Recruitment #2001-3324-001


Are you ready to work for an organization that offers a fun, fast paced environment?

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is searching for a


who wants to create delicious food at our Freedom Park Recreation Center

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.

The Kitchen Manager provides and manages the service to the Senior Nutrition Program while maintaining high standards of sanitation and safety. The Kitchen Manager also plans and facilitates daily meals to older adults; organizes social activities for nutrition site participants. This classification works under general supervision of the Senior Services Supervisor.

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity. Responsible for the training of volunteers

Maintains appropriate communication and works effectively with senior citizens; provides participants with social services information and referrals. Publicizes programs and services

Plans, organizes, schedules, and facilitates meal planning

Coordinates with food caterer and contracted caterer to ensure participants meet basic daily nutritional requirements, which may include prepping and assisting with cooking of meals

Orders meals and necessary supplies

Maintain and provide accurate records and reports as required by the City and Area Agency on Aging (PCOA)

Attends meetings as required

Responsible for ensuring the program maintains high standards of sanitation and safety; oversees the cleanliness of kitchen, monitors the correct temperature for food being transported and maintaining proper food portion control. Assists with emergencies in a calm and effective manner 

Assist with the serving of meals

Ensure all volunteers meet the food handler’s standards and certification program with Pima County

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School or equivalency

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 6 months experience in food service and handling

Special Job Requirements

At least 18 years of age at the time of application

All candidates must obtain Food Handler, CPR/First Aide 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 response to the supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: the week of February 24, 2020

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 Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodations during the testing process, please contact Sandra Fata, HR Analyst, at 520.837.8073 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.  

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Sandra Fata, 520.837.8073

Randy Esslinger, 520.837.8054

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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.