Parks and Recreation Department

Recruitment #2301-3063-001


The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a qualified and dedicated  
 This is a supervisor position providing guidance to other positions performing the same tasks and ensuring parks are clean and safe for the members of the public to enjoy.  
 The ideal candidate will enjoy multi-tasking, had strengths in organization, communication, and thinking on their feet. As well as a passion for public service and wanting to deliver the highest level of park experiences to the public.

General Description

The Parks Maintenance Coordinator oversees and assists park staff with the maintenance and repair of facilities and grounds. The Parks Maintenance Coordinator inspects park amenities, equipment and facilities for proper function and safety.

Essential Functions

This is a supervisor position affording guidance to other positions performing the same tasks. This supervisor position also reviews workloads, assigns work and coaches employees with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments.

Supervisors may contribute to other employees' performance evaluations, assist with the hiring process by interviewing and making recommendations and providing input to supervisory staff. Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of one or more fulltime employees.

Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of work load, monitors levels of resources, establishes time lines, assigns work, monitors progress, recommends changes and provides suggestions, writes, reviews and edits reports, maintains logs, and approves completed projects.

Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects and procedures.

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.

Collaborates with other staff in department to achieve operational goals or special projects. Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing and causing others to implement the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.

Provides customer service by responding to information requests, conducting research, attending site visits with fellow staff and residents, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors.

Ensures that unit work conforms to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.

Oversees and assists with the maintenance of facility exteriors by mowing the grass, weed-eating and trimming turf areas, checking and maintaining playgrounds, spray truck or other equipment in working order.

Applies rodenticides and other chemicals, handles aquatic applications. Sets up for events, maintains supplies, performs lake tests and maintains some gardens and ball fields.

Nature of work can include nights, weekends and holidays as needed by operational function of department.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position may be considered.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year maintaining facilities and grounds

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Certified Pesticide Applicator License required before the end of the probationary period

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Pesticide Applicator 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 an Written examination and Oral Board Interview process.

  • Written Exam and Oral Board Interview will be held: the week of February 20, 2023

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

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 25% of your rating for written exam
  • 65% of your rating for oral board interview

Selection Interviews may be conducted post-list by the Hiring Manager.

This recruitment will establish a Civil Service Eligibility List that will be utilized to fill all vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment 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 characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Sandra Fata, HR Analyst at 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 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 listed below.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

75 lb Lift Test

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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.