Recruitment #2301-0031-001



The Tucson Police Department has an exciting career opportunity for candidates who have a passion for public service working with a large law enforcement agency. If you are a positive, self-motivated, results-driven, goal-oriented and collaborative individual with a strong desire to learn and serve our community in a public-safety environment, then we have the opportunity for you! 

For a full description of benefits offered to eligible employees, or to inquire further about the City of Tucson's benefits options, please click on the View Benefits link above. 

General Description

Converts information from documents and audio recordings into documents for print.

Essential Functions

Transcribes tapes and documents by listening to information or reading documents, and typing information into the computer and printing documents.

Performs clerical duties by answering the telephone, filing, making copies, assisting the public, processing mail, writing letters, printing reports, and ordering supplies.

Completes special projects by assisting other personnel as needed and performing department specific duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: Under 1 year transcription

Special Job Requirements

Typing certificate certifying 50 WPM net

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to transcribe Spanish audio to text.

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.

Typing Test

Information will be sent to applicants who meet minimum qualifications (as determined by the hiring manager) to complete the required typing test. Date and minimum qualifications are as follows:

  • Typing test must be completed by March 17, 2023 at 5:00 pm
  • Applicants must meet the minimum requirement of 50 WPM.

Oral Board

Applicants who successfully pass the typing test will be invited to participate in a virtual oral board interview

  • Oral Board Examination will be held in person, location TBD.
  • Dates: March 22, 2023 and March 23, 2023

Applicants who successfully pass the oral board interview will be placed on a civil service hiring list. 

Upon completion of the examination process, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Eligibility List.

An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:  
  • 15% of your Training and Experience
  • 85% of your Oral Board

Candidates may be invited to participate in a selection interview. If Selection Interviews are held, interview dates will be determined following the establishment of a civil service hiring list.

The Eligibility List may be used by the 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.

Candidates placed on the Employment List will receive a contingent job offer and must successfully pass the following: 

  • An extensive background investigation, including local, state and national criminal and fingerprint checks  
  • Driving History


Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the achieved score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.

If you qualify for Veteran or Native American preference points as outlined in your Employment Profile, you must submit your documentation at the time of the oral board.

Copies of DD 214s must reflect a characterization of service. Applicants requiring an accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act for any of the applicant evaluations must contact the individuals listed below at least 48 hours prior to the particular evaluation.

CONTACTS: Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively to please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly.

Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Non-NIDA Drug Test

Long Audio 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.