Environmental and General Services Department

Recruitment #2206-5312-001


The City of Tucson Environmental and General Service Department is seeking experienced, detail-orientated
to repair, overhaul, adjust and rebuild automotive vehicles and equipment.

General Description

The Automotive Mechanic repairs, overhauls, adjusts, and rebuilds automotive vehicles and equipment, including differentials, standard and automatic transmissions and all other vehicle systems and components, at the skilled journey level.

Essential Functions

Repairs, overhauls, adjusts and rebuilds all types of vehicles and equipment including gasoline engines, standard and automatic transmissions, trans-axles, and differentials, engine components such as carburetors, fuel injection systems, starters, fuel pumps, conventional and computerized ignition systems, refrigeration systems, alternators and electrical systems, and related vehicle components.

Disassembles units and inspects parts for wear or defects using precision measuring tools and equipment; replaces worn or defective parts and reassembles and tests units in accordance with technical manuals, schematics, graphs and charts.

Utilizes specialized computer and electronic testing equipment to determine causes of malfunctions and to adjust engine components for maximum operating efficiency.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years repairing, overhauling, adjusting, and rebuilding automotive vehicles, at the skilled journey level

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Certification or equivalent

State of Arizona Emissions Inspector Certification

Forklift Operator Certification

Selection Plan

Submission of a resume is highly encouraged, but not required. Resumes can be uploaded and/or emailed to prior to the close date off the job posting. 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: Week of July 18, 2022

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 Employment List that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Selection Interviews may be conducted post-list by the hiring manager.

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 Fata, HR Analyst, at 520.837.8073 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

50 lb Lift Test

**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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