Recruitment #2302-0963-001


The Tucson Fire Department is seeking a motivated individual to fill the Parts Specialist position. This position supports TFD by ensuring the Fleet Division has an adequate supply of equipment and parts to provide exceptional customer service to our community.

General Description

Orders, stores, assembles, picks up and delivers supplies and equipment for City departments. Maintains storage facilities, inventory levels, and computerized procurement records.

Coordinates the acquisition and distribution of heavy-duty and light-duty automotive parts, materials, and services for Fire Fleet Services.

Essential Functions

Manages and maintains inventory levels by communicating with supervision and management.

Analyzes inventory reports to prepare requisitions, place orders, issue payment, expedite orders as needed, replenish deleted stocks, research, and procure special order parts. 

Assists in the receiving area by loading and unloading items, receiving stock and special-order items, identifying, and resolving discrepancies, distributing items, completing reports, entering data into computer, filing orders, and delivering items. 

Issues stock parts by determining items needed, pulling parts and entering data into computer.  

Returns items by sorting, categorizing, determining the vendor, researching current inventory needs, processing paperwork, entering data requirements, and contacting vendors. 

Special-orders parts and maintains records, researches for correct materials, conducts visual inspections, and negotiates parts through contracts with vendors. 

Logs orders, charges the appropriate accounts, enters data into the computer, expedites priority and past due orders, resolves invoice discrepancies and handles returns, and credits and warranties. 

Assembles and maintains parts and equipment.

Prioritizes duties based on current workflows.

Works with technicians to identify parts required for order and any optional solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

High School Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years in warehousing operations, inventory control, materials management, or related field. 

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Forklift Operator Certification within 90 days of hire.

Selection Plan

Applicants who successfully complete an employment application and 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 to include a practical exam. Panel Board Interviews will be held: Thursday, April 5, 2023 

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List that will be used to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 20% of your rating for education and work experience 
  • 80% of your panel board interview

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. 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 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.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical for all departments. 

Fire Department, 75 lb. lift.

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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.