The process for filling a majority of position openings with the City of Tucson is established based on the City of Tucson’s Civil Service Commission’s Rules and Regulations.
Typically, this process begins with an initial review of applications after the position close date. During this initial review, it is determined if an application has met the minimum qualifications for the position, if the application and supplemental materials are complete (a non-complete application form and/or materials may result in disqualification), and that there are no factors that would subject an application to disqualification under the City of Tucson’s Civil Service Commission’s Rules and Regulations or any other requirements of the position.
Following the initial review, those applicants deemed to have the most competitive application materials will be subject to further evaluation consisting of one or more of the following items: a written, oral, or performance test; a rating of education, training and experience; any test of technical knowledge, manual skill, physical or mental fitness, personality; or any combination thereof, which the Human Resources Director deems will reveal the capacity of the applicant for the particular job.
Following completion of the evaluation process(es), an “eligible to hire list” is developed by the Human Resources Department. Applicants are notified of their status and the “eligible to hire list” is referred to the hiring department who may opt to conduct additional interviews and/or testing to determine the top candidate(s).