Recruitment #2401-5303-001


The Tucson Police Department - Fleet Services Division is seeking an experienced individual to assist in Fleet Services within the Tucson Police Department.  Individuals need to be experienced with vehicle inspections to include, but not limited to, tire and wheel repair as well as the changing of fluids, oils and filters. 

Individuals will be required to work on-call hours as needed.

The City of Tucson and the Tucson Police Department offer a wide range of generous benefits for employees. For more information please click on the 'View Benefits' link above.

General Description

Maintains fleet vehicle inventory and preventive maintenance records, and performs preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment. Oversees the maintenance of tools, supplies and equipment.

Essential Functions

This is a senior position. It differs from other positions in the classification series by performing tasks at a proficient, accomplished level and handling the more difficult, complex or irregular tasks. Individuals in senior positions typically assist in setting priorities for work and are asked upon occasion to use judgment to solve unusual problems.

Maintains vehicle inventory, tracks preventive maintenance records, works closely with City shops, stocks vehicles with supplies, logs vehicles, and ensures regulations and requirements are met.

Maintains vehicles by repairing problems, changing tires, headlights, batteries, washing vehicles, replacing worn or damaged parts, changing oil and fluids, and checking emissions systems.

Oversees supplies and vehicle equipment by stocking oil, transmission fluid, light bulbs, radios, first aid kits, cones, flares, and related supplies, and assisting with the distribution of supplies to substations as assigned.

Upon receiving new Police vehicles from Fleet Services, the Senior Fleet Technician inventories the new vehicle and places the following items inside: cones, first aid kit, blankets, flares and gloves.

Transports vehicles to and from Operations Center (City Shops) or the appropriate location for repairs.

Maintains keys for Division Police vehicles.

Reports to the Division Commanders, or designee, upon request, the status of the fleet. Maintains records on Division Vehicles and associated property, and reports any changes to the Administrative Resources Section.

Prepares the Divisional Fleet status report to include the current mileage for all marked units assigned to the Division as needed or upon request. The deadline percentage shall be completed once a week.

Maintains a stock of necessary automotive supplies to comply with General Order 3623.2.

Ensures all planned maintenance is performed on vehicles within the time or mileage limits set by Fleet Services.

Inspects vehicles for damage and determines if damage is listed on the damage locator sheet before transporting vehicles for service.

Completes special assignments and other non-essential duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and one (1) year of directly related experience.

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

*Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Selection Plan

All applicants are required to upload a resume to their online application or email it to prior to the closing date of the job posting.  Resumes will be reviewed and scored. Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission.

Applications received without a resume will be considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and their responses to the supplemental questions, as well as their resume.

The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an in-person Oral Board Interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held approximately two weeks after the closing date.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on a Civil Service Eligibility List. An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service Eligibility List will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

· 10% - Education and Work Experience

· 10% - Resume Review

· 80% - Oral Board Interview

The Civil Service Eligibility List may be used by the department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next six months. Selection will be made in accordance with Civil Service Rule III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for six months after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. 

Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

The highest scoring candidates placed on the Civil Service Eligibility List may be invited to participate in a Selection Interview. If Selection Interviews are held, the date, time, and location will be provided at a later time.

Veteran, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those who are placed on the Civil Service Eligibility List. If you qualify for preference points as outlined in your Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to Copies of DD 214s must reflect a characterization of service.

Applicants requiring an accommodation in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act for any of the applicant examinations must email at least 48 hours prior to the examination. 

Candidates placed on the Civil Service Eligibility List who receive a contingent offer must successfully pass the following:

· An extensive background investigation, including local, state and national criminal and fingerprint checks    

· Motor Vehicle History review

· Pre-Employment Medical Testing as noted below


You are highly encouraged to print or save this bulletin as a PDF because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later.  It will not be available after the closing date.

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

All inquiries should be directed to the individuals listed below:

Carolyn Cruse, 520-837-7755 or email:

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

75 lb Lift Test

If Swing Shift then:

Long Audio 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.