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Human Resources / Employment Opportunities

Employment applications will only be accepted during the active recruitment period for any given position. Separate applications must be completed for each position for which an individual applies.  Interested candidates should submit a City of Benson application. A resume and/or cover letter may accompany the application, but can not be submitted in lieu of the application.
Applications must be received by the job closing date and time.
 
Applications are available:
  • on our website below (see Frequently requested forms)
  • Pickup - Interested candidates may obtain an application in person in the Administration Office
  • By mail - To request an application by mail, call (520) 720-6324.
If you have any question please contact the HR Office, Monday - Friday 8:00a.m.- 5:00p.m. at 520-720-6324.

Frequently requested forms

Human Resources / Employment Opportunities

Police Communication Specialist 
Starting at $14.50 per hour  Full-time position, Great benefits!!

Summary: Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine clerical, administrative and technical work in receiving and dispatching routine and emergency information; keeps official records; and assists in the administration of the standard operating policies and procedures of the dispatch center. 

Essential Job Functions: The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Monitors telephones and radio in the dispatch center; answers all incoming calls and ascertains nature of call; gathers all necessary information to transmit or relay.
  • Dispatches police, fire and other response vehicles for emergency situations; broadcasts nature, location and time of incident; contacts all required personnel and other local concerns such as the fire department; ensures the presence of reserve units by contacting personnel designated for call-back; relays information as required.
  • Maintains log on radio and telephone communications and location of personnel and equipment; maintains on-going contact with the responding personnel and keeps them informed of all pertinent incoming information; keeps track of various information such as traffic lights out and streets closed, and keeps emergency personnel informed.
  • Maintains dispatch center work area and equipment in clean and working condition.
  • Composes, types, and edits material requiring judgment as to content, accuracy, and completeness for the (CAD) Computer Aided Dispatch System.
  • Inputs data to standard office and department forms, both manual and automated; makes simple postings to various reports; compiles and tabulates data.
Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of emergency communications operations, procedures and equipment.
  • Knowledge of Police Department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computers and electronic data processing equipment and applications.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and bookkeeping principles and practices.
Open until filled

E.O.E.
Police Officer
The City of Benson is currently accepting applications for Police Officer.  Under general supervision, performs police patrol, investigation, traffic regulation and related law enforcement activities.  May be assigned to School Resource Officer, D.A.R.E. Officer, K-9, Surveillance or other special details by the Chief of Police.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Must have knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment.
  • Skill in using sound judgement in drawing conclusions and making decisions.
  • Skill in communicating in English both orally and in writing.
  • Must meet the Department's physical standards.
  • Certified officers will be given preference.
Applications:
Education:
  • High School Diploma.
  • Must have a valid State of Arizona Driver's License with a record of no suspensions or revocations.
Starting Salary:
  • $21.00/ Hourly Starting Salary (Non-Certified)
  • Salary dependent on qualifications (Certified)
Closing Date:
  • Open until Filled
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Drug Free Work Place

Sr. Animal Control Officer
Open: Tuesday February 8,2022
Closing: Open Until Filled
Salary Range: $31,584.76 -$47,377.14

Summary: Under general supervision, patrols streets to locate stray animals; responds to animal complaints from residents; transports animals to the shelter and cares for them in the shelter, and maintains appropriate records on animal control activities.

Essential Job Functions:  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Supervised directly by Chief of Police or as assigned by Chief.
  • Oversees the work of the animal control function; recommends upgrades to standard operating procedures; participates in the selection of new employees and field trains animal control officers.
  • Patrols streets to locate stray animals and promptly captures animals and transports them to an animal shelter.
  • Responds to complaints concerning animal problems or violations of animal control ordinances, including but not limited to animals running at large, bites, property damage, or injuries.
  • Investigates violations of animal control ordinances and issues warnings or citations as required, appears in court to testify regarding animal control cases.
  • Serves various criminal or civil notices or papers related to enforcement of animal control ordinances.
  • Removes dead, injured or dangerous animals from streets and residential premises.
  • Cares for, feeds and houses animals at the animal shelter; provides maintenance and upkeep for the animal shelter.
  • Maintains records and files of the animal shelter and the animals housed there; logs all incidents concerning animal control
  • Compiles a variety of data regarding animal control data; prepares daily, monthly, and annual reports of activities.
  • Assists in the coordination of a public relations program in order to foster public awareness of ordinances regarding animal control and humane treatment of animals; works closely with the media, public interest groups and businesses to promote improved care and control of animals.
  • Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action; handles difficult and emergency situations without assistance.

Requirements and Skills
  • Knowledge of applicable law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment.
  • Knowledge of animal restraint and animal care procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the City’s geography.
  • Skill in applying applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations fairly and consistently.
  • Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
  • Skill in exercising sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.
  • Skill in following verbal and written instructions.
  • Skill in operating vehicle with both standard shift and automatic transmissions.

Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or GED, and one (1) year of experience in animal shelter operations and animal control.
  • Certified as a Euthanasia Technician (mid-level practitioner).
  • State and Federal certification required to operate an animal shelter.
  • State of Arizona driver’s license.
  • Must complete an animal behavior class and an animal cruelty and prosecution class within six (6) months of employment.
  • Must obtain pre-exposure rabies shots and Hepatitis shots within three (3) months of employment.
  • Must have current Tetanus Inoculation.
  • Must have experience as an Animal Control Officer.
  • Must have experience in the operation of an Animal Shelter.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Utilities Operator 1

Open: December 9, 2022, 2022   Closes:  Open until filled

Salary Range: $29,328.00 - $45,314.22

Summary: Under close supervision, assists in the maintenance, repair and construction of water, wastewater and gas facilities and equipment.

Essential Job FunctionsThe list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Works as a part of a utilities crew that performs maintenance, repair and construction services; assignments vary on a daily basis depending scheduled maintenance and emergency service calls; works on all utilities services, including water, wastewater and gas.
  • Observes and follows all safety rules and regulations.
  • Responds to service calls; checks for gas leaks and carbon monoxide; checks installed piping at residences to ensure that it is up to code.
  • Installs new service connections; digs trenches and prepares grounds; sets pipe and makes connections; checks fittings to ensure that there are no leaks; fills trench and replaces landscaping.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on pumps and motors, including greasing, oiling and tightening belts; pulls pumps and motors; checks for correct rotation; checks amperage on pumps; changes out starter blocks.
  • Knowledge of the operations and maintenance of the water, wastewater and gas system.
  • Completes in-house Operator Qualifications (OQ) training program.
  • Applies Operations & Maintenance (O&M) manual procedures for the safe operation of the gas distribution system.
  • Knowledge of Automated Meter Readings (AMR) system.
  • Learns through on-the-job training regarding the repair and installation of gas lines.
  • Takes readings on wastewater equipment; checks the influent station, clarifiers, pumps, hydro tank and electric meter; performs laboratory work including stability test, chlorine test, turbidity test, nitrate test and fecal membrane test; documents test readings.
  • Cleans equipment at the wastewater plant, including influent station, oxidation ditches, sand filters, clarifiers and sludge holding tanks; cleans buildings and grounds; picks up and disposes of trash.
  • Performs manual labor in installing new gas mains; documents work performed and changes made; checks substations to ensure that the system has sufficient pressure.
  • Repairs water leaks in piping, valves, and connections.
  • Position is assigned standby duty on the regular rotation; may be called out to respond to emergency situations.
  • Performs blue stake locates as assigned.
  • Supervise the activities of Department of Corrections Inmate labor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of the procedures, tools equipment used, operations and maintenance of water, wastewater and gas services including metering.
  • Knowledge of City departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the hazards associated with utilities maintenance and of safety procedures and regulations.
  • Knowledge of procedures for sampling and conducting basic laboratory tests.
  • Skill in servicing and maintaining pumps, motors, lines and related utilities equipment.
  • Skill in the safe operation and use of heavy equipment.
  • Skill in the safe use of hand and power tools.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions and communicating effectively.
  • Skill in basic math.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, other City staff and the public.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED, and two (2) years general labor or construction experience.
  • Must be certified as Grade I in Water Distribution, Water Treatment, Wastewater Collection and

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations within eighteen months.

  • May be required to obtain certification in fusion welding within 12 months of appointment and must maintain qualifications.
  • State of Arizona driver’s license.
  • Upon completion of the required certifications, the employee will be promoted to Utilities Operator II.

This is a promotion “in place” and does not require a vacancy at Level II. Failure to acquire these certifications will result in termination of employment in the Public Works Department.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in an outdoor environment and indoor environment with prolonged exposure to noise and chemicals. Work may be performed in confined spaces and inclement weather.
  • Work is performed both inside and outside, which may include activities in inclement weather such as extreme heat.
  • Work requires heavy manual labor, including bending, stooping, reaching, digging, and lifting objects weighing more than 75 pounds.
  • Frequently requires using hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, to reach with hands and arms and requires close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Hand to eye coordination is required to operate various equipment.

Equipment and Tools Utilized:

Equipment utilized includes calculator, laptop, two-way radio, handheld, backhoe, mower, brush hog, skid-steer, boom truck, laboratory equipment, amp meter and standard maintenance hand and power tools.

Parks Maintenance Worker

Open:  December 9, 2022

Closing:   Opened until filled

Salary Range: $28,808.00 - $39,045.24

Summary: Under close supervision, assists in turf maintenance, planting and cultivating of trees, flowers, and shrubs, and custodial maintenance of park buildings, grounds, and equipment; plants, fertilizes and maintains grass, shrubs and trees; and helps prepare parks and fields for special events.

Essential Job Functions: The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Performs routine maintenance of grass, shrubs and trees in the park areas.
  • Waters and feeds grass and plants or a regular schedule; operates a variety of mechanical mowing and weed eating equipment to cut and trim grass areas; prunes and feeds trees and shrubs; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Cleans parks, ball fields, gutters, building culverts, parking lots and areas surrounding public facilities; removes debris and clears undergrowth in the park areas.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of the practices, tools and equipment used in maintenance and repair of parks, grounds, and other facilities.
  • Knowledge of safety practices to be used on the job.
  • Knowledge of landscaping equipment and basic repair.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures
  • Skill in performing ground maintenance and landscaping tasks.
  • Skill in performing heavy manual labor for extended periods of time.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions.Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or GED, and one (1) year of experience in landscape or facilities maintenance.
  • State of Arizona driver’s license.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in the outdoors in the repair and maintenance of parks and facilities; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various pieces of mechanical equipment.
  • Frequently requires sitting, talking, and hearing; frequently requires walking and using hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and to reach with hands and arms.
  • Requires lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds; requires close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work is regularly performed in outside weather conditions; work may bring exposure to moving mechanical parts and in high places; the noise level is usually moderate; occasionally exposed to fumes and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.

Equipment and Tools Utilized:

  • Spades, picks, shovels, hoes, and rakes and other hand gardening tools, and lawn mowers, weed eaters and other power gardening equipment.

EOE

Transit Driver Part time (On-Call)

Open December 9, 2022    Closing: Open until filled

Salary Range:  $28,808.00 - $41,052.46

Experience driving high profile vehicle

The City of Benson is currently accepting applications for Transit Driver. Under Transit Division Supervision provide reliable, safe, and consistent public transportation service using passenger vehicles or buses to transport clients and passengers in the Benson area. Transport the public, elderly, and those with special needs, including assisting in the loading and unloading of the passengers.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, other City staff and the public.
  • Skill in following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
  • Experience driving high profile vehicle
  • Drive and operate vehicle safely and efficiently in accordance with local laws and ordinances, and other standards and guidelines for drivers.

APPLICATIONS:

  • www.cityofbenson.com
  • Complete job description and applications are available and must be submitted to the City of Benson Human Resource office 120 W. 6th St. Benson, AZ 85602

INQUIRIES:

  • (520)720-6324 Human Resources Department

EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma or GED

Must obtain a level one fingerprint card