Department of Transportation & Mobility

Recruitment #2301-2506-001


The Department of Transportation is seeking a highly qualified, dedicated, dependable, motivated and customer-oriented professional to join their engineering team. The Construction Material Inspector inspects and evaluates the quality of materials used on construction projects and determines compliance with engineering standards and specifications.

General Description

Inspects and evaluates the quality of materials used on construction projects and determines compliance with engineering standards and specifications.

Essential Functions

Inspects field projects by investigating project sites, observing construction procedures, and testing and sampling materials required to ensure proper procedures are taking place.

Conducts laboratory tests on construction materials by performing  proctors, sieve analysis and sand equivalency on native soils, bedding and asphalts for compliance with engineering standards and specifications.

Maintains equipment and laboratory by calibrating field and laboratory equipment and ensuring proper functioning and safe use of tools,  gauges, compactors, and vehicles.

Creates reports to summarize test results and coordinates with plant quality control personnel and plant operators to conduct asphalt plant inspections.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year Inspecting construction materials for compliance with engineering standards and specifications

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will be expected to obtain ACI and ATTI certification prior to the end of their probationary period.

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 be invited to participate in a virtual  oral board interview:

Virtual Oral Board Interviews to be held: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

*It is important to note that the City of Tucson uses Microsoft Teams for its virtual interviews. Please ensure that you have access to this software application, if you are not able to participate in the virtual format, please contact the H.R. Analyst listed below for other options once you have been invited to the virtual interview..

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 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 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 Malena Carreon at (520) 330-8471 at least 48  hours prior to the evaluation.


Communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter.  Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification. Should you have questions regarding this process, please contact Diane Webster, HR Technician at (Ph: 520-633-5044) or Malena Carreon at (Ph: 520-330-8471).

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

If TDOT then also:

50 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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.