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City Recruiting Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic

The City of Tucson is seeking a senior heavy equipment mechanic to work in its Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD). Duties include performing preventive maintenance and repairs of heavy vehicles and equipment, and rebuilding and installing engines.

A senior mechanic also makes service calls and helps maintain a safe work area. The position is for second shift and includes shift differential pay for hours worked after 6 p.m.

Traffic Alert: Transportation Department Focusing On Asphalt Maintenance

With over 300 open work orders for asphalt maintenance, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will add 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 potholes on City streets. About 25 staff from TDOT’s Streets Maintenance Division will focus on filling potholes on City streets; nearly triple the amount of staff filling potholes on a typical day.

Transportation Department Focusing on Asphalt Maintenance

With over 300 open work orders for asphalt maintenance, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will add 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 potholes on City streets. About 25 staff from TDOT’s Streets Maintenance Division will focus on filling potholes on City streets; nearly triple the amount of staff filling potholes on a typical day.

Career Opportunities with the Tucson Department of Transportation

Today's edition of NewsNet features employment opportunities with the City of Tucson, an innovative, progressive and dynamic organization whose mission is to deliver exceptional service to its residents. We focus on employees’ success, empowerment, and staff development. Learn more about Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) job opportunities at the job links below or visit our online employment center

Polar Plunge

In colder parts of the world, you'll often see wanna-be daredevils plunge into some near-frozen lake as part of a "Polar Plunge." Yes, it's not as cold here, but we can still do that, especially if it's for a worthy cause.

On Saturday, March 9th, Special Olympics Arizona will host its 11th Annual Tucson Polar Plunge. Special Olympics athletes, families, friends and fans will all be "Freezin' for a Reason" in support of athletes living in southern Arizona.

Snow Day in Tucson Closes Fields and More

All Tucson Parks and Recreation fields are closed today and tomorrow (Feb. 22-23) due to the rare Tucson snow. Sentinel Peak Park ("A" Mountain) also is closed due to weather, but is expected to reopen tomorrow if conditions improve.

Please monitor the Parks and Recreation Twitter and Facebook pages and City of Tucson Twitter and Facebook pages for current information.

City Continues to Seek Input on Mayor and Council Salaries

The Citizen’s Commission on Public Service and Compensation is considering a recommendation to voters concerning salaries for Mayor and Council. If approved by the Commission, the recommendation may be placed on the Nov. 5, 2019, City ballot.

The Commission invites you to comment on this issue during a series of public meetings. The next will be held Monday, Feb. 25, at the Patrick K. Hardesty Multi-Service Center, 1100 S. Alvernon Way (Large Meeting Room). The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Paperless Inspections Coming to Planning and Development Services

The City of Tucson’s Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is processing nearly all rooftop solar permits and development packages electronically and adding new permit types quarterly in a multi-stage effort to go paperless. On Friday, March 1, PDSD will begin reviewing all inspection requests electronically.

A public dashboard soon will be available to allow customers to schedule and track inspection requests and view inspection results.

Plumber Needed at City of Tucson

The City is seeking a plumber to work in its Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD). Duties include maintaining, inspecting, repairing, and installing plumbing, commercial irrigation and related systems, and components in City-owned facilities.

A plumber works independently with little to no supervision. The position is subject to on-call, weekends, and holidays as needed.

City Recruiting Survey Instrument Technician for Water Department

The City of Tucson is recruiting a survey instrument technician to join its Tucson Water department.

The position is responsible for performing technical land survey work involved in preliminary, topographic, and construction field engineering surveys required for property and right-of-way determination. A technician also records field notes and calculations, interprets maps, and adjusts survey equipment for the accuracy of measurements.

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