Parks and Recreation

Recruitment #2303-3318-001


The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is seeking enthusiastic and  experienced


to teach participants in the ancient Chinese defense exercise emphasizing body and mind in balance

General Description

This is a non permanent position that will work on an intermittent or seasonal basis.

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

The Tai Chi classes will be held at various Recreation Center.

The Tai Chi Class Instructor provides services to the patrons of the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Leisure Class programs and is responsible for planning and conducting of specialized skill acquisition classes. Please note the position of Class Instructor encompasses multiple specialized recreational areas and site locations, classes are held throughout the week, with various days and evening classes as well as on Saturdays.

Essential Functions

Conducts instruction in a specialized area in connection with the fee instruction program offered to the public by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Plans class instructional activities or general camp activities such as games, theme activities or field trips; prepares a course outline or a bi-weekly schedule and a list or lists of necessary course materials for class participants; schedules guest artists or speakers.

Supervises the activities of program participants to ensure participant safety during the instructional process; follows appropriate emergency procedures to protect the well-being of participants.

Assists in ensuring the general security and maintenance of Parks and Recreation facilities and equipment; inventories equipment.

Adheres to applicable Parks and Recreation procedures, rules and regulations; completes required forms and activity records and reports; communicates with the parents of school age participants, as needed.

Obtains and evaluates participant feedback regarding the effectiveness of the instructional process and the success of the program activity.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year in a specialized recreational area

Special Job Requirements

All candidates must be able to obtain a 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 their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will be invited to participate in the Oral Board Interviews.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: the week of March 27, 2023
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 this 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 ParksHR@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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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.