Employer of National Service

What is Employers of National Service?

As part of the September 12, 2014, White House ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, President Obama launched Employers of National Service. This initiative recognizes the valuable skills gained by the 900,000 Americans who have participated in AmeriCorps since 1994 and the 215,000 who have participated in the Peace Corps.
Employer of National Service
Employers of National Service builds a talent pipeline which connects AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni with leading employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to create recruitment, hiring, and advancement opportunities. Through this initiative, employers will have new access to a dedicated, highly qualified, and mission-oriented pool of potential employees and national service alumni will have additional opportunities to apply their skills in the workplace.

Additional information is available on the webpage of Employers of National Service.

Coconino County & Employers of National Service

"People willing to commit to national service are people whose heart is in public service. AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni are very likely to want to continue their service to others by joining local, county government. Their passion for improving communities and embracing diversity is a good match for us, it complements the Coconino County mission statement and strengthens our team of dedicated employees." - Cynthia Seelhammer, County Manager

Coconino County Mission Statement

We live in a land of vast and endless beauty, home to many cultures.

With energy and enthusiasm, we commit:
  • To serve conscientiously our community and citizens in a changing world;
  • To provide the most effective and efficient delivery of services;
  • To be sensitive to the needs of all citizens;
  • To challenge, recognize and support our employees;
  • To protect, preserve and care for our environment.
As we enter our second century of public service, we envision our citizens and staff proud of their government and its accomplishments. We look forward to the future, confident that working together in an atmosphere of cooperation and trust, we will meet each new challenge with creativity and integrity.

Coconino County Employee Testimonials

"There are few opportunities that can provide what I experienced throughout my 27 months as an Environmental Education Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon, Africa. During my stay I learned much about Central African culture, the people of Gabon and myself. I guess when reflecting on my time, two things still reside in me after 10 years, and are the most important lessons learned while serving. First, I developed an appreciation for diversity and acceptance, allowing me to understand and celebrate the differences that exist within our world that shape who we are as individuals. Secondly, while it always existed in me, I finally understood that I choose to live a life dedicated to public service. Helping communities, and the individuals within them, gives me a deep sense of satisfaction.

Early in 2007, I joined Coconino County's Parks and Recreation department which afforded me the opportunity to serve the public in a new and different capacity. Each day I get to work with the public providing a variety of services enjoyed by a diverse population of citizens. There are undeniable challenges that face public servants on a daily basis, but the smiling child on the swing set makes it all worth it. The service we provide and the joy we bring to our communities is why we do this each and every day." -Tom Hanecak, Assistant Director- Facilities 

If you are a national service alumni and are interested in joining our team, please click on the following link to see a list of our current job openings.