Employment Opportunities

Employment Information
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Available Positions

​Recycling Worker
The Gunnison County Public Works Department is now accepting applications for a full time opening at the Recycling Center. The position will be 40 hours per week, and will include weekend work. Employee will be entitled to full benefit package. Applicant must have a valid Colorado Driver’s License and be able to frequently lift 50 pounds. Applicant must be able to work outside in all types of weather. Duties will include crushing glass, baling cardboard, tin, plastic, newspaper, office paper, and aluminum. During processing materials must be monitored for quality control. Equipment used includes a glass crusher, baler, and skidster loader.

Applications accepted at Gunnison County Public Works Office
195 Basin Park Drive
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone - 641-0044
Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Applications will be accepted until the job is filled.

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Detention Officer I
The Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the position of Detention Deputy I. Minimum requirements: 21 years of age; high school graduate or GED; valid Colorado driver’s license; no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions; able to work various shifts. Must be able to communicate in English, both written and orally and have computer proficiency and demonstrated ability to work effectively with Microsoft Office software. Must be able to perform work requiring good physical condition. Primary duties for the Detention Deputy I are: processing pretrial and sentenced prisoners into the detention center; supervising pretrial and sentenced prisoners in daily activities; escorting prisoners to and from court appearances, medical appointments; transporting prisoners to and from other counties across the state; and working with other law enforcement agencies and the public. Individual initiative and team interaction skills are a must.

Starting salary is $3,025/mo. with possible 5% increase at the 6 month mark of a one year probationary period. Also included is a fringe benefit package.

Sheriff’s Office Application found at right.

A Gunnison County Sheriff Employment application may be:
Faxed to Kathy Coleman, Detention Captain @ (970) 641-7649
E-mailed to kcoleman@gunnisoncounty.org
Mailed to:
Kathy Coleman, Detention Captain
Gunnison County Safety Center
510 W. Bidwell
Gunnison, CO 81230

Applications must be received by 4:30 pm on February 14th, 2014. 
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 ​Administrative Assistant II   
Gunnison County Department of Health and Human Services seeks a qualified person to fill a 35 hour/week Administrative Assistant position. The successful candidate will assist with departmental administrative and front office functions, to assure efficient client enrollment in public assistance programs, and provide general customer service. May assist clients with online application process, assure verifications are obtained, and schedule any necessary phone or in-person interviews. Will provide direct support to Eligibility Technicians and other staff members and perform file and document management.

Education and Experience required: High School diploma or equivalent; at least one year of work in an office setting, preferably the public sector in a human services area. Computer skills are necessary, Spanish language skill is preferred.

Gunnison County Employment Application found at right.

Please mail or deliver application with cover letter and resume to:

Karin Stewart, Senior Resources Program Manager
Gunnison County Department of Health & Human Services
225 N Pine St
Gunnison, Colorado 81230
Email to kstewart@gunnisoncounty.org
Fax to: (970) 641-8346

Position open until filled.

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Equal Employment Policy
Gunnison County is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age (40 and over), race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Americans with Disabilities Accommodation
After reviewing the appropriate job description, Gunnison County will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the County. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits. Employees needing such accommodation are instructed to contact their supervisor or Human Resources immediately.

Veteran's Preference

Preference will be given in accordance with Article XII, Section 15 of the Colorado Constitution. It will be a candidate’s responsibility, upon application, to present certification from the Department of Defense or the Veterans Administration proving veteran status to the hiring department.