Environmental and General Services Deparment

Recruitment #2206-5343-001



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 Eligibility List may be used by any City department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next 6 months. 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.


The Fleet Services Division of the Environmental and General Services Department is seeking a hardworking, motivated individual with a strong work ethic to fill the Fleet Equipment Specialist position.


 ***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.***


General Description

Leads fleet service employees in developing bid specifications, evaluating bid proposals, recommending award of contracts and preparing purchase requisitions for new equipment and vehicles. Manages warranty and vendor issues.

Essential Functions

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.

Evaluates bid proposals by comparing vendor proposals to specifications, analyzing non-exceptions to the specification, determining the impact and analyzing the costs of equipment, options and proposed services.

Develops specifications for new equipment and vehicles by coordinating with other departments to determine requirements, coordinating with manufacturers to obtain technical information, evaluating information and requirements to develop specifications, meeting with departments to validate specifications, and coordinating demo instructions.

Prepares purchase requisitions by developing award recommendations, determining account numbers, estimating costs and quantities and recommending vendors.

Develops preventive maintenance and replacement programs for new equipment and vehicles by using manufacturer's recommendations in conjunction with projected use severity, extent and expected obsolescence.

Manages warranty and vendor issues by acting as the initial contact for contract repairs on vehicles and equipment, contacting the vendor for warranty and recall repairs and replacing vehicles as requires.

Answers questions regarding special equipment and resolves problems.

Aids in the disposal of surplus vehicles.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years developing bid specifications and recommending award of contracts for the purchase of new equipment and vehicles for a large organization

***Experience may be taken in lieu of education***

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with transporting light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles as well as hazardous material clean-up.

Selection Plan

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume under the "Resume" A resume is required to be uploaded or emailed to Curtis.Rohlfs@tucsonaz.gov no later than the close date and time of this recruitment.  Your application will be considered incomplete and will not receive any further review if it is not uploaded or emailed by the deadline referenced above.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile, their resume, and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview.


  • Virtual Oral Board Interviews will be held on July 8, 2022 via Microsoft Teams


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   

Hiring interviews may be conducted.

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 contact Curtis Rohlfs at Curtis.Rohlfs@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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

CDL Physical

NIDA Drug Test

If EGSD then;

Basic Physical

50# 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.