Work for Town

Thank you for your interest in working for the Town of Nederland! As a gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Nederland is a small mountain community with a fun, laid-back vibe. Our team is composed of 30 dedicated individuals who share two major beliefs - we love the mountains, and we are serious about what it means to be a public servant. As a small crew with big goals, we work together to provide services to improve the well-being of our residents, businesses, and visitors. We are passionate about meeting the modern challenges of a growing municipality, while still embodying the funky, rebellious spirit that drew thousands to Nederland in the first place.

We invite you to come work with us to help make Nederland a better place to live, work, and play!

Benefits of Working for the Town of Nederland

Holidays and Paid Time Off

In addition to 12 paid government holidays, full-time employees accrue 176 hours of PTO per year for the first five years, and 216 hours per year after that.

Insurance and Retirement Options

For full-time employees, the Town of Nederland provides partial coverage for health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as full coverage for life insurance and short- and long-term disability insurance. The Town also offers access to a 457(b) retirement plan (up to 4% employer match) and a Health Savings Account.

Wellness

The Town offers a free membership to the Nederland Community Center gym to all employees.

EcoPass

All employees are eligible for a free EcoPass - which can be used to ride RTD in the Denver metro area, and surrounding areas.

Training

We encourage all employees to improve themselves and grow professionally. The Town of Nederland provides a small training budget that employees may use to advance their skills.

Public Works Team

Open Positions

All open positions can be found below. Check back regularly as we add new positions all the time.

The Town of Nederland is an equal opportunity employer. If you require assistance with the application process, please contact us, and we'll happily assist you.

The Town of Nederland is hiring a full-time Public Works Utilities Manager!

The Utilities Manager oversees the Utilities department, and all aspects of Nederland's public utility services. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: water treatment, transmission, and distribution; wastewater collection and treatment; storm water collection; meter installations; and heave equipment operation and maintenance. They will perform a variety of administrative and supervisory duties. Must live within one hour of Nederland, Colorado.

Essential Duties

  • Coordinate and direct work activities and schedules of utilities staff. Develops staff, including planning for necessary training and advancement in certifications.
  • Inspects new installations or repairs of all public improvements such as service lines for water/sewer.
  • Participates in the review of all private project development plans to ensure adequate infrastructure planning and compliance of plans to construction standards for all related infrastructure development relative to wastewater and water connections.
  • Attends various community and intergovernmental meetings as Town representative to obtain/share information, explain policies and goals, and gain cooperation and support.
  • Ensures compliance of all Town of Nederland Treatment Facilities with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Assures all work is carried out within budget; monitors revenues and expenditures to assure sound fiscal control and maximum cost-efficiency; prepares annual departmental budget requests.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid Colorado Driver's License.
  • 3-5 years of previous supervisory responsibilities.
  • 3-5 years of experience related to water/wastewater, distributions/collections.
  • State of Colorado Water and Wastewater Treatment Class "B" certifications; Water Distribution and Wastewater Collections Class "2" certifications, or willing to obtain within six (6) months of hire.
  • Must be willing and able to take rotating on call shifts with 24/7 coverage. Must be able to work weekends and over time, as necessary.
  • Valid CDL license with appropriate endorsements including Class B (26,001 or more pounds), N Tanker, and without L (airbrake restrictions) or willing to obtain within six (6) months of hire preferred.

Education, Experience, and Formal Training:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Pay & Benefits

  • This is a full-time, benefitted position, starting at $65,000 - $75,000, based on experience.
  • Employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan (up to 4% employer match).
  • Generous vacation and PTO package, including 12 paid holidays.
  • Free pass to Nederland Community Center gym.
  • Free EcoPass (bus pass).
  • Free access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Life insurance policy ($50,000).
  • Optional Healthcare Flexible Spending Account.

Click here to download the full job description

To apply, please submit a resume:

Email: christyr@nederlandco.org
Mail: Town of Nederland, PO Box 396, Nederland, CO 80466-0396
Drop-Off: Nederland Town Hall, 45 W. 1st St, Nederland, CO 80466 (deposit into the black 'Payments' box by the front door if Town Hall is closed).

The Town of Nederland is hiring full-time police officers with Colorado POST certification.

We value interpersonal skills, problem solving, enthusiasm, and good judgment. Demonstrating a positive attitude and passion for working in a small mountain community is a must. Nederland is known as a gateway to outdoor recreation and we host many major events throughout the year. Our town motto is “Life is better up here!”

We offer great benefits to full-time employees, including:

  • scheduling flexibility, such as option for 3-day work-week, totaling 40 hours (3 days on, 4 days off per week)
  • employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 12 paid holidays
  • 22 days of paid time off per year
  • retirement account (up to 4% employer match)
  • support of outside training for instructor certifications or areas of interest

After completion of training, officers receive additional perks:

  • assigned patrol cars
  • no graveyard shifts

Click here to download the Full-Time Police Officer Job Description

To apply, please submit a resume AND Nederland Police Department application:

Email: christyr@nederlandco.org
Mail: Nederland Police Department, PO Box 396, Nederland, CO 80466-0396
Drop-Off: Nederland Town Hall, 45 W. 1st St, Nederland, CO 80466 (deposit into the black 'Payments' box by the front door if Town Hall is closed), or Nederland Police Department, 20 Lakeview Dr, Nederland CO 80466

Click here to download the Town of Nederland’s Police Department application. ***Please be sure to click the link, download the application, save it to your computer, and complete the application via .pdf fillable form. DO NOT submit hand-written applications.

The Town of Nederland is hiring part-time police officers with Colorado POST certification.

We value interpersonal skills, problem solving, enthusiasm, and good judgment. Demonstrating a positive attitude and passion for working in a small mountain community is a must. Nederland is known as a gateway to outdoor recreation and we host many major events throughout the year. Our town motto is “Life is better up here!”

We offer great benefits, including:

  • scheduling flexibility, such as option for 3-day work-week
  • Free EcoPass
  • Occasional holiday pay

After completion of training, officers receive additional perks:

  • assigned patrol cars
  • no graveyard shifts

Click here to download the Part-Time Police Officer Job Description

To apply, please submit a resume AND Nederland Police Department application:

Email: christyr@nederlandco.org
Mail: Nederland Police Department, PO Box 396, Nederland, CO 80466-0396
Drop-Off: Nederland Town Hall, 45 W. 1st St, Nederland, CO 80466 (deposit into the black 'Payments' box by the front door if Town Hall is closed), or Nederland Police Department, 20 Lakeview Dr, Nederland CO 80466

Click here to download the Town of Nederland’s Police Department application. ***Please be sure to click the link, download the application, save it to your computer, and complete the application via .pdf fillable form. DO NOT submit hand-written applications.

Volunteer Opportunities

Nederland Police Department Seeks Operations Support Unit (OSU) Volunteer

The Nederland Police Department is looking for a local volunteer for its Operations Support Unit (OSU). The OSU Volunteer would work for the Nederland Police Department and provide support to the daily operations of the NPD. The preferred candidate would be a local Nederland area resident that is able to provide a minimum of 8 hours per week of unpaid volunteer service, with the understanding that additional hours may be needed on a case by case basis. The OSU Volunteer would work directly for the Marshal and/or their designee and be responsible for such administrative duties as fleet operations, traffic management, special events support, motorist assist, firearms/armory support, etc. Please contact Marshal Jennifer Fine-Loven if you have any additional questions or are interested in the OSU position. Contact: 303-258-3250 or chief@nederlandco.org