Employment Opportunities

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Open Positions

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For questions regarding open opportunities contact the City Clerk at (719) 784-4848 ext 224.

Positions are open until filled unless otherwise noted on the job posting. Applications are held on file for one year from the date of submission.

Employment Application     Prehire Agreements     Police Department Application     City Departments

Planning Director

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Works under the direct supervision of City Manager; performs professional work in the field of operational planning, review, and evaluation of project proposals, plats, and all land use submittals and long-range planning; ensures compliance with zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, and Master Plan; formulates recommendations and prepares written reports for appropriate boards. Acts as liaison with the public, developers, City and County officials; staff representative to Planning Commission, City Council, and Zoning Board of Adjustments. This position is full-time, salary range $71,975.96 - $83,439.86 DOE, DOQ. Full time benefits include health, dental, vision, 457 (b). Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a college degree in municipal planning; minimum two (2) years experience in the municipal planning department. Send professional resume, with cover letter, as well as a list of professional and personal references including telephone numbers to the City of Florence, 600 West 3rd Street, Florence, CO 81226 or e-mail to Cortlyne.huppe@florencecolorado.org.  Position open until filled.

City Manager

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Police Officer

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City of Florence Police Department is always accepting applications for Police Officers. Salary range is $42,278.29 - $49, 012.13, DOE . Full time benefits include health, dental, vision, FPPA Pension, supplemental insurance.

Job duties will include public interaction, incident evaluation, traffic, arrests/detention, officer assists, etc. Must possess P.O.S.T. certification, valid Colorado driver’s license, background free of any felony convictions or any misdemeanor conviction for moral turpitude. Must be able to pass post-offer physical, psychological exam, and drug and alcohol screen. EOE

Applications may be picked up at Florence Police Dept., 600 West 3rd Street, Florence, CO 81226 or send resume and copy of certifications to the same address attention Cortlyne Huppe, you may also email resumes to Cortlyne.huppe@florencecolorado.org.

The Police Department is also seeking 4-5 reserve officers with the above qualifications and job duties.

Water Treatment Operator or Laborer/Operator in Training

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Salary and Benefits: Starting wage $15.57 to $19.15 per hour DOQ, DOE and Certifications. Full time benefits include health, dental, vision, 457 (b) and supplemental insurance.

Job Description:

Water Treatment Operator or Laborer/Operator in Training. Full-time hourly position. Works under direct supervision of the Regional Water Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent to coordinate, maintain, and operate the city and regional water system to comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Colorado Department of Health, and the ordinances of the City of Florence; work involves administrative, supervisory, organizational skills, and manual labor in regard to water collection, storage, treatment, transmission lines, janitorial, and groundskeeping within the city and the regional water system.

Physical demands are as follows. Medium work range: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 20 pounds frequently, or up 10 pounds constantly.  Heavy work range:  exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, or up to 50 pounds frequently, or up to 20 pounds constantly.  Continual standing, walking, sitting, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, balancing, handling, grasping required.  Environmental conditions may include exposure to extreme weather conditions, temperature changes, wetness due to non-weather-related conditions, noise level that may cause distraction or hearing loss, fumes, odors, dust, limited ventilation, proximity to moving, mechanical parts; exposure to electrical shock; exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License
  • Must be able to perform routine and heavy manual labor with general maintenance equipment and tools.
  • This position requires some on-call coverage and may be required to work weekends and holidays
  • Post offer drug and alcohol screen will be required
  • Employees are required to obtain Water Treatment Operator Certifications.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

    • 1 year minimum experience with Microsoft WORD and EXCEL as well as general computer knowledge or any combination of education and experience
    • Minimum 1 year experience in maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical systems or any combination of education and experience
    • Minimum 1 year experience operating heavy equipment

Certification and Licenses

    • Not required, but a Class D or higher Water Treatment Certification and a Class 1or higher Distribution Certifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of records and records management
    • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and repair
    • Knowledge of electrical maintenance and repair
    • Computer Operating
    • Ability to exercise good judgement with minimum  supervision
    • Ability to perform routine and heavy manual labor under adverse conditions
    • Ability to operate general maintenance equipment and work with a variety of tools
    • Experience in working with the public in a positive and cooperative manner at all times

Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 600 West 3rd Street, Florence, CO 81226 or you may also email resumes to Cortlyne.huppe@florencecolorado.org

Lifeguard

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Under the general supervision of the Pool Manager and Assistant Pool Manager, maintains order and prevents dangerous and life-threatening behavior in and around the swimming pool, performs life saving techniques as needed.  Seasonal, hourly rate $14-14.65$ DOE, DOQ

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures the safety and wellbeing of the patrons of the Municipal Pool
  • Enforces pool rules in a polite, but firm manner
  • Maintains discipline in and round the pool area
  • Reports for lifeguard duty on time, properly attired and positions themselves so that adequate coverage is given to pool and pool areas
  • Discourage swimmers, friends, or other lifeguards from congregating around lifeguard stand
  • Assists in cleaning the pool, pool area, deck, and locker rooms at the end of each shift, morning cleaning or swim session
  • Review and practice swimming, lifesaving techniques and first aid skills on a regular basis
  • Assist the pool office, guard house and concession stand as needed or assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Pool Manager

Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 600 West 3rd Street, Florence, CO 81226 or you may also email resumes to Cortlyne.huppe@florencecolorado.org

Pool Manager

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Under the general supervision of the City Clerk, oversees the daily operation of the Municipal Pool, supervises all pool personnel, daily maintenance, and public programs.  Seasonal, hourly rate $13.65-$18.02 DOE, DOQ

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hires, trains, and evaluates all pool staff (does not train/issue lifeguard certification)
  • Supervises pool staff including  lifeguards, cashiers, maintenance and swim instructors
  • Directs the Learn to Swim program including registration, assigning instructors and aides, provides class lists, prepares American Red Cross cards, and submits all required forms to the Red Cross
  • Ensures that all pool staff meet or exceed acceptable Red Cross standards for relevant positions
  • Schedules pool staff ensuring that all programs are staffed and supervised
  • Collects all monies for the pool, submits daily cash reports and accurately prepares bank bag
  • Tests chemical levels and adjusts pool chemicals as needed, monitors water temperature, pumps, and water heater, cleans gutters, conducts backwashing
  • Supervises cleanliness of the pool, locker rooms and immediate surroundings
  • Maintains inventory records of pool supplies and concessions and places orders in accordance with City purchasing policies
  • Ensures that all pool staff adhere to all pool and safety policies
  • Maintains good public relations with staff, program participants and the community
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the City Manager or City Clerk

Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 600 West 3rd Street, Florence, CO 81226 or you may also email resumes to Cortlyne.huppe@florencecolorado.org

Pool Cashier

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Hourly, part-time, Compensation: $13.65 to $14.00 per hour, depending on experience.

Overview: This position is responsible for collecting admission fees, concession fees and answering questions for the Florence Municipal Pool.

Job Requirements: 

• Receive payment by cash, credit cards, or pool pass

• Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.

• Count money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change.

• Count money in cash drawers at the end of shifts to ensure that amounts are correct and all monies are accounted for.

• Greet customers entering establishments.

• Maintain clean and orderly checkout areas.

• Resolve customer complaints.

• Respond in emergency situations to aid safety staff including corresponding with emergency dispatch, meeting EMS at front of building to escort them into the facility and help in any other capacity within their scope of training.

• Respond quickly and efficiently to emergency situations following established procedures.

• Work as part of a team and model professional behavior always.

• Report any safety, customer service, maintenance, and pool chemistry issues in a timely manner to management

• Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience

• 16 years of age or more.

• Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a high school level. 


Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 600 West 3rd Street, Florence, CO 81226 or you may also email resumes to Cortlyne.huppe@florencecolorado.org