Condition Assessment Program

Recruitment #2305-4027-001


Tucson Water is recognized internationally as a leader in water conservation, sustainability, and service. Our employees are proud stewards of our community's most precious natural resource, working to embody the utility's motto of "Pride in Service." 

The Tucson Water Department is seeking an experienced Corrosion Control Supervisor to serve as member of Planning & Engineering Division Supervisory Team representing the Condition Assessment Program (CAP). This is a team-oriented position that supervises the equivalent of two or more full time employees and coordinates all assigned work in the unit ensuring timely and quality activities in response to the needs of the City, community, and department. 

Currently, this is a hybrid/telecommuting position where a portion of the work may be completed virtually, based on specific work tasks. This model may change based on future business needs.

The successful candidate will enjoy the opportunity to work from home while abiding by the Department's specific policies and the terms and guidelines set forth in the City of Tucson’s Telecommuting Administrative Directive 2.01-19 to include: 

      • Must have a minimum of 50 Mbps to connect to the Internet
      • Shall designate and maintain a dedicated workspace that is quiet, clean, and safe, with adequate lighting and ventilation


      The City of Tucson offers a wide range of generous benefits for eligible employees. Some of those benefits include:

      • Medical: Choice between a high deductible plan (HSA or HRA), or Network plan
      • Dental: Choice between a national dental PPO and a local dental HMO
      • Vision: Coverage for annual eye exam and glasses or contacts, plus LASIK
      • Life: City-paid coverage for you & dependents, plus option to buy more
      • Long-Term Disability: Income replacement of up to 60% of your base salary in the event of a qualifying disability
      • Employee Assistance Program: Enhance your wellbeing when life doesn’t go as planned
      • Flexible Spending: Pay for qualified health and dependent care expenses using pretax dollars
      • Colonial Voluntary Benefits: Financial help in the event of cancer, hospitalization, accident, and more


      Your Security and Future

      • Pension: Generous pension plans that help both civilian and public safety employees retire more comfortably
      • Deferred Compensation: Save more toward a comfortable retirement with a 457(b) plan
      • Training & Tuition Assistance: Pursue your dream through internal training or financial help toward a degree
      • Back-Up Care: Care for your loved ones when your regular care is unavailable


      Your Peace of Mind

      • Paid Parental Leave: Six (6) weeks paid leave when you welcome a child, plus other generous leave policies for FML, Medical and USERRA
      • Paid Time Away: New hires enjoy 37 days of paid time off in the first year, with time increasing steadily thereafter (In year one: 13 accrued days of vacation, 13 accrued days of sick leave, and 11 paid holidays)
      • Employee Discounts: Generous discounts, ranging from car rentals to computers, gifts to groceries, electronics to entertainment
      • Social Connectedness: Forge connections with the community we serve through paid volunteerism and payroll-deducted charitable giving

      For a full description of benefits offered to eligible employees, or to inquire further about the City of Tucson's benefits options, please visit:

      General Description

      Supervises personnel in the monitoring, evaluating, and maintaining of corrosion control equipment and facilities. Performs condition assessment of pipelines.

      Essential Functions

      The essential duties include but are not limited to:

      • Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects, and procedures.
      • Uses Asset Management System to manage, coordinate, and determine workload priorities; monitors levels of resources, establishes timelines, assigns work, monitors progress, and approves completed projects and reports.
      • Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness; participates in recruitments and hiring of employees, makes recommendations on employee discipline and other human resources matters; evaluates and manages employee performance; discusses and identifies personnel issues and facilitates resolutions; promotes positive morale in the unit; ensures staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance and provides leadership and guidance.
      • Responds to employee inquiries regarding training, payroll, and other employee related issues.
      • Provides customer service by responding to inquiries, conducts research, provides solutions to problems, and corrects errors.
      • Ensures that unit work conforms to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.
      • Maintains, monitors, and evaluates corrosion control of water pipelines, structures, and related facilities.
      • Reviews material performance and recommends protective coating systems for use on water pipelines, structures, and related facilities.
      • Coordinates work with contractors, public and private agencies, externally owned utilities, and other City staff.
      • Maintains records and prepares reports and recommendations on the need to protect and replace water infrastructure.
      • Reviews design and construction plans of proposed facility installations; estimates labor, equipment, and material requirements for the installation and maintenance of facilities.
      • Proficient in performing field interrupted close interval potential surveys, soil resistivity tests, and pipeline span resistance tests. 
      • Proficient with asset management programs. Capable to produce projects, work requests, work orders, and perform queries. 

      Minimum Qualifications

      Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

      Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years of experience maintaining metallic pipeline or metallic structure corrosion monitoring systems

      Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

      Special Job Requirements

      Required at the time of application:

      • Cathodic Protection Tester (CP Tester) certification or higher through the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMMP)

      Preferred Qualifications

      The ideal candidate will possess the above minimum qualifications as well as relevant experience in the areas listed below:

      • Two years or more of supervisory experience in a large water utility or water treatment plant.
      • Proficient in Ohm's law as it pertains to voltage, current, and resistance.
      • Experience performing various field testing methods and writing official technical analysis reports.

      Selection Plan

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

      All applicants will be required to submit a resume under the "Resume" tab as part of the online application, as your resume will be reviewed and scored during the testing process.  Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission. 

      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.   

      • Oral Board Interviews will be held June 8, 2023

      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 may be utilized to fill vacancies occurring at Tucson Water 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. You may also email the documentation to Roxie.Escarcega@tucsonaz.govThe DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

      If you are in need of an Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact 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.

      Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

      Basic Physical

      Respirator Physical

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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.