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City of Cottonwood
Human Resources Department
816 N. Main St.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326


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  • We are unique because of our people, our grand natural resources, public amenities, leadership, diversity and home town atmosphere.
  • We will continue to conserve, preserve and manage our precious resources, including the Verde River and its unique riparian habitat.
  • We will enhance our position as the economic center for the Verde Valley, providing retail, medical, education, transportation, recreation and tourism.
  • The City of Cottonwood provides leadership and solutions to ensure a prosperous community where a diversity of people and nature thrive.


Our Core Values

  • Welcoming
  • Vibrant
  • Diverse
  • Reliable
  • Sustainable

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Victim Assistance Program Volunteer (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: March 29, 2019 at 02:00 PM PST

Department: Police
Job Status: Not Specified
Rate of Pay: Volunteer Position - No Compensation
Status: Accepting Applications
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Full Job Description

DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, supplements and enhances the activities of the Victim Assistance program, and ensures victims of crimes are aware of support and assistance services available to them; and performs related duties as assigned.

CLASSIFICATION: This is a part-time volunteer position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following job responsibilities coupled with appropriate knowledge, skills and other supportive characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this classification.

? Assists in maintaining data collection system.
? Assists in composing and mailing follow-up letters to victims of misdemeanor crime post- adjudication, to include Judgment and Sentencing.
? Assists in maintaining family room (organizing toy bins, ensuring room is neat and tidy at all times).
? Conducts phone surveys on victims quarterly.
? Assists in general Victim Assistance program duties when Victim Advocate is on vacation.
? Attends trainings to further knowledge of victimology.

Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the functions performed by the various positions in the Cottonwood Police Department.
Knowledge and practical application of desktop/personal computer functions.
Ability to courteously interview and aid in calming victims and witnesses of victim-related crimes.
Ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing with individuals and groups.
Skill with computer software programs and applications.
Skill in creating and maintaining manual and automated files.
Skill in dealing with the public in a professional and courteous manner.
Skill in maintaining a professional image.
Skill in receiving and maintaining confidentiality of official Police Department records.
Skill and ability in the use of modern office equipment and machines.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This classification is in an office environment requiring mostly sedentary activities for the majority of the workday. Some of the workday may be spent outdoors, at crime scenes or other locations, in any type of weather conditions. Must be able to drive to and from various locations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or listen intently. The employee is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or operate controls, objects, or tools; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or equivalent; valid AZ driver’s license; preferred experience in victim assistance or advocacy.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to pass an in-depth Departmental background check including a formal psychological evaluation and a certified polygraph test.


This position is strictly a volunteer position and will receive no monetary benefits if chosen to fill the position.

Application Special Instructions

In addition to completing the employment application, please also submit a letter of interest and a resume for consideration.