Public Housing Division

Recruitment #2209-5723-001


Starting Pay in Accordance with Administrative Directives and DOE

*****This position is subject to mandatory on-call*******

The City of Tucson's Housing & Community Development Department (HCD) is looking for experienced, capable housing maintenance professionals to join our Housing Technician team to serve the community of Tucson by providing comprehensive maintenance services for over 1,500 public housing and affordable housing units.  Work will be completed to conform to industry standards as well as standards defined by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

HCD's Housing Technicians are instrumental in carrying out the department mission of changing lives - strengthening our community while delivering the department's vision:   Tucson - a home for everyone.

If you are interested in putting your skills to work in order to make a difference in our community, this may be the skills challenging and rewarding job for you!

General Description

Maintains and repairs the interior and exterior of public housing units. Evaluates the condition of housing units. Estimates equipment and material needs.

Essential Functions

Maintains the interior of facilities by troubleshooting, isolating the problem, repairing or replacing plumbing, electrical, appliances, heating and cooling equipment, fabricating and installing flooring and drywall, changing locks, and painting.

Maintains the exterior of facilities by painting, repairing fences and walkways, performing landscaping, and removing litter.

Estimates equipment needs by evaluating the condition of units, ordering materials, maintaining service records, and processing paperwork.

Cleans work areas, repairs equipment, assists with special carpentry projects as needed, delivers appliances, responds to emergency maintenance calls, and provides guidance to personnel.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years of experience maintaining and repairing housing units

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

This position is subject to mandatory on-call in order to cover emergency maintenance needs for the participants we serve. 

Requires the ability to use ladders to access roofs for seasonal cooler turn-ons and shut-downs.

May require staff to perform Housing inspections on a limited basis based on HUD inspections.

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. Eligible applicants will then be invited to participate in a 2-part practical examination.

  • Practical Examinations will be held on October 6, 2022 and/or October 7, 2022
  • Mini Oral Board interviews will be held on October 6, 2022 and/or October 7, 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 Training, Education and Work experience
  • 70% of your Two-part Practical Examination Score
  • 20% of your Mini Oral Board Interview Score
  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.

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 bring your documents to the oral board interview.  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 email Neil Nickol at Neil.Nickol@tucsonaz.gov. Neil can be reached at (520) 837-6947 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are highly encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, as it will not be available after the closing date.

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.

**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, and are hired on or before September 24, 2022, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs.  You will need to  submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption and/or accommodation from your representative.**

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Hep A Vaccine/Titer

Hep B Vaccine/Titer

75 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.

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.