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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


UTILITY TECHNICIAN

Range 12, Non-Exempt, At-will, Full-time position. Minimum Salary of range: $14.06 per hour; Maximum Salary of Range: $20.72 per hour.

DESCRIPTION:Under close to general supervision from the Utility Operations Superintendent, reads water meters and performs related customer service and potable water system maintenance and repair activities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This classification involves work that requires the ability to traverse uneven terrain, climb ladders, perform repairs on equipment, lifting heavy objects up to 60 pounds, ability to wear a respirator and use potable water utility equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a High School Diploma or GED. Previous meter reading or potable water system experience is desired. Possession of, or ability to obtain a State of Arizona water operator’s license upon employment. Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s license.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to work overtime, holidays and weekends and be on-call 24 hours per day, per the departmental on-call policy. Must be able to respond to call out within twenty (20) minutes. Required to complete physical examination to ensure ability to perform work requirements.

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

View the Utility Technician 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 11, 2016 3:00 p.m.

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

    Yoga Instructor

    Minimum $25.00 per hour

    DESCRIPTION: Under direction from the Fitness Supervisor, and the Recreation Services Supervisor - Rec. Center Operations, the Group Exercise Instructor will be responsible for performing safe and educational group exercise classes with an emphasis on customer service. 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: This position is physically demanding. It is required that Group Exercise Instructors be able to safely demonstrate all actions required by participants.

    TASKS:

  • o Provide a fun and safe workout through one or more specialty group exercise classes.
  • o Greet, introduce and welcome participants
  • o Educate participants concerning safe exercise techniques and constantly monitoring safety
  • o Acquaint new participants with class procedures
  • o Monitor proper form and technique
  • o Obtain substitutes as needed
  • o Develop routines with appropriate music and choreography
  • o Enforce recreation center rules and regulations
  • o Communicate any equipment problems, member concerns, or suggestions to the Fitness Supervisor or Recreation Services Supervisor
  • o Attend all required meetings/trainings for CRC staff and Personal Training Staff
  • o Enhance knowledge through continuing education, etc. to build skills
  • HOURS:Must be able to work split shifts, weekdays, weekends and/or evenings as assigned. This position will primarily consist of Monday and Wednesday evenings.

    EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: One year of group exercise instruction experience. Instructors MUST have current CPR/AED certification; must also have a current nationally recognized group exercise certification (ex. ACSM, ACE, ACSM, NSCA, AFAA).

    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

    POLICE OFFICER

    Range 20, Non-exempt, Full-Time, Classified Position, full benefits; Minimum Salary of range: $20.77/hr; Maximum Salary of range: $30.61/hr.

    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

    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 handler’s 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: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

    For information on enrolling in the lifeguarding class or the Water Safety Instructor class offered at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, please see the course information flyer.

    FACILITY MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT - PT

    Part-Time position. Minimum Salary: $10.00 per hour.

    DESCRIPTION:Under general supervision from the Community Services General Manager and the Facility Maintenance Technician III, performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in facilities maintenance, buildings systems repair, and other forms of repair of city buildings along with the performance of other duties as assigned. Work usually consists of exercising a considerable amount of independence and initiative in performing the responsibilities 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. Involves general labor work requiring light to heavy lifting and carrying and climbing ladders.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:The equivalent of one (1) year of experience in facilities operations/maintenance. Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License.

    HOURS:Must be able to work weekends and hours as assigned. Not to work 20 or more hours in a week 20 or more weeks in a fiscal year.

    View the complete job description.

    For an application (REQUIRED) go to the Forms Section

    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

    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:

    Lifeguard

    Scorekeeper

    Special Interest Instructor - Yoga

    ALL POSITIONS-NOT CURRENTLY OPEN:

    Cashier

    Child Care Attendant

    Fitness Center Attendant

    After School Program Aide

    Game Room Attendant

    Personal Trainer

    Rock Wall Attendant

    Snack Bar Attendant

    Rock Wall Attendant

    Water Safety Instructor

    Official - Softball, Basketball, Volleyball

    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.