Parks and Recreation Department

Recruitment #2303-3311-001


Are you looking for a top-notch summer job with the very best? 

Do you LOVE helping people, protecting people, and being part of a team?

Look no further, because YOU ARE HOME!

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for fun, energetic, and enthusiastic


to assist with our summer KIDCO children's program

General Description

This is a non-permanent position that works on an intermittent or seasonal basis.

Individuals in this classification may not exceed 1,300 hours in a 12 month period.

This posting is specific for summer hours which can vary from 7:15 am to 6:00pm.

Job sites are located at various facilities throughout the City of Tucson.

A Recreation Worker provides services to the patrons of the City Parks and Recreation facilities. This position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12 (possible positions for programming for children ages 12 to 14), prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.

Essential Functions

Supervises, engages, and instructs a group of up to 20 participants, ages 5-12 years

Actively, creatively, and safely plans and leads indoor and outdoor games, crafts, sports, swimming, field trips, and other recreational activities

Administers City of Tucson and Parks and Recreation policies and procedures

Maintains appropriate communication with school personnel, participant's parents or guardians, and recreation staff

Ensures the safety of program participants by enforcing discipline and behavior policies, and reporting accidents and hazardous conditions as warranted

Ensures the facility is prepared for scheduled functions and arranged equipment is safe and appropriate

Participates in weekly site staff meetings and contributes to weekly planning of programs

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Less than High School

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

Special Job Requirements

At least 16 years of age at time of application

Some positions may required an unrestricted driver's license with at least 24 months of licensed driving experience

All candidates must be able to obtain CPR/First Aid 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 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:

  • 100% of your rating for Training and Experience

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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.