Recruitment #1708-2003-001




To remain eligible, you must maintain your permanent or probationary Civil Service employment status through the actual date of transfer. If you are not a current permanent or probationary Civil Service employee at the date of transfer, you will not be eligible for this position.

The Tucson Water Department is looking for a highly qualified, dedicated, dependable, motivated and team-oriented individual to direct and review land surveys as required for property and right-of-way determinations and construction layout, benchmarks and verification and future reference for construction projects.

General Description

Directs and reviews land surveys required for property and right-of-way determinations and construction layout, benchmarks and verification and future reference for construction projects.  Trains and leads a survey crew.

Essential Functions

This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks.  This lead position also reviews workloads, assigns work and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments.  Lead personnel may contribute to other employees' performance evaluations, assist with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff.

Plans, organizes, and coordinates field surveys by reviewing work orders, plans, and legal descriptions, organizing field work activities, and researching legal and survey documents.

Performs data computations and assimilates field information by calculating and verifying field data computations, preparing notes and sketches of survey work and layout, reviewing field data and results, and maintaining technical records and field notes.

Ensures accuracy and completeness of surveys by reviewing and inspecting field work and data computation, investigating and resolving routine field problems, reviewing and planning calculations and maintaining records.

Performs survey work and field tasks by setting up instruments, setting survey markers, and collecting field data.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experienced Qualifications: At least 2 years conducting land surveys

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 will then be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held on or about October 4-5, 2017.

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:

  • 100% of your oral board interview

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Brianna Aguilar at 520-837-2113 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

The list will be used by any City department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next 60 days. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 60 days after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

30 lb Lift 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.