Traffic Maintenance Division-Paint Shop

Recruitment #2206-2732-001


The Department of Transportation is seeking to fill a Traffic Control Technician vacancy in the Paint Shop area of our Traffic Maintenance Division.  This position directly supports the Department of Transportation's mission to create and operate a safe and reliable multi-modal system for moving people and good throughout our community.

This is semi-skilled work involving traffic-lines, crosswalks, and related marking installations.   An employee of this class is responsible for assisting in street marking and in the operation of specialized traffic-line and crosswalk spray painting, as well as marking equipment and specialized vehicles and machinery.  Work also includes the use of hand and power tools, mixing paint and maintaining safety procedures.

General Description

Work involves traffic-lines, crosswalks, and related marking installations.

Essential Functions

Assists in street marking and in the operation of specialized traffic-line and crosswalk spray painting.

Marking equipment and specialized vehicles and machinery.

Use of hand and power tools, mixing paint and maintaining safety procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least one year assisting in the installation and maintenance of traffic lines, crosswalks, and related markings.

Valid and Unrestricted Class B Commercial Driver License.   A Tanker Endorsement  is required within 90 days of hire.

*Note: An applicant who does not possess the required license at the time of selection may be conditionally selected and will be required to obtain the required license within ninety (90) calendar days of selection.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification in work zone traffic control

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.   

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: Tuesday, July 19, 2022*
*It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its virtual interviews. Please ensure that you have access to this software application, if you are not able to participate in the virtual format, please contact the H.R. Analyst listed below for other options once you have been invited to the virtual interview.

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:      

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 90% 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.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Malena Carreon at 520.330.8471 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

C.D.L.  Physical

NIDA Drug Test

50 Lb Lift Test

NOTE:  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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