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City Employment Opportunities

Applications for full-time positions are accepted only when a position is open. You may submit your application via mail, email, fax, or by dropping it off at the Human Resources office. Submission and contact information is listed on the Application Form. You may download a city application form by going to the "Forms/Jobs/Links" menu and choosing the "Forms" tab. You will need Adobe PDF Reader to open the application.

GUIDE TO APPLYING ELECTRONICALLY

Many, but not all, of our positions now require or strongly encourage you to apply electronically through our new Applicant Tracking website. If you are having trouble creating your account or applying for a position this way, please use this Guide to Applying for help. If for some reason the Applicant Tracking system is not working, you may submit a paper application. If the position you are applying for does not specifically instruct you to use the Applicant Tracking system, please submit a paper application to the Human Resources department by the specified deadline.

If you still have difficulties after using the Guide to Applying and need assistance, please free to contact the Human Resources Department at 928-340-2713 or awilber@cottonwoodaz.gov.

If you are looking to volunteer at the City of Cottonwood, see our Volunteer Opportunities page

The City of Cottonwood offers a full benefit package to full-time employees. The current benefit package for full-time employees can be found here.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT- CITY HALL

Please file applications for this position electronically. See link below.

DESCRIPTION: Under direct supervision of the Assistant to the City Manager or designee, acts as Office Manager and provides telephonic gateway for City Hall; assists the public in obtaining information and or material for all departments within the City and the Community; and performs other related duties as assigned.

CLASSIFICATION:Non-Exempt, full-time position. Range 13, Minimum Salary of Complete Range: $14.76 per hour; Maximum Salary of Complete Range: $21.75 per hour.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This classification is in an office environment requiring mostly sedentary activities for the majority of the workday.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The equivalent of a high school diploma and three (3) years increasingly responsible office experience in a public setting. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Arizona driver’s license. Computer and word processing experience with working knowledge of Word, Excel, Access and the Internet.

For an application (REQUIRED) go to: Applicant Tracking Current City of Cottonwood employees must register for an account using the same e-mail address used for Employee Self Service (ESS) to ensure the accounts link properly.

View the complete job description. Job description may be picked up at the City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Phone 928-340-2713. EOE/ADA.

Applications must be filed electronically through the City's Application website: Applicant Tracking . For help using the electronic applicant tracking system, please review the Guide to Applying

Closing Date: 3:00 PM, March 1, 2017

COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST

Range 15, Non-Exempt, Full-time classified position. Minimum Salary: $16.27 per hour; Maximum Salary: 23.98 per hour. Actual salary DOE.

DESCRIPTION: Under close to general supervision, provides a link between citizens in need of assistance with police, fire and EMS services; prioritizes calls; coordinates and logs the activities associated with providing such service; dispatches appropriate emergency personnel; accesses and provides information transfer to and from field units where telephone or an ACJIS terminal is required; provides emergency communications in the form of 9-1-1 services to the City of Cottonwood and surrounding communities; enters and maintains warrants; and performs related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time; must be able to multi-task such as typing while answering phones; must be able to visually observe and interpret data displayed on multiple dispatch computer monitors comprised of several windows per monitor; required to reach with hands and arms; must be able to hear radio and telephone conversations at an appropriate level so as to not cause radio interference; must possess the ability to communicate clearly when speaking.

  • Working Environment:
  • Work various shift hours such as 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts
  • Must be able to work day, swing, or night shift, weekends, and holidays
  • Schedule changes with limited notice; overtime may be required
  • Work within a structured ’chain of command’ organization
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must be a citizen of United States or legal to work in United States.
    • Must have at least one (1) year of customer service related work experience.
    • Must type at a minimum of 35 correct words per minute.
    • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
    • Must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Must meet Physical Requirements.
    • Must read and sign job description acknowledgement. (Available at City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, or on the City website in the complete job description link.)

    For an application (REQUIRED) go to the Forms Section of the Cottonwood website.

    Job Description and Testing Information may also be picked up at the City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Phone 928-340-2713. EOE/ADA.

    Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

    Firefighter/EMT

    Please file applications for this position electronically. See link below.

    DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision of the Shift Captain, responds to emergency calls for assistance from the public and participates in fire suppression, emergency medical treatment, rescue, hazardous material incident mitigation and special operations; and performs related duties as assigned.

    CLASSIFICATION:Non-Exempt, At-will, Full-time position. Range 20. Minimum of Complete Salary Range: $1661.93 bi-weekly; Maximum of Complete Salary of Range: $2449.06 bi-weekly. (Plus $4500 per year Paramedic pay, if applicable).

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work involved in this classification includes exposure to major hazards during the suppression and prevention of fires, mitigation of hazardous materials, emergency medical/rescue and disaster response. Must pass medical physical by Fire Department physician. Must successfully complete job-related physical agility testing.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. Requires valid Arizona State FF II certification (or valid IFSAC FF II certification) and current Arizona EMT certification. Also requires Hazardous Materials First Responder certification (meeting OSHA 1910.120 requirements). Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s license. Employees who are new to the Fire Department agree they will have no outside employment during their 12-month orientation period.

    DESIREABLE QUALIFICATIONS:Current Arizona Paramedic certification (highly desirable). The equivalent of an associateís degree from an accredited community college, college, or university with a major in fire science or related field. Fire apparatus operation training and experience. Bilingual in English/Spanish.

    RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS:Primary residence must be established and maintained within 30 minutes legal driving time to the fire station within one year of employment. Residence must be maintained through tenure at the Cottonwood Fire Department.

    For an application (REQUIRED) go to: Applicant Tracking Current City of Cottonwood employees must register for an account using the same e-mail address used for Employee Self Service (ESS) to ensure the accounts link properly.

    View the complete job description. Job description may be picked up at the City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Phone 928-340-2713. EOE/ADA.

    Applications must be filed electronically through the City's Application website: Applicant Tracking . For help using the electronic applicant tracking system, please review the Guide to Applying

    Closing Date: 3:00 PM, March 3, 2017

    HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST II

    Please file applications for this position electronically. See link below.

    DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision of the Human Resources Manager, serves as back up to the Human Resources Manager, administers and implements assigned personnel programs and services including personnel policies, classification and compensation, employee benefits, employee relations, risk management/loss control, safety and training programs, and other program areas as identified or assigned.

    CLASSIFICATION:This is a non-exempt, full-time, classified position with full benefits. Range 21, Minimum Salary of Range: $21.81 per hour; Maximum Salary of Range: $32.14 per hour.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This classification is mainly in an office environment requiring mostly sedentary activities for the majority of the workday. Must also be able to travel to other City office and field locations as required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: An Associate’s degree or some college credits from an accredited college in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration, or related field is highly desirable, OR a B.S. degree plus a minimum of one year experience in human resources, risk management, safety and/or training. Demonstrated ability to successfully learn and fulfill the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must have, or be able to obtain upon hire, a valid AZ driver’s license.

    For an application (REQUIRED) go to: Applicant Tracking Current City of Cottonwood employees must register for an account using the same e-mail address used for Employee Self Service (ESS) to ensure the accounts link properly.

    View the complete job description. Job description may be picked up at the City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Phone 928-340-2713. EOE/ADA.

    Applications must be filed electronically through the City's Application website: Applicant Tracking . For help using the electronic applicant tracking system, please review the Guide to Applying

    Closing Date: 3:00 PM, February 22, 2017

    POLICE OFFICER

    Police Officer: Range 20, Non-exempt, Full-Time, Classified Position, full benefits; Anticipated Starting Salary: $20.77/hr; Maximum of Salary Range: $30.61/hr. AZPost Certified Officers will receive and additional 5% above base salary, plus 1% per year of experience, up to a total of 5%.

    Reserve Police Officer: Volunteer position: No compensation; no benefits.

    DESCRIPTION: Under direct supervision of a Police Sergeant, provides law enforcement services to the citizens of Cottonwood and surrounding areas; and performs related duties as assigned. The Cottonwood Police Department will conduct testing for the positions of Police Officer and Reserve Police Officer to fill vacancies. Certified Officers (Laterals) are encouraged to apply and may receive up to 10% increase over minimum starting wage, depending on experience.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work involved in this classification includes full time law enforcement activities including, but not limited to standing and/or walking for extended periods, short sprints, long pursuit running lasting over 2 minutes, running up and down stairs, pushing heavy objects such as vehicles, jumping over and around obstacles, lifting and carrying objects sometimes up and down stairs, using hands and feet in use of force situations, performance of appropriate defensive tactics and suspect control techniques, using force in short and long term (greater than 2 minutes) efforts, bending and reaching, dragging people and objects as in extracting victims from vehicles.

    PHYSICAL TESTING MINIMUM STANDARDS- Peace Officer Physical Aptitutde Test (P.O.P.A.T)

    • 99-Yard Obstacle Course (tested twice)
    • 165-pound body drag (32 feet) (tested twice)
    • Solid-Fence Climb (6ft.) (tested twice)
    • Chain-Link Fence Climb (6ft.) (tested twice)
    • 500-Yard Run (tested once)
    • Applicants seeking employment with the Cottonwood Police Department as a cadet/recruit officer must attain 345 cumulative points in order to pass the physical fitness requirement. Applicants who qualify as laterals per AZ P.O.S.T. rules or are currently certified must attain the minimum of 384 cumulative points. Scores will be computed from the times obtained from the above listed events.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an equivalent of a high school diploma or GED, be 21 years of age upon completion of the police academy, no felony convictions, successfully complete the Arizona P.O.S.T. minimum certification requirements including a background questionnaire investigation and interview, polygraph examination, psychological test, medical examination and controlled substance screening. Must possess the ability to be clearly understood when speaking. **Note**Police Officers must meet the requirements of Cottonwood Police Department General Order 205 General Appearance. Specifically section B Figure 2.6 and 2.7 which state that officers will display no body piercing (with limited exceptions for female employees) and no visible tattoos (tattoos on arms may be covered with long sleeves at all times).

    For an application (REQUIRED) go to the Forms Section of the Cottonwood website.

    Job Description, Testing and P.T. Information may also be picked up at the City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Phone 928-340-2713. EOE/ADA.

    Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

    TRANSPORTATION DRIVER PART-TIME

    DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision of the Transportation Manager, provides public transportation to shopping centers, doctor’s offices, work, school, day care, etc. in a safe and timely manner; operates a city bus in accordance with city, state, and federal regulations; and performs related duties as assigned.

    CLASSIFICATION: This is a part-time, hourly position with no benefits. Salary: $12.76 per hour

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:This classification involves light to heavy lifting and carrying due to passengers/parcels as required on and off the van wheelchair lift/ramp. This classification involves work driving transportation vehicles around the Verde Valley.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The equivalent of a high school diploma or GED and two (2) years driving multi-passenger commercial vehicles. The possession of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class C, with passenger endorsement is required or the ability to obtain within thirty (30) days upon employment offer. Must have or be able to obtain a Level One Fingerprint Clearance card.

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS: All new hires for the Cottonwood Area Transit System department are required to pass a post-job offer, pre-employment drug test. All employees who work in the Cottonwood Area Transit System department will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

    PART-TIME DRIVERS: Scheduled work hours - Posted monthly (times subject to change)

    For an application (REQUIRED) go to the Forms Section of the Cottonwood website.

    View the complete job description.

    Applications and job description may also be picked up at the City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Phone 928-340-2713. EOE/ADA.

    Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

    UTILITY BILLING CLERK

    Please file applications for this position electronically. See link below.

    DESCRIPTION: Under direct supervision of the Utility Billing Supervisor, maintains the utility billing system(s) for the City by billing customers, collecting payments, providing information on accounts, collections, and bad debt accounts; updating the billing software database; and performs related duties as assigned.

    CLASSIFICATION:Non-Exempt, full-time position. Range 12, Minimum salary of complete range: $14.06 per hour- Maximum salary of complete range: $ 20.72 per hour.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This classification is in an office environment requiring mostly sedentary activities for the majority of the workday.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Graduate or GED equivalent. The possession of a valid Arizona driver’s license, or the ability to obtain upon employment. Bi-Lingual in Spanish desired. Previous experience typing and 10 key.

    For an application (REQUIRED) go to: Applicant Tracking Current City of Cottonwood employees must register for an account using the same e-mail address used for Employee Self Service (ESS) to ensure the accounts link properly.

    View the complete job description. Job description may be picked up at the City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Phone 928-340-2713. EOE/ADA.

    Applications must be filed electronically through the City's Application website: Applicant Tracking . For help using the electronic applicant tracking system, please review the Guide to Applying

    Closing Date: 3:00 PM, February 23, 2017

    RECREATION CENTER PART-TIME POSITIONS

    Recreation Center positions can be applied for at any time, regardless of whether there is a current opening or not. All applications will be kept on file for six months and will be referred to the Recreation Center when they have an opening.

    All applicants must be at least 15 years old.

    CURRENT OPENINGS:

    Cashier

    Fitness Center Attendant

    ALL POSITIONS-NOT CURRENTLY OPEN:

    After School Program Aide/Summer Camp

    Child Care Attendant

    Fitness Center Attendant

    Game Room Attendant

    Lifeguard

    Personal Trainer

    Pool Cashier

    Rock Wall Attendant

    Scorekeeper

    Snack Bar Attendant

    Special Interest Instructor - Yoga

    Rock Wall Attendant

    Official - Softball, Basketball, Volleyball

    Water Safety Instructor

    For an application (REQUIRED) go to the Forms Section of the Cottonwood website.

    Applications and job description may also be picked up at the City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Phone 928-340-2713. EOE/ADA.