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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

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.


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

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR

    Range 23, Non-Exempt, Full-time position. Minimum Salary: $24.05 per hour; Maximum Salary: 35.43 per hour. Actual salary DOE.

    DESCRIPTION: Under direct supervision of the IT Manager, the IT Network Administrator manages and directs all aspects of the City’s computer, network, and telephone operations. Recommends proper equipment to meet the City’s needs. Maintains and upgrades back-up system, integrity and security of all City computer, network, and telephone operations. Manages the City’s computer network servers, workstations, and portable devices including software/hardware installations, maintenance, upgrades, evaluations, and recommends ways to improve and streamline technology operations. Safeguards the City’s network against destructive intrusive agents such as virus attacks and hackers. Performs technical troubleshooting to resolve computer, phone equipment, and software problems. Strong experience with city/municipal style systems as well as supporting law enforcement needs is strongly desired (i.e. Security and surveillance equipment, data storage, multiple types of communication devices, etc.).

    SECURITY:

    • Must be able to obtain DPS Level D Terminal Operator Certification(TOC)
    • Must pass background check equivalent to that performed on police officers
    • Must pass polygraph
    • Must pass fingerprint check

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy packages and equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:<\strong> Associate of Arts degree with major course work in computer information systems, management information systems, computer science, or a related field, Bachelor’s Degree preferred, and minimum of 5 years’ experience in field, or any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities. Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license. May be required to work other than normal business hours, including weekends and holidays.

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

    View the complete job description

    Applications 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

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TECHNICIAN I

    This is a non-exempt, full-time, classified position with full benefits. Range 19, Minimum of Range (Expected Hiring Salary): $19.78/hr; Maximum of Range: $29.15.

    DESCRIPTION: Under direct supervision by the Information Technology Manager (I.T.M.), is responsible for providing technical solutions in support of software and hardware, operating systems, advanced PC applications, and Internet and website services. Detailed knowledge of local and wide area network hardware and software, demonstrating knowledge of network technology, including server and workstation configuration, operating system installation, and maintenance.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy packages and equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate of Arts degree with major course work in computer information systems or a related field or any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities. Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license. May be required to work other than normal business hours, including weekends and holidays.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to obtain DPS Level D Terminal Operator Certification (TOC).
  • Must pass background check equivalent to that performed on police officers.
  • Must pass polygraph.
  • Must pass fingerprint check.
  • 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.

    View the complete job description.

    Open Until Filled

    First Review: 3:00 pm November 23, 2016

    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

    OFFICIAL (Youth Basketball) - PART-TIME

    $18.00 per hour All applicants must be at least 15 years old.

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

    Applications 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

    Official - Youth Basketball

    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.