Parks and Recreation FAQ

Are there employment opportunities available at Tampa Parks and Recreation?

We may have employment opportunities available. For a full list of employment opportunities, please visit the City's Employment Opportunity page. Summer employment opportunities are typically posted in February.

Can I apply for more than one position?

Yes; however each position requires a separate application. Additionally, certain positions require completion of a Supplemental Form.

When completing your Supplemental Form for a summer seasonal position, you may indicate one or more positions that you would like to be considered for.

Do I need to bring anything with me when picking up my Pre-employment Drug Screening Test form?

Yes, you are required to bring a valid government-issued photo identification card.

Do I need transportation?

Yes. All employees are expected to have reliable transportation to and from work.

I put in my application to be a summer seasonal employee, but haven't heard anything. How do I find out the status?

Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive, only those selected for consideration will be contacted.

I've been hired to work for Tampa Parks and Recreation. Is direct deposit required?

Welcome to the team! Yes, all City employees must participate in the Direct Deposit program. An active checking and/or savings account is required for direct deposit. You will receive more instruction on this during your employee orientation.

If I worked as a seasonal employee last summer, do I need to submit a new application to work this summer?

Yes. A new application must be submitted every year for summer seasonal positions.

If I'm interested in applying for a job, where do I go?

For information on how to apply for a permanent or summer seasonal position, visit our Employment Opportunities. There, applicants are able to check current openings and get notified of new positions that become available.

If I'm under 18, do I need my parent's permission to apply?

No; however parental consent is required for minors to complete the pre-employment drug screen test.

May I pick the facility I want to work at?

For a regular position, no. The position is assigned to a specific location where it is needed.

For a seasonal position, you may indicate a work site preference on the Supplemental Form, but applicants are not guaranteed placement at the facility of their choice.

My contact information has changed. How can I get that updated?

You can update your contact info at any time through our Employment Opportunities page.

If you have been hired and your contact info has changed, contact your hiring supervisor immediately to update your information.

What is the minimum age requirement for employment?

The minimum age requirements are as follows:

  • Any regular position - 18 years or older and must have a high school diploma, GED equivalency, or higher depending on the position
  • Summer Seasonal Lifeguard - 16 years or older
  • Summer Seasonal Recreation Leader - 18 years or older and must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency
  • Summer Seasonal Joe Abrahams Sports Camp youth positions - 16 years or older

Will I be provided any benefits or insurance?

For a complete list of benefits for full time employees, visit our Human Resources page

All employees, including part-time and summer seasonal positions, are covered under Worker's Compensation for any job-related injuries.