Recruitment #1908-3313-001


The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a

Senior Recreation Worker - Van Driver

for the Armory Senior Center Program

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.

Under general supervision of the Senior Service Supervisor, the Senior Recreation Worker - Van Driver manages the Transportation component for the Senior Nutrition Program which provides daily lunches to older adults; organizes social activities for nutrition site participants; provides participants with social services information and referrals; and performs related work as required.

Essential Functions

Transports seniors of all abilities to the Center for the Congregate Meal Program

Schedules transportation for the patrons of the recreation center

Maintains records and reports as required by the City of Tucson, Pima County, and Funding sources

Publicizes programs and services available at the Armory Senior Center

Documents all accidents, situations, disturbances, and problems including injuries and behavioral incidents.

Administers and adheres to all policies and procedures of the Parks & Recreation Department and City of Tucson

Adheres to policies and procedures and reports accidents and hazardous conditions immediately to a supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Less than High School

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

Must possess a valid and unrestricted Driver's License with two years of driving experience and a clean driving record

Special Job Requirements

At least 18 years of age at time of application

Must be able to pass a background screening and obtain a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card upon hire

Preferred Qualifications

Agility to be able to buckle patrons and be able to tie/strap down wheelchairs

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 then be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: Thursday, September 12, 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 your Oral Board Interview

If you are in need of American with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Sandra Fata, HR Analyst, at at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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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.