Recruitment #2301-5803-001


The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is seeking
to supervise the maintenance, inspection, repairs, and installation of plumbing, commercial irrigation,
and related systems and components. 

**Please note: This is an appointed full-time position that reports to the Parks and Recreation Department and is not part of the City's classified services. If you are currently a City of Tucson employee and accept an unclassified position you will no longer be subject to the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission.**

General Description

In March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which provided state, local, and Tribal governments with direct financial resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, its immediate economic effects, and also established an aspirational goal to rebuilding stronger and more equitable local economies to help overcome any long-lasting impacts of the pandemic at the community level. Accordingly, the City of Tucson is committed to shifting from reaction to response, and to making transformative and sustainable impacts in our community. Through the leadership of our Mayor and Council, the City has developed a 4-years strategic plan to infuse $136 million into the hands of all Tucsonans, starting with those hardest hit by poverty, crime and COVID-19 in our community.

The Plumber Supervisor plans, organizes, and directs the work activities of subordinate plumbing staff to attain assigned goals and ensures plumbing and safety standards, procedures, and techniques are followed by plumbing staff. 

Essential Functions

Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of workload, monitoring levels of resources, establishing timelines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports.

Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of two or more fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the city, community, department, and unit.   

Ensures that unit work conforms to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.   

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing, and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.   

Promotes customer relations by responding to requests for service, investigating and resolving emergencies, complaints, and problems; keeps customers informed on project status; coordinates schedules and "outages" with customers to minimize inconvenience.   

Participates in facility design and review by reviewing plans and specifications, recommending changes, attending design review meetings, attending building inspections and coordinating blue staking.   

Performs related duties by maintaining and streamlining files and databases, and supervising security systems.   

Assists with the implementation, evaluation, and interpretation of department policies, projects, and procedures.  

Contributes to the needs of the community and city by implementing and causing others to implement the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.   

Provides customer service by responding to information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors.   

Orders and acquires materials by visiting job sites, determining needed materials, gathering information on materials and new equipment, preparing specifications and requisitions, evaluating quality of materials, and participating in the selection of contractors.   

Coordinates work of outside contractors by meeting with contractors, gathering estimates for repairs and service, preparing contracts, establishing specifications, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating work, acting as a liaison between contractors, the city and the public, ensuring project completion, inspecting buildings and contract jobs and authorizing payment.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years supervisory experience in the plumbing construction trades

Special Job Requirements

Journey Level Plumbing license, Arizona Plumbing Contractor's license or have successfully completed an accredited Plumbing Trade training program.

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 an Oral Board Interview and Written Exam process.

  • Oral Board Interview and Written Exam will be held: the week of April 10, 2023 
Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Civil Service Eligibility List. An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as: 

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 25% of your rating for the written exam 
  • 65% of your rating for oral board interview 
Selection Interviews may be conducted post-list by the Hiring Manager. 

This recruitment will establish a Civil Service Eligibility List that will be utilized to fill all 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 present your documentation at the Oral Board interviews.  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 Sandra Fata, HR Analyst at at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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Additionally, 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. All inquiries should be directed to the email listed below.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Hep A Vaccine/Titer

Hep B Vaccine/Titer

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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.