Arvada will host its first job fair March 23 to promote positions available within various departments and the city's values.
“We hope to have a great turnout and hope to market Arvada,” said Annie Swan, a city employment specialist. “It really is a great place to work and we want people to come out and see why.”
From 1 to 6 p.m., job seekers can check out booths at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Ralston Rd., highlighting city departments hiring for seasonal, volunteer and full-time employees. Job seekers will be able to talk one-on-one with managers.
“We hope to walk them through the process," Swan said. "And when they get in, hopefully, they find the right fit and start filling out applications.”
This year, the fair will feature largely seasonal positions, but will also have information on potential full-time jobs and how residents can volunteer.
Swan suggested residents bring resumes and practice interviewing skills such as making eye contact, having a firm handshake and asking thoughtful questions.
The city is a large entity with 14 departments and more than 700 employees. Job seekers should research the city and the departments in which they're interested, Swan said.
Several seasonal positions are available within the parks, golf and hospitality and streets departments this year. Hiring managers will be on-site to discuss available positions and their departments, review resumes and possibly perform interviews.
Start-time with these positions vary, but in general will be in either April or May.
The city will also showcase a variety of departments where residents can volunteer.
The Majestic View Nature Center and the Arvada Reservoir, for instance, are seeking many volunteers. Exact positions and information will be available during the fair.
At this time, the city is not seeking full-time employees, but Swan said it has forecast a need for full-time work later this year in the following departments: Public Safety, specifically Police and Communications, Public Works, Utility and IT.
Information on these positions will be available to review and discuss with managers. Resumes will be accepted.
For more information on the city or to check out potential job vacancies in advance, visit www.arvada.org.