Employment Opportunities

Employment Information 
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Available Positions

Job Title (click title for more info) Status Pay
Health & Human Services Director Full Time $73,085-$103,378
Human Resources Director Full Time $73,085-$103,378
Child and Family Services Manager Full Time $53,543-$75,735
Heavy Equipment Operator I Full Time -
Administrative Assistant III Part Time $16.46/hr (30 hrs/wk)
Eligibility Technician Part Time $14.79/hr (35 hrs/wk)

Health & Human Services Director:  Full Time, $73,085 - $103,378 + Benefits
Gunnison County is accepting applications for the position of Health & Human Services Director. All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by November 23, 2014 (first review, open until filled).  Applications, supplemental questions, resumes and cover letters will only be accepted electronically online at www.Prothman.com (then click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided).  Resumes, cover letters and supplemental questions can be uploaded once you have logged in. Visit www.Prothman.com or the full position profile for more information.

Human Resources Director:  Full Time, $73,085 - $103,378 + Benefits
Gunnison County is accepting applications for the position of Human Resources Director. All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by October 5, 2014 (first review, open until filled).  Applications, supplemental questions, resumes and cover letters will only be accepted electronically online at www.Prothman.com (then click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided).  Resumes, cover letters and supplemental questions can be uploaded once you have logged in. Visit www.Prothman.com or the full position profile for more information.

Child and Family Services Manager:  Full Time, $53,543 - $75,735 + 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 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.

Heavy Equipment Operator I:  Full Time + Benefits
The Gunnison County Public Works Department is now accepting applications for a full time Heavy Equipment Operator I position at our shop located in Crested Butte, Colorado. The opening is a 40 hour per week position with full benefits. Duties will include operation of equipment and trucks, maintenance and plowing of County roads, and light maintenance of equipment. Applicant is required to have a valid Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) and a current Health Card. Applications submitted without proof of a valid Commercial Driver’s License and a current Health Card will not be considered. Must have equipment operator certification and/or two (2) years experience driving a truck, operating a loader, and backhoe. Applications may be picked up at the Gunnison County Public Works Office, 195 Basin Park, Gunnison, CO 81230 between 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or call (970) 641-0044 and we can fax you an application. Applications can also be downloaded by clicking on the link in the right column. If you have an application on file you need not re-apply. Completed applications should be submitted to Gunnison County Public Works at 195 Basin Park Drive, Gunnison, CO. Applications will be taken until the position is filled.

Administrative Assistant III:  Part Time (30 hrs/wk), $16.46/hr + Benefits
Gunnison County Administration is accepting applications for a 30/hour per week Administrative Assistant III to perform clerical duties in the County Manager’s office.  Typical duties include public reception, scheduling appointments, processing mail and preparing meeting materials.  See the full job description for additional information.  Starting pay is $16.46/hour, plus full benefits package.  Minimum requirements include:  HS diploma or GED equivalent, minimum of four years of increasingly responsible and related experience or any equivalent combination of related education and experience, good verbal and written communication skills, ability to work with confidential and sensitive information, ability to work under pressure and establish work priorities, ability to work independently, ability to accurately type a minimum of 50 words per minute, ability to become a Notary Public, possess a valid Colorado driver’s license, ability to pass a history verification/background record check and a criminal history record check without a disqualifying criminal offense pursuant to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Regulation FAR Part 1542.209.

Completed applications (see link in the right column), TSA notices and resumes may be submitted to:

Katherine Haase, Assistant to the County Manager
Mailing:  200 E. Virginia Avenue
Physical:  711 Rio Grande Avenue
Gunnison, CO  81230
Fax:  970-641-3061

Position will remain open until filled.  Expected start date of January 2, 2015.

Eligibility Technician:  Part Time (35 hrs/wk), $14.79/hr + Benefits
The Gunnison County Department of Health and Human Services seeks a qualified person to fill the 35-hour/week position of Eligibility Technician to provide generalist public assistance program eligibility and case maintenance in areas of food assistance, adult and child financial and medical assistance, energy programs and possibly fraud investigation services.  Functions include application initiation, interactive interviews and ongoing case management and program eligibility re-determinations. 

Education and experience include required High School education or equivalent, at least one year of work in the public sector preferably in human services area or any combination of education and experience that Gunnison County deems appropriate to perform the duties of this position.  Must have current computer skills, positive client engagement skills, ability to glean and apply knowledge of program areas and Rules and Regulations, Spanish language skill is preferred.  (Full Position Description)

Please mail or deliver application (see right column) with cover letter and resume to:
Karin Stewart, Senior Resources Coordinator
Gunnison County Department of Health & Human Services
225 N Pine St
Gunnison, CO 81230
Fax to: (970) 641-8346

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.