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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.

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

GUIDE TO APPLYING ELECTRONICALLY

Many 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 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.


LIFEGUARD PART-TIME

Minimum $8.20 per hour

DESCRIPTION: Under direction from the Head Lifeguard, the Aquatics Center Supervisor or the Recreation Manager, the Lifeguard will assist patrons using the Recreation Center water facilities. The primary function of an employee in this class is to teach swimming and water safety skills; to monitor public use of the swimming pool area, including performing in rescue, emergency, and first aid situations; answer inquiries from the public; and perform cleaning and sanitation duties. Additionally, an employee in this class assists in class and event registration and operations. May perform other duties as assigned.

CLASSIFICATION: This is a part-time, hourly position with no benefits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this classification.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work in an indoor or outdoor aquatic environment that may include working in temperatures up to 110 degrees, in adverse weather conditions, and while exposed to allergenic substances.
  • Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to sit for up to 40 minutes per rotation on a lifeguard chair or station, and be able to climb a ladder to reach the station.
  • Sufficient clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern emergency situations, verbal instructions, and telephones.
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern emergency situations, discern colors, and comprehend written work instructions, and rules and regulations.
  • Sufficient sense of smell to be able to detect odors.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to respond quickly in an emergency situation and operate control mechanisms and make fine adjustments.
  • Sufficient strength to swim 500 yards, demonstrating use of freestyle, breaststroke, and side stroke.
  • Sufficient body flexibility and balance to perform rescue and first aid operations and occupy a lifeguard station accessible by ladder.
  • Ability to work outside in summer months.

HOURS:Must be able to work split shifts, weekdays, weekends and/or evenings as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING Must be able to obtain lifeguard, community first aid certification and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certifications. Also desirable, if requested: ability to obtain food handlerís card.

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: 3:00 PM, February 29, 2016

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER

This is a non-exempt, volunteer position. This position is not eligible for benefits. $100 stipend per month.

Applications for this position must be filed 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Work 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 successfully complete job-related physical agility testing. Must pass medical physical by Fire Department physician.

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 Driverís license.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:Current Arizona Paramedic certification. 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.

For an application (REQUIRED) go to: Applicant Tracking

View the complete job description.

Applications must be filed electronically through the City's Application website: Applicant Tracking . 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.

Closing Date: 3:00 PM, February 26, 2016

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 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 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

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

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

Child Care Attendant

Fitness Center Attendant

Game Room Attendant

Official - Softball, Basketball, Volleyball

Personal Trainer

Rock Wall Attendant

ALL POSITIONS-NOT CURRENTLY OPEN:

Life Guard

After School Program Aide

Water Safety Instructor

Scorekeeper

Special Interest Instructor

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.