Recruitment #1708-3318-001

General Description


The Pickleball Instructor is responsible for planning, instructing and supervising a specialized class or program. 

Instruction may target groups across the age and ability spectrum.

Essential Functions

Conducts instruction in the specialty of Pickleball  in connection with the fee instruction program offered to the public by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Explains and demonstrates principles, techniques, and methods of regulating movement of body, hands, and feet to achieve proficiency.

Explains and demonstrates use of apparatus and equipment or skill.

Prepares instructional materials and supplies; sets up and cleans up room/area. 

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.

Ensures that participants in the class are engaged and that the class abides by industry standards.

Motivates all participants to accomplish their personal goals.

Demonstrates positive customer service skills when communicating with participants, parents and staff.

Assists in ensuring the general security and maintenance of Parks and Recreation facilities and equipment; inventories equipment and notifies Program/Facility manager of all equipment needs or safety hazards.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

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

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 Oral Board Interviews. 

Oral Board interviews will be held: Tuesday September 26, 2017.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on a ranked list.  An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:   100% of their Oral Board interview.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Human Resources Analyst, Erin Gallego at (520) 837-8073 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Unless Pottery Instructor:

Respiratory Physical

50 lb Lift Test

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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.

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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.