Parks and Recreation Department

Recruitment #2209-6101-001



The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for a energetic and detail orientated


to assist at Donna Liggins Center.

General Description

The Custodian cleans, sanitizes and maintains public facilities and surrounding areas.

The Donna Liggins Center is a busy community based, gymnasium, senior program, multi-use facility.

Essential Functions

Cleans and maintains the interior of buildings by emptying trash and recycling bins, vacuuming, stripping, polishing, sweeping, wet mopping, and spot cleaning floors, cleaning and sanitizing weight room and restrooms, moving furniture as needed, dusting and cleaning furniture, windows, surfaces, and fixtures, and restocking supplies in restrooms.

Set up and breakdown of facility rentals.

Cleans and maintains the exterior of buildings by sweeping and cleaning walkways, emptying ashtrays and trash cans, and removing litter and debris from grounds.

Reads material safety data sheets, labels on cleaning supplies, work orders, procedures, and equipment manuals to determine proper cleaning course of action.

Performs related duties by reporting maintenance problems, setting up equipment for special events, securing the building, reporting emergencies, checking equipment and facilities for damage, monitoring inventory, and ordering supplies.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent

Minimum Experience Qualifications: No experience required 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience performing full range of custodial services for a business or commercial facility.

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: the week of October 10, 2022

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

  • 20% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 80% of your oral board interview

Selection Interviews may be conducted post Civil Service Eligibility List by the hiring manager.

This recruitment will establish a Civil Service Eligibility List that may be utilized to fill vacancies occurring at Tucson Parks and Recreation within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native Americans, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Eligibility List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must present your documentation at the Oral Board interviews.  The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates the characterization of the service.  

If you are in need of Americans 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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Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from 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 email address listed below.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Hep A Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

Hep B Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

50 lb Lift Test


Unless General Services, then:

Basic Physical

Hep A Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

Hep B Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

30 lb Lift Test


**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, and are hired on or before September 24, 2022, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs.  You will need to  submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption and/or accommodation from your representative.**

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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.

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