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Tucson Water Hiring Water System Operator

The Tucson Water department is recruiting for a water system operator in its Water Quality and Operations Division. Job responsibilities include operating, monitoring, and controlling water treatment facilities, distribution systems, and related equipment. A system operator also makes repairs and decisions related to the central control operations of the potable water and reclaimed water systems that serve more than 725,000 customers.

City Launches Interactive Mural Map

The artwork of local, national, and international muralists is on display in the City of Tucson. A new map from the City's GIS team shows the locations of the murals and explains what they mean. Throughout these works, the region's natural landscape, heritage, and resilience are prominent. Mountain vistas and desert flora set the stage for defining events in the city's cultural history, such as the All Souls Procession and the capture of John Dillinger.

Summer Outdoor Movie Series Continues Tomorrow

The Cinema La Placita summer movie series hosts classic movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30, through Aug. 30, in the Tucson Museum of Art's Plaza of the Pioneers, 140 N. Main Ave. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the pleasant summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes popcorn).

Tomorrow's movie is The Manchurian Candidate (1962), starring Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh, Lawrence Harvey, and Angela Lansbury.

City Recruiting Information Systems Analyst

The City of Tucson is seeking an Information Technology (IT) systems analyst to provide ongoing maintenance and support for enterprise applications as well as technical participation in new project initiatives. IT provides centralized support for all departments within the City organization.

The ideal candidate will be able to communicate clearly with both technical and non-technical individuals. He or she should have at least three years of experience in systems analysis, design programming, testing, and implementing computer-based information systems.

Steve K's Newsletter 7/30/18

Topics in this issue...

  • Mobile Mammograms
  • Be Kind
  • Half-Staff
  • Sacred Space
  • Parks Bond
  • Benedictine
  • University Area Hotel
  • Campbell & Grant Parklet
  • Tucson Clean & Beautiful
  • Water Security Update
  • Tucson History in Water Security
  • More Federal Irresponsibility
  • Dog Friendly City
  • Local Tucson
  • Events & Entertainment

Customer Information Booths Return to Transit Centers

The information booths at the Ronstadt and Laos transit centers reopened today, July 30, to better serve passengers and visitors. Customer service representatives are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays to help passengers and visitors.

Staff will provide information and answer questions about bus routes and schedules, SunGO, trip planning, and more. Representatives are not able to provide change or sell passes, but they can help passengers buy passes using the ticket vending machines.

Sign Up for the Next SmartScape Series for Landscape Professionals

The Pima County SmartScape Program is accepting registrations for its SmartScape Series for Landscape Professionals, which begins Thursday, Aug. 2. The program consists of eight classes and an exam taught by University of Arizona faculty and local business professionals.

The training is designed to promote best landscape management practices for the urban Sonoran Desert. Topics include landscape irrigation and water management, plant selection and disorders, and how to maintain desert-adaptive plants.

Take a Look Back at National Pollinator Week

Enjoy a look at desert flora, bees, butterflies, and more from the National Pollinator Celebration that took place on June 20 at Sweetwater Wetlands. The event featured a butterfly garden dedication, a rainwater harvesting demonstration, and presentations from water and landscape experts.

If you weren't able to attend the celebration, watch the Tucson 12 video below to see what you missed.

Tucson Water Hiring Engineering Associate

The Tucson Water department is recruiting for an engineering associate to join its Water Resources Management-Hydrology Section.

An associate helps collect groundwater samples and related water-level and water-quality data. The work includes installing and repairing data collection instruments. The position is approximately 80 percent field work and may require working second and third shifts during drilling and aquifer testing projects.

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