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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.


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


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


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 Public Works is hiring for a Streets Operator!

The public works streets operator is responsible or performing a variety of entry level, skilled duties related to the installation, maintenance, and repair of all public roadways, infrastructure, and storm water drainage in the Town right-of-way (ROW) to ensure the safety and accessibility of streets and related infrastructure.

Essential Duties

Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance

  • Operates heavy equipment under the direct supervision of the Public Works Streets Supervisor, Manager, and/or Lead Streets Operator.
  • Performs equipment maintenance, such as washing/cleaning, greasing, and completing an overall maintenance checklist.
  • Keeps track of equipment and supplies at various locations.
  • Responsible for managing purchases, tracking expenses, and providing receipts to Streets Management in a timely manner.

Streets & 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 cold mix patching.
  • Repairs and maintains dirt and gravel streets.
  • Performs cement work and rock work to maintain streets and rights-of-way.
  • Plows and removes snow/ice.
  • Installs and repairs street signs, delineator posts, etc.
  • Required to operate heavy equipment during repair and maintenance of road and rights-of-way.

Other Duties

  • Performs other duties as required. Assists the Parks and Utilities departments as needed at the direction of Streets Management.
  • 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 Town parks and recreational facilities at the direction of the Streets Management.
  • Assists with water main breaks and utility construction and maintenance as needed.
  • 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.
  • Performs fire mitigation duties, including but not limited to cutting, trimming, and removing dead, fallen, and fire hazard trees as identified by the Town.


Required Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess a valid Colorado Driver's License or ability to obtain upon hire and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Possess a Road Scholar I Certification or obtain within two (2) years of being hired into the role.
  • Must live within one hour of Nederland, Colorado.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience related to streets, parks, or building maintenance or construction.
  • Previous experience preferred in operating heavy equipment (backhoe, loader, motor grader, skid steer, and roller), mowers, compacting equipment, jackhammers, common hand and power tools, etc.
  • Mechanical diagnosis and repair experience.

Pay & Benefits

  • This is a full-time, benefited position, starting at $23.50/hr, based on experience
  • Employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employer-sponsored 457(b) retirement plan (up to 4% employer match)
  • Generous vacation and PTO package, including 12 paid holidays
  • Free pass to the 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 to:

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 Nederland Visitor Center is looking for Part-Time help for the summer season!

The Visitor Center Customer Service Representative is the first stop for many of the visitors in Town who might be looking for local information or gifts and souvenirs. This temporary, part-time position will work 10 to 15 hours a week during the summer season - from June through September.

Nature of Work

This is an entry-level position responsible for:

  • Greeting, welcoming, and assisting visitors at the Town of Nederland's Visitors Center
  • Providing information of interest to visitors
  • Independently conducting sales
  • Performing various clerical duties and other related duties as assigned

Essential Duties

  • Provide excellent customer service by greeting the public both in person and on the phone in a friendly and cheerful manner, directing the public to proper authorities or Town departments as needed, responding to public inquiries, and disseminating information to the public
  • Independently conduct the sale of merchandise, providing product information, and processing payments
  • Help stock, store, and display merchandise
  • Track daily visitors
  • Help maintain a supply of informational handouts such as trail maps, local business information, and event information

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic skills in math, money handling, and standard written/verbal business communication
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer software applications to include Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and other networked computer functions, including internet, email, and social media
  • Able to work safely and to recognize and manage risk

Pay & Benefits

  • This temporary position is paid $16.00/hour, working 10-15 hours per week through the months of June, July, August, and September. Anticipated schedule is 2-3 days per week in 4-6 hour shifts
  • For every 30 hours worked, 1 hour of sick leave is accumulated
  • Because this is a temporary position, it is non-benefitted

Click here to download the full job description

Click here to download the Town of Nederland application

To apply, please submit an application or resume to:

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).