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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

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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.

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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 a full-time Public Works Streets Manager!

The Public Works Streets Manager directs the operations of the streets department. They will direct and perform a variety of skilled duties related to the installation, maintenance, and repair of all public roadways, infrastructure, and storm water drainage in the Town's right-of-way (ROW).

This position provides direct supervision to streets staff; assigning, directing, and evaluating performance. They will make effective recommendations regarding pay increases, promotions, hiring, and termination. They oversee the training, supervision, and discipline of the streets staff, as well as the overall safety of the workplace.

Essential Duties

  • Communicates effective with the public, Town staff, and other stakeholders. Attends Board of Trustees and advisory board meetings as needed.
  • Acts as the Town's point of contact for ROW concerns and activities, including responding to concerns and requests from the general public.
  • Organizes, plans, prioritizes, and schedules Public Works maintenance activities.
  • Approves and submits receipts and expenses to Finance for payment.
  • Involved in budget planning and grant management for the streets division.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the operation of heavy equipment, training employees in the safe operation of such equipment.
  • Performs maintenance on equipment, such as washing/cleaning, greasing, and completing an overall maintenance checklist.
  • Trains, schedules, and directs staff in the maintenance of the Town's right-of-way.
  • Transports and utilizes various construction materials such as road base, asphalt, concrete, culverts, and other materials as required to perform necessary maintenance on road surfaces and rights-of-way.
  • Performs hot and/or col mix patching, repairs, and maintenance of dirt and gravel streets.
  • Performs cement work and rock work to maintain streets and rights-of-way.
  • Plows and removes snow and ice.
  • Installs and/or repairs streets signs, delineator posts, etc.
  • Assists with snow removal, repairs, and maintenance of all town sidewalks as needed.
  • Assists in performing a variety of construction, maintenance, and repair work associated with Parks, Cemetery, and Utilities as needed.
  • Performs fire mitigation duties, including but not limited to: cutting, trimming, and removing dead, fallen, and fire hazard trees as identified by the Town.
  • Assists in cleaning, maintaining, and making repairs to all town-owned properties and buildings, including but not limited to: removing trash and recycling, sweeping and mopping, wiping down furniture and equipment, maintaining HVAC, etc. as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have a valid Colorado Driver's License
  • 3-5 years of previous supervisory responsibilities.
  • 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 the 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 process.
  • Cross-connection control technician certification preferred.
  • Previous experience in the operation of heavy equipment, power tools, volt-ohm meters, computers, printers, telephones, two-way radio, calculators, various engineering/construction instruments and tools, chain saws, and various other instruments and tools associates with this particular job discipline.

Education, Experience, and Formal Training

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Pay & Benefits

  • This is a full-time, benefitted position, starting at $63,000 - $68,000, 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).

Applications accepted until position is filled.

The Town of Nederland is hiring a full-time Community & Sustainability Planner!

The Community & Sustainability Planner assists the Town Administrator in processing land use applications, clerks for the Planning Commission (PC) and Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA), oversees the building permitting processes for Town, and guides and assists in meeting Town's sustainability goals.

This position has direct responsibility for numerous aspects of land use, planning, building, and sustainability, as well as special project management, requiring strong organizational and technical skills. This position involves extensive public contact, necessitating excellent communication, interpersonal skills, customer service, independent judgement, and professionalism.

Essential Duties

  • Serves as Clerk to the Planning Commission (PC) and Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA); attends PC and BZA meetings; prepares and posts agendas and packets; forwards information to PC and BZA members prior to meetings, takes minutes at meetings and transcribes them for public record; creates, updates, and re-designs documents such as variance applications, zoning requests, etc.
  • Reviews building permits and land use applications.
  • Serves as primary liaison with the contracted building inspection company, works with contractor to improve Building Department services, and maintains property files.
  • Initiates, organizes, files, safeguards, retrieves, and archives electronic and physical documents, files, and records in accordance with state and federal laws applicable to open records, confidentiality, and other issues regarding property files.
  • Serves as a back-up to the Town Clerk in the Clerk's absence; performs some functions as required such as attending/clerking Town Board of Trustees meetings, preparing BOT packets/minutes, and answering inquiries regarding licensing and permitting.
  • Attends and reports on Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) meetings, other Town meetings as needed, and sustainability initiatives to the BOT and Town Staff.
  • Maintains physical and electronic records for all sustainability projects, including tracking goals, achievements, and financial records.
  • Researches and applies for grands and other funding for sustainability projects.
  • Administers and coordinates all sustainability project grants, including evaluation of the program upon completion.
  • Liaisons with Colorado Communities for Climate Action, Xcel Energy, and other partners to continue to develop shared goals and projects.
  • Works with other mountain communities to share ideas and develop partner projects.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrates knowledge of computer software applications to include Microsoft Office and other networked computer functions, including Internet, Intranet, email, and social media sites.
  • Consistently demonstrates knowledge of and experience in use of spreadsheets and databases and work processing to track internal information.
  • Experience with record-keeping and professional, contemporary office practices and equipment.
  • Capable of producing quality and detailed work despite frequent interruptions.
  • Maintain confidentiality and handle matters of a sensitive nature.
  • Ab to work safely and to recognize and manage risk.

Education, Experience, and Formal Training

  • Valid Colorado Driver's License at the time of hire.
  • Pursuance of Building Permit Tech certification within two years.
  • High School Diploma/GED required, plus at least four (4) years work experience in a professional office environment. College-level coursework and government experience desired. Strong preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in customer service, land use, clerking work, and/or sustainability. Knowledge of Nederland and surrounding areas will also be considered.

Pay & Benefits

  • This is a full-time, benefitted position, starting at $43,000 - $48,000, 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 and cover letter:

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 a patrol sergeant 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!”

Pay & Benefits

  • This is a full-time, benefitted position, starting at $85,000 - $90,000, 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

General Statement of Duties

Assists in the administration and supervision of the Police Department; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; provides highly responsible administrative support to the Town Marshal; and assumes command of and responsibility for the department int he absence of the Town Marshal.

Example of Duties

  • Patrol the Town and execute official police duties to maintain order, prevent crimes, and protect the public's general safety, welfare, quality of life, and property
  • Perform skilled investigative work involving alleged crimes by securing the scene to protect evidence; gathering evidence; and interrogating complainants, witnesses, and suspects; assist officers with investigations when a warrant is required; review and assist in the application of warrants; take over complex cases from officers when necessary (other duties can be set aside or transferred as necessary to work through a complex case)
  • Serve Search Warrants, Bench Warrants, and other court papers as necessary
  • Work collaboratively with the Town Marshal to select, train, and motivate Police Officers; provide or coordinate staff training including on-the-spot training; work with employees to correct deficiencies to improve and enhance team and individual performance
  • Review the work of assigned personnel to ensure compliance with department policies and procedures; review reports and summonses submitted by members to verify completeness and compliance with prescribed standards
  • Research and develop grants for assigned programs; oversee grant implementation
  • Serve as the liaison for the assigned functions with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies such as the dispatch meetings, detective/supervisor meetings, participate in coordinating, planning, and scheduling City special events
  • Attend Board of Trustees and advisory board meetings as needed

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment, as well as applicable criminal law, codes, and legal procedures
  • Considerable knowledge of Community Oriented Po0licing philosophy and components
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in operations, supervision, and leadership.
  • Ability to act with tact and impartiality
  • Consistently demonstrates personal and professional honesty and integrity
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively with co-workers, the Board of Trustees, and the general public
  • Knowledge of safe work practices and Town expectations regarding safety in the workplace
  • Ability to prepare concise and error-free written reports as necessary or directed
  • Skill in the application of arrest and control techniques

Special Equipment and Materials Used

Must be skilled in the operation of:

  • Police vehicles, police radios, radar guns, and restraint devices such as handcuffs
  • Safe use of handguns and other weapons as required
  • Cellular telephone, office equipment, internet, email, pagers, and other equipment related to law enforcement duties
  • Computers and related software for report writing

Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree in police science, criminology, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field, or a combination of education, training, and experience sufficient to demonstrate competency in performance of the essential functions of the position. Colorado POST certification required.

Five (5) years of law enforcement police experience at the city, county, or military level. Two (2) years supervisory experience within a law enforcement-related filed. A combination of equivalent education or training will be considered.

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to work rotating and various day, holiday, weekend shift cycles, and overtime
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's License
  • Completion of any other requirements for police officer certification as required by Colorado POST, e.g. submission of fingerprints to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation
  • Successful completion of pre-employment polygraph, psychological, and drug testing
  • Graduation from police academy or equivalent required
  • Colorado State Supervision and Management Certificates or equivalent desirable

Click here to download the full 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 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!”

Pay & Benefits

  • This is a full-time, benefitted position, starting at $31.25/hr - $36.06/hr, 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

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!”

Pay & Benefits

  • This is a part-time, benefitted position, starting at $31.25/hr - $36.06/hr, based on experience
  • 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

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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