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City Human Resource Analyst (Non-Perm) Jobs Available

The City of Tucson is accepting applications for analysts to fill non-perm positions in its Human Resources department. One is in the Transportation Satellite Unit and will assist the Lead HR Analyst with all Transportation department recruitments. The other is in the Classification and Compensation Unit and will assist with analyzing, editing, and creating job data, job specifications, and minimum qualifications.

New Crosswalk at Sunnyside High School

A new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) crosswalk has been installed at Sunnyside High School on Bilby Road, just west of Campbell Avenue, to improve pedestrian safety. The project was spearheaded by student council members who worked with Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres (Ward 5) and the Tucson Department of Transportation to complete the project within two months.

Annual Tree Festival and Climbing Championship is This Weekend

The Arizona Community Tree Council (ACTC) is hosting the annual Tree Festival & Climbing Championship on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Reid Park. The day’s activities include a family-friendly festival, exhibit booths, food trucks, tree-climbing, master climbing competitions, awards, and closing ceremonies. Attendance is free.

Comment on Proposal to Rename Oury Center

Tucson Parks and Recreation has an application to rename the Oury Center to the Monsignor Arsenio Sotomayor Carrillo Center. The public comment period is underway, and all comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.

The application may be viewed online. Comments should be sent to Tucson Parks and Recreation Director Brent Dennis, 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson AZ 85716 or Brent.Dennis@tucsonaz.gov.

Meerkats Are Back

Reid Park Zoo's meerkats are back on exhibit after having their enclosure expanded. The modified space has extra room for digging and chasing crickets. Watch the Tucson 12 video about the revamped habitat.

City Hiring Electronics Technician

The City of Tucson is seeking an electronics technician to work in its Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD). Duties include helping troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electronics communications systems owned by the City of Tucson.

This includes public safety communications, digital trunked radio systems, and fiber optic and microwave networks. The position is subject to on-call hours, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Tucson Ramping Up Efforts to Fill Potholes

With more than 300 open work orders for asphalt maintenance, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division is adding more personnel to its asphalt crews this week to fill potholes on City streets.

Last Friday’s rain and snow caused an increase in the number of pothole reports. TDOT will triple its typical repair staff to focus on filling potholes. The crews will work 10 hours a day, Monday through Friday, to fill and reduce the number of open asphalt work orders.

Pima County Health Department Meetings Continue on Tobacco Issues

The Pima County Health Department is hosting multiple community stakeholder meetings to discuss proposed County ordinance changes, giving retailers and community members the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions. The ordinance changes would raise the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21 years old, create a tobacco retail permit system, and amend the current smoking ordinance to include vaping products.

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