Recruitment #1708-4047-001





The Tucson Water Department Water Quality and Operations Division is seeking a qualified and dedicated individual to operate, maintain, repair, and monitor disinfection equipment while delivering the proper amount of disinfection chemicals into the potable water and reclaim water systems.

General Description

Operates, maintains, repairs, and monitors the disinfection equipment to deliver the proper amount disinfection chemicals into the potable water and reclaim water systems. Transports liquid Sodium Hypochlorite throughout the Tucson Water service area.

Essential Functions

Handles transports and delivers liquid Sodium Hypochlorite throughout service area.

Monitors chemical treatment equipment, makes repairs and operation decisions. Responds to alarms and emergencies. Performs facility checks for any unusual operating conditions; monitors and controls equipment associated with disinfecting production and distribution for potable and non-potable water systems.

Collects and analyzes data by collecting samples, reading meters and monitors. Performs field analyses on samples for various parameters, and utilizes judgment in determining when or if process changes are necessary.

Adjusts repairs, cleans, overhauls, and maintains pumps, motors, controls of disinfection systems.

Performs periodic operating checks of plant equipment such as injection systems, chemical feeders, auxiliary equipment, and measuring and control systems.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years experience repairing associated components related to hazardous chemical delivery such as pumps, motors, valves, piping, etc.

Valid and Unrestricted CDL - Class C with HazMat and Tanker endorsement (CDL permit acceptable for up to 60 days from hire date)

Special Job Requirements

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Grade 1 certification in Water Treatment AND ADEQ Grade 1 certification in Water Distribution are required within 12 months of hire. Failure to obtain both certifications will result in failure of probation and employment will be terminated effective immediately.

Applicants with water certifications from other states will be accepted only if the certification is eligible for reciprocity. However, applicants are required to check with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) regarding reciprocity eligibility/requirements.

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: October 19-20, 2017. 

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:

  • 20% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 80% of your oral board interview

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 submit your documentation at the Oral Board interview.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call 520-791-4241 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation. 

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

CDL Physical

Respirator Physical

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.