Department of Transportation & Mobility

Recruitment #2310-5755-001


The Department of Transportation is seeking qualified, dedicated, dependable, motivated and team-oriented professionals who will be responsible for maintaining, repairing, inspecting and installing electrical street lighting and traffic signal equipment. As an employer of choice, the City of Tucson provides paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, Employee Wellness programs an attractive benefits package and alternate work schedules to qualifying employees.  

General Description

Maintains electrical equipment and control systems for City infrastructure primarily for roadway lighting and  traffic signal systems.  Performs limited electrical construction projects and/or repairs or modifications to existing electrical systems related to streetlights and traffic signals.

Essential Functions

Examples of the essential duties may include:

Replace or repair circuitry, rebuilding and testing transformers, conductors and other components

Replace starting aids and breakers, troubleshooting and repairing conductors, wires and interconnected hardware

Drilling and tapping equipment and splicing electrical connections

Troubleshoot streetlight and traffic signal circuits, replace circuit conductors and cables, circuit breakers, fuses and associated hardware, including load centers, electric meter pedestals, and transformers, makes electrical splices and drills and taps signal poles to mount traffic signal equipment.

Transports and installs traffic signal and streetlight poles with installed height of up to 40 FT. Sets up traffic control including signs, barricades and traffic cones.

Troubleshoot streetlight and traffic signal circuits, replace circuit conductors and cables, circuit breakers, fuses and associated hardware, including load centers, electric meter pedestals, and transformers, makes electrical splices and drills and taps signal poles to mount traffic signal equipment.

In response to Arizona 811 (Formerly Arizona Blue Stake): Locates underground traffic signal and streetlight electrical conduit systems using electronic location devices, marks out locations, opens electrical pull boxes.

Responds to situations in which traffic signal or streetlight equipment has been damaged due to motor vehicle accidents, or during excavations by other agencies performing utility repair or construction. Ensures traffic signal and streetlight wiring is made safe, removes, scraps or salvages damaged traffic signal and street lighting equipment

Inform contractors of how repairs of damaged equipment should be handled according to City specifications

Respond to accidents involving electrical equipment as requested by other departments

Ensure electrical wires and components are safe, removes and salvages equipment and components at the scene and returns equipment to the shop for disposal or repair

Inspects, informs and advises contractors during repairs to or construction of traffic signal and streetlight equipment and ensures City of Tucson Standard Specifications are implemented. Checks light pole foundations, anchor bolts, conduit depth, electrical splices/connections, takes measurements and creates punch lists.

Works in or near vehicle and pedestrian traffic at all hours and all weather conditions. Operates bucket trucks up to 45 FT working height, cranes, digger derrick, pick up trucks, air compressors.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 month post High School, proof of education will be required

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years maintaining electrical equipment and control systems, at the skilled journey level

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Class B - CDL is required within 90 days of hire*

*The Department of Transportation & Mobility partners with Pima Community College to provide CDL training for qualified candidates to assist them in meeting this CDL criteria.

Special Job Requirements

Required to participate in traffic signal and streetlight 24 hour on-call / standby rotation roster.

Preferred Qualifications

Basic computer skills such as MS Word, Excel and e-mail system.

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 may then be invited to participate in a virtual Interview process.

The Oral Board Interviews will be held: Wednesday, October 18, 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 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 malena.carreon@tucsonaz.gov. 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.


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

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

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

50 Lb Lift Test. If P&R then, 75Lb Lift Test

If in DOT, then also: CDL Physical and NIDA Drug 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.