Parks and Recreation Department

Recruitment #2305-1403-001


The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking reliable, dependable


for the general maintenance of the City of Tucson parks

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.

General Maintenance Workers are responsible for all outdoors maintenance of parks, landscaped areas, and manual construction tasks. 

Work shifts are generally from 6:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., but may vary during scheduled events such as tournaments and games. Some weekends and holiday work is expected.

*With new and upcoming programs in Parks and Recreation, some position may offer work shifts from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.* 

Essential Functions

Removes litter and debris from landscaped areas, playgrounds and other public facilities

Cleaning, disinfecting, and servicing of parks public restrooms and ramadas for special events and rental/reservations

Assists in moving and setting up booths, bleachers, tables, benches, and other equipment used by the public for civic events

Assists in the installation, painting, and repair of playground equipment, ramadas, barbecue pits and stands, tables and benches, signs, booths, bleachers, fences, small buildings, and other structures and equipment.

Collects parks area trash

Assists in performing manual tasks associated with general landscaping projects, including weeding

Assists in general manual construction projects

Assists with preparing and maintaining various types of sport fields including baseball, softball, football, and soccer

Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Less than High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: Under 1 year of professional experience in landscape maintenance or custodial services

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

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 placed in the "Best Qualified" and "Qualified" band (grouping) list 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.