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Cottonwood, The Heart of Arizona Wine Country and located in Arizona’s Verde Valley, is home to approximately 12,000 residents and services a greater Verde Valley population of about 40,000. Its 3,300 ft. elevation, mild climate and natural amenities, such as the Verde River, combine to make Cottonwood an ideal place to live, play and work.
The ideal candidate is team-oriented, a creative problem solver, results-oriented and an excellent communicator.
The next manager has a strong background in Transportation and Transportation Safety practices, has experience in creating a strong culture focused on the customer, accountability and employee engagement, and is skilled in developing and maintaining effective resources and relationships throughout the community.
The new manager is approachable, business friendly, and focuses on creating a successful Transportation Department through solid leadership to a small team.
Experience and Education
The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in trans-portation safety or a related field and three (3) years experience providing transportation services for the general public including two (2) years in a lead or supervisory role. The possession of a Com-mercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class C, with passenger endorsement is required or the ability to ob-tain within (30) days upon employment Offer. Class B Preferred. Must have or be able to obtain a Level One Fingerprint Clearance card .
The City of Cottonwood operates under the Manager–Council form of government with an elected Mayor and six elected council members. The City Manager, who reports directly to the Council, is responsible for overseeing the administration of the City and its approximate 200 full-time and 100 part-time staff. The City of Cottonwood consists of the following major departments: Administration, Economic Development, Legal, Municipal Court, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Transit, Library, Parks and Recreation, Police, Communications, Fire & Medical, Community Development, Public Works, Engineering, Water and Wastewater. The City is also responsible for multiple Boards and Commissions.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for the Transportation Manager is $63,861 (expected hiring salary) - $95,792 .
Salary for the chosen candidate will depend on experience and education.
This position is exempt, benefit eligible, and serves at the will of the City Manager.
The City of Cottonwood offers an extensive benefit package that includes:
Enrollment in the Arizona State Retirement System
Medical and Dental coverage at 100% for the employee and a partial percentage for dependent coverage
Vision coverage (optional)
Optional Health Savings Account (HSA) employer contributions
Group term life insurance amounting to the annual salary plus $50,000.
Generous vacation and sick accrual rates
Eleven paid holidays
Optional deferred compensation plans (457b)
Employer paid Cottonwood Recreation Center Membership for employee and discounted memberships for household members.