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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

Police Officer/ School Resource Officer

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City of Florence Police Department is always accepting applications for Police Officers. Salary range is $44,853.04 - $51,996.96, 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 and applications to Cortlyne.huppe@florencecolorado.org.

Public Works Equipment Operator/Laborer

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Salary and Benefits: The City of Florence Public Works Department is seeking a new Equipment Operator. The hourly rate ranges from $15.12-$17.02/hour, DOE . Full-time benefits include health, dental, vision, retirement, and supplemental insurance.

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Director of Public Works/ Street Foreman the position performs a variety of skilled work related to the operation and maintenance of medium to heavy-sized equipment such as dump trucks, loaders, backhoes, tractors, graders, rollers, mowers, asphalt patching machines etc. And semi-skilled tasks related to the repair and maintenance of water meters and pits, service lines, alleys, parks, and other public areas.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  Other duties may be assigned by the Director of Public Works/ Street Foreman

  • Operates the snow plow to clear and maintain the streets in the winter
  • Operates the backhoe to uncover water lines, load trucks, etc.
  • Operates utility tractor, rotary mowers, etc., to maintain roadside and recreation areas
  • Operates street grader and loader in street maintenance and repair
  • Participates in minor maintenance functions such as lubrication, oil changes, and safety checks
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned
  • Performs a variety of manual tasks using small tools, shovels, rakes in the general maintenance of streets, alleys and public right of ways
  • Inspects and repairs water meters
  • Maintains inventory of meters, meter pits, pipe, valves, couplings, and other materials necessary for the repair , maintenance and installation of water services
  • Maintains and operates all tools and equipment necessary for the maintenance, repair and installation of service lines and meter pits
  • Performs all ¾-2” water taps on city main lines for new water services
  • Mows and trims grass and weeds around public areas and right of ways
  • Digs and fills all holes
  • Loads and unloads dirt, asphalt or other materials into or from trucks
  • Repairs and patches holes in asphalt surfaces
  • Shovels snow, cleans drains, and ditches

Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 600 West 3rd Street, Florence, CO 81226. You can return the application physically or forward to Cortlyne.huppe@florencecolorado.org

Fulltime Temporary Water Treatment Plant Laborer

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Salary and Benefits: Starting wage $14.42 to $15.29 per hour DOQ, and DOE.

Job Description:

           Under the direct supervision of the Regional Water Superintendent and/or Assistant Water Superintendent, performs semi-skilled tasks related to water plant operation and general labor skills in water treatment plant and system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties:

  1. Assist with the installation, repair and maintenance of the water treatment plant, pump stations, head gates and reservoir equipment
  2. Assist in yard maintenance around all treatment plants, pump stations, head gates, and reservoirs
  3. Performs water department general labor and equipment maintenance as required; work involves, but is not limited to: weed/algae control at reservoirs, pump stations, settling ponds, water treatment plant sites, storage tank sites, inlet structures and diversion ponds
  4. Performs water department Janitorial duties and facility maintenance as required; work involves, but not limited to: upkeep and cleaning of water treatment plant sites, storage tank sites, pump stations and tools/equipment storage areas
  5. Perform other duties as requested

Responsibilities:

  1. Directly responsible to the Regional Water Superintendent, Assistant Water Superintendent and Senior Water Treatment Plant Operators
  2. Responsible to ensure that all duty items listed previously are taken care of properly and efficiently
  3. Responsible for completing all tasks and for supplying supervisor with current information
  4. Responsible for co-operating with supervisor and co-workers with the overall benefit of the City as primary focus
  5. Responsible for knowing safety rules and regulations regarding the proper use of tools and equipment

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of the City’s water treatment plants, pump stations, head gates, reservoirs
  2. Knowledge of water department rules, regulations and safety procedures
  3. Ability to perform routine and heavy manual labor under adverse conditions
  4. Ability to plan and organize maintenance work
  5. Ability to work effectively with supervisor, fellow employees and the general public
  6. Ability to operate general maintenance equipment and work with a variety of tools
  7. Ability to work with little to no supervision
  8. Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license

Material and Equipment Directly Used:

  1. All equipment, tools and material listed on inventory sheets
  2. Heavy equipment including, but not limited backhoe, front-end loader, and compaction equipment
  3. All equipment and materials directly related to janitorial and groundskeeping duties; which includes but is not limited to: Lawn mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws, brooms, mops and rags

Working Environment:

  1. Exposure to extreme weather conditions, temperature changes, wetness due to non-weather related conditions
  2. Noise levels that may cause distraction or hearing loss
  3. Vibrations that may cause stress to the body
  4. Atmosphere: fumes, odors, dust, limited ventilation
  5. Hazards: proximity to moving, mechanical parts; exposure to electrical shock; exposure to hazardous chemicals

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent GED

Physical Demands:

          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.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 600 West 3rd Street, Florence, CO 81226. You may email a copy of your application and resume to Cortlyne.huppe@florencecolorado.org or drop them off at City Hall.

PATROL LIEUTENANT

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Salary and BenefitsThe City of Florence Police Department is seeking a Patrol Lieutenant. The salary range is $65,868.20 - $76,359.20.96, DOE. Full-time benefits include health, dental, vision, FPPA Pension, and supplemental insurance.

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Police, performs a variety of police duties in enforcing municipal, State, and federal statutes necessary for the protection of life, safety, welfare, and property of persons within the city; provides first-line supervision of patrol officers and police reserves.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Incident Evaluation: responds to or initiates a call for service; obtains information and evaluates same to determine courses of action; identifies and preserves evidence; protects personal and public property.
  •  Interviews/interrogation: interviews victims, witnesses, complainants, suspicious persons, informants, medical personnel, prisoners, etc.; makes legal admonishments; interrogates suspects.
  • Arrest/detention/searches: approaches, detains and/or apprehends suspects; effects arrests; restrains and subdues suspects/subjects; conducts searches of persons; transports prisoners and members of the public as required to accomplish a specific task. 
  • Public Interaction: provides information and/or explanation to those contacted; maintain appropriate courtesy and professional presence; provides referrals, mediates disputes, controls crowds; performs public speaking engagements and attends public meetings as assigned; assists in the implementation of crime prevention projects and participates in proactive programs as developed by this department.
  • Upper Management Supervisor: performs duties as an upper-management supervisor to the police sergeants, patrol officers, police reserves and civilian employees.
  • Assists with Training: assists the Chief of Police in training of all officers
  • Assuming Command: in the absence of the Chief of Police, takes command at all incidents within the jurisdiction.
  • Acting Chief of Police: in the absence of the chief of police, shall exercise authority over all subordinates under his command
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief of Police

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Judgement: applies knowledge and reasoning to make prompt and effective decisions in both routine and critical situations; follows through with appropriate action
  • Observation: recognizes conditions or circumstances that indicate a need for official involvement, utilizing sense of sight and hearing to assist in recognition of such conditions
  • Learning: comprehends and retains new information and appropriately applies acquired knowledge to the completion of tasks
  • Oral Communication: communicates effectively with other members of the department, the public, other agencies, other city officials and personnel; presents clear and concise spoken testimony when appearing in court; transmits appropriate spoken information via the police radio and/or telephone.
  • Written Communication: prepare written reports, memos, citations, statements, forms and associated paperwork in a clear, concise, accurate, well-organized format; prepares instructional outlines when conducting training classes.
  • Ability to plan, assign, and coordinate the work of varied activities within the police department
  • Ability to analyze police problems, plan policies and procedures
  • Ability to assign, direct and evaluate employees
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of Associate of Arts and Science Degree (AAS or AA) in criminal justice; and
  • Minimum of three (5) years of experience as a full-time certified police officer (patrol and/or investigative duties apply) in the state of Colorado; and
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a supervisor of police officers in the state of Colorado
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience, as established by the Chief of Police

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

Building Inspector

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Salary and Benefits: The City of Florence Planning Department is seeking a Building Inspector. The salary ranges from $40,622.40 - $46,299.00, DOE/DOQ . Full-time benefits include health, dental, vision, retirement, and supplemental insurance.

 

Job Description: Under the general supervision of the City Planner, is responsible for the administration and enforcement of building codes and related ordinances of the City of Florence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews plans and specifications for building construction
  • Issues building permits and-collects-appropriate-fees—
  • Performs on-site inspections of new and remodeled construction at residential, commercial, and industrial site
  • Examines work performed and materials used by contractors, property owners and the general public for compliance with appropriate ordinances and codes
  • Confers with contractors, property owners for violations of code and the corrections needed
  • Stays informed of new technical developments and trade practices
  • Confers with City Manager and City Planner and appropriate outside agencies on more difficult inspections or where interpretation of ordinance or code is needed
  • Assists City Planner in enforcing zoning ordinances, rules, and regulations
  • Recommends changes to City ordinances to conform with changes in current laws
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the City Planner
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Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that all duties listed, previously are performed efficiently and properly
  • Responsible for maintaining a positive and problem-solving atmosphere and clearly 

            assesses and completes all assigned tasks, permits and inspections  

  • Responsible for documentation of all inspections and manages the records of the building department
  • Responsible for cooperating with supervisor, other departments, and co-workers with the overall benefit to the City as the primary focus
  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, and organization of workload
  • Responsible to be knowledgeable of all facets of the Building Department or to know where to obtain pertinent information
  • Relates to the public in a professional and courteous manner at all times

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • 2-year college degree in a related field desirable

  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience equivalent to a 2-year degree 
  • Working knowledge of the Uniform Building Code and other applicable codes
  • ICC-certification as building inspector within six months of placement in the position. 

 

Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 600 West 3rd Street, Florence, CO 81226. You may email a copy of your application and resume to Cortlyne.huppe@florencecolorado.org or drop them off at City Hall.

POLICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF POLICE, RECORDS SUPERVISOR, EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN

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Salary and Benefits: The City of Florence Planning Department is seeking a Building Inspector. The salary ranges from $43,546.64 – 56,818.49, DOE/DOQ . Full-time benefits include health, dental, vision, retirement, and supplemental insurance.

 

Nature of Work:

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police

  • Perform administrative/secretarial work in support of the Chief of Police, police operations, records, special functions, programs and specific designated duties. 
  • The employee shall serve as the central communications link between the office of the Chief of Police, other agencies, courts, records department, civil process contacts and the general public when warranted.
  • Providing excellent customer service by directing and or responding to all phone calls and walk in's from the general public, to include internal and external departments, other County and State agencies.
  • Researches information to resolve problems, concerns, errors, and or complaints.
  • Data entry, reviewing, filing, copying and scanning various documents and memos as needed.
  • Maintaining a clear, concise and organized filing system electronically or physically.
  • Ensures clear and concise communication with Staff members within the department, various departments and other state agencies.
  • Performs the duties of the Evidence Technician with records clerk. 
  • Supervision of area of accuracy of reports, ensures all supporting report documents are uploaded and prepares for upload to DA's office.
  • Supervision of the records tech.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Relieve the Chief of Police of administrative details such as gathering data and reports for courts, receiving and sending correspondence such as summons, filings, reports, bonds and civil process.
  • Dispenses information as requested, refers visitors to appropriate personnel, answers questions, hears complaints, takes action to resolve problems and represents the Police Department in a courteous professional manner.
  • Complete payroll for all Police Department and turning it in to City Hall for final payroll.
  • Tracking all budget issues, such an expenditure, purchases, purchase orders, and interacting directly with City Hall regarding approval, documentation and securing of the items, ensuring City Hall receives receipt and proper documentations.
  • Completes orders for department regarding standard office supplies, and all inventories for Officers is stocked (drug kits, evidence supplies, paperwork needed) and ensures inventories are stocked and updated.
  • Receives all incoming and outgoing mail to the delivered to the mail carrier.
  • Submits tickets to both County Court and Municipal Court.
  • Uploads media (dash cams, body cams, reports, supplements, custody 1 &2, images and any other type of media that is important to the case) to E-Discovery (DA"s office).
  • Evidence Technician, enter all incoming evidence into ITI and organizing evidence by case number and releasing evidence.
  •  Works with Microsoft Office programs, such as Word and Excel.
  • Assists Officers and Citizens with vehicles in impound. Collecting impound and Tow fees, preparing paperwork to release the vehicle.
  • Helping Lieutenant Enter Officers certifications and trainings to three different data sources, F Drive, Tyler and POST.
  • Performs VIN inspections.
  • Preforms record requests for public and other agencies.
  • Court ordered fingerprints for defendants as needed.
  • Performs background requests for citizens and other agencies as requested. CCIC Coordinator, responsible to have everyone certified with a state number and trained thru CCIC.
  • E-Subpoena, responsible to have everyone signed up to get E-Subpoena's thru the DA's Office.
  • Assistant to the DRMO Agent, send in all paperwork to the State pertaining to any items received from DRMO and keeping track of all items for annual inventory from the State.
  • Performs other duties as assign that are related to this line of work.

Material and Equipment Commonly Used

  • Knows how to operate a computer.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs; such as, Word and Excel.
  • Knows how to operate copy machine.
  • Knows how to fill out Certified Mail.
  • Works directly with IT , Tyler System, Visual Labs, WatchGuard, POST, EDiscovery, and CCIC/NCIC

     

Experience, Education and Licenses

  • High school diploma or equivalent GED.
  • Three years of general clerical experience in an administrative or office support role.
  • Valid Colorado license and acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to drive to take items to designated agencies.

     

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