Parks and Recreation Department

Recruitment #2303-3313-001


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


to assist with summer Therapeutic Recreation / Inclusion Programs

General Description

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

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

The Therapeutic Senior Recreation Worker is responsible for safely and creatively leading recreational activities including indoor and outdoor sports, games, crafts, performing arts, swimming, and field trips for children/teens with disabilities. This position is responsible for supervising up to 6 participants.

Specialized Therapeutic camp hours of operation are from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm and Teen Camps are from 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Inclusion KIDCO are from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm. 

A morning shift may consist of working from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm and and afternoon shift may consist of working from 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

These are only examples and shifts are assigned as needed.

Essential Functions

Assists or independently supervises participants with disabilities in recreation activities

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

Ability to understand and administer policies and procedures, and maintain communication with parents and staff

Ensures the safety of the program participants by enforcing discipline and behavior policies

Inclusion KIDCO staff will adapt activities to ensure inclusion of children/teens with disabilities for the KIDCO program

Supports safety by adhering to policies and procedures, and reporting accidents and hazardous conditions immediately to a supervisor

This description is not intended to limit in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

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 with individuals with disabilities

Special Job Requirements

At least 18 years of age at time of application

All candidates must be able to obtian CPR/First Aid certification and pass a background screening upon hire

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

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 be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The highest scoring applicants will be placed in the "Best Qualified" and "Qualified" band (grouping) and provided to the hiring department for selection decisions. An applicant's placement on the list will be based on their final scores 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 prior to the evaluation.

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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.

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