Employment Opportunities

Employment Information
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Available Positions

Job Title (click title for more info) Status Pay
Assistant Finance Director Full Time $57,890-$81,884
Child and Family Services Manager Full Time $57,890-$81,884
Accountant - HR
Full Time
$39,248-$55,517
Motor Vehicle Tech
Full Time
$33,267-$47,058
Extension Program Assistant Part Time $18.83/hour

Assistant Finance Director: Full Time, $57,890 - $81,884 + Benefits
Gunnison County is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Finance Director. This position works under the general supervision of the Finance Director and performs technical and administrative accounting work in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the County. Essential duties and responsibilities include assisting in preparation of the annual audit, and working with the Finance Director in preparing the annual County budget. Education and experience requirements include graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field and three years of progressively responsible governmental accounting or finance work, or any equivalent combination of education and experience deemed appropriate.

Please mail or deliver application (see right column) with cover letter and resume to:
Linda Nienhueser, Finance Director
Mailing Address:
200 East Virginia Avenue
Gunnison, CO 81230
Physical Address:
711 Rio Grande Avenue
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone: 970-641-2203
Fax: 970-641-7643

Position open until filled.

Child and Family Services Manager:  Full Time, $57,890 - $81,884 + Benefits
Gunnison County Department of Health and Human Services seeks a highly qualified Manager for the Child and Family Services program area. This upper level managerial position assures quality child welfare services through direct service, supervision of the other child and family services case work staff members, and leadership in community collaborations and other child and family serving groups.  The Manager assures compliance in child welfare practice in accordance with guidelines set forth in the Colorado Children’s Code and Staff Manual Volume VII.  The candidate must demonstrate values and experiences consistent with collaborative management practices, progressive child welfare practices, and a solution-focused forward thinking leadership style.

Education and experience include at least a bachelor’s degree in one of the human behavioral science fields. In order to meet the educational requirements of a human behavioral science degree, the major course work (equivalent to 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours) in either development of human behavior, child development, family intervention techniques, diagnostic measures or therapeutic techniques.  Three years of full-time professional social casework experience acquired after the degree, in a public or private Human Services Agency. Master’s degree in one of the human behavioral science fields or a BSW degree accredited by the Council on Social Work Education may substitute for one year of the required experience.  Supervisor Certification through the Colorado Department of Human Services Training Academy is preferred and required no later than 6 months of hire. 

Download the position brochure or full job description here.  The Gunnison County Employment Application can be downloaded from the link in the column on the right.

Please mail or deliver application (see right column) with cover letter and resume to:
Renee Brown, Director
Gunnison County Department of Health & Human Services
225 N Pine St
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone:  970-641-7940
Fax: 970-641-3738

Position open until filled.

Accountant - HR:  Full Time, $39,248 - $55,517+ Benefits
The Gunnison County Human Resources office is accepting applications for the position of Accountant - HR.  This position performs a variety of technical and administrative Accounting and Human Resources duties in maintaining the records and systems of the County. Education Requirements: Two years of related college level training with specialized course work in accounting and data processing; two years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience, with additional experience substituting for required college level training on a year for year basis.

Download the position brochure or full job description here.  The Gunnison County Employment Application can be downloaded from the link in the column to the right.

Please mail or deliver application (see right column) with cover letter and resume to:
Amy Sharkey, HR Director
Physical Address:  711 Rio Grande Avenue, Gunnison, CO 81230
Mailing Address:  200 E. Virginia Avenue, Gunnison, CO 81230
Email to: asharkey@gunnisoncounty.org
Phone: 970-641-7623

Position open until filled.

Motor Vehicle Technician: Full Time, $33,267 - $47,058 + Benefits
The Gunnison County Clerk and Recorder's Office is accepting applications for the position of Motor Vehicle Techcnician.  This position performs a variety of routine and complex clerical and administrative work in the assessment of motor vehicle fees and in the motor vehicle title/registration operation. Will assist with election duties including election night backup and registration of voters, voter changes.. Education Requirements: Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices such as typing, filing, accounting and bookkeeping; and two years of increasingly responsible experience in an office which works with the public, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience. .

Download the full job description here.  The Gunnison County Employment Application can be downloaded from the link in the column to the right.

Please mail or deliver application (see right column) with cover letter and resume to:
Kathy Simillion, County Clerk & Recorder
221 N. Wisconsin Street; Gunnison, CO 81230
Email to: ksimillion@gunnisoncounty.org
Phone: 970-641-1516

Position open until filled.

Extension Program Assistant:  Part Time, $18.87/hour
The CSU Extension office is accepting applications for the position of Extension Program Assistant.  This is a 40-hour per week position that runs from April through September of each year.  The starting salary is $18.87/hour. 

The person in this position works as a member of the local county extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University.  Download the full job description.  The Gunnison County Employment Application can be downloaded from the link in the column to the right.  

Applications with cover letters and resumes can be mailed or delivered to: 
Eric McPhail, Extension Director
275 S. Spruce Street
Gunnison, CO 81230
Email:  Eric.McPhail@ColoState.edu
Phone:  970-641-1260
Fax:  970-641-8553

Position open until filled.

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.