HVAC Specialist

Pima County Government   Tucson, AZ   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on July 8, 2024
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5607 - HVAC Specialist


Pay Grade: 12

Pay Range
Hiring Range: $26.38 - $31.65 Per Hour
Full Range: $26.38 - $36.93 Per Hour 

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.

These multiple positions, requiring on-call hours, perform journey-level maintenance, repair, diagnosis, troubleshooting, construction, fabrication, and preventive maintenance involving commercial-level air conditioning (HVAC) work.



As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, this classification may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class. Work assignments may vary depending on the department’s need and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.

  • Performs skilled analysis and repair of commercial-level air conditioning (HVAC) systems;
  • Leads others in highly skilled fabrication or modifications of existing or proposed equipment, facilities, systems or their components from verbal directions, sketches, plans, engineering drawings or technical references;
  • Inspects, services and maintains assigned tools, equipment and vehicles;
  • Performs quality control analysis on equipment or supported systems for proper functioning and performs remedial actions necessary to assure optimum operations;
  • Inspects, approves or certifies work of others (if certified or authorized to do so);
  • Maintains comprehensive activity, operations, service and usage records on supported equipment and systems;
  • Prepares oral and written activity reports;
  • Prepares estimates for unique or complex operations, maintenance and special projects from rough sketches and engineering plans or drawings, and documents use and expenditure of materials, supplies and equipment;
  • Prepares sketches and drawings for work proposed or in-progress to communicate needed information to supervisors, subordinates and contractors;
  • Coordinates own or work-unit activities with other work-units, agencies or contractors to assure optimal use of available resources and to minimize disruptions of service or support;
  • Monitors contractor performance (including contractor-supplied goods and services);
  • Conducts on-the-job training for employees in assigned work-unit;
  • Stores, handles, uses and disposes of hazardous materials required, encountered or generated in work activities;
  • Maintains security and accountability for all tools, equipment and materials, particularly for work in medical, law enforcement, detention or correctional settings;
  • Maintains and uses safety and personal protective equipment;
  • Implements work-site traffic control procedures to ensure safety;
  • Explains rules, regulations or procedures to the public and other County employees for use of County facilities;
  • Collects, labels, transports and analyzes samples of fluids, solids, effluents, etc., encountered in work.


Minimum Qualifications

(1) Completion of an industry-recognized apprenticeship program in refrigeration/HVAC AND one (1) year of journey-level experience in the same.

(Relevant education may substitute for up to six months of the aforementioned experience.)


(2) Five (5) years of journey-level experience in HVAC systems.

(Relevant education may substitute for up to two and one-half (2.5) years of the aforementioned experience.)


(3) Two (2) years of experience with Pima County as a Trades Maintenance Technician, Facilities Management Specialty Trade Technician, or Trades Maintenance Specialist in HVAC systems. Some positions may require additional specialized training and/or experience.

(Relevant education may substitute for up to one (1) year of the aforementioned experience.)

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and “Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.): 
  1. Minimum five (5) years of diagnostics experience in refrigerant systems, HVAC, and service work.
  2. Universal certification in proper refrigerant practices (copy of certification should be uploaded with application).
  3. Experience in the operation and maintenance of chillers, low-temperature compressors, and industrial/commercial systems.