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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.

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ENGINEER PE

Range 28, Exempt, At-will, Full-time position. Minimum Salary: $30.18 per hour; Maximum Salary: 44.47 per hour.

DESCRIPTION: Under limited supervision of the Development Services Manager, reviews private development projects, municipal capital improvement projects, streets drainage and water and wastewater utility projects. Independently evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications. Performs engineering work relating to utility and public works projects, storm water projects, water production, treatment, storage, pumping, distribution system infrastructure, wastewater collection, treatment and reuse facilities, streets, and transportation; stamps plans and reports requiring PE registrant approval and performs related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This classification involves work that requires the ability to traverse uneven terrain and use of the public works vehicles for transportation to job sites.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The equivalent of a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering. Possession of a Professional Engineer certification in the State of Arizona is required. Must obtain designation as a Certified Flood Plain Manager within twelve months of hire.

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: Applications Accepted Until Position is Filled

COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST

Range 15, Non-Exempt, Full-time classified position. Minimum Salary: $16.00 per hour; Maximum Salary: 23.59 per hour.

DESCRIPTION: Under close to general supervision, provides a link between citizens in need of assistance with police and fire services; coordinates and logs the activities associated with providing such service; 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; 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; 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 be clearly understood when speaking.

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. (Typing certificate instructionsare available at City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, or on the City website.)
  • 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.)

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: Applications Accepted Until Positions Are Filled

WASTEWATER OPERATOR- TRAINEE OR OPERATOR I

WW Operator Trainee: Range 12. Minimum Salary: $13.83 per hour; Maximum Salary: $20.37/hour OR WW Operator I: Range 14. Minimum Salary $15.24/hour; Maximum Salary: $22.46/hour.

DEFINITION:This position under close general supervision of the Wastewater Superintendent, operates, monitors and maintains the wastewater treatment plant(s), collection system, effluent disposal, non-potable irrigation systems, laboratory processes and biosolids handling facility to ensure compliance with state and federal regulatory agencies; and performs related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk, sit; use hands to reach, grasp and feel; stoop; kneel; bend; climb. The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Work is performed in all weather conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

WW Trainee: Must possess a valid Arizona Drivers License by hire date. Shall have a High school diploma or equivalent and the ability within six months from date of hire to obtain a Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate from Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The possession of a Commercial Drivers License is desired.

WW Operator I: Must possess a valid Arizona Drivers License by hire date. Shall have a High school diploma or equivalent and one (1) year wastewater treatment plant operations experience. Must possess a Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate from Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) by hire or promotion. May be required to have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) class B or higher, or be able to obtain one within 6 months of hire date.

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

View the Operator Trainee job description.

View the Operator I 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: May 27, 2015 3:00 p.m.

NACOG WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

Although this position will be working at City of Cottonwood departments, this is not a City of Cottonwood position and the applicant will not be a City of Cottonwood employee.

This opportunity will work with both the Fire and Police Departments for a total of 40 hours per week.

FIRE DEPARTMENT - RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE CLERK

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Cover front desk when Sr. Administrative Assistant is out of office.
  • Answer telephones; take messages or transfer calls as needed.
  • Pick up, open, distribute mail
  • Greet and provide visitors with information requested
  • Issue Burn permits
  • Operate office equipment such as computer, copier, scanner, fax machine, etc.
  • Assist with miscellaneous filing and shredding of documents
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

POLICE DEPARTMENT - RECORDS CLERK

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Enter data into manual and/or automated filing systems
  • Operate office equipment such as computer, copier, scanner, fax machine, etc.
  • Locate and provide statistical data to department personnel
  • Send copies of records, files and documents to requesting parties
  • May help purge old records and files
  • Answer telephones
  • Assist with fingerprinting
  • Provide assistance to individuals at the front lobby area

If Interested, please contact Debbie Estivariz at Nacog.

Debbie Estivariz, Eligibility Worker - Yavapai Workforce Connection - 1500 E Cherry Street, Suite F, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. (928)649-6868

PART-TIME PUBLIC WORKS MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I

This is a non-exempt, part-time (up to 19 hours/week) position with no benefits. This position is also seasonal and will last approximately 6 months. Minimum Salary; $10 per hour.

DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision of the Public Works Project Manager, performs a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled tasks in the maintenance and servicing of City buildings and parks; ball field maintenance, trims trees, mows grass, runs a “weed eater” around buildings and facilities; and performs related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work involved in this classification includes the possibility for injury or harm to self and others due to the inappropriate use of equipment and tools. Work is sometimes performed outdoors during inclement weather. Duties will include climbing ladders, pushing/pulling, lifting various items and performing other general physical labor. The majority of this position will be weedeating outdoors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The equivalent of two (2) years’ experience in buildings and grounds maintenance, or related field. Must have valid Arizona driver’s license, and a High School diploma or GED equivalent by time of hire. Desired: irrigation experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to work holidays and weekends, and be on-call 24-hours per day, per the departmental on-call policy.

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

RECREATION CENTER PART-TIME POSITIONS

Recreation Center positions can be applied for at any time, regarldess 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:

Life Guard

Water Safety Instructor

ALL POSITIONS-NOT CURRENTLY OPEN:

After School Program Aide

Cashier

Child Care Attendant

Fitness Center Attendant

Game Room Attendant

Official - Softball, Basketball, Volleyball

Personal Trainer

Rock Wall Attendant

Scorekeeper

Snack Bar Attendant

Special Interest 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.