @ 520-837-6359 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

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.


All applicants will be required to submit a resume. Please email your resume to EGSD_HR@tucsonaz.gov. Your resume will be reviewed and scored during the testing process. Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission.

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, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

50 lb Lift Test

If GS then only Basic Physical

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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.