Work for Town

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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 looking for a Full-time Utilities Operator I!

The Utilities Operator I performs a variety of entry-level, skilled duties related to the installation, maintenance, and repair of all 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 heavy equipment operation and maintenance.

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

  • Starting pay of $22 per hour
  • Employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employer-sponsored 457(b) retirement plan, up to 4% employer match
  • Vacation and PTO, including 12 paid holidays
  • Pass to the Nederland Community Center gym
  • Free EcoPass
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and long-term disability insurance at no cost

Essential Functions:

  • Under direction, install, repair, and maintain the Town's distribution system, which includes but is not limited to: water mains, water meters and services, fire hydrants, isolation and pressure regulating valves, pumps and motors, and water storage tanks
  • Under direction, ensure adequate raw water diversion and operate water treatment plant facilities, which includes but is not limited to: meters, pumps and motors, membrane treatment process, moving chemical barrels, chemical dosing, SCADA, laboratory testing and records requirements
  • Under direction, perform wastewater collection system maintenance and repairs, which includes but is not limited to: safely enter manholes for inspection purposes, repair leaks and unclog mains with proper equipment and tools
  • Under direction, operate wastewater treatment plant facilities, which includes but is not limited to: monitoring the performance of all equipment, gauges, processes, and SCADA in the treatment plant; lab testing and data recording; operating, maintaining, and repairing wastewater treatment plant pumps and equipment; moving chemical barrels and dosing chemicals
  • Occasionally may be required to operate heavy equipment under the general supervision of the Public Works Manager
  • Occasionally may be required to perform maintenance on equipment, such as washing, cleaning, greasing, and completing an overall maintenance checklist
  • Perform fire mitigation duties, which includes but is not limited to: cutting, trimming, and removing dead trees, fallen trees, and fire hazard trees as identified by the Town
  • Cleans, maintains, and makes repairs to all Town-owned properties and buildings, which includes but is not limited to: removing trash and recycling, sweeping, mopping, wiping down furniture and equipment, maintaining HVAC, etc.
  • May be asked to perform limited carpentry skills

Qualification:

  • Must have a valid Colorado Driver's License
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • State of Colorado Water and Wastewater Treatment Class "D" certifications; Water Distribution and Wastewater Collections Class "I" certifications, or willing to obtain within six (6) months of hire
  • Must be willing and able to take rotation on call shifts with 24/7 coverage. Must be able to work weekends and over time, as necessary
  • Previous experience related to water/wastewater, distributions/collections, or building maintenance preferred
  • State of Colorado Water and Wastewater Treatment Class “C” certifications; Water Distribution and Wastewater Collections Class “II” certifications; Cross-connection control technician certification preferred
  • 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 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 associated with this particular job discipline
  • Previous experience with GIS/GPS mapping systems preferred

Click here to download the full job description

To apply, please submit a resume or Town of Nederland application to:

Email: christyr@nederlandco.org
Mail: Nederland Town Hall, 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)

Click here to download the Town of Nederland application

This position will remain open until filled.

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:

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

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:

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

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:

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

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