OR Primary Field Staff


Fall 2021

Rate of Pay: 


Application Dates

September 10, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Job Description

Perform a variety of duties to support the Department of Campus Recreation Outdoor Recreation program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to facilitating a safe and enjoyable wilderness recreation experience.  Primary Field Staff plan, promote, implement and evaluate each trip assigned.  The Primary Field Staff is the immediate supervisor in the field for all other staff assigned to the trip and is responsible for on the job training, supervision and evaluation. These activities may occur at the Rincon Vista Complex, Student Recreation Center, North Recreation Center, Campus Bike Station or alternative off-site facilities. Since the Outdoor Recreation program serves the needs of the university community as well as the Tucson community, this position also involves customer service and outreach to generate excitement and participation. This position plays a vital role in safety and risk management, ensuring that participants are able to participate in programs efficiently, effectively and safely. This position relies heavily on customer service, facilitation and leadership skills to offer a quality experience for the user. 

Duties & Responsibilities

-Attend staff meetings and trainings

-Model department values and expectations

-Understand and meet standards for operating procedures

-Completion of trip documentation including: Trip Logistics Forms, Emergency Action Plan, Trip Equipment Check List, Participant Health Statements, Menu, Trip Report, Trip Evaluations, etc.

-Implement crisis intervention and conflict resolution to deal with problems which may arise; enact Emergency Action Plan as needed

-Work collaboratively with division and departmental staff to achieve the needs and goals of the organization

-Special projects as assigned

-Excellent customer service skills

-Ability to recognize and evaluate potential hazards in the outdoors and make sound judgments based on safety priorities

-Possess outstanding leadership, supervisory, customer service and communication skills

-Prior experience with and/or knowledge of the hazards in a desert/mountain/coastal/river corridor environment

-Demonstrated competence to organize all logistical aspects of outdoor recreation programming including equipment, transportation, accommodation, budget, safety and risk management, scheduling, route mapping, duty roster, meals, lesson plans, etc. 

-Detail oriented and self-motivated  

-Must be enrolled at UA for a minimum of 6 credit hours (employment contingent on enrollment)

-Early morning, evening and weekend availability; flexible scheduling and break availability

Required Trainings/Certifications

The successful incumbent is required to have the following certifications and training:


-Valid CPR-PR/AED and First Aid Certification from an approved provider (American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Safety and Health Institute) are required within 30 days of hire; Employees are required to obtain these certifications at their own expense. Campus Recreation offers a discount on certification classes for eligible employees. Other certifications may be considered. Check with your supervisor prior to making arrangements to obtain these certifications.


-WFR or WEMT certification

-Valid driver’s license upon the first day of employment with a minimum of three years driving experience

-LVL 1 ACCT Facilitator Certification or Equivalent Training


-All Department of Campus Recreation employees are required to complete blood borne pathogen training within 45 days of hire and renew on an annual basis.


-Complete New Employee training which includes but not limited to Emergency Action Plan, Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy training, All-Employee Security (Computer) Awareness, and Online Driver Registration & Golf Cart (if authorized)