Streets Division - Department of Transportation & Mobility

Recruitment #2305-2760-001


The City of Tucson, Department of Transportation & Mobility is seeking a dynamic leader to oversee the Department's Streets Maintenance Division.  The Streets Maintenance Division has a vibrant, progressive and engaged workforce and will interact closely with diverse groups of individuals.

This position is responsible for oversight and management of the operations and maintenance of public right of way to include roadways, medians, sweeping, sidewalk repairs, washes and pathways.

General Description

Administers and manages the activities and personnel of the Transportation and Mobility Department Streets Maintenance Division. Oversees and manages the operations and maintenance of public right of way to include roadways, medians, sweeping, sidewalks repair, washes and pathways.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This position requires managing and monitoring work performance by providing direction to subordinate supervisors or superintendents, evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments as needed.  This position is also responsible for making final decisions on hiring and disciplinary actions. This position receives limited direction and is exempt.

Environmental Work Conditions
This incumbent will be exposed to standard office noises, and occasional exposure to outside elements. meetings/job locations

Physical Demand/Levels 
This position requires frequent movement within an office environment as well as in the field. Incumbent will need to be able to sit, stand, bend, reach, view monitors, use repetitive motions, talking, listening and customer/client contact.

Essential Functions

Oversees the operations and maintenance for roadway repairs, medians, sidewalks, sweeping, washes and pathways, as well as programs to include Operations Freeze and Operations Splash, Sidewalk Repair, Speedhump installations and other tasks as needed

Administers division budget and oversees related operations and capital expenditures

Develops and manages schedule for potholes, cleaning of medians, sweeping, ROW improvements, landscaping, sidewalks and other initiatives

Reviews and updates the division’s policies and procedures and ensures staff can easily access them

Tracks and ensures all applicable training is provided to staff

Ensures all operations and maintenance work is captured and monitored in the Cartegraph OMS Asset Management System

Coordinates with the Strategic Communications staff to ensure information is provided to the public in a timely manner

Supervises and evaluates the work of three subordinate personnel in operations (2 Superintendents and the Administrative Assistant)


Knowledge of modern management techniques, supervisory practices and evaluation methods

Knowledge of principles and methods of budget preparation and monitoring

Knowledge of City Administrative Directives, City and Department Policies and Procedures, City of Tucson and Pima County Standard Specifications for Public Improvements.

Knowledge of the City Procurement Contract website

Ability to evaluate policy options and policy analysis for Council and City management and exercise judgment and discretion in the interpretation and application of policies

Ability to analyze transportation and street needs, availability of resources, existing programs, and other related factors in developing divisional programs and meeting short-term and long-range planning goals

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION LEVEL & TYPE: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Management, Engineering or directly related field.

EXPERIENCE: Over five years up to and including seven years of experience in: budgeting, maintenance contracts, procurement, or project management of which at least 3 years involve supervisory experience in a functional area.

"Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least 1 full-time FTE.

An equivalent combination of experience, training and certification that provides desired knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions may be considered for education.

Selection Plan

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit BOTH a Cover Letter and Resume as one document under the "Resume" tab. Cover Letters and Resumes will be reviewed and scored. Please ensure your application contains the required materials prior to submission. 

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile, responses to their supplemental questions and a review of your cover letter and resume.


  • Oral Boards will be held on June 9, 2023

Upon completion of all examination processes, 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:

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 20% of your resume review
  • 70% of your oral board interview

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Sandra Zurbrick at (520) 260-9306 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

The list may be used by any City 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.


This position requires a satisfactory Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle History  Report.  Personnel jacket review may be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

Communication during this process will be sent via email, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.

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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.

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.