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Author: Christy Ruehman

Nederland Utilities Department Seeks Full-Time Operator I

The Town of Nederland is accepting applications for a full-time Operator I in the Utilities Department. This position will perform duties related to the installation, maintenance, and repair of all public utility services.

Responsibilities include: water treatment, transmission, and distribution; wastewater collection and treatment; storm water collection; meter installations; and heavy equipment operation and maintenance.

  • Previous experience with water/wastewater, power tools, data collection, GIS, math, science, and the operation/maintenance of heavy equipment is a plus
  • $15 – $19/hour, depending on experience (includes comprehensive employee benefits package)
  • Must be willing and able to be subject to on-call 24/7, as well as able to work weekends and over time, as necessary

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and Town of Nederland employment application to Miranda Fisher at townclerk@nederlandco.org. Applications can also be dropped off at Nederland Town Hall, 45 W. 1st Street, Nederland, CO 80466. (Please deposit into the black “Payment” box by the front door if Town Hall is closed).

Applications accepted and position will remain open until filled.

Click here to download the full job description and review the benefits package.
Click here to download the Town of Nederland application.

Public Works Seeks Full-Time Maintenance and Recycling Technician

The Town of Nederland is looking to hire a full-time Maintenance & Recycling Technician in the Public Works Department. This entry-level position will perform a variety of duties related to maintaining Town sidewalks, parks, and facilities. This position will also collect and track data for the Town’s recycling, compost, and trash receptacles.

  • Experience with streets, parks, or building maintenance, as well as operating mowers and common hand/power tools, is a plus
  • Starting pay is $17 – $19/hour, 40 hours per week
  • Must be available to work overtime, holidays, and weekends
  • Full-time benefits include health/dental/vision insurance, retirement plan (4% employer match), paid time off and holidays, free bus pass, disability and life insurance, pass to Community Center gym, and more

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and Town of Nederland application to Christy Ruehman at christyr@nederlandco.org and Chris Pelletier at chrisp@nederlandco.org. Applications can also be dropped off at Nederland Town Hall, 45 W 1st St, Nederland, CO 80466 (deposit in the black “Payment” box by the front door). Applications accepted and position will remain open until filled.

Click here to download the full job description and benefits package.
Click here to download the Town of Nederland application.

Town of Nederland, Colorado Seeks Town Treasurer

The Town Treasurer is the head of Finance and the fiduciary custodian of all the Town’s financial accounts and records. The Treasurer is responsible for overseeing accounts payable and receivable for the Town and the Nederland Downtown Development Authority, monitoring and tracking sales and property tax collections, budget and audit preparations, and creating and presenting monthly and annual financial reports to the Board of Trustees.

  • Hiring range: $55,000 – $70,000 annually, dependent upon experience
  • FLSA: Exempt, full-time

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Town Administrator Karen Gerrity at kareng@nederlandco.org by 5 pm on Monday, July 6.

Click here to download the full job description, including the benefits package.

Town of Nederland Seeks Part-Time Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant works 30 hours per week and performs a variety of clerical, communication, research, and data entry functions, requiring strong organizational and technical skills. Additionally, the employee will act as the Town Hall receptionist, which involves extensive public contact, necessitating excellent communication, interpersonal skills, customer service, independent judgment and professionalism. Knowledge of Nederland and surrounding areas will also be considered.

  • Pay: Hourly, $14 – $18/hour
  • FLSA: Non-exempt, part-time
  • Schedule: 30 hours/week, Monday – Thursday

To apply, send a completed application and a letter of interest to Christy Ruehman at christyr@nederlandco.org. Resumes are welcome but not required.

Click here to download the full job description.
Click here to download the Town of Nederland application.

Application Deadline: Friday, June 26th at 5 pm

Nederland Police Dept Seeks Two Full-Time Police Officers

The Town of Nederland is hiring two full-time police officers with Colorado POST certification. We value interpersonal skills, problem solving, enthusiasm, and good judgment. Demonstrating a positive attitude and a passion for involvement in a small mountain community are 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:

  • employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 12 paid holidays
  • 176 hours of paid days off per year
  • retirement account (up to 4% employer match)
  • assigned patrol cars
  • support of outside training for instructor certifications or areas of interest

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and the Town of Nederland’s Police Department Application to christyr@nederlandco.org. You may also drop off your application materials at Nederland Town Hall, 45 W. 1st Street, Nederland, CO 80466 OR the Nederland Police Department, 20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland, CO 80466.

Click here to download the full job description.
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 the .pdf fillable form. DO NOT submit hand-written applications.

Nederland Utilities Department Seeks Part-Time Operator I

The Town of Nederland is looking to hire a part-time Operator I in the Utilities department. This position will work water, wastewater, distributions, and collections, with a special focus on maintaining the Town’s water meter system.

  • Experience with plumbing, power tools, hand tools, data collection, GIS, math, and science a plus
  • $15 – 19/hour, 30 hours per week

Interested applicants should send a resume and Town of Nederland application to Christy Ruehman at christyr@nederlandco.org. Both are required for this position. You may also drop off your resume and application at Nederland Town Hall, 45 W. 1st Street, Nederland, CO 80466.

Applications accepted and position will remain open until filled.

Click here to download the full job description.
Click here to download the Town of Nederland application.

Job Opening: Visitor’s Center Customer Service Representative

The Town of Nederland is looking for customer service help for the Town’s Visitor Center. The Customer Service Representative is responsible for:

  • Greeting, welcoming, and assisting visitors
  • Providing information of interest to visitors
  • Independently conducting the sale of Visitor Center merchandise, including suggesting items, providing product knowledge, and processing payments
  • Maintaining a supply of informational handouts, such as trail maps, local business information, and event information

This is a part-time job, consisting of approximately 15 – 25 hours per week.

Pay is $12 per hour. Interested applicants should submit an application and cover letter (resume optional) to Town Hall either in person or via email to christyr@nederlandco.org. Completed applications are due by 9 am on Monday, December 2.

Click here to download the full job description.
Click here to download the application.

Congressman Joe Neguse in Ned: Saturday, August 31

Join Congressman Neguse this Saturday as he visits with local citizens, volunteers, and businesses to learn more about our community. He will begin at the Community Center at 10:30 am to discuss Peak to Peak human services. He will then walk downtown around 11:15 am and explore environmental and economic topics with the intention of ending at the Carousel of Happiness around noon. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

What is a Recall Petition?

The first amendment of the Constitution guarantees the right of the people to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances” and citizens have the right to petition in many areas.

Nederland is a statutory town so what is allowed by petition and how petitions are handled is spelled out in the Colorado Revised Statute and includes recall petitions. Specific limitations for recall petitions include that the official must be in office for at least 6 months, the recall petition must be initiated by a committee of at least three individuals and the petition must be approved to form by the Town Clerk prior to circulation. The petition must state, in no more than 200 words, why the official should be recalled.

There are currently three active recall petitions that are being circulated. The following information is made available for public review:

Should the petitions to recall be certified and filed with the Town Clerk, it is possible for registered voters to protest the recall petition within 15 days. If a protest is filed, the Town Clerk must hold a hearing regarding the validity of the petition. The protest process must be completed within 30 days.

Should the recall petitions be completed successfully and meet all the other time requirements in the statute (CRS sec 31-4 Part 5) including how close a special election can be to a General Election (next one in Nederland is April 2020) there must be an election at the same time to fill the positions. Once the election date is set, individuals interested in running for office may pick up petitions from the Town clerk.  A special election will cost the Town roughly $10,000.

Should a recall election take place, the officer(s) who are the subjects of the recall will have an opportunity to provide a justification for their course in office and this will be printed on the official ballot.

Periodic updates to the petition to recall process will be posted on the Town’s website and social media sites. In the meantime, if you have questions, please email the Town Clerk.