Recruitment #1801-3311-001


The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for fun, energetic, and enthusiastic

Recreation Workers to assist with summer KIDCO children's programs.

General Description

This is a non-permanent position that will work on an intermittent or seasonal basis.
 Individuals in this classification may not exceed 1,300 hours per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
A Recreation Worker provides service to the patrons of the City Parks and Recreation facilities. This position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12, (possible positions for programming of 12-14 year olds), prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.  
This posting is specific for summer hours which can vary from 7:15 am to 6:00 pm.
Job sites are located at various facilities through out the City of Tucson.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises, engages and instructs a group of up to 20 participants, ages 5-12 years.
  • Actively, creatively and safely plans and leads indoor and outdoor games, crafts, sports, swimming, field trips, and other recreational activities.
  • Administers Parks and Recreation and City of Tucson policies and procedures, and maintains appropriate communication with school personnel, participant's parents or guardians, and recreation staff.
  • Ensures the safety of program participants by enforcing discipline and behavior policies, and reporting accidents and hazardous conditions as warranted.
  • Ensures that the facility is prepared for scheduled functions and that arranged equipment is safe and appropriate.
  • Participates in weekly site staff meetings and contributes to weekly planning of programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Less than High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: Three months of full-time employment and/or volunteer experience involving customer contact

Special Job Requirements

At least 16 years of age at time of application

Some positions may require an unrestricted driver's license with at least 24 months of licensed driving experience.

All candidates must be able to obtain CPR/First Aid certification and a pass a background screening upon hire.

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions.

Notifications of applicant status will be sent by email on March 5, 2018, please make sure to monitor your email for interview information.

Oral Board interviews will be held March 15 - 16, 2018.

Upon completion of all examination processes the highest scoring applicants will be placed on a ranked list. An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 20% of their Training and Experience
  • 80% of their Oral Board interview

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Human Resources Analyst, Erin Gallego at at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.