Ready, Set, Rec Mobile Recreation Center

Recruitment #2305-3313-002


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


to work with our Ready, Set, Rec Mobile Recreation Program.

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 per fiscal year. (July 1 - June 30)

This position could work 3-5 days per week, including weekends.

Under general supervision of the Recreation Coordinator, the Senior Recreation Worker will work with a Recreation Worker and lead the Ready, Set, Rec Mobile Recreation Program which includes loading/unloading and transporting equipment in an assigned cargo van; setting-up and leading activities for site participants; promoting and providing participants with information for up-coming events; and does related work as required including working at Recreation Centers and assistant with department events.

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity

Maintains appropriate communication with participants, general public, and all other recreation staff members

Plans, organizes, schedules, facilitates, and evaluates recreation programs and activities in the area assigned

Loads and unloads cargo van with recreation equipment

Performs pre-trip inspection safety checklist

Transports equipment to scheduled designation

Monitors recreation activities at locations to ensure the safety of participants and all equipment used

Assures that facilities and equipment are in good order and arranged to meet the requirements of scheduled users

Stocks and organizes equipment in warehouse for proper storage

Documents all accidents, situations, disturbances, and problems including injuries and behavioral incidents

Provides customer service in person or on the phone by describing City Parks and Recreation programs to the public, responding to inquiries, or scheduling of facilities as requested

Attending all City of Tucson required training

Administers and adheres to all policies and procedures of the department and City

Adheres to policies and procedures and reports accidents and hazardous conditions immediately to a supervisor

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

Certification in CPR/First-Aid

Must possess a valid and unrestricted Drivers License with at least two years of driving experience, and a cleaning driving record

Completion of Fleet Driver Training upon hire

Ability to lift 30 lbs.

Special Job Requirements

At least 18 years of age at time of application

Preferred Qualifications

Six months of work or volunteer experience in providing customer service, and planning and implementing recreation programs and services for youth and adults in a formal setting such as public sector, YMCA, or faith-based organization

Ability to lift 50 lbs

Trailer Training Certification

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: the week of June 12, 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 the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 20% of your rating for education and work 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 testing process.


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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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