Recruitment #2211-5755-001



The City of Tucson’s Environmental and General Services Department is seeking a qualified and dedicated Electrician to join their team. The selected candidate should have excellent troubleshooting and repair skills involving commercial or residential electric systems. The position will support the City’s Facilities Maintenance Division in ensuring that city buildings and equipment are properly maintained. 

General Description

Maintains electrical equipment and control systems for City buildings and water production facilities.  Performs limited electrical construction projects and modifications to existing electrical systems

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Maintains electrical system for City buildings and water production  facilities by evaluating problems, establishing plans for repairs or replacement, and troubleshooting and repairing equipment or systems as required.

Handles preventive maintenance by analyzing, testing and repairing equipment before failure.  Identifies and proposes solutions to resolve electrical system issues.

Performs construction work by installing new equipment, modifying existing equipment, removing obsolete and defective apparatus and wiring, and installing protective devices.

Designs, documents, and constructs electrical circuitry.  Produces documentation of electrical drawing/diagram changes for archival and future references.

Completes requisitions, develops and implements new procedures, directs work with outside contractors, submits work requests, monitors work in progress, and approves work upon completion.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 month post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years maintaining electrical equipment and control systems, at the skilled journey level

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Some positions may require Certification to Service and Maintain Compactor Equipment and/or Commercial Contractor Examination for Electrical (commercial) L-11.

Positions at the Department of Transportation require a Class B CDL.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of:
  • Arc flash
  • Confined space
  • Lockout / Tagout 
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Asbestos 

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 a Panel Board Interview and Practical Skills Test.

  • Panel Board Interviews and Practical Skills Test will be held on December 13, 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:
  • 5% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 15 % of your rating for practical skills test
  • 80% of your panel board interview   
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 upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to EGSD_HR@tucsonaz.gov. 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 Demetria Z. Lopez, Lead HR Analyst at 520-6359 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are highly encouraged to print and save this bulletin as a PDF, 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.

High School Diploma or G.E.D required at the time of application.  If you do not possess one, your application will not receive further consideration.

CONTACTS:  Communication throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly.  Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.

All email inquiries should be directed to the individuals listed below:

Demetria Z. Lopez (520) 837-6359 or email: Demetria.Lopez@tucsonaz.gov 
Veronica Haro (520) 837-5015 or email: Veronica.Haro@tucsonaz.gov

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

50 Lb Lift Test. If P&R then, 75Lb Lift Test

If in DOT, then also: CDL Physical and NIDA Drug Test

If on A-Team, then also: Asbestos 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.