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The City of Cortez employs full-time workers in all departments and part-time as well as seasonal workers in some of the departments. Full time employees are offered an extensive benefit program and competitive salaries.

Applications and resumes are accepted by the City of Cortez only when there is a job opening. The Southwest Colorado Workforce Center accepts all City applications.  See job opportunities for a current list of openings. The City's application is available to download. The Police Application is available to download.

Applying online:

To apply on line fill out the online application and submit it, along with a current driving record as well as any cover letter and/or resume.  Current driving records are required.

Applying in person:

All applicants must register with the Southwest Colorado Workforce Center, who takes all City applications, whether you apply on-line or in person.  The SW Workforce Center is located at 2208 East Main Street, Phone number (970) 565-3759.  Applications may also be faxed to the Workforce Center at 970-565-0916 or sent via email to the Southwest Colorado Workforce Center.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

The City of Cortez does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation.It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that the selection is fair and based on job-related factors.

Contact Us
Mr. Gay Hall
Director of Human Resources

210 East Main Street
Cortez, Colorado 81321

Phone:  970-564-4018
Fax:      970-565-8172

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.