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As the second largest geographic county in the United States, Coconino County is home to many diverse landscapes ranging from tall ponderosa pines to colorful deserts and everything in between. The employees and citizens who reside and work in our County are just as diverse. The name “Coconino” is derived from “Cohonino,” the Hopi word for Havasupai and Yavapai. Our name represents more than one group of people, which is fitting since the different ideas and perspectives of our individuals make us so strong. Coconino County is a great place to live, work and flourish because people are our most valuable asset. “Vast and endless beauty and home to many cultures,” it is more than just a statement on our logo, it is what makes us unique.
The opportunities in public service are endless and there is no more rewarding career than one in which you serve your community. The County provides a diverse array of services requiring a wide variety of expertise by County employees from all careers and backgrounds. If you are not sure how your education, background or talents may fit into a career at Coconino County, we invite you to visit our website at www.coconino.az.gov to view our job openings and job descriptions (our Jobs Descriptions link describes potential future openings).
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Visit our office and use one of our public access computersUse a public access computer at any libraryIf you experience a problem or if you have questions about the online process, you may telephone (928) 679-7100 and we will be happy to assist you.
Coconino County now recruits applicants using a web-based recruitment system and we recommend that applicants apply online. Help is available for those who do not use computers. See "No computer or no computer skills" below for contact information. However, we do continue to accept paper applications. Applicants may obtain a paper application by contacting our office or visiting our office at 219 E. Cherry St. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 or by calling (928) 679-7100.
The e-mail address is a required part of the online application, but you may indicate paper as your preferred method of communication and receive any communication via phone or U.S. Postal Service. Because the space on the application must be filled we suggest you make up an address using this format: Email using letters to replace each "x". If you wish to have an e-mail account you may sign up for a free one at many sites such as gmail or Yahoo.
Coconino County does not hold applications to review for future job openings. Each time you submit an application it is used only for the particular job opening for which it is submitted. You may complete and store an application so it will be ready for you to submit when you do find one of our job openings in which you have an interest. To do this, go Create an Account/Application Login. Create your account and build and store your application. When you see a Coconino County job opening for which you wish to apply, you can apply for the position without having to create another application. To make sure you don’t miss an opening, submit a job interest card. See above for assistance.
You may wish to compose your detailed answers to these questions before you begin completing the application. You may copy and paste your answers to the questions into the online application.
If you are submitting a paper application, you may either obtain a copy of the questions from our office or copy the questions off our website. Many supplemental questions require answers.
Positions which have "Continuous" listed as the closing date will be open to applications until enough qualified applicants are assembled to begin the interview process. At that point the job announcement will be pulled from the Internet. Apply as early as possible to assure you are considered for these job openings..
At each step in the selection process you must be prepared to demonstrate your qualifications. Completing a detailed application is the first step.
It is important to read the job announcement and to supply detailed information about your experience and skills as they relate to the description of the job. It is particularly important to take note of the information in the "Minimum Requirements" section.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: All job announcements contain minimum requirements. These are the qualifications you MUST have in order to qualify for the job unless substitutions are listed below the section. Be sure you clearly identify on your application that you meet these minimums.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Some job openings allow substitutions for the minimum requirements. Most often the substitutions allow directly related experience to substitute for educational requirements or vice versa.
PREFERENCES: Applicants who meet the preferred qualifications or ideal candidate description (in addition to the minimum requirements) will be a closer match for a job opening and will be considered stronger candidates.
NOTES: This section provides specific information about the job (i.e. unusual schedules, call-back for emergency requirements, work performed in multiple locations, grant funding, limited appointment, etc..
If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted by the hiring department within a few weeks of the closing date. If you are not selected for an interview, you will receive a letter either by email or Postal Service, depending on the notification preference you indicated in your profile. Your email notification may go to your Junk Mail if your email security does not recognize Coconino County as a safe sender.
You may also check the status of your application(s) using the system on the Employment website. If you still need additional information regarding your status and a few weeks have passed, please call Human Resources at (928) 679-7100.
So what can you do as an applicant to maximize your opportunity for employment with Coconino County?
1. Fill out your application completely. The application may be the very first impression we have of you, your skills and abilities. A professional, descriptive application gives us an idea of your skill sets and strengths and is the first step in a successful hire. It is important that your application show all of the relevant education and experience that you possess. Applications may be disqualified if they are incomplete. Coconino County requires that a separate application be submitted for each position for which you are applying. It is important that you apply by the close of business (5:00 pm) on the close date. If the position is “Open Until Filled” applications are sent over periodically for review and the position may be closed as soon as a qualified applicant is hired.
2. Review the minimums, preferences and ideal candidate description of the open position. We first review the candidate’s skills to ensure the person meets the Minimum Qualifications necessary to perform the duties of the position. Once that is determined, we look for additional skills—specifically those mentioned as preferences or ideal candidate qualities. If you possess those skills and experience, list it clearly on the application. If you are unsure where to put the information, use the additional information box. If you don’t possess that particular experience, but have what you consider a similar skill set, write that down too.
3. Be specific on your application. If the posting lists Microsoft Word as a preference and you have experience with Microsoft Word, do not write Microsoft Office. A person with Microsoft Office experience might be strong with Excel, but not Word. Do not leave your skill description up to interpretation. It isn’t possible to list everything on a single application, so tailor your application to specifically highlight the preferences for each position. If you are applying for several positions at once, make certain the preferences are addressed for each opening.
4. Your resume is not a legal document. Because your resume is not a legal document, we require that the application be completely filled out. Do not write “see resume.” You may elect to submit a resume with your application to further highlight your experience, but it should be a supporting document only.
5. We use a Decision Matrix to determine who will move forward in the recruitment process to interviews. A Decision Matrix is an objective tool that weights preferences in order to score applications quantitatively. The skill sets listed in the preferences and ideal candidate description listed on the posting become criteria for moving forward in the process and are assigned points. Each candidate who meets the minimum qualifications will be assigned points for each criteria they identify. The highest scoring applications will move forward through interviews and/or testing.
6. Prepare for your interview. Apart from skill sets, the interview process evaluates your ability to get along with others, work in a team environment and communicate effectively. Every position is different and, therefore, the questions we ask during interviewing will reflect what the hiring manager is seeking. In general, we look for Capability (the person’s hard skills and education), Commitment (the person’s internal desire to do the job) and Chemistry (the person’s fit into our environment) and, finally, someone who shares our organizational values including honesty, respect, integrity, responsibility and community. Think about what sort of questions you would ask if you were the hiring manager and prepare honest responses to those questions. Think of past examples of work performance that demonstrated your strengths and skills as well as opportunities for growth and development.
7. If you don’t know, just ask. If you have questions regarding the application, the recruitment process or the position, don’t hesitate to call Human Resources. You may reach us at (928)679-7100.
The County focuses on community projects in Northern Arizona. If you have an interest in contributing to the community and seek a rewarding career, you have come to the right place! Our County seat is located in Flagstaff, Arizona, a city at an elevation of 7000 feet with 60,000 inhabitants. Flagstaff boasts a unique blend of history, culture and breathtaking beauty. The city is nestled amongst the backdrop of Ponderosa Pines near the San Francisco Peak Mountains. This community has miles of bike and walking paths and is known for its outdoor sports including skiing, kayaking, fishing and camping and can offer a relaxed quality of life.
For our Standard Benefits for Full-Time employees, see the benefits page on our website or the benefits tab on the position description. If you have additional questions regarding our benefits, call us at (928) 679-7100.
The Coconino Health and Human Services does offer free assistance to job seekers. They may be contacted at (928) 679-7400 or in person at 2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff, AZ.
If you need accommodation to apply for this position or complete the essential duties of this position, please contact the Human Resources Manager at (928) 679-7113 to discuss the accommodation and an implementation timeline.