How to Apply

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 City's Application is available to download.  Applications may also be obtained from the Southwest Colorado Workforce Center located at 22 W. North Street, Cortez, CO. See job opportunities for a current list of openings. The Police Application is available to download.

Applying in person:

Applications may be dropped off at City Hall, located at 123 Roger Smith Avenue, or at the Southwest Colorado Workforce Center, phone number (970) 565-3759. Applications may also be emailed to or to

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.