Parks and Recreation Department

Recruitment #2207-3313-002



The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a customer friendly, technologically savvy 


to travel between multiple park facilities to conduct parks inspections and monitor lighting.

General Description

This non-permanent position will work on an intermittent or seasonal basis.

Individuals in this classification may not exceed 1,300 hours in 12 months.

The Sports Lighting/Parks Monitor requires availability between 4:00PM and 9:00PM on weekdays, weekends, and some holidays.

The Sports Lighting/Parks Monitor works independently to turn on and off athletic field lights and travels between multiple park facilities in a City vehicle to conduct park inspections.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for enforcing and explaining Tucson Parks and Recreation policies and procedures to park patrons in all areas of the park.  Additionally, they will handle complaints, observe park patron and program participant behavior and report and document grounds and facility safety hazards.

The Sports Lighting/Parks Monitor is seldom sedentary and includes walking or moving long, continuous periods of time.  Duties sometimes require climbing elevations and accessing paved, gravel, rough, or uneven terrain and turf areas. Moderate muscular exertion and lifting is also required.

Essential Functions

Reading and understanding the contents of the daily light report

Programming and turning on and off athletic field lights; troubleshooting field light issues

Adjusting analog clock timers

Responding to calls to restore power from tripped circuit breakers

Conducting park inspections

Traveling from park to park maintaining security & safety of facilities

Providing customer service to the public and responding to inquiries

Providing additional trash liners to park patrons as needed

Locking and unlocking park restrooms and gates

Completing written reports documenting all accidents, situations, disturbances, and problems including injuries and behavioral incidents; adhering 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

Special Job Requirements

At least 18 years of age at time of application

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

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 Oral Board Interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: the week of August 15, 2022

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 at least 48 hours before the evaluation.  

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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


**The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR Representative, or your must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson. **

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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.