Recruitment #1907-3317-001


The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic

Karate Class Instructor

to direct the activities and advance participants knowledge in the area of Martial Arts

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 in a 12-month period.

This position provides services to patrons of the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Leisure Class programs and is responsible for planning and conducting specialized skill acquisition classes. Please note the position of Class Instructor encompasses multiple specialized recreational areas and site locations and many classes are scheduled on Saturdays.

Essential Functions

Conducts instruction in the specialist of Karate in connection with the fee instruction program offered to the public by the Parks and Recreation Department

Develop class syllabus per session

Explains and demonstrates principles, techniques, and methods of regulating movement of body, hands, and feet to achieve proficiency

Explains and demonstrates use of apparatus and equipment or skill

Prepares instructional materials and supplies; sets up and cleans up room/area

Supervises the activities of program participants to ensure participant safety during the instructional process; follows appropriate emergency procedures to protect the well-being of participants

Ensures participants in the class are engaged and the class abides by industry standards

Motivates all participants to accomplish their personal goals

Demonstrates positive customer service skills when communicating with participants, parents and staff

Assists in ensuring the general security and maintenance of Parks and Recreation facilities and equipment; inventories equipment and notifies Program/Facility manager of all equipment needs or safety hazards

Adheres to applicable Parks and Recreation procedures, rules and regulations; completes required forms and activity records and reports including incident/accident reports, time records, and attendance; communicates with the parents of school age participants, as needed

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: 1 year and over in a specialized recreational area 

Special Job Requirements

All candidates must be able to obtain CPR/First Aid certification and 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. The highest scoring applicants will be invited to participate in Oral Board Interviews.

  • Oral Board interviews will be held: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The highest scoring applicants will be placed in the "Best Qualified" and "Qualified" band (grouping) and provided to the hiring department for a selection decision. An applicant's placement on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 20% of your rating for Training and Experience
  • 80% of you Oral Board Interview

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Sandra Fata, HR Analyst, at ParksHR@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.

Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter.  Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification. All inquiries should be directed to the individuals listed below.  

Sandra Fata, 520.837.8073

Randy Esslinger, 520.837.8054


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.